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TalkTalk Secures Three Year Deal With Marston’s

Alex Tempest

TalkTalk Business has announced a new Ethernet deal with Marston’s Telecoms, a division of Marston’s PLC, the pub operator and brewer, to place a significant number of Ethernet circuits in their pubs across the UK. The new deal will run for three years, helping the business to expand during the period.

Marston’s Telecoms was set up by Marston’s PLC to serve the pub side of the business. The growth into providing internet services for other businesses has only leveraged their position in the market. While the business is known for its pubs and cask ale, it also has over 70 years of telecoms and customer service experience. As a new entrant into the reseller space, it is vital the business is supported by efficient customer service and a reliable network infrastructure.

TalkTalk Business won Marston’s Telecoms entire base in September 2015, and soon after successfully converted their managed estate and telephone infrastructure. Marston’s Telecoms quickly evolved their technology offering of broadband, Ethernet, hosted VoIP, private WANs, carrier services and managed Wi-Fi to business customers and the wholesale channel, all delivered over their own carrier-grade MPLS network.

Rob Derbyshire, Head of Telecoms, Marston’s Telecoms said, “Since signing with TalkTalk Business we have grown our business, taking on board the new products and innovative opportunities for our 2,000 pubs. We value the flexible and customer-centric approach of TalkTalk Business and are delighted to be one of their partners. We are excited by the new Ethernet deal and look forward to continue working with TalkTalk Business as we expand our offering and services.”

In recent years, TalkTalk Business has gone from strength to strength, supporting the country’s biggest enterprises to the smallest SME. In the last 12 months alone TalkTalk Business has attracted and on boarded a substantial number of new Partners bringing the total to over 850 and servicing the needs of a customer base of over 180,000 businesses.

Alexandra Tempest, Director of Partners, TalkTalk Business, added “We are delighted to announce the new Ethernet deal with Marston’s Telecoms. TalkTalk Business is always looking at different ways to support its Partners with new products and technology, offering solutions for businesses. We are passionate about collaborating with Partners and proud to support Marston’s continued growth as the UK’s internet service provider for hospitality.”