GTM-WFSHMMD
Skip to main content
  1. Home >
  2. News >
  3. Press Releases >
  4. 2005 >
  5. Transport for London (TfL), the body that runs London transport facilities, today awarded a five-year wide area data network management contract to Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading IT management services companies.

"Good service" at Transport for London as Fujitsu becomes one-stop-shop for network management

Transport for London (TfL), the body that runs London transport facilities, today awarded a five-year wide area data network management contract to Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading IT management services companies.

February 01, 2005

Transport for London (TfL), the body that runs London transport facilities, today awarded a five-year wide area data network management contract to Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading IT management services companies. Fujitsu will now be the sole provider of network services support to TfL's 400 London offices, bringing together the supervision of its disparate networks onto one common platform. By standardising the level of network management and consolidating the delivery of information, TfL can expect to make up to 40 per cent savings in leased-line and network management costs over the five-year term.

By introducing a single support platform TfL is also a step closer to meeting its information management and business strategy of bringing improved integration of IT services to the group. The new measures will introduce a standardised approach to the delivery of business applications across the TfL Group, which includes London 's buses, the Underground and the Docklands Light Railway (DLR).

Added benefits of standardising the administration of its network services onto one platform include a more focused approach to improving business continuity and increased network performance efficiency. Having just one platform from which to manage all networks also means TfL can prepare more effectively for future business applications such as mobility, CCTV over IP and IP telephony.

Mike Lloyd from Fujitsu Services said, "Network reliability is of paramount importance to any enterprise especially for one as large as Transport for London and particularly given the sheer scale and diversity of its individual responsibilities to London's travelling public. With TfL's specific network requirements now in place, we can help with maximising the benefits that can come from a consolidated approach to IT management.

"Drawing on our long-standing relationship, and conscious of TfL's overall strategy for its networking needs, we designed a cost-effective, flexible plan that will unfold in set phases over the next five years, in accordance with the customer's specifications."

About Fujitsu Services

Fujitsu Services is one of the leading IT services companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa . It has an annual turnover of £1.74 billion, (€2.58 billion) employs 14,500 people and operates in over 20 countries. It designs, builds and operates IT systems and services for customers in the financial services, telecom, retail, utilities and government markets. Its core strength is the delivery of IT infrastructure management and outsourcing across desktop, networking and data centre environments, together with a full range of related services, from consulting through integration and deployment. Headquartered in London , Fujitsu Services is the European-centred IT services arm of the Fujitsu Group. The Fujitsu Group is a US$45 billion (€37 billion) leader in customer-focused IT systems and services for the global marketplace.

Graham Goulden

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 1753 604736
Fax: + 44 (0) 1753 604669
E-mail: E-mail: graham.goulden@uk.fujitsu.com
Company:Fujitsu Services

Sam Bevans

Phone: Phone: + 44 (0) 20 73861542
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 73854768
E-mail: E-mail: sam.bevans@fireflycomms.com
Company:Firefly Communications

Date: 01 February, 2005