• Maintel and RingCentral bring cloud communications solutions to public sector

        • Maintel, experts in cloud and managed communication services has expanded its partnership with RingCentral UK Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of RingCentral, Inc. to bring advanced communications solutions to the UK public sector.

          Maintel will offer RingCentral Office to UK local and central government organisations through the NS2 network services framework. Maintel will design, implement and support RingCentral Office-based implementations which will include a suite of mobile devices, desktop soft clients and attendant consoles. With RingCentral Office, public sector organisations will have the following capabilities: 

          • Mobile-first solution
          • Enterprise-grade cloud phone system
          • Team messaging
          • Video meetings with screen sharing
          • File sharing
          • Task management

          Customers will also be able to integrate this solution with Maintel’s own contact centre solution (Callmedia CX NOW), and a range of connectivity and security offers, enabling a complete end-to-end communications and connectivity service.

          Ioan MacRae, Chief Executive Officer at Maintel, said, “We’ve helped more than 300 public sector organisations to address the growing need for digital transformation and collaborative communications, covering hundreds of thousands of employees. 

          “By extending our partnership with RingCentral, we can now deliver advanced communications solutions to the UK public sector. Many public sector organisations are using a variety of legacy systems to communicate with colleagues and citizens and share files, but the use of these disparate solutions makes it difficult for employees to get work done. By deploying an all-in-one solution, we can ensure that people working in the public sector can communicate and collaborate easier than ever before, and on any device.” 

          The NS2 agreement recognises Maintel’s high standards of service within the public sector, making it more easily accessible for procurement by public sector bodies, including central and local governments, as well as the NHS.

          The company already works with over 40 NHS trusts to provide mission-critical communications solutions and its public sector clients include the likes of - Greater London Authority, West Midlands Police, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, University of Bath, University College London Hospital Trust, Plymouth NHS Hospital Trust and NHS Grampian.

          Tony McNish, Regional Vice President Channel Sales, UK & Ireland at RingCentral added, “today’s modern workforce needs the ability to communicate from anywhere using their preferred channels in order to stay connected and efficient. By extending our partnership with Maintel, public sector organisations will be able to benefit from a cloud-based communications solution that makes it simple for staff to message each other, ring each other, video call, or share files, without the need to ever switch apps. This partnership builds on our vision of providing enhanced communications solutions to companies that help their leaders optimise productivity within their organisation.”

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