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Public sector gains easy access to largest 5G network as part of new Crown Commercial Service mobile framework

Gamma has been awarded a place on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) new Mobile voice and data services framework (RM6261) which goes live from 13th January 2023.

Covering a wide range of public sector mobile communication needs, from small users such as schools to large government departments, this agreement enables direct access to the most cost-effective mobile solutions and includes Gamma’s mobile voice, text, data, and value-added services, through their strong MVNO partnership with Three.

The framework promotes simple, low-cost mobility services through a ‘direct award’ process as well as access to tailor-made managed services for more complex requirements.

One of the advantages of the framework is that eSIMs are available as standard: eSIM makes switching networks either for travelling or optimum coverage a simple, online process for the user. eSIMs create 46% fewer carbon emissions than a SIM card and as a result, supports Gamma’s long-term commitment to safeguarding the environment and reflects in its certification as a Carbon Neutral company.

Three operates the largest and fastest 5G network in the UK and through Gamma, the potential for public sector organisations to increase their levels of connectivity, provide back-up connections and meet the needs of citizens through innovation is enabled. 99% of the UK population is covered by a Three service, with 56% having access to 5G.

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services. In 2021/22, CCS helped the public sector to achieve commercial benefits equal to £2.8bn – supporting world-class public services that offer best value for taxpayers.

Sam Winterbottom, Public Sector Director at Gamma, said “With the increase in hybrid working and the impending PSTN and 3G network switch-offs, mobile solutions will play an increasingly important role as part of the public sector’s everyday operations. We are delighted to be able to offer customer-centric mobile, voice and data services, including the UKs fastest 5G connectivity as standard through this framework.”