James: Micro-P spreads wings as UC ready to fly


Micro-P looks to be full of energy in the market; not usual for distribution companies in these market and economic climates.

Its buoyant fixed line operation is grounded in reality. It is not looking to get involved in plain old copper wire, unless it represents a means to a new technology solution that provides its subscribers genuinely new efficiencies.

For its NEC PBX business is to be a part of a broad-ranging hardware proposition for multiple channels, now converging. The NEC kit will work to switch calls between mobile phones and office phones, as users are located. More interestingly, Micro-P’s move comes just as the vendor market prepares its assault on the FMC space proper.

Samsung is readying hardware that will switch calls between an office Wi-Fi network and a mobile network as users come in and out of range, reducing cost and improving productivity.

The allowance of a single number for both mobile and office telephony is extremely attractive. BlackBerry is at it too. This is the way to take share in the business market going forward.

Like network offers from Vodafone and O2, these are major advancements in telecoms for UK businesses.

Micro-P has taken note ahead of time, to be a hardware supplier as the IT, fixed line and mobile spaces converge.