VAR Axial Systems has landed the largest contract win in its history, a multimillion-pound network monitoring deal with O2.
Axial beat off incumbent Techtronix and a number of other usual suspects to land the contract, which will see it provision and manage a new networking monitoring solution to monitor O2's 2G, 3G, LTE, voice, data and network services.
The implementation phase will see Axial roll out a combination of technologies from vendor partner Empirix at 15 sites across the UK over a six-month period.
Management of the solution will then be outsourced to Maidenhead-based Axial's managed service team for an initial period of two years.
Axial's head of managed services, Ade Omotomilola, who led the multi-year bid process for the contract alongside account director Andy Pike, claimed the victory will put Axial in the box seat for similar deals.
"It's the largest deal we've won in our history and is really quite significant," Omotomilola (pictured) said.
"More importantly, it puts us as a frontrunner for providing these kind of services in the telecoms industry and establishes us as a managed services provider for large corporates."
A dozen Axial staff are already involved in the early stages of the implementation phase and a team of five will be permanently stationed onsite once the rollout is complete.
"We will have a team of people based permanently onsite at Telefonica UK working on using, supporting, maintaining and improving this solution," Omotomilola said.
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