LONDON, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Easynet and EE have forged a new relationship which will see Easynet's extensive portfolio of award-winning managed services made available to EE's UK corporate customers. The collaboration creates a new route to market for Easynet. EE's customers in turn benefit from increased choice from an industry-leading suite of IP products which includes cloud, security, voice, videoconferencing and application performance management. EE was the first mobile operator to introduce 4G to the UK market, and Easynet and EE have worked closely in the past to offer Easynet's corporate customers EE 4G connectivity.
For many businesses, innovative IP solutions lie at the heart of business transformation. Organisations are migrating applications to the cloud, bringing in tools to aid collaborative working, and rolling out mobility strategies to help them increase productivity, improve efficiencies and reduce costs. Together, Easynet and EE provide an enhanced group of IT and communications solutions which help businesses achieve these objectives. Easynet and EE solutions are complementary and empower organisations to drive growth and profitability.
The new relationship between EE and Easynet removes the need for businesses to spend time researching separate mobile and IP solutions providers, by providing a single, integrated approach which brings customers speed and convenience and reduces lengthy, complex procurement cycles.
Adrian Thirkill, UK managing director for Easynet said: "EE, like Easynet, is a company founded on innovation. It has been groundbreaking in mobile with 3G and 4G, changing the way we communicate at home and on the move. Easynet, too, has a series of 'firsts' to its name, in the network, hosting and unified comms space. Our products, customer commitments and skill sets are a great fit with EE's. Together they create an extensive, all-encompassing portfolio supported by skilled, responsive teams." He continued, "This opportunity is fantastic for both Easynet and EE. For Easynet, it opens up an exciting new route to market".
Ettienne Brandt, Director of Corporate Business at EE said, "Businesses today need to be able to connect, collaborate and communicate effectively whether they are on the go or in the office. Our partnership with Easynet allows us to provide customers with a great range of services that complement the power of our super-fast 4G mobile network, enabling customers to create connected, mobile, and secure businesses without the hassle of sourcing and working with two separate suppliers".
Notes to Editors
Easynet is a managed services provider, with 900 staff located at 15 offices throughout Europe, Asia and North America. With 20 years' experience delivering managed services to national and multinational businesses, Easynet offers customers a portfolio of network, cloud and hosting, and unified communications solutions, including security, voice, videoconferencing and application performance management.
Easynet's mission is to enable organisations around the world to collaborate more effectively, operate more efficiently and improve customer engagement by connecting people, sites and technology in a secure and reliable way. Passionate about serving the needs of its customers, a strong service ethos runs throughout the organisation.
Easynet prides itself on its independence - it is not aligned to an individual carrier, provider or supplier, nor is it restricted through infrastructure, so its business model is designed to offer freedom of choice.
Customers include EDF, Sage, PVH (Calvin Klein) and Campofrio Food Group.
For more information visit http://www.easynet.com
EE is the largest and most advanced digital communications company in Britain, delivering mobile and fixed communications services to consumers, businesses, government and the wholesale market. EE has approximately 15,000 employees and 520 retail stores, and serves more than 30 million customers across its mobile, fixed and wholesale businesses.
EE runs the UK's biggest, fastest and most reliable mobile network, pioneering the UK's first superfast 4G mobile service in October 2012. EE's 4G coverage today reaches more than 70% of the UK population. EE's 2G coverage reaches 99% of the population while 3G reaches 98%. EE's superfast fibre broadband service covers 54% of the UK population, and ADSL broadband service covers 98.7% of the population.
In the last few years, EE has received extensive independent recognition including being ranked the UK's best overall network by RootMetrics®, Best network at the 2014 Mobile News Awards, Fastest Network at the 2013 uSwitch Awards, Best Network at the 2013 Mobile Choice Consumer Awards and What Mobile Awards, Network Innovation at the 2013 Recombu awards and Best Network for Business at the 2013 Mobile Industry awards.