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Thousands of Virgin Media employees will soon be able to work from their beds a variety of locations after the telco asked network kit biz Cisco to deploy its Quad, WebEx and Unified Comms products.

The tech sets free office-based folk so they can work remotely and on-the-go with video calls and shared documents, said Cisco. Virgin Media has a flexible working scheme and plans to begin rolling out Cisco's gear to around 5,000 staffers this month.

"The ability of social media to actively engage audiences is proven, and we're making the most of Cisco's collaboration software to bring new ways of working to Virgin Media," said VM's personnel boss Elisa Nardi.

"Our people will be able to connect using video, chat and activity feeds from the office, when working from home and on the go. We're enabling a more flexible and collaborative work environment and will continue to develop our use of Cisco Quad and WebEx to deliver an outstanding experience to our people and, ultimately, a more agile and engaged workforce."

Here's hoping that the broadband connection propping up those services in remote locations doesn't go titsup. ®

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