FluidOne Launch New Aggregated UK Broadband and Mobile Platform
30 · MAY ·2018
Business communications provider FluidOne, which also supplies a number of ISPs, has launched its new software-defined network solution called Platform One
Business communications provider FluidOne, which also supplies a number of ISPs, has launched its new software-defined network solution called Platform One, which claims to aggregate and integrate the fixed line, broadband, mobile and wireless services of “just about every major supplier in the UK“.
Obviously, this is not a solution for ordinary consumers (at least not directly) and it’s more intended for businesses or managed comms providers that “need to connect multiple people, places and things using a mix different connection types to the private and cloud-based services they need to thrive.”
On the physical side, the software controlled Platform One hooks into a 1000km+ national fibre optic network, overlaid with carrier-grade Juniper MPLS switching and routing systems. This interconnects directly with Ethernet services from fixed line providers Sky (Sky Broadband), TalkTalk, Virgin Media, Vodafone, BT (Wholesale), Openreach, SSE Enterprise Telecoms, Colt, Virtual1, Gigaclear and Cityfibre.
On top of that it also connects to the mobile data services of EE, Vodafone, Three UK and O2. Plus there’s direct private connectivity to Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services, Office 365 & Microsoft Azure. Plus it features fixed wireless and microwave services from several specialist suppliers.
Russell Horton, FluidOne’s New CEO, said:
“My review of the business in the period since my appointment led me to some clear conclusions, not least of which is that FluidOne is under-represented in the channel. FluidOne has developed a platform for connectivity services that is, frankly, the broadest and most capable I have ever seen.
It’s software defined network integrates Cloud, IoT, broadband, Ethernet and mobile communications services from every major asset owner in the UK. It then makes them all available to partners and customers with full software control via a single in-house developed portal called DASH. It’s just what the channel needs.”
All of this is better explained is their blog post, which also lists which connectivity products are available from various suppliers over the platform.
By Mark Jackson for ISP Review
Established in 2006, London based FluidOne is a communications service integrator, serving the connectivity needs of thousands of business customers and several hundred managed service partners. FluidOne’s national fibre network, Platform One, interconnects the wholesale services of every leading cloud service, datacentre, mobile operator, broadband supplier, fixed line operator and telephony service provider into a common service network, creating a single platform of pre-integrated services. FluidOne’s DASH customer portal makes these aggregated services easy to compare, easy to choose, easy to consume, flexible in use and as powerful and reliable as each customer requires.
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