Group CMO, Marketing & Communications
Digital infrastructure provider, GlobalConnect Denmark wins the third consecutive public tender for internet and data connection services for Danish SKI – Staten og Kommunernes Indkøbsservice. Over the next five years, GlobalConnect will deliver critical connectivity to the Danish state and all Danish regions, including 48 municipalities.
Since 2012, GlobalConnect Denmark has supplied connectivity services to the Danish public sector, and with the new framework agreement, GlobalConnect will continue to deliver a range of services, such as high-speed fiber connection, also adding new cloud and security services such as SD-WAN. According to SKI, the contract has an estimated total value of 750 million DKK.
“Being given the continued responsibility to deliver our – services to all regions and municipalities in the country is a token to our dedication, competence and wide range of top-quality end-to-end connectivity services. We look forward to keep enabling the digitalization of Danish society. The demand for digital services continues to grow and the need for safe, robust and high-speed internet across society has never been more apparent than it is today,” says Louise Hahn, CEO GlobalConnect Denmark.
The contract is geographically divided into four partial agreements, and GlobalConnect has been chosen as vendor for all four. As a result, GlobalConnect Denmark will be delivering connectivity to the public sector in all regions of the country, including a total of 48 municipalities. The new agreement is a five-year joint public agreement with the possibility of two one-year extensions and is effective from October 1, 2021.
SKI is a central purchasing organization which conducts procurement processes on behalf of public and semi-public sector organizations in Denmark. SKI’s vision is to be the leading competence centre for administering public procurement and purchasing processes in Denmark. SKI is 100% owned by the central and regional governments of Denmark.
About GlobalConnect Group
GlobalConnect Group is one of the leading digital infrastructure and data communication providers in Northern Europe. The Group delivers end-to-end solutions across its own infrastructure consisting of 84,000 kilometers fiber network and 27,000 sqm data center space in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and Finland.
GlobalConnect Group employs approximately 1,700 people, has 30,000 B2B customers and connects more than 380,000 private households with a high-capacity fiber network. GlobalConnect Group is the result of 2019 and 2020 mergers between Broadnet, GlobalConnect and IP-Only. In the B2C segment, the group operates under the brands IP-Only, HomeNet and Onefiber, while operating as GlobalConnect in the B2B segment across all its markets. GlobalConnect Group is owned by global investment organization EQT, one of Europe’s largest infrastructure investors.