Comms Business Awards FinalistsMPS are delighted to once again be named as finalists at this year’s Comms Business Awards organised by Comms Business magazine.

Shortlisted this year for the Mid-Market Reseller of the Year category the entry this year featured new services and support for long term clients Busy Bees.

Whilst Busy Bees has been a customer of MPS Networks since 2003, in the last year they acquired an additional 61 nurseries from the Treetops Nursery Group. As a result Busy Bees now operates over 300 nurseries in the UK with all sites migrated to or in the process of migration to, the Busy Bees Managed MPLS WAN.

The PBX at the National Support Centre has been upgraded to Panasonic’s latest NSX1000 IP Voice Server with Mobile UC enabling the integration of existing Android and iOS devices. The NSX1000 is providing for National Support Centre expansion as well as telephony requirements in new and acquired nurseries.

Moving forward telephony requirements at nurseries, which have previously been addressed by the installation of autonomous telephone systems, will be dealt with by deploying IP phones networked to the National Support Centre NSX1000 over the QoS enabled MPLS WAN, delivering cost savings as well as the enhanced and standardised functionality of the NSX1000.

A recent strategic decision to enhance the teaching and learning experience in nurseries by the use of tablets and an educational Cloud app demanded a scalable, controlled wireless network capable of maintaining necessary security whilst providing guest access. MPS installed a Huawei solution comprising dual resilient controllers and rolled out this managed wireless solution, providing various access levels, to 70 nurseries during 2016.

Excluding new and acquired nurseries the wireless roll out plan for 2017 involves installation in a further 70 nurseries. Security has been dealt with by VLAN configuration at CPE and network level and Core Fortigate Firewall configuration changes.

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This distinguished awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 15th June 2017 at The Royal Lancaster London Hotel.