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Olive Communications wins 600 connections with BPP

Alex Yau
March 11, 2014

Deal builds on existing relationship between the two firms and adds extra 250 Vodafone connections to the deal

Olive Communications has renewed its contract with BPP adding an extra 250 connections to its existing arrangement.

The two-year contract will see Olive provide the firm – Europe’s largest professional education, training and publishing provider – with total of 600 connections.

The connections will remain on the Vodafone network and Olive claims the new deal will save BPP almost 50 per cent on their call charges. It claims this will be achieved through the flexibility of its charging model.

“Our incumbent was poor value for money, with account managers who added little value and just weren’t responsive to our requirements,” said Richard Brown EMEA voice services manager BPP. “We’ve saved significant amounts for our business, but we’re also ensuring our users are as connected as we need them to be, which supports greater productivity.”

BPP says it is converging its communications and there is a decreasing need for desktop phones, as more staff are working remotely and flexibly. More connections were required to help it achieve this goal.

The new agreement builds on an existing relationship between the two firms where BPP had used Olive’s hardware fund which allowed BPP to upgrade handsets mid-contract. Olive provides firms with an allotted amount to change or upgrade devices mid-contract.

“Having existing customers renew with us, despite fierce competition in the market, is the best way to know we are achieving our goals,” added Martin Flick chief executive officer Olive Communications. “We’re therefore really pleased to continue the journey with BPP as we ensure they can take maximum advantage of communications convergence, and to help them reach their potential.”

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