Joint venture creates VoIP platform

London-based cloud and data centre specialist Pro-Net has joined forces with three European IT powerhouses to enable resellers and Internet Service Providers to set up their own hosted VoIP platform.

The joint venture between Centile, the French developer of SIP-based UC platforms, snom, the German IP endpoint hardware manufacturer, and UK network giant Vodafone aims to extend the Virtual Network Operator model so resellers can create their own VoIP Platform as a Service (PaaS) without the risks and costs of self development.

The service will be launched to the channel at an event at snom"s headquarters in Manchester on January 22nd.

Pro-Net has 18 years of ISP infrastructure management experience and MD Danial Subhani believes the partnership his company has forged will help resellers take their communications services to a new level.

"At Manchester we will be jointly demonstrating how a pre-integrated end-to-end solution will shorten a reseller"s time to market including hosting, VISP/VNO, UC platform and telecom interconnect at a fraction of the cost of alternatives," claimed Subhani.

"This will give partners the chance to add value to service provision, own their customer and position their own brand rather than just reselling services from other operators.

"Resellers can start with a minimal investment with our pay as you grow model."

Also presenting at the PaaS educational event will be Michelle Smith from the Manchester SuperConnected Cities Programme.


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