Centrica signs up with C&W in £79m deal

The power behind the power

The power behind the power

Energy giant Centrica has inked a five-year networking deal with Cable & Wireless.

The £79m deal will see C&W become Centrica's sole telecoms supplier following a tender process.

C&W will now migrate Centrica to an all IP infrastructure, consolidating the utility's own networks onto C&W's own IP network.

According to the telco, its network will connect up 61 sites and provide managed services to 111.

C&W recently landed another IP contract with Thames Water, in a three-year, multimillion-pound deal that will see the water company move to its IP-based hosted contact centre platform.

Earlier this year, C&W inked a five-year, £100m deal with Tesco and a six-year, £300m contract with Aviva.