Centile Telecom Applications has announced expansion plans for the UK market. The development is being led by Justin Hamilton-Martin, who will act as UK Business Development Director and work with telecom service providers and resellers.
Justin Hamilton-Martin commented, “Centile offers a flexible and highly profitable alternative to the likes of Broadsoft. The time is right for a challenger brand like Centile to grow in the UK and customers will receive the support they need to make this happen. As well as carrier-grade telecom dedicated instances of Centile’s Istra platform, we will also be introducing a ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) offering in the UK – based on the already successful template developed in France. This will create an entry-level solution for companies new to hosting IP Centrex services, where they don’t want to run their own data centre assets or employ in-house technical expertise in this area.”
Service providers will be able to bring their own carrier SIP trunk relationships and data networking partners when they migrate to Centile’s Istra Cloud PaaS. The flexibility of the Centile platform allows them to create their own service bundles and due to the way Centile’s IP Centrex is structured, they can anticipate higher profit margins when compared to other solutions or in house development costs.
Adds Bertrand Pourcelot, Director General at Centile Telecom Applications, “The UK currently accounts for about 10 per cent of our global revenue and we see huge potential to grow that. We want to help our customers grow, not to become a service provider ourselves. We also focus on our ecosystem, of finding great technology partners and making our open API available.”