Johnston Press Home Network Advantage

THUS plc today announced the renewal and expansion of its contract with the UK’s leading local publishing group, Johnston Press plc. In addition to THUS continuing to deliver the core next-generation network (NGN) for Johnston Press, the regional and online publisher will hand over control of its infrastructure to THUS. This fully managed solution will deliver a bespoke network designed to consolidate and rationalise transfer of data within the group. THUS has been chosen as a key technology partner as Johnston Press implements a network that enables the transition from traditional to digital media as well as supporting wider business objectives.

THUS has delivered an NGN solution for Johnston Press for more than three years. During this time the relationship has evolved to a point where the company has entrusted full responsibility to THUS for the delivery of a telecoms infrastructure that supports its strategic business aims. This managed solution ensures that THUS has the level of insight and understanding of Johnston Press’ strategic aims and day to day needs and delivers a solution that is secure, responsive and resilient.

Roger Davies, IT Director, Johnston Press said: “We chose to further develop the relationship with THUS as no other provider could match its pedigree in next-generation networks. Our unique requirements; involving large scale hosting environments, high capacity wavelength services and high levels of resilience, meant we needed to work with a company that understands our business but more importantly, one we could trust.”

Phil Male, Chief Operating Officer at THUS plc said: “This contract expansion is testament to our consultative approach which gives us a real insight into our client’s future business needs and as a result, we provide what our customers need now, and a communication solution that has the flexibility and scalability to grow with them in the future. Our managed solution approach allows us to align our service to the needs of our customers and deliver an unrivalled quality of service.”