Entanet, the business-to-business ISP, is formally integrating the operations of its sister telecommunications company, Entacall, into its data connectivity operations. The company says the move creates a competitive convergence proposition and adds value to its relationship with channel Partners by simplifying the procedure for enquiring about and ordering voice and data services for their customers.
With Entanet International formally acquiring the Entacall Telecommunications business, the combined business will offer a single, complete portfolio of data and voice connectivity solutions, from simple broadband to fully hosted services. It will enable channel Partners to ‘cherry pick’ from Entanet’s range of voice and data services, including wholesale line rental; pay-as-you-go, allowance based and unlimited broadband options; Voice over IP packages; and traditional telecoms products.
Commenting on the integration, Entanet Managing Director John Tsai says “The growing significance of IP in the home and workplace is driving demand for the convergence of voice and data services among UK customers. Furthermore, the latest announcements around BT’s 21st Century Network will prove to be a catalyst for the adoption of converged solutions. Combining our telecoms and broadband connectivity services means that Entanet Partners will be well placed to address the needs of their SMB and corporate customers. Whether it’s simple line rental, broadband provisioning, IP telephony implementation or Carrier Pre-Select, they’ll be able to provide the service as Entanet or as a ‘white-label’ service.”
Tsai says the move affirms Entanet’s position as a vibrant, dynamic and ambitious service provider. Dual-play converged solutions are increasingly playing a significant part in businesses’ operations as they seek to manage IT as a service to improve productivity and reduce cost. He says Entanet Partners will be ideally placed to capitalise on the opportunity that this demand creates.