Tiscali clubs together for voice innovation Wednesday 28 November 2007 PDF Print Resellers on the lookout for new business opportunities and fresh ideas for traditional PSTN replacement services will welcome the news that Tiscali Business Services and Club Communications have signed an agreement to work in partnership. With Club’s expertise within the traditional voice resale market and Tiscali’s experience, track record and the ability to scale broadband to over 2.6 million customers, companies throughout the UK can expect a fusion of innovation. Since its formation over ten years ago, Club has built up a wealth of experience in the voice market, providing wholesale network services to telecoms resellers, from order input to end user billing. Like Tiscali Business Services, Club markets and sells its services exclusively through resellers only and therefore has no conflict of interest with its channel customers who deal directly with end users. Between them, the two companies intend to supply the channel with an array of products and services that are attractive to end users, easy to sell and produce customer loyalty and increased margins for the reseller. “Tiscali has proven itself to be a very innovative company and Club Communications are very excited about their services including the Voice Ready product which is a perfect fit for our resellers and their customers,” says Tony Lewis, Managing Director of Club Communications. “This approach is mission-critical to our strategy because we want to offer the widest, most flexible and dynamic set of services. “Tiscali’s experience in the integration of provisioning and operational support interfaces is really the best way of achieving scale and reducing time to serve and is essential for partners like Club.” Lewis adds that the agreement with Tiscali is expected to provide Club with “the largest geographic LLU footprint in the UK.” Nathan Francis, Managing Director of Tiscali Business Services, says: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Club Communications who have an excellent track record and plenty of experience in the voice arena. The company has developed a range of very good products and services for resellers servicing the SME market which complements our own strategy to develop more and more innovative service offerings for this important sector. “Club is one of very few players in the voice resale market to invest significantly in back office systems to manage volume and efficiency in-house for data resale to their partners. For us this is a failsafe strategy.” As well as Voice Ready, the imminent launch of ADSL2+ will allow Tiscali to offer Club the service through its infrastructure across the entire LLU footprint providing Club Partners with up to 16mbs of bandwidth. Ends For further information please contact Glen Goldsmith, 2thefore on 07812 766338 or firstname.lastname@example.org Notes to editors: About Tiscali Tiscali UK forms part of Tiscali SpA., headquartered in Cagliari, Italy. The UK company was launched in July, 2001 following the acquisitions of Liberty Surf, World Online and LineOne. Tiscali UK also acquired Tiny and Gateway ISPs and more recently the Video Networks Limited in 2006 to enable it to provide Triple Play broadband, telephone and home entertainment IPTV and Video on Demand services. Providing broadband, dialup, telephone and TV services to over 1.8 million customers of which almost 1.5 million are broadband customers, Tiscali UK is positioned within the UK market as the 3rd largest DSL broadband provider. Tiscali Business Services is the pioneering leader across a range of business communications including Virtual Private Networks, Teleworking, VoIP, Business Broadband, ADSL and Leased line services as well as offering Managed Hosted solutions. TBS is the first UK Internet provider able to deliver commercial Guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) over DSL. Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Milan: TIS) is one of the main independent European telecommunication companies. With one of the largest and most interconnected IP networks in the world, Tiscali is able to supply its customers, residential and business, with a full range of services: Internet access, both dial-up and ADSL, voice, VoIP, media, value added services (VAS), and other technologically advanced products. As of 30th September 2007, Tiscali had 4.2 million active users in Italy and the UK. Approximately 2.6 million were ADSL customers, of which ca 1 million received unbundled services. Tiscali's corporate website can be found at www.tiscali.com. Visit the Tiscali Press Centre at www.tiscali.co.uk/press This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of 2thefore in the following categories: Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.