easyJet Is Using ntl:Telewest Business
easyJet, Europe's fourth largest airline, is using ntl:Telewest Business, part of the Virgin Media group, to upgrade its communications infrastructure ahead of the New Year rush when traffic to the company's website jumps by 60 per cent as people look to escape the January blues. easyJet expects to carry close to 3 million passengers in January alone, and will be taking bookings for the next 10 months.
The company is deploying 300 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) lines from ntl:Telewest Business to create a single communications environment that provides voice, data and internet services to its head quarters and three sites at Luton Airport. The ISDN connection offers a resilient, integrated service that enables users to send information and make calls simultaneously. Because ISDN is an integrated network solution, it provides a cost effective way for easyJet to connect workgroups at its different locations.
The network helps easyJet to effectively manage the massive spikes in customer demand, through providing fast digital connections between the company's data centre and the rest of its network, and by empowering employees with faster communication services. Having a fast and reliable network infrastructure underpinning all communications means that easyJet is able to ensure each customer embarks on their journey as quickly and as effectively as possible.
In the year September 2006 to September 2007 easyJet flew more than 37 million passengers making it the fourth largest airline in Europe. Flying 289 routes through 77 airports, the company employs more than 5,600 staff and generates £1.8 billion in annual revenue.
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