(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Melbourne, the Manchester-based provider of complex cloud and managed hosting solutions, has won a three-year contract to supply wholesale email services, including webmail to The Phone Co-op, the independent consumer co-operative which provides fixed-line and broadband services, including email, across the UK.
The Phone Co-op trades under the Co-operative brand, as The Co-operative Phone and Broadband, The Co-operative Business Telecoms and The Co-operative Mobile.Based in Chipping Norton and with offices in Manchester and London, it is the only phone, broadband and mobile provider in the UK to be entirely owned by its customers, and prides itself on its ethical approach.
The Phone Co-op says it selected Melbourne because of the security and reliability of its product, its reputation for technical support and its commitment to deliver the highest quality customer service.
Vivian Woodell, founder and CEO of The Phone Co-op, said: “We are delighted to be working with Melbourne. They were selected after a rigorous process involving a number of potential suppliers, and we are confident that our customers and members will appreciate the improved service that this change will bring.”
Matt Gardiner, Sales & Services Director for Melbourne, said: “We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and I’m delighted that The Phone Co-op recognises that. We look forward to helping The Phone Co-op provide a new, more reliable and user-friendly email service and webmail platform which benefits all its broadband customers.”
Melbourne is part of UK cloud company iomart Group. Its webmail platform offers a range of secure and reliable cloud services, including cloud storage and cloud backup, and utilises the wider product range offered through iomart’s data centre infrastructure.
iomart owns and operates data centres at eight locations across the UK. iomart was named Europe’s top Managed Services Provider in 2013.
For more information about the range of business continuity services offered by Melbourne visit www.melbourne.co.uk
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Melbourne is a technical-led hosting company in Manchester specialising in complex cloud and managed hosting solutions. Melbourne delivers a high level of technical service at an affordable price to customers across the digital, creative, ecommerce, retail and business sectors. Melbourne is a leading supporter of start-up businesses and entrepreneurs through its sponsorship of TechHub Manchester. It is part of AIM-listed cloud company iomart Group plc, with access to a fully-owned UK network of data centres and 40-Gigabit private fast fibre network. www.melbourne.co.uk
About The Phone Co-op
The Phone Co-op is the only telecoms provider in the UK that is 100% owned and run by its customers. With over 15 years of experience in the sector, The Phone Co-op operates nationwide, providing fixed and mobile telecommunications services to over 23,000 residential and business customers. Since 2012, when it adopted the nationally recognised co-operative brand, The Phone Co-op trades as The Co-operative Phone and Broadband, The Co-operative Business Telecoms, and The Co-operative Mobile to reflect the range of services it provides. www.thephone.coop