News release

Date: 18th September 2014

Open University Awards Telephony Upgrade Deal To Gamma

Open learning pioneer upgrades UK-wide telephone system

Fareham, UK, 18th September 2014 – The Open University is a pioneer in teaching and learning methods so people can achieve career and life goals, studying at times and in places to suit them. Working with Gamma the university has transformed its telephony, moving to a SIP based infrastructure.

Gamma is providing 600 resilient SIP trunks together with dedicated and resilient data connections into the Open University’s main campus and head office. It is also supplying telephone connections to 14 regional sites within the UK.

Completing the installation is Gamma’s cloud-based Inbound service which provides highly flexible call routing, and adds a further layer of resilience by permitting instant and remote control of inbound calls during potential service interruptions.

Juliet Raith, Head of the Enterprise Technology Group at the Open University said “It was essential to ensure the solution provided a cost effective and resilient service for the University. We successfully provisioned 600 trunks and transitioned over approx. 9300 numbers, this was achieved by working closely with Gamma and their professional services”.

Gamma was chosen for the upgrade following a competitive tender process, because of its ability to deliver a range of its service offerings. As part of its work with the public sector, the company provides services to more than 500 educational establishments throughout the UK.

About Gamma:
Gamma ( is a next generation network operator that creates simplified communications and software services for business. With a broad range of fixed voice, mobile and data services sold primarily through a large network of channel partners but also direct, Gamma leads on network strength, products that are easy to use and provision and quality through automation.

Switching in excess of 650 million minutes a month and serving over 700 Channel Partners, Gamma is one of the largest network carriers of fixed-line voice minutes in the UK and is the carrier of choice for many organisations, providing a comprehensive range of next generation voice, data and mobile services to businesses, the Public Sector and Not For Profit organisations, including the latest IP telephony phone systems, high speed internet and data connection packages, mobile services and unified communications solutions.

For further information please contact:
Justin Coombes
0333 240 3000

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