Zest 4 have confirmed their dedication to M2M & IoT solutions by licensing the Emport IoT platform from Arkessa, a leading M2M/IoT connectivity service provider. This association gives Zest4 the ability to deliver IoT MVNO services solutions alongside new communications technology, to maximise the IoT revenue opportunities not only in the UC channel, but to existing IoT suppliers and IoT solutions developers across all verticals.
Zest4 have acquired this capability to ensure their partners can access multiple networks, both in the UK and globally. Enabled by Arkessa’s Emport platform, partners have ultimate control under one management billing platform to manage their entire estate of SIMS irrespective of mobile network operator. Not only this, but they will be able to; track SIM usage individually, by sub estates, or in entirety; monitor data alerts, caps and SIM data allowance usage; produce data usage reports with ease and organise their estates through tags and categories of their choice.
The deal means Zest4 can offer an IoT tariff for any opportunity that a partner uncovers – with their usual competitive pricing and commercial flexibility.
Anton le Saux, Zest4’s Head of IoT said “Arkessa’s Emport is a proven Enterprise MVNO platform which we can now leverage, customise and target at UC channel businesses, verifying our position as a leading provider of IoT.”
Philip McDermott, Arkessa’s COO said “Arkessa is delighted to enable Zest4 with our Emport IoT platform, with such a strong track record of working with strategic partners to deliver UC solutions which are easy to understand and include high quality equipment, competitive prices and proactive support, it is a great fit. The Arkessa Platform-as-a-Service solution gives Zest4 the freedom to pursue their channel-focussed approach to IoT.”
Zest4 today announced an agreement with 8×8, Inc., a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact centre solutions, to become a Service Provider Distributor for the UK market. This new relationship will enable Zest4’s channel partners to sell 8×8’s newly launched X Series, the next generation enterprise system of engagement and intelligence, to meet the cloud communications, collaboration and contact centre requirements of mid-market and enterprise companies,
The new alliance will expand Zest4’s Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) portfolio to better meet the needs of multi-location, distributed organisations requiring integrated, enterprise-grade business cloud communications and collaboration solutions. In addition, the new alliance will also allow Zest4 to scale its business through recruiting new channel partners as well as providing the existing partner base with more revenue opportunities by offering 8×8’s industry-leading integrated cloud communications solutions.
ZEST4 QUOTE: “Everyone at Zest4 is delighted to be partnering with 8×8; this new association allows us to offer the Unified Communications Partner Channel a full end-to-end service on the 8×8 proposition with competitive pricing and full sales and service support. We are always looking to invest in technology areas we know will bring our partners long-term revenue growth, and now that they can offer a quality cloud platform to their customers, we’ve opened this up for them.” said Mandy Fazelynia, Operations and Business Development Director, Zest4 Limited.
“Zest4’s position as a leading provider of communications solutions to businesses throughout the UK will allow us both to scale, and drive adoption of the new X Series,” said Charles Aylwin, UK Channel’s Director, at 8×8. “Our partners are critical to expanding 8×8’s leadership in the mid-market and enterprise segments. Whether or not a partner has sold Cloud, linking up with Zest4 will enable their channel partners to easily access a high-growth market, and to build revenue opportunities with 8×8 market-leading solutions”
About Zest4 Limited Zest4 is a UK wholesale provider of Unified Communications solutions offering a complete range of products including fixed line, mobile and hosted telephony, as well M2M & IoT solutions. With a team of highly knowledgeable and experienced consultants, the company offers unrivalled customer service and dedicated support to its network of reseller partners. For more information, visit www.zest4.com or call 0161 956 3300.
About 8×8, Inc.
8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions with over a million business users worldwide. 8×8 helps enterprises engage at the speed of employee and customer expectations by putting the collective intelligence of the organization in the hands of every employee. For additional information, visit , or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
Zest4 has just been announced as finalists in two categories for the upcoming Comms Business Awards; Channel Supplier Mobile 2018 and Channel Supplier Best IoT/M2M Provider 2018.
We are absolutely delighted with the news, as it shows our unrivalled commitment to the channel and how we aim to help all our Partners do the best they can by providing innovative M2M technology and mobile solutions that stand them apart and make it easy for them to the meet the changing needs of their customers, time and time again.