Meet us at Channel live 11 & 12 September 2019
Stand: 631 & 505
5G & GSM differentiation at Channel Live
by Justin Hamilton-Martin, Centile UK Director
I read a lot about 5G and here is my belief – yes it will go faster, yes it will reduce latency (if this is a real problem today) and yes it will be rolled out – possibly from taller masts – by some, faster than others. In reality, this is the same story as most generational improvements in mobile data. Most will agree that mobile data continues to work pretty well where coverage exists – no great shakes for most Enterprises in the near future – although very exciting for those of us who embrace technology 😊
Let’s be real, the big shift and disrupter in the mobile market (…parking up IoT for a minute) is bringing the benefits of a phone system to a SIM in the SME and Enterprise space – whilst benefiting from the EE network. We are naturally connected and in control of what we do in terms of communications and planning from our mobiles however landline comms have been left separate and behind the curve versus our mobiles – controlling you SIM is a game changer in the UCaaS space however only a few partners are actually up to speed in this area as yet.
The UK Channel has demanded differentiation and it is available today in the UK as it has been for a while in other countries in which Centile platforms operates. In one Nordic country, we have a customer with over 250,000 SIMs on their UCaaS platform and this continues to grow in the thousands every month. Why have so many signed up for the service – market availability, business benefits.
Visit us at Channel Live to see some true differentiation with hunt groups of mobile phones in operation and in parallel with IP phones ringing. See the call pickup and transfer features in front of you and share a full UCaaS experience on top of this next generation telephony wave.
IP phones still have a place in UK businesses (and with us) and not all companies are ready for mobile call recording, centralised real-time management etc however where this feature set is being heard about by customers – our partners are not missing. We believe this will help businesses work faster and GSM coverage is extensive (today)…don’t worry about waiting for 5G as this will come naturally in time.
Come and explore more with the UK team at Channel Live on the Centile & Transatel Stand 631.