Carphone Warehouse’s B2B arm Opal Telecom has launched aggressive new business broadband packages, which it claims undercut BT business broadband prices and afford dealers large commissions for signing customers.
Opal said 10,000 businesses had already committed to its new business-grade broadband, which utilises ADSL2+ technology and offers speeds of up to 24Mbps. The service is available for re-sale in two forms: as an off-the-shelf business solution with upfront commissions, or as a wholesale package that can be tailored to enable resellers and systems integrators to build their own bundles.
Opal’s service runs on its Next Generation Network (NGN), which has more than 1.4 million broadband connections already.
Opal director of wholesale Nathan Stenson (pictured) said: “This is another important step in Opal’s comprehensive B2B roadmap for the coming years to deliver truly business-grade applications, leveraging the investment and scale of the group’s NGN.
“We want to work with partners who share our vision and recognise the opportunity to increase margins and improve their trading during the difficult times ahead.”
He said: “Business working practices are rapidly changing meaning demand for prioritised high speed broadband technology has never been greater, and partners, more than ever, want a resilient provider with plenty of room for margin. Opal is a financially robust business, with a highly resilient network, and is well positioned to deliver this. We are looking for new and existing partners to join us.”