NYC DOE extends exclusive communications contract

Mitel has announced the execution of a new, five-year contract with the New York City Department of Education. 
Author:
Publish date:
Social count:
0

Mitel, provider of unified communications software solutions, has announced the execution of a new, five-year contract with the New York City Department of Education. Under the terms of the agreement, Mitel will be the exclusive provider of communications solutions for the next 300 New York City schools that plan to replace their existing voice systems. The contract is valued at approximately $43 million over five years.

The Department of Education selected Mitel for its service excellence and the return on investment of Mitel solutions. These new deployments will increase Mitel’s footprint to approximately 700 New York schools. Prior to this selection, the Department of Education had split its voice deployments for its schools between multiple providers, including Mitel.

“Mitel has an excellent track record with the Department of Education and the proposal they put forth was in line with what we were looking to achieve. That made Mitel an easy choice when choosing an exclusive communications solutions provider.” said Mark Spencer, senior director of telecom services for the Department of Education. "Installing the Mitel solution for these 300 schools means we will be equipped to take advantage of IP applications in the future that enhance the safety and security of our schools and help them run more efficiently.”

The Department of Education’s new communications solution is based on the Mitel Freedom architecture, a single, cloud-ready software stream that delivers a full range of communications options for organizations looking to integrate a voice solution into best-in-class networks and applications.

The Department of Education is the largest school system in the United States, with approximately 1.1 million students taught in more than 1,700 separate schools across all five of New York City’s boroughs.

Featured

Related

NYC DOE Selects Web Collaboration Platform

The New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has chosen Blackboard Collaborate™, in an effort to personalize instruction through the iLearnNYC program, Blackboard Inc. announced today.

Library Solution Key in NYC Books-to-Kids Program

MyLibraryNYC is an initiative undertaken by the New York City Department of Education in conjunction with the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens public libraries, and has been called by the mayor of New York City “a great example of the public and private sectors coming together to invest in our children and the city’s future.”

Measured Progress Awarded Contract for ‘Next-Generation’ MCAS promo image

Measured Progress Awarded Contract for ‘Next-Generation’ MCAS

DOVER, N.H.—Aug. 16, 2016— The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) has awarded Measured Progress a five-year contract for the highly anticipated Next-Generation Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System, known as the Next-Generation MCAS.The Commonwealth decided last winter to create a new assessment program to build on the strengths of both of its previous statewide assessments — the Commonwealth’s MCAS, and one provided by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC®)[1]. For the past two years, districts chose between MCAS and the PARCC assessment for the bulk of their year-end testing. Their findings and preference contributed to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education's decision that all districts use the Next-Generation MCAS beginning in spring 2017.