O-bit Telecom and Singularity today announced that O-Bit is the first communication provider in the UK to go live on ISDN 30 on the OpenReach EMP platform.
OpenReach is the organisation created in 2005 to sell wholesale line services to all communication providers in the UK. This achievement is of huge interest in the telecommunications sector, as many UK communication providers have delayed migrating to the OpenReach platform until ISDN30 services have been established. O-Bit connected to OpenReach for ISDN 30 using Singularity’s Wholesale Line Rental 3 solution in record time.
In 2005 the UK’s communications regulator OFCOM stipulated that BT must open up its wholesale services to independent providers such as O-Bit. In response, BT span off its wholesale arm into a new company called OpenReach, to provide a ‘level playing field’ to all Telco providers in the UK who want to buy and sell phone services to business and private customers. However, before they can access these new services the independent operators have to be able to link their internal ordering systems to OpenReach using a new standard called Wholesale Line Rental 3 (WLR3).
WLR3 already enables providers to access standard PSTN lines, but the opportunity to order high-capacity ISDN lines is of much greater interest to communication providers. Singularity and O-Bit are the first to actually connect live to the ISDN ordering service.
“Being the first to connect for ISDN 30 is a fantastic achievement, due to the effective collaboration of our staff working closely with Singularity”, said Dave Breith, CEO of O-bit Telecom. “Singularity have been exceptional during the successful delivery and connection to OpenReach. Their technology, their knowledge of the WLR3 protocol and their ability to anticipate and react to issues on our behalf have been excellent.”
“We’re thrilled that we’ve been able to achieve this milestone on behalf of our customer O-Bit Telecom” said Dr. Robert McGarry, Director of Telecommunications at Singularity. “We’re absolutely delighted to be the first team connecting live with ISDN 30, and we’d like to congratulate our colleagues on the O-Bit team on this joint success.”