THUS Widens Connect Portfolio for Channel

THUS has launched VoIP & Web Connect, a VoIP ready connectivity solution which the company says offers an efficient and reliable network at a low cost entry point, without the need to replace or upgrade existing equipment and will enable the Channel to offer small business customers an easy migration path to IP Telephony.

Part of THUS’s Connect suite of products and services, the fully integrated voice and data network will offer immediate savings.

VoIP & Web Connect enables businesses to use a single connection for voice, data and internet services, delivering cost savings immediately through reduced line rental while providing small businesses with a simple reliable, flexible first step towards Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and the potential additional savings on call costs it can offer.

VoIP & Web Connect is the ideal product for resellers seeking to augment their current portfolio of network offerings as it is fully supported by THUS 2nd line engineers and allows wholesalers to take advantage of bundled discounts on offer over the carrier-grade network infrastructure.
With cost reduction being a key driver for business, the deployment of reliable VoIP connectivity without the need to replace legacy, analogue handsets or existing PBX systems is a clear advantage. Running via ethernet over fibre, VoIP & Web Connect is a single solution which removes the need to run separate ISDN voice and internet lines consolidating voice, internet and data traffic over a local access connection and into a single integrated device. Moreover, THUS offers a highly competitive uptime availability on the Dedicated Internet Access over Ethernet connection of 99.90% per month providing peace of mind that reducing costs does not mean any risk to crucial business services.

The solution is built using the Samsung Ubigate gateway offering full routing capabilities, enterprise-class switching capacity, VoIP and best-in-class integrated security. In addition to being very stable with a mean time to failure of 25 years, it replaces a range of special-purpose network devices such as separate routers and ISDN bearers to deliver an agile and efficient network infrastructure with a far lower total cost of ownership.

Dan Cole, Director of Products and Marketing, said, “By eliminating the need to rent an expensive BT ISDN line, cost savings from VoIP & Web Connect are immediate but it offers small businesses the ideal platform to gain so much more. Creating a VoIP network in this sensible, simple straightforward manner will offer access to a wide range of IP services that will benefit their business capabilities, increase efficiency and flexibility and will generate further cost savings going forward.”

Wilfred Wood, Head of Sales Engineering at Samsung said, “THUS and Samsung are together offering enterprise customers a network infrastructure that meets business needs, both today and into the future. Whether the priority is security, additional bandwidth, support for mission critical applications or true enterprise voice and data convergence, a network solution from THUS using Ubigate technology can give customers a competitive advantage through improved productivity and create the foundation for more rapid growth.”