TalkTalk Business has announced a series of peering partnerships with UK cloud communications firms, 8x8, Vonage and NFON UK.
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 said, “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.”
Benefits of working with TalkTalk Business will include access to bandwidth that can be segregated in real-time so that cloud-based applications like voice or video traffic will not be compromised for the access bearer. The company also ensures 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.
Quality of Service (QoS) checks are also used in all of its core networks to ensure that critical traffic like Ethernet transfers have a high priority and cannot be compromised across the network. TalkTalk Business’ open-ended structure means that businesses 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 TalkTalk Business and the application provider to be arranged.
Charles Aylwin, Director of Channel at 8x8 added, “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. eaming 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.”