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KCOM Group (KCOM.L) to Deliver Managed Service to Phones4U


Groupís Kcom business to provide consolidated telecoms service to high street retailer

KCOM Group PLC today announces that Kcom, its managed communications services business has signed a five year contract with the leading high street retailer Phones4U. Kcom will consolidate all the groupís telecoms services from multiple suppliers into a single source.

The agreement includes the provision of a new wide area network for data for all the stores, internet access, leased lines, inbound and outbound switched voice calls and conferencing facilities, and support and maintenance to Phones4Uís corporate network.

The contract with Phones4U is a significant landmark deal following KCOM Groupís strategic agreement with BT Wholesale. It allows Phones4U to reduce operating expenditure and provides the company with a new state of the art scaleable wide area network as a platform for new services. It simplifies Phones4Uís account management and allows the company to benefit from the extended range of services resulting from KCOM Groupís agreement with BT Wholesale.

Commenting on todayís announcement, Bill Halbert, Executive Chairman of KCOM Group said:

ďWe are delighted to be announcing this important contract win with Phones4U which is an example of our strategy of focusing our managed communications services business direct sales efforts on higher value added services, contracted on a multi-year basis. The contract illustrates the new opportunities available to us following our agreement with BT.Ē
About KCOM Group PLC

The KCOM Group delivers communications services to a range of businesses and consumers, with an emphasis on exceptional service delivery.

Its Kcom business provides communications services for national multi-site enterprise and public sector organisations across the UK. As an independent provider of these services, supported by its BT Wholesale partnership, Kcom is able to offer advanced network capability and related added value services, coupled with a flexible approach to delivering its customersí requirements.

Its Kingston Communications business provides a range of communications services to businesses and consumers in Hull and East Yorkshire. Eclipse Internet delivers a portfolio of internet based communications services. These are designed to help small businesses and home based workers to exploit the power of the internet to achieve business success.

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