With research suggesting 28% of SMEs experience over 2.5 hours of internet downtime because of unsuitable connections, TalkTalk Business has released a new range of business grade solutions to partners, adding to what is already one of the UK’s widest and most comprehensive broadband portfolios.
The telecoms provider has announced a range of propositions to the channel, available as either wholesale (interconnect) or managed services. With a choice of MPF – offering easy entry into data market for voice partners – or SMPF, providing data services to customers even where voice is still in contract, each proposition integrates TTB’s future-proofed Next Generation Network with new features and functionality tailored for commercial use.
As an alternative to legacy SDSL on BT’s Datastream and Framestream services due to be withdrawn from the market, this collection of services includes connectivity with assured rates of 512Kbps or 1Mbps – to guarantee bandwidth – and traffic prioritisation, to optimise data transfer speeds during times of peak domestic use. Also, with the largest Annex M installed base in the industry, there is a range of services that provide an increased upstream service of up to 2.5 Mbps.
Andy Hollingworth, Director of Wholesale, said, “The increase in unified and online communications means that bandwidth-hungry data and conferencing applications such as hosting, cloud computing and multimedia video services are becoming more strategically important in reducing business overheads and in driving efficiencies – especially for operations that might include remote homeworkers and satellite offices over an IPVPN.
“With UK businesses realising the limitations of residential broadband to deliver such applications, these latest business grade offerings – available over 80% of the UK – will bolster our Partner’s portfolios at just the right time. Furthermore, they allow our Partners to compete on product superiority rather than price, enhancing their margins significantly.”