Orange has given one local authority BlackBerries so its employees can stay connected when out of the office.

Derby City Council received the BlackBerry handsets from Orange as part of an agreement to allow the network provider to be its sole mobile communications supplier.

It is estimated that the council will save £200,000 a year from a number of changes, including being supplied with Orange Wirefree Extension and 1,500 voice connections.

This will allow calls between mobile phones through a virtual private network and the council’s landline to be made at a reduced rate.

Businesses that want to upgrade their handsets to BlackBerries may recycle used mobilephones to ensure they maintain an environmentally-friendly reputation.

“We selected Orange as it was the only operator involved in the process that demonstrated that it could deliver against all of our requirements and allow us to make significant savings,” said Derby City Council councillor Mike Carr.

Orange previously reported that business mobile applications could become “the next big thing” over the upcoming five years.

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