has announced the
signing of leading tour operators, Cosmos and Avro to its Broadband Travel Network.
Cosmos will take ntl business (travel division)‘s Broadband
Professional across their 14 UK sites. These will include Cosmos’ head office in
Bromley, each brand’s airport information desks, Cosmos’ call centre and key
reseller agencies across the country.
Broadband Professional, an unrivalled managed broadband service for operators,
agents and other travel companies, provides one of the highest levels of guaranteed
bandwidth in the industry, with a user contention ratio of 4:1 that enables data
transfer up to five times faster than standard ADSL service1.
Cosmos and Avro will benefit from faster connectivity, increased security and
reduced costs. Aditionally, Avro will also use ntl business (travel division)‘s
managed broadband service to create a private link from its reservation system to 20
of the flight-only company’s largest agency customers, speeding up sales for its
Alister Beveridge, Cosmos Group IT Director said: “With the industry moving towards
web-based technology, it was vital for us to take a lead and switch from the
standard frame-relay BT product to a faster connectivity solution.
“ntl business (travel division) is offering a competitively priced, ready-to-use
managed broadband service. Broadband Professional, coupled with ntl business (travel
division)‘s expertise, will provide us with the level of service we require, and
enable us to stay at the forefront of the industry’s move towards the web.”
Jill Cox, ntl business (travel division) Marketing Director commented: “Cosmos and
Avro recognise the benefits of a managed private network with broadband connectivity
and comprehensive service levels.
“The technology is increasingly becoming the industry standard and is critical for
the survival of tour operators and agents in such a competitive market where
customers demand excellent service.”