Newbury based distributor VCOMM say that in 2006 they will be building on its expertise in VoIP to capitalise on the huge interest in the SMB space for cost-effective, robust VoIP solutions. They will also be reviewing opportunities in the wireless VoIP space to assess viability and market readiness of this emerging technology.
VCOMM is 100 per cent focused on the UK voice and data channel, representing a range of established players such as Expand Networks and VegaStream as well as innovative newcomers such as Pandora Networks and Critical Software.
In the first quarter of 2006, VCOMM has big plans to consolidate its reseller channel for Pandora’s VoIP solution for the SMB market. Following an oversubscribed Worksmart “boot camp” at the end of January, VCOMM will be providing ongoing workshops and demonstrations of Worksmart for resellers looking to capitalise on interest in VoIP from their small and midsized customers. Worksmart is priced from just £11.99 pcm for the entry level product.
Another “hot” market to watch this year in VCOMM’s view is the business gateway market. Market analysts In-Stat MDR estimate it will grow to $2.1bn by 2010. VCOMM has formed a vendor partnership with Critical Networks, a division of Critical Software, to distribute its new edgeBOX solution in the UK. edgeBOX is an “office in a box” integrating voice, data and networking in a single appliance.
Resellers can deliver everything an SMB needs from its network infrastructure in one integrated platform, from just £1500pcm. edgeBOX will launch to the UK channel in January 2006,.
From February VCOMM will be offering a free V-COMM branded SIP softphone, downloadable from the VCOMM website at www.vcomm.co.uk
VCOMM will shortly be offering its own trunking service in response to customer demand. The service is currently in development and will be launched at the end of March at a competitive price