The UK's Post Office has dropped BT as the network services provider for its home phone and broadband services. Instead, it has signed a five-year contract with IT services provider Fujistu, which will act as service integrator to a number of subcontractors. TalkTalk will provide the network infrastructure itself; Capita will provide customer services, and specialist ervices provider MDS will support customer billing.
IT and telecommunicaitons service provider Fujitsu will handle the migration, both of the network infrastructure and the supporting applications. "The agreement provides the best solution for its increasing number of home phone and broadband users, as well as providing the best commercial opportunity for the Post Office," the organisation said in a statement. The Post Office has resold BT Wholesale phone and broadband services since 2007, when it signed a four-year deal worth £750 million. It currently serves around 500,000 customers in the UK.
Source: Information Age