XLN Telecom base jumps 25,000


Broadband, mobile and fixed line provider XLN Telecom said last week its February acquisition of service provider OneBill increased its customer base by 25,000, to take its total managed base beyond 110,000.

XLN said the acquisition will see ARPU increase by 25 per cent. It claims to be the largest UK independent provider of telecom services to small business in Britain.

It said OneBill has been fully integrated on to XLN’s new WLR3 platform, providing direct access to a number of BT OpenReach systems, such as amendments and changes to accounts and requesting engineers.

OneBill will now have their calls and broadband connections routed through XLN’s Tier-1 partner network. In addition, all customer service is now being provided by XLN’s call centre in London, using its own CRM system.

OneBill continues to trade under its brand.

XLN is also close to announcing the launch of its new own-branded MVNO service.

XLN Telecom chief executive and founder Anthony Karibian (pictured) said: “We are delighted by the speed with which we’ve been able to integrate the two businesses and migrate OneBill’s customers seamlessly onto our platform. 

“This has allowed the economies of scale that our platform provides to rapidly come into effect, bringing revenue and profit immediately onto our bottom line.

“The UK telecoms industry has now reached a tipping point where only the largest will survive.  We believe our platform, systems, and balance sheet strength make us the consolidator of choice for smaller operators facing an ever competitive environment.”