Tiscali and Gradwell bring fully unbundled phone and broadband to smaller UK businesses Monday 14 January 2008 PDF Print One of the UK’s top three Voice over IP providers to small companies and SMEs has joined forces with Tiscali to bring the benefits of emerging telecoms innovation to smaller UK businesses. Gradwell Dot Com, based in Bath and spearheaded by the telecoms entrepreneur, Peter Gradwell, will work in partnership to promote and deliver Tiscali’s Voice Ready Broadband and Unbundled phone services (WLVA) to the UK’s SoHo and SME business communities. Significantly, Gradwell is the first Tiscali channel partner to sign a WLVA (Wholesale Line Voice and ADSL) contract. The partnership will enable small to medium sized UK companies to benefit by merging their analogue telephone line, high quality broadband and a fully featured IP-PBX service into a single product from a single supplier. In the WLVA product, Tiscali provides Gradwell with the whole copper pair at the local exchange and converts both voice and data into IP, routed straight into the Gradwell VoIP network. Therefore, there is no traditional phone line rental, resulting in a cost saving of over £11 per month. Peter Gradwell, CEO of Gradwell Dot Com, says: “The key problem SMEs have with VoIP is making sure the service is consistent. By using Tiscali’s Voice Ready Broadband, connected directly to the Gradwell VoIP network, we can provide SMEs with a high quality, consistent and reliable end to end solution. “Together we are fully committed to the SME cause, and look forward in the months to come to the fruits of our collaboration with Tiscali. To have its recognition represents a huge endorsement of my colleagues at Gradwell and we are delighted to be in pole position with Tiscali’s Voice Ready and WLVA services.” Nathan Francis, Managing Director of Tiscali Business Services, says: “Given its experience and track record in the SoHo and SME communities, Gradwell is a very welcome addition as a channel partner. It has grown successfully by nurturing and developing its relationships with over 200 VARs (Value Added Resellers) as well as delivering innovative solutions including Hosted Centrex platform solutions which are white-labelled through its extensive ISP audience. ”In partnership with Tiscali, Gradwell will promote and deliver leading-edge Voice Ready and WLVA solutions. These services will be bundled with the Gradwell PBX and Hosting Services, ordered via the web and made available to our own partners in the VAR channel, giving all the benefits of easy integration, easy access and associated cost-economies.” The SoHo and SME market will be a focal point for Tiscali in 2008 as the company looks to deliver tailor-made products, such as Voice Ready and WLVA, to this extensive market sector. WLVA is an ‘all in one’ service designed to enable resellers to deliver tailor made, competitively priced line rental, voice and data services over a single connection. WVLA is a wholesale, fully unbundled service based on the unbundling capability in BT exchanges. Resellers are provided with the line, full traditional voice services and an ADSL based data connection in one product. To order the service, or find out more, visit http://www.gradwell.com/broadband/ 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 About Gradwell Formed in 1998 by Peter Gradwell, Gradwell Dot Com was originally established as a webhosting company before its pioneering venture into VoIP. Based in Bath, the company has more than 13,500 active lines in service, making it one of the top three VoIP providers to UK small businesses and SMEs. In 2006 Peter Gradwell was elected the youngest-ever Fellow of the British Computer Society. 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.