Saturday, 16 December 2017

TalkTalk Business announces peer partnerships with 8x8, Vonage, and NFON UK

TalkTalk Business
Tuesday 31 October 17

TalkTalk Business today announces a series of peering partnerships with some of the UK’s top cloud communications firms including 8x8, Vonage and NFON UK. TalkTalk Business’ expertise in delivering innovative connectivity solutions will enable customers using their cloud-based and hosted communications services to experience the very best performance. By working with TalkTalk Business to provide their customers with Internet connectivity, the vendors will be offering access to high…

TalkTalk Business today announces a series of peering partnerships with some of the UK’s top cloud communications firms including 8x8, Vonage and NFON UK. TalkTalk Business’ expertise in delivering innovative connectivity solutions will enable customers using their cloud-based and hosted communications services to experience the very best performance.

By working with TalkTalk Business to provide their customers with Internet connectivity, the vendors will be offering access to high-quality bandwidth required to support the communications needs of any size business. As the market leader for Ethernet connectivity with over 3,000 exchanges across the UK, TalkTalk Business is partnering with these vendors to prepare their customers for the influx of enterprise video, instant messaging tools, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. Extensive peering relationships ensure this advantage in performance extends all the way from the premise through to cloud.

Richard Thompson, Director of Partners at TalkTalk Business, commented, “The decision by 8x8, Vonage and NFON UK to invest in our networks for private peering reflects our commitment to future-proofing UK business Ethernet services. We want to see businesses, of all sizes, develop and grow rapidly. With our assistance, we know they will have the connectivity to realise this potential. Our Partners play a crucial role in our networks, ensuring all applications and services operate seamlessly for end users, and we are very pleased to announce this latest series of partnerships to further these efforts.”

Charles Aylwin, Director of Channel at 8x8, noted, “What’s important for businesses is being able to work at speed, collaborate right across the organisation and be completely agile. This is what we deliver for our customers, as the only company to offer truly unified communications, but it’s also important to maintain this level of service, wherever our customers choose to work. Teaming up with TalkTalk Business as a private peering partner allows to deliver this quality of service to our customers and we are looking forward to a very successful partnership.”

TalkTalk Business’ bandwidth can be segregated in real-time so that cloud-based applications like voice or video traffic will not be compromised for the access bearer. This means that business applications use exactly specified bandwidths for their respective functions, so the application provider can pledge to their customers that they will always support the required bandwidth on their side of the peering arrangements.

We ensure that the available bandwidth on the physical connection to the end user at the premise is continually enhanced, lowering infrastructure maintenance costs which other ISPs would reconcile with added costs for Partners. Ethernet based services are economically mapped to deliver high quality bandwidth to the end site, with guaranteed fix times, so that there are no weak-spots or periods of internet downtime.

Quality of Service (QoS) checks are used in all of our core networks to ensure that critical traffic like Ethernet transfers have a high priority and cannot be compromised across the network. This is how we ensure that the voice or video traffic can be assured 100% for the end user.

Our open-ended structure means that businesses that choose us to deliver their Internet Access service get the most appropriate bandwidth, service levels and pricing for their needs. They can then separately select their preferred cloud application provider, and request the private peering agreement between us and the application provider to be arranged. This allows them to tailor their communications needs, meeting budgetary requirements without paying for services they do not require.


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