Gym specialist Fitness First has awarded a Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and services contract to Telstra Global and Easynet Global.
Under the US$4.6 million multi-year agreement, the two vendors are connecting Fitness First's some 275 fitness centres worldwide.
"Our success is underpinned by our ability to communicate efficiently both internally and to our members. The new unified communications solution Telstra and Easynet are providing will improve cohesiveness, collaboration and integration across the business allowing us to provide a superior service as we grow and develop," said Fitness First Programme Manager Mark Radley. He is also looking to the new MPLS service to support his organisation's growth in emerging markets
Telstra Global will manage over 100 sites across Asia while Easynet will manage the delivery of integrated services to 160 sites across Europe and the rest of the world.
Telstra Global owns an IP network in the Asia Pacific region and has an extensive solutions portfolio including voice, mobile, broadband, IP, MPLS and managed services. Easynet offers a variety of network, hosting and cloud solutions. The collaborative approach between the two companies to offer a single integrated solution was crucial to Fitness First as part of its decision-making process.
"We have removed layers of complexity delivering a complete end-to-end solution, which includes a streamlined and cost effective network. This network comes with the peace of mind that behind the infrastructure is the local support they require, regardless of whether that is within Asia or further afield," said Tom Homer, Telstra Global Head of EMEA and the Americas.
"Fitness First is an amazing global success story experiencing rapid growth. Our solutions will help Fitness First retain its position as the most successful health club group in the world," said Easynet Global Services Chief Technology Officer Justin Fielder.
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