Thursday, December 6, 2007

BT Wholesale to Manage Virgin Media's Network in UK

BT Wholesale will manage the operation and maintenance of Virgin Media's UK fixed-line voice switching network, as well as a number of Virgin Media's existing support contracts with specialist third-party hardware and software suppliers for transmission equipment on its behalf, under a new five-year deal announced by the firms.

The total value of the contract is worth an estimated £98 million.

Virgin Media's fixed-line voice switching network supports around 20 percent of all landline telephone connections in the UK. 184 skilled Virgin Media employees have transferred to BT Wholesale as part of the agreement.