OneAccess and Easynet Receive Prestigious Business Service Innovation Award For SureStream
June 8th 2011, Paris: OneAccess, the European leader in multi-service access routers, and Easynet Connect, a specialist in internet connectivity for SMEs, have been named winners of the Business Service Innovation category at the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards 2011. The award recognises the cutting edge OneAccess technology that underpins Easynet’s high-quality, extremely competitive and uncontended SureStream broadband service to SMEs.
OneAccess’s ONE80M Multi-Service Access Router, with its unique emphasis on performance in the first mile, helps guarantee symmetrical bandwidth. The combination of robust technology at a competitive price point enables SureStream to be delivered up to 50 per cent cheaper than a comparable BT lease line. The service covers 1,200 Easynet connections.
Bertrand Meis, CEO, OneAccess, comments, “We are delighted to receive such a high-profile accolade. It highlights our commitment to helping our customers design and build new services for end users, specifically those in the SME market.
“Using our technology, Easynet was able to develop SureStream – a resilient, uncontended, scalable, high-speed symmetrical broadband service at a fraction of the cost of its competitors.”
The awards are designed to recognise innovative projects that service providers around the world have completed in association with their vendors and suppliers.
“Given the large number of vendor partnerships entering these prestigious awards, we’re extremely pleased that the benefits of our service offering to customers have been recognised, says, Neil Gallagher, Easynet Connect Sales Director “Our partnership with OneAccess continues to grow, and we look forward to working with them in the future to develop more award-winning services.”
Winners were announced at an awards ceremony at Park Lane Hotel, London, last night. In presenting the Awards, Alan Burkitt-Gray, editor of Global Telecoms Business, commented, “This is the fifth time we’ve run the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards and this year we saw more nominations, from a greater range of operators and vendors, than ever before.
“This is a sure sign the industry is working harder and harder to deliver exciting and innovative services to customers worldwide. We’ve seen a greater number of nominations for services directly aimed at businesses and consumers, designed to give them better services and make their lives easier.
“Congratulations to all of this year’s award winners and to OneAccess and Easynet for their innovative high-speed services to SMEs.”
About OneAccess Networks
Incorporated in 2001, OneAccess Networks (www.oneaccess-net.com) is a leading manufacturer of multi-service routers and carrier Ethernet access devices enabling major telecoms service providers to deliver business-grade managed services profitably. OneAccess supplies routers to over 110 service providers including 4 of the top 5 largest telecoms operators in Europe. OneAccess is the number 2 branch office router vendor worldwide. By using mass customisation techniques OneAccess router solutions can be precisely tailored to meet the stringent demands of the business managed services market enabling superior performance, management, reliability and services innovation.
About Easynet Connect
Easynet Connect is a leading provider of quality connectivity and internet access for small to medium size businesses. Established in 1994 and part of BSkyB Group, Easynet Connect is one of the largest networks in the UK with 6030km of fibre and last mile access to more than 70% of UK businesses via a network of more than 1,200 unbundled exchanges. Easynet Connect was the first provider in the UK to provide DSL services over an unbundled local loop and has pioneered managed LLU services for business. The services range from business class ADSL and SDSL through to high-quality, leased line equivalent and Ethernet based services. Our SDSL coverage is currently the most extensive in the UK. We offer a range of uncontended symmetrical speeds up to 1Gbps, all backed by 24x7 UK-based network monitoring and customer support, 99.9% Service Level Guarantees and an enviable 95% First Time Fix rate.
Our 20-day installation pledge for our EtherStream and SureStream products is the shortest of the few installation pledges currently available on the market. For more information, visit www.easynetconnect.net or call 0800 053 1777.
About Global Telecoms Business
Global Telecoms Business magazine, which is read by the industry leaders in the telecommunications industry worldwide, is part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC group. The magazine and the website www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com interview CEOs, CTOs, CFOs and other industry leaders worldwide - including, in recent issues, Franco Bernabè, CEO of Telecom Italia, Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, and Hamadoun Touré, secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union.
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