Suretec recently got approval from Ofcom, the U.K. communications regulator, to assign U.K. telephone numbers. Therefore, SureVoIP can assign phone numbers across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The company is also authorised to supply global numbers for over 60 countries.
This is unique in the Scottish market, because other companies act as "middle-men" between clients and service providers.
SureVoIP is partnering with British Telecom (BT) through a VoIP Interconnect to offer clients added benefits. SureVoIP has also partnered with Xconnect on their Global Alliance program, as well as two other U.K. VoIP carriers.
SureVoIP also provides 24/7 emergency telephone support.
Gavin Henry, managing director of SureVoIP, and founding member of the Suretec Group, said, "Our journey to securing the approval from Ofcom has been long and complex, involving the submission of detailed business plans, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the Communications Act 2003, various legal requirements, help from ITSPA (we've worked so hard that we will soon be getting the ITSPA Quality Mark), documentation and a significant investment in equipment throughout the U.K. With out FreeSWITCH and the FreeSWITCH community this would not have been possible."
North-east IT and telecoms support specialist, the Suretec Group, has become the first dedicated internet telephony service provider in Scotland, with the launch of a new company division, SureVoIP.
The creation of SureVoIP – a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service provider – follows Suretec securing approval from UK communications industry regulatory body, Ofcom, to assign UK telephone numbers.
As an Ofcom regulated VoIP provider with its own telephone number allocations, SureVoIP has been approved to assign phone numbers to clients across the UK and Northern Ireland. The company can also supply global numbers for at least 60 countries.
This is a unique offer within the Scottish market, as other internet telephony specialists within the country must act as ‘middle-men’ between the client and an approved service provider. The result is that SureVoIP and its partners have higher control over costs and can offer preferential and transparent rates that are to the benefit of clients.
Just a quick note to say last week we passed the BT VoIP interconnect interoperability testing which means our interconnect with BT and all our Ofcom number ranges will finally be live next month. We can of course supply numbers and do number porting right now as normal.
Everyone involved in the directory sector and OpenLDAP has been seeing lots more enquiries to migrate from Sun Directory to OpenLDAP as the future of Sun Directory, now Oracle owns Sun is becoming a concern, as is their new pricing model. We obviously have experience doing this and migration from any other directory server.
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I'd like to share some of my favourite essays from Paul Graham. These are in a kind of order of which I love the best and are related to software startups, but they can really, really help any business:
We're in the Organic/Bootstrapping camp as that's how we've funded our upcoming VoIP service provider called SureVoIP
In the two articles he links to, I liked the TechCrunch one as it lists these 16 things to help raise your profile to help bring in the business to bootstrap:
0. Get on Twitter and Tweet smart things [added Dec 2009] 1. News is a Purple Cow – UK translation: Man Bites Dog 2. Keep in contact – conversations usually beat press releases 3. Negotiate your exclusives 4. Don’t be a leech – Be part of the community 5. Conferences are not news 6. Be a great contact 7. Be a friendly blogger 8. Should you hire a PR firm? 9. Want to join in? Network. 10. Please pitch like a human 11. Understand who you are talking to 12. The media likes CEOs 13. Do you really need to have formal press meetings? 14. One company in a space is not (generally) a story 15. “Yes, but how do I get on TechCrunch.com?” 16. “Strike when the news is hot” added 16 March 2010
In summary Duane closes with something I agree with: