Tiscali, the broadband, telephone and media company, today announces a new package of wholesale telecoms services for businesses, meaning broadband for UK companies has just become faster, more innovative and less expensive.
The ADSL-based service, known as Annex M, will enable telecoms resellers to provide their customers with greater service options and a host of attractive features, including higher guaranteed bandwidth for businesses, a doubling of Voice over IP (VoIP) connections per company and the opportunity to run multiple services such as voice, video and other media over a single circuit.
Running over Tiscali’s technologically advanced Next Generation Network, Annex M works by doubling the level of ‘upstream broadband’ with a corresponding decrease in the less important downstream speeds. This means that data transmission rates can be as high as 16Mb downstream and up to 2.5Mb upstream under near perfect conditions. These speeds vary, depending on the equipment being used by the customer and their proximity to the local exchange.
Lance Spencer, Product and Marketing Director for Tiscali Business Services, says: “This service is ideal for businesses looking to switch from BT or upgrade their telecoms capabilities whilst saving significantly on costs. It is a perfect replacement for BT’s SDSL services at a fraction of the cost with far more bells and whistles. Unlike BT’s SDSL service, which is based on BT’s legacy networks, our new offering will easily scale for further enhancement as it is delivered across Tiscali’s future-proof 21st Century network.”
As part of the Annex M package, the most ‘expensive’ and feature rich Tiscali SDSL (M) 2Mb product is actually less than half the monthly price of the BT SDSL nearest equivalent product. This includes rapid delivery of the service, enhanced care as standard and guaranteed bandwidth, which businesses increasingly demand.
“This radical new price point is more aligned with traditional ADSL based services rather than the exorbitant and inflexible legacy BT SDSL services and leased lines,” says Spencer. “It means that companies can really break away from the shackles of BT and actually get a much better experience and deal in the process.”
All Annex M services are delivered across Tiscali’s own Local Loop Unbundled (LLU) infrastructure which has tried and tested, sophisticated network engineering and prioritisation capabilities, to ensure that business traffic is prioritised at times of high network load.
Annex M is available on Tiscali’s Local Loop Unbundled network infrastructure. 900 exchanges are already unbundled with another 100 being rolled out by the end of 2008, giving a business footprint of over 55% of business users.
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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 ands more recently Video Networks Limited in 2006 to enable it to provide Triple Play broadband, telephone and home entertainment IPTV and Video on Demand services and the Pipex broadband and telephone business in September 2007.
Providing broadband, dialup, telephone and TV services to over three million customers of which two million are broadband customers, Tiscali UK is positioned within the UK market as the 3rd largest DSL broadband provider.
One of the most comprehensive sites on the web, Tiscali's portal www.tiscali.co.uk provides 25 channels and over 55,000 pages of constantly updated information, resources and entertainment content. The site receives over 6.7 million unique visitors per month*, a total of 314 million page views. The site gives access to online services from shopping to sport and money to entertainment and also provides services such as legal music downloading from a catalogue of over 1 million tracks, a free Video Email service and a Members Area with exclusive content and offers.
Tiscali S.p.A. (Borsa Italiana, Milan: TIS) is one of the main alternative 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, IPTV, media, value added services (VAS), and other technologically advanced products. * ABCe January 2008
As of 31st March 2008, Tiscali had ca 3.5 million active users in Italy and the UK. 2.45 million of these were ADSL customers.
Tiscali's corporate website can be found at www.tiscali.com.
Visit the Tiscali Press Centre at www.tiscali.co.uk/press
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