Thus has introduced two wholesale offerings of existing leading edge products for Channel Partners.
Wholesale MPLS enables Channel Partners to provide IP VPNs to their customers via a web based configuration tool where they can specify out the user requirements and have the project priced by Thus.
THUS will provide the MPLS service to the customer and the reseller bills their client along with other products, such as routers, which they can supply independently.
THUS also provide access to their Performance Track Reporting System so that the Wholesaler can see how their clients MPLS IP VPNs are performing.
At the same time Thus has launched a wholesale Ethernet product to the channel that encompasses their City and National Ethernet services.
Product Manager Mark Bennett told Comms Business Magazine that these products are excellent replacements for traditional wide area networking connectivity products such as leased lines.
“Thus Ethernet services provide greater bandwidth at lower costs than leased lines and at the same time offer a simple solution as the services operate on the same protocol as the users LAN. Thus Ethernet services connect straight in to the user LAN without the need for the expensive interface cards associated with traditional solutions.
As well as being perfect for wide area network applications these facilitate a host of application possibilities for customers such as converging VoIP and Video or centralising servers or storage applications.
If you couple this lower price per meg of bandwidth, simplicity on implementation and application possibilities with the same stringent service level agreements they would get from leased lines then you have a compelling argument.
Additionally, where customers take National Ethernet services from Thus they can also gain optional access to our Internet and IP exchange line services at really attractive prices as part of their Ethernet solution
Thus Volume Channel Partners therefore create additional margin opportunities by cross selling the optional Internet and IP exchange line services.”