Zest4, a channel-focused wholesale provider of Unified Communications (UC) solutions for resellers across the UK has licensed the Emport IoT platform from Arkessa. Arkessa is a leading M2M/IoT connectivity service provider, and is enabling Zest4 to deliver IoT Connectivity service solutions and new communications technology to Zest4’s UC channel.
The solution is enabled by Arkessa’s Emport platform which has direct interconnects to all of the UK mobile networks into a single management and billing platform. The Platform-as-a-Service model enables Zest4 to operate as a multi-network IoT MVNO, to create customised IoT solutions and evolve the platform services in a UC channel-focussed direction.
Anton le Saux, Zest4’s Head of IoT said “Arkessa are leaders in the IoT space with a proven Enterprise MVNO platform which we can now leverage, customise and target at UC channel businesses. Operating this ‘network of networks’ means we can deliver IoT services immediately across all of the main UK networks and make IoT even more commercially accessible in the channel.”
Phil McDermott, Chief Commercial Officer at Arkessa said “Arkessa is delighted to enable Zest4 with our Emport IoT platform. It is a great fit with Zest4 who have such a strong track record of working with strategic partners to deliver UC solutions which are easy to understand, include high quality equipment, competitive prices and proactive support. The Arkessa Platform-as-a-Service solution gives Zest4 the freedom to pursue their channel-focussed approach to IoT”
Zest4 is an established wholesale provider of Unified Communications solutions offering a complete range of products including fixed line, mobile and hosted telephony. For more information on Zest4, visit www.zest4.com