Connectus Group, the connectivity, IP-voice and cyber specialist, has announced a strategic partnership with broadband provider Wildanet to support businesses in Cornwall.

Connectus works with its channel partners to deliver products carried over the internet including voice, cloud storage and surveillance, as well as the provision of technology security management, cyber protection and information governance. 

Wildanet, the Cornwall-based ISP, is now expanding its portfolio to include Connectus products and solutions, delivering them over its own superfast broadband network that connects businesses and communities which have been left behind by the major providers. 

Unlike other network providers, Wildanet’s internet access is not restrained by copper. Its team connects communities by utilising hybrid technology to distribute superfast connectivity to businesses. 

Having initially become a user of Connectus’ VoIP technology uCentrix, the Wildanet team were keen to offer the resilient IP-based service, as well as the wider surveillance and cyber services, to its own expanding business base.

“Wildanet is a really innovative organisation which has addressed a genuine and ongoing challenge faced by a number of businesses. Access to superfast, reliable connectivity is taken for granted, but for those operating in areas without investment in fibre infrastructure, they are trying to run modern businesses for modern customers, but on legacy communication channels. 

“Wildanet’s business model and its dedication to help support businesses with next generation technology is aligned to our own and we’re delighted to be working with the team.”

Connectus CEO Roy Shelton

“Wildanet is committed to ensuring businesses in hard-to-reach areas are not at a disadvantage because of a lack of fibre infrastructure. We are delighted to be working with a partner who is as dedicated as we are to ensuring that UK-businesses, wherever they are based, do not miss out on services that can enhance and grow their businesses based on their postcode.

“Having trialled the Connectus service ourselves, we are looking forward to taking the range of services from IP voice, surveillance and cyber protection through to our customer base.”

Wildanet CEO Ian Calvert

Connectus has announced a new voice proposition following a sequence of strategic industry partnerships.
Building on its exclusive UK-relationship with Swedish-based technology firm Advoco, the firm has built a communications platform based on supporting businesses adopting working practices that aren’t bound by geographic location or cumbersome telephone equipment.
With a mobile-first approach, through an integration with Dubber and AWS, the new platform gives Connectus’ customers and partners access to features including GDPR compliant online call recording and data retrieval, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) for training and marketing.
Working with data centre provider UK Fast via Cirro, multiple site resilience and failover are in place. And with its Session Boarder Controller upgrade (SBC), capacity has been updated and increased for improved security and enablement of AI and recording features.
Duncan Shaw, CTO of Connectus, said: “It’s no secret that many businesses are now choosing to host their communication services using cloud technology and making them accessible to a number of devices, whether fixed or mobile, irrespective of time or location.
“We have designed this platform around those modern business needs, listening to customers and partners that are looking to their technology investments to help build knowledge, train new staff and utilise features such as AI to build business opportunities.
“Working closely with Advoco we have developed our offering to bring a powerful combination of experience and expertise, now overlaid with the additional services from Dubber and UK Fast. We’re looking forward to helping customers reap the benefits in a rapidly changing business landscape.”
Kajsa Lundfall, CEO of Advoco said: “Advoco is looking forward to working with Connectus in the UK market. This is a perfect match as both companies share a common view of bringing a simple and yet powerful and modern cloud telephony solutions for the mobile worker. With Connectus we have knowledge and experience in place and can bring a powerful solution to customers”