Whilst the last 4 months have seen Virtual1 extending its network reach to cover 180 towns and cities across the UK, that is not all that has been underway.
Virtual1 have released real-time bandwidth changes across its Ethernet network. Partners will be able to increase and decrease the bandwidth on Ethernet services via 1Portal, with changes taking effect in real-time.
In a first for the UK market, this functionality leverages the upgrades made across our core network over the past 18 months. Virtual1 are now leading the field in the UK with our fully Software Defined Network, which by the end of 2017 will allow our Partner to directly control 35 different features of the solutions that they provide, all in real-time. Most exciting will be how our partners make use of this new functionality, and how being released from the shackles of legacy carrier’s processes and service levels will create innovation in customer propositions.
By removing the ourselves from the delivery of service, our Carrier Partners can now leverage a cutting-edge UK network, as if it were their own, with complete control of solutions in house, and the ability to integrate to their native systems.
Whilst our Channel Partners can now dictate their own SLA’s. Verticals that display strong seasonality, periods of huge demand or predictable peak workloads all lend themselves nicely to this sort of proposition, giving the ability to flex bandwidth and not carry the costs of this ability for the length of a contract.
This functionality is available across all circuits provided on our own network immediately, with plans to expand this across all services we provide in the roadmap for 2018.