Six Degrees has reinforced its commitment to the UK public sector by joining the Network Services 2 framework, allowing the business to continue to deliver holistic networks and telecommunications services to all UK public sector organisations.

London, UK, Monday 12th August, 2019 – UK-based managed service provider, Six Degrees, has today announced that public sector organisations will be able to benefit from a comprehensive range of networks and telecommunications services offered via the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Network Services 2 framework. This follows the company’s recent announcement that it will be delivering a total of 80 cloud and security services through the CCS G-Cloud 11 framework. Joining these frameworks reinforces Six Degrees’ commitment to continuing to deliver large-scale, transformational services to the UK public sector.

Six Degrees has a demonstrable heritage in achieving digital transformation for public sector clients through a series of acquisitions, including prominent cloud provider Carrenza in 2016 and cybersecurity provider CNS Group in 2018, and more recently under the combined streamlined structure of Six Degrees Technology Group. All services delivered through the Network Services 2 framework are aligned to the objectives of UK public sector organisations, whether it’s achieving cost savings whilst benefiting from industry-leading managed networks, or improving internal or citizen user experience through secure, agile voice and productivity tools.

Six Degrees delivers large-scale, quality IT services to prominent public sector organisations including the Ministry of Justice and the Crown Prosecution Service, enabling them to achieve cost savings whilst enhancing citizen services. A recent case study published on the gov.uk website explains how Six Degrees helped the Government Digital Service achieve a significant annual cost saving in Public Services Network connection costs.

Six Degrees’ robust networks and telecommunications services are utilised widely throughout both the public and private sectors, connecting large scale, multi-site, enterprise clients over a Next-Generation-Network, enabling Local Authorities to deliver exceptional services to their residents, and providing the voice services that drive many of the UK’s most prominent financial institutions. Delivered through fully owned infrastructures, Six Degrees’ networks and telecommunications services have a track record of providing the stable foundations that allow organisations throughout the public and private sectors to be the very best at what they do.

Thomas Konopka, Industry Director – Public Sector, said: “To bring services closer to citizens, today’s public sector organisations must continually grow and evolve through digitally transforming in new and incremental ways. At Six Degrees, we are proud of our on-going relationship with the UK public sector and are focused on ensuring their networks and telecommunications services are delivered over the most secure, scalable, and future-proofed infrastructures. We give public sector organisations the agility they need to deliver brilliant citizen services, and our focus on client experience ensures their networks and telecommunications services are always in the safest hands.”

Six Degrees will deliver services through the Network Services 2 framework under the following lots:

  • Lot 1 – Data Access Services. Connecting organisations, delivering access to key systems and internet services whilst improving security and reducing complexity.
  • Lot 3 – Traditional Telephony Services. Robust traditional voice services that connect public sector organisations to citizens.
  • Lot 4 – Inbound Telephony Services. Call management services that enable contact centre functionality, streamlining citizen services.

Six Degrees have also bid for places on Lot 5, 10 and 13, which CCS expects to award in due course.

Konopka concluded: “Public sector organisations that purchase networks and telecommunications services from Six Degrees will benefit from a seamless end-to-end experience, with core infrastructure connectivity services integrating closely with transformational voice services such as unified communications and contact centre. Six Degrees, through the Network Services 2 framework, is here to help our public sector clients on every step of their digital transition journeys.”

About Six Degrees

Six Degrees is a cloud-led managed service provider. It works as a collaborative technology partner to businesses making a digital transition.

Always placing clients at the heart of its strategy, Six Degrees’ passionate teams combine technical expertise and deep sector-specific knowledge to innovate, craft and manage the right solutions to power their businesses.

The breadth and strength of Six Degrees’ technology is its foundation. Solutions range from data and application performance management through to colocation and unified communications, all with private, public, or hybrid cloud at its core.

Six Degrees works collaboratively and builds long-term partnerships through exceptional services that match its clients’ needs. It continually innovates the right solutions to enable clients’ brilliance.

About Crown Commercial Service

Crown Commercial Service uses the collective buying power of the entire public sector and our commercial expertise to help our customers save time and money when buying common goods and services.

Purchasing from Six Degrees through Network Services 2

Public sector organisations can purchase Six Degrees networks and telecommunications services through Network Services 2 Framework RM3808.