TalkTalk Business move further into the voice over data market with the acquisition of SIP network provider, tIPicall.
SIP networks are used in internet telephony and provide voice and video calls, as well as messaging, over internet IP networks. TalkTalk Business will use its acquisition of tIPicall to deliver free SIP trunking to its partners, offering free VoIP services over an SIP network.
Charles Bligh, MD of TalkTalk Business, believes that the acquisition will bring more disruption and competitive pricing to the market, as well as provide users with greater flexibility and reliable connectivity. He said: ‘We have always thrived on being innovative and disruptive, delivering value back to our partners and providing a fantastic all-round service.
‘Now we’re getting serious about SIP. We believe that our new SIP offering will deliver the best value prices combined with unbeatable reliability and comprehensive training, testing and on-boarding, giving our partners all the tools they need to succeed.’
Bligh stated that with the approach of the switch-off of traditional voice in 2025 TalkTalk offers ‘huge opportunity’ for channel partners, such as tIPicall, to take advantage, claiming ‘TalkTalk already carries over 16bn SIP minutes per annum’.