O2 awarded supplier status to UK Gov’t; supplies BlackBerrys

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After a drawn-out bidding war, O2 UK has been awarded accredited supplier status within the UK government for demonstrating its ability to provide public sector customers with comprehensive mobile solutions. O2 has been selected to provide services under three categories: Voice and Messaging, Data and Total Mobile Solutions. O2 UK is the only network operator to be awarded accredited supplier status for Total Mobile Solutions.

O2 UK has already signed the Scottish Criminal Record Office (SCRO) through the new agreement and has begun to provide them with BlackBerrys for their mobile voice and email requirements. O2′s agreement runs until December 2008.