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Virgin Media And Westminster Sign £190 Million IT Deal

According to new reports, Westminster and Virgin Media have signed a pan-London IT framework worth £190 million with the view of introducing a new PSN compliant Next Generation Network resource, which could operate as a one-stop-solution for London’s public sector when it comes to purchasing video, data, phone, Wi Fi and CCTV services.

With this new service, public sector organisations in London will be able to save a great deal of money from a simplified purchase, sharing and standardisation procedure, possibly as much as £500,000 in just the next five years.

"Identifying opportunities to share resources is increasingly important if the public sector is to make the financial savings it needs to, while still maintaining excellent front line services for people," councillor Melvyn Caplan, Westminster's cabinet member for customer services said in a statement, (opens in new tab) (opens in new tab) reports .

"Public sector organisations often use very similar infrastructure so it makes absolute sense to share them where we can if it will save money and make us more efficient," he added.

The NGN Framework is coming as a fully PSN (Public Services Network) compliant with its own governance board.