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- TelecomPaper, Updata expands its reach in the social housing sector
Updata Infrastructure Ltd (Updata), the public sector network specialist, announces it has successfully secured its place on the Procurement for Housing (PfH) framework. The accreditation will enable Updata to supply social housing providers with flexible and innovative network services that are already well-established in the public sector market. For Housing Associations, this framework will deliver easy access to the latest technologies and to cost effective services.
Updata has been shortlisted with six other network providers as a trusted supplier for landlords to provide services including network services to support voice, video and data applications, unified communication services, data centre services and hardware.
Marcus Dorling, Commercial Accounts Director at Updata, said: “We are very much looking forward to working with PfH to deliver real innovation to the Housing sector. By focusing on driving down costs, the PfH framework will enable housing associations to continue to deliver an exceptional customer experience.
Updata already works with various Housing Association customers, so we appreciate some of the unique requirements and challenges faced. This framework will provide customers access to tailored networking solutions, promoting fast and effective communication whilst driving down costs.
We already provide extensive network infrastructure and services to the UK’s public sector and will be able to impart this knowledge and expertise to the social housing sector. Because we have no legacy to protect, we can build best of breed local networks that are the most cost effective and efficient in each specific case, catering to the individual needs and wants of our customers.”
PfH was set up by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), National Housing Federation (NHF) and Housemark in 2004 to harness the collective buying power of the housing sector. The consortium has over 800 members that collectively manage over 3.6 million properties – over 60 percent of the UK’s total social housing stock. The Telecommunications Consultancy section of the framework will provide social housing providers with system design, data analysis, strategy development, funding options, regulatory compliance, digital inclusion, staff and tenant training.