TeleWare and Exponential-e, the specialist provider of Next-Generation Ethernet networks, have launched a new portfolio of networking and hosted communications packages for business. The two companies have applied their combined expertise to develop a range of innovative ‘Next Generation Network’ bundles loaded with a range of feature-rich telephony cost-saving solutions for businesses. The launch follows TeleWare’s quest for a carrier-grade, Next Generation Network (NGN) Partner to support its Hosted Communications product suite and over three months of planning and design.
The new NGN partnership will deliver corporate-style functionality at prices attractive to the small to medium enterprise sector. Pricing is on a per-person-per-month basis and enables deployment of telephone services without significant up-front capital expenditure.
“The simpler and easier to sell the packages are, the more likely the partner is to be able to close business,” commented Lesley Hansen, Group Marketing Director at TeleWare plc. “The Exponential-e packages mean that we can provide our partners with a high quality business networking solution without the complexity of other solutions on the market. This means reduced training and support costs for the partner plus the ability to turn customer quotations round quickly. The recession is increasing pressure on all businesses; this approach is part of a raft of promotions and refinements that will enable our partners to respond rapidly and professionally to sales opportunities,” added Hansen.
Next Generation components, such as centralised services; per-service QoS; hosted firewalls; flexible bandwidth and high availability, are available on a mix and match basis and sit alongside feature-rich hosted telephony applications such as IP Centrex telephony; Auto Attendant, IVR and fixed-mobile convergence services.
Small business owners need only take a single connection to the combined TeleWare and Exponential-e platform to rapidly select and deploy their chosen solutions.
The network intelligence, provided as an option within the bundles, means that services can be separated, even with a converged solution, and given their own quality and performance parameters backed off with service guarantees. The bundles also include a new business-grade Internet service and Exponential-e’s intelligent sampling algorithm which monitors the best route across the Internet at every second of the day.
Adrian Hobbins, Chief Technology Officer, Exponential-e said, “Exponential-e continues to push the envelope in bringing down the cost of carrier-grade next generation networking on behalf of its customers. Ongoing network investment and the lower cost of VPLS networking mean we can bring affordable, high-bandwidth, business-grade communications to the VoIP hosting world.”