The deal covers all Cala Homes and Legal & General Homes construction sites.
The relationship between Cala and UK Connect started in 2018 when the latter began providing many of Cala’s construction site offices and sales suites with rapid cellular broadband connectivity.
Before 2018, Cala relied on traditional wired infrastructure and connectivity, such as copper and fibre broadband, on its construction sites. Copper and fibre broadband can take many months for utility providers to install and to go live. UK Connect claims it can install its cellular broadband solution in just a few days.
As part of the new 5G deal, UK Connect will provide Cala with a range of managed IT solutions.
Matt Cavanagh, IT director at Cala Group, said: “We are embracing change by digitising our site processes and customer experience. We want to enable our teams to work flexibly with the best-in-class tools to help us connect, collaborate and communicate more easily, wherever we are. By employing the best systems, Cala is ensuring we continue to give our team and our customers a great experience.
“All of this must be underpinned by reliable, day-one connectivity, so we are delighted to continue to work with UK Connect.”
PJ Farr, MD at UK Connect, added: “As a long-standing customer, we have built a trusted relationship with Cala’s central IT operations and regional businesses. Our unrivalled technology solutions, combined with our national network engineering teams, means we are in a fantastic position to support Cala’s sites across the UK.”
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