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We're more than just a technology provider

At KCOM, we get excited about providing technology solutions that really help our customers achieve what they need.

When you partner with us, you can rest assured that you’re working with a team that cares about your success as much as you do.

Not just as a connectivity supplier but as a trusted advisor, who will help you achieve your outcomes by working with you in partnership. And will go the extra mile to help you get there.

HSCN as part of a better network

HSCN: The bigger picture

HSCN brings reduced costs, better collaboration and - crucially - an open marketplace. 
You’re now free to choose a provider that understands your challenges and can work with you to support better patient care and customer service.

But even after migrating to HSCN, your existing network might not have the speed, security and flexibility to help you achieve your goals.

The answer? Watch our short video to find out >>

HSCN, the enabler

HSCN brings an exciting opportunity to create a better network today for tomorrow's healthcare sector.

While you could simply replace each of your N3 connections on a site-by-site basis, there's a much smarter, more cost-effective approach. What if you could consolidate your HSCN requirements into a less complex but equally resilient solution and improve your network's performance to make sure it fully supports your organisation as you move forward?

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The start of a transformational journey

HSCN also brings an opportunity to create a robust IT infrastructure that combines connectivity, cloud and hosted voice to help you keep on delivering the very best health outcomes for the people you serve.

Our phased approach starts by layering a secure groundwork of connectivity, over which you can run hosted voice and cloud services that keep everyone in touch. The evolution of SD-WAN, mobility services and HSCN connectivity to the cloud will help to future proof your IT for the longer term.

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Benefits of a HSCN-ready network

  • Get better connected

    Enhancing your connectivity network now could bring immediate benefits, from better productivity and efficiency to the speed of data sharing - as well as cost savings to make stretched budgets go further.
  • Work better together

    A more resilient and diverse network will speed up secure data transfer, internally and externally, supporting joined-up working and collaboration, and enabling faster decision-making for better health outcomes.
  • Plan ahead with confidence

    Taking time to future-proof your network will make sure it’s not only built to support HSCN, but can expand and evolve to support your organisational development. And accommodate your ongoing technology roadmap.

We've helped others

Building a HSCN-ready network

In 2015, a South West based NHS organisation that was struggling with a limited network came to KCOM for a network solution that would improve performance and create cost savings, as well as pave the way for their HSCN migration.

Here's how we did it >>

Creating a collaborative partnership

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) chose KCOM to deliver a scalable, resilient Managed WAN that would improve performance, underpin future growth and allow its network of users to stay connected to essential resources.

Find out how our network is helping RCN to grow >>

The smart approach to HSCN

Blog: Making sense of your options

Choosing the right technology partner is the critical element to making a success of your migration from N3 to HSCN, according to our head of propositions, Paul Bulmer.


Blog: Finding the right HSCN partner

If you're not looking for a HSCN supplier that understands what you’re trying to achieve and how to get you there, you should be, says our head of propositions, Paul Bulmer.


News and insight

KCOM secures £13m HSCN Once for London contracts

KCOM has been selected as the preferred bidder for the delivery of HSCN connectivity in areas of London following completion of the Once for London Aggregated Procurement, a contract potentially worth £13m.

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Why upgrading your connectivity now will pay off in the future

As well as your HSCN service, it's vital to consider the underlying connectivity across which your service will run. If you're considering running HSCN across DSL broadband, here's why you might want to reconsider.

Find out more >>

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