Viatel Comes out to Play in the Channel

Viatel has launched a new UK channel programme to help partners quickly benefit from a broader range of recurring revenue streams. With no capital investment required, the company says the programme is ideal for IT outsourcers who can leverage their expertise to take advantage of voice as an application, traditional voice & PBX Resellers wishing to protect existing revenue and build new revenue streams on top and ISPs looking to move into higher margin services.

Designed to maximise the financial incentive for channel partners, Viatel’s new programme offers margins that take into consideration the profitability of each service and includes broadband, Ethernet, IP VPNs and Viatel’s recently launched VoIP services.

“Driven by the introduction of convergent services, the market is completely re-shaping. Resellers can no longer be seen as a simple distribution channel, but need to identify themselves as a powerful source of new, fully-convergent, IP services. We are helping our partners to capture market opportunity by ensuring they can set up these new services quickly and easily,” commented Sue Davidson, Viatel.

The programme also has a flexible approach to value added services such as billing and first-line support, allowing partners to outsource these complex tasks to Viatel if they do not have the capacity themselves. They can then gradually develop their own expertise, or they can continue to outsource specific functions to Viatel.