Spiritel Wins Convergence Award

SpiriTel has won the Comms Business Enterprise Convergence Award 2008 for its Voice over IP (VoIP) implementation at Regent Inns. The award was presented to Alastair Mills at the Awards Dinner, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London on 5 June 2008.

The Comms Business Enterprise Convergence Award recognises innovation in the supply of communications solutions that deliver robust and practical integrated voice and data products and services to Enterprise organisations. SpiriTel won the award for its implementation of a communications solution for Regent Inns.

SpiriTel has provided Regent with a unique converged solution, including VPN management, hosted VoIP and customer WiFi to their 100 sites across the UK, their head office in Borehamwood and to over 100 field¬ based staff.

In announcing the award the judges commented, “Supplying the largest UK hosted IP Telephony implementation seen to date in a testing 100 ¬site, high profile customer environment, running challenging voice and data applications made SpiriTel a worthy winner.”

Commenting on the award Alastair Mills, CEO said: “Large multi¬-site communications solutions such as we have provided for Regent present many challenges and SpiriTel is uniquely positioned to deliver such complex voice and data services. The need to co¬ordinate resources over a wide geographical area required first class project management skills and commitment from all personnel involved. I would like to personally thank those staff members and say that this award is a testament to all their hard work. I am also delighted this has been recognized in the Ernst & Young nomination.”

Adam South, IT Director, Regent Inns said: “The IP¬ engineered solution provided by SpiriTel has exceeded all our business expectations delivering significant benefits to our customers and business. We are extremely pleased with the solution and support received.”

Enda Kenneally, UK Sales Director of Mitel, commenting on SpiriTel’s win said “The Comms Business Solution of the Year Award recognises innovation in the supply of integrated communications solutions, so winning is an impressive testament to SpiriTel’s service. It demonstrates the Company’s experience, vision and determination to grow in an evolving and competitive industry. The Regent’s contract is still the UK’s largest multi-¬site hosted VoIP deal and Mitel’s largest in Europe. We look forward to working with SpiriTel again on bespoke projects like this and developing our relationship further.”