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The Network Union Group

Gain a view of the MPLS provider market place for managed services or unmanaged connectivity. Leverage a multitude of wholesale and indirect partnerships to align your business to the best possible pricing and capability.

Including Cloud, Security and Hosting.

Our team will perform the work required allowing your business to gain a view of the UK and Global WAN market. All of our account managers are technical. View some of our articles over on Techtarget.com to learn more about our thoughts and ideas on WAN procurement.

How it works?

Access UK & Global Pricing

The majority of our initial conversations with clients revolve around setting budgets. We'll work with you to gain a view of the WAN connectivity marketplace in terms of coverage and product capability.

With hybrid connectivity featuring within most WAN architectures, we'll help you align areas of your business across security, hosting and cloud to the right product.

We work with our Partner counterparts to ensure your design is fit for purpose and correctly account managed through pre-sales and any subsequent contract.

What about contracts?

From a contractual perspective, your busiess is able to sign directly with our partners, this is called the Indirect model. Using BT as an example, your sales relationship will be via The Network Union but your contract will be exactly the same as buying from BT directly. BT will invoice you, support you and the contract will be sent out by BT via EchoSign.

Across wholesale connectivity, services are purchased from Network Union directly. Depending on the product or service, using our wholesale relationship often reduces cost.

In the majority of cases, a hybrid of connectivity applies to meet both technical and budget needs.

Start with a Workshop?

Our workshops have been rated as excellent. They're free, available at your office and a great way to learn more about WAN procurement and a little about how we operate. 

Current topics include SD-WAN vs. MPLS vs. VPLS, application performance, delivery, diversity and resiliency, statistics and provider selection.

Allow 2-hours and provide a whiteboard/pen, we'll do the rest. Once you add your details to the form, our team will make contact to offer you the workshop.

About our team

Our team have been involved in telecoms for well over a decade. Our innovation was recognised by BT in 2015 when we were awarded the BT Business Award for Innovation based on our content for IT Managers.

We write for Techtarget.com and occupy the top tier of status as a BT Premier Partner.

To learn more about how we work, click the About link or use the live chat to ask us a question now.

Some of our awards

BT Premier Partner

BT Partner of the Year 16/17

BT Award for Innovation

Best New Partner

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The Network Union Buyers Group, about us?

The Network Union is an Enterprise business telecoms purchasing group in the UK, with a buying power leveraged by strategic large telco relationships.

Our business model is simple and yet our approach is based on technical knowledge of the telecom industry highlighted by our writing for publications such as techtarget.com. We are recognised as UK and Global WAN procurement experts.

Engaging us to work on your project is free and without commitment. Clients include Royal British Legion, Permira Global, CDC Global, Russell Finex, Medivet and more.

We have strategic partnerships with multiple carriers. 

Our business operates in two unique ways.

[1] Via Partner Channel agreements - we do not own the contract, your business will contract directly with the provider end to end including support and billing. This outcome works well for companies looking for a direct relationship with managed services requirements. Simply put, we are paid a commission when customers place orders via strategic buying group partnerships. Our relationships with providers helps us make becoming a new customer or upgrading existing connectivity as simple as possible and, in some cases, the Partner channel has exclusive deals that are not available directly from the provider.

[2] Via Wholesale agreements - customers looking for simple bandwidth such as SHDS, VLL, Optical Connect and hosting are able to leverage lower price points. We only apply 12% to wholesale pricing resulting in exceptional commercials. It is very rare for a business to be so transparent about profitability. 

Our channel relationships often offer other benefits including uplifted support and escalation. To date, we are a Premier Partner of BT (the highest possible status), Platinum Partner of Masergy Global and have created partnership agreements with Interoute, Exponential-E and Fluidata. 

TNU is staffed by specialists with a comprehensive knowledge of their product area, enabling us to not only secure savings across a broad portfolio of products and services but offer an unparalleled level of service and administrative support.

We’re completely transparent about our channel buying group discounts. In some instances, discounts may be higher when comparing each of our partners. In this interest of transparency, we publish these figures directly to you under NDA.