Vodafone OneNet launch delayed


Vodafone denied claims last week the formal launch of its OneNet unified communications proposition for SMEs had been delayed until September, although the product appears unlikely to launch in April as planned.

A Vodafone spokesperson said: “OneNet is currently live with customer and partner trials in progress today. We are progressively rolling out more customers and partners over the coming weeks and will be fully commercially released when we are completely satisfied that the customer experience is second to none. September is not a date we have in our calendar.”

Vodafone enterprise director Peter Kelly (pictured) has said Vodafone is already running extensive trials with a number of customers, but has been generally cautious on launch dates. However, April has been widely considered to be the target.

A number of dealers with both direct and indirect relationships with Vodafone claim to have been told it does not expect the service to be rolled out until at least September to ensure it is “faultless.”

One dealer said: “It is a complex proposition and Vodafone wants to be sure everything is ready. Our customers are very interested, and are willing to wait.”

OneNet brings together fixed, mobile and IP-based solutions.It is currently being trialled with a number of selected direct ‘Premier Partner’ dealers.

It is understood dealers through Yes Telecom are unable to trial the service due to billing compatability platform issues.