BT Wholesale has announced the launch of two new offerings for channel partners. WHC Express and Broadband One are digital solutions that enable channel partners to support small businesses as they transition to all-IP.
WHC Express is designed for businesses with 10 or less employees and provides flexibility for users to make and receive calls on the same number, across their fixed and mobile devices. The voice service is delivered and fully managed via an online portal, so users can access the service remotely.
The Broadband One solution delivers fast and reliable broadband options, including FTTP and SoGEA. The offering enables channel partners to offer small business customers nationwide coverage with low latency and ultrafast speeds of up to 1Gbps. Broadband One is an end-to-end managed service with no additional complexities or upfront costs, with channel partners able to use a self-service portal to install, upgrade and manage orders for customers.
BT said that, with internet traffic set to almost triple within 12 months, smaller firms need this additional connectivity to manage the demands on their network, prompted by the continued trend towards hybrid and remote work, video calls and conferencing, and the internet of things.
Gavin Jones, channel sales director, BT Wholesale (pictured above), explained, “When we talk about a digital future, it’s tempting to think of it as a far-off date. But the reality is that it’s happening now. Businesses of every size need to find a new way to connect when analogue lines are phased out by 2025, and yet there’s still a staggering number of small businesses in the UK who are still using legacy lines.
“With our digital capabilities like BT WHC Express and Broadband One, channel partners can now offer their small business customers a winning voice and broadband combination to help them prepare for an all-IP world well ahead of that deadline. And we’ve made it easier for channel partners than ever before, by offering two powerful solutions from one trusted provider and access to over 2, 000 service experts – all delivered on the number one network that the UK relies on.”
WHC Express and Broadband One are available to channel partners now.