Whilst the last 4 months have seen Virtual1 flexing its muscles and extending its network reach to cover 180 towns and cities across the UK, that is not all that has been underway.
Virtual1 have now 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 the core network over the past 18 months. Virtual1 are now leading the field 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 is how the channel makes use of the new functionality, and how being released from the shackles of legacy carrier’s processes and service levels will create innovation in propositions.
By removing the carrier from the delivery of service, and giving this ability directly to the channel, our 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.
At this stage this functionality will be available across all circuits provided on our own network, with plans to expand this across all services in the roadmap for 2018
UC Today Opinion
Virtual1’s massive expansion of their network reach and the addition of a 1Portal that allows they partners to increase or decrease the bandwidth on Ethernet services is an exciting new development that gives their customers much greater control and flexibility over their network services.
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