January 12, 2007 15:29 ET

Kelly Services Signs Vanco to Save 20 Percent on IT costs

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 12, 2007 -- Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's leading providers of staffing solutions, has signed Vanco, the pioneering Virtual Network Operator (VNO) to manage its fixed lines, mobile handsets and PBX (private branch exchange) for Kelly's European sites. Vanco's managed solution is estimated to save Kelly Services 20 percent during the first year and was a reason the staffing giant turned to Vanco.

The agreement is in addition to an earlier contract finalized in July 2006 for Vanco to manage Kelly Services' pan European Wide Area Network (WAN). The value of the initial agreement was approximately $12 million, and the total contract is $26.2 million. The Vanco WAN solution includes MPLS Matrix, integrating multiple domestic MPLS provider networks, and uses ADSL and Internet VPN technology to replace the existing frame relay and leased line services.

"We were very impressed by Vanco's VNO model and its management platform O-zone, providing a network solution that is optimal for each of our country business units as well as for the whole European region collectively," says Jason Jennings, European IT Director at Kelly Services. "Vanco has helped us tremendously in delivering against our strategic objectives for IT in Europe, while the Active Negotiating Process allows us reduce our IT costs and keep up with latest technology developments."

The new converged network covers 310 sites in 16 countries across Europe, including France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the U.K.

About Kelly Services

Kelly Services, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Troy, Mich., offering staffing solutions that include temporary staffing services, staff leasing, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement. Kelly operates in 30 countries and territories. Visit

About Vanco

Established in 1988, Vanco plc (LSE: VAN) does not own telecoms assets and therefore has the freedom to source infrastructure from the most suitable Asset Based Carriers (ABCs) on a global basis. It provides enterprise clients, directly or through partners, with cost-effective, optimized and fully managed network solutions. Carriers can also extend their off-net reach by accessing, through Vanco, other carrier networks around the world.

With solutions available in 230 countries and territories, Vanco is selected by the world's largest organizations to provide strategic network solutions. Its clients include Accor Hotels, Avis Europe, British Airways, Ford Motor Company, IBM/Lloyds TSB, Siemens, Pilkington and Virgin Retail.

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    Keith Goldberg
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