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HighNet signs with Xelion for hosted telephony

Xelion, the cloud telephony provider, has signed its second UK wholesale partnership with HighNet in Scotland. HighNet will now act as a tier-one wholesaler to the channel for the Xelion hosted telephony service. In an initial move, HighNet is migrating 500 hosted extensions from a legacy platform to the Xelion service.

HighNet’s primary route to market is through a network of channel partners across the UK selling HighNet’s services direct to end business customers. From its head office in Inverness, HighNet manages over 22,000 business lines, billing over 100 million minutes a year.

Xelion offers an open platform architecture that HighNet’s channel partners can configure to their unique customer needs. Unlike rival hosted telephony platforms, there are no hidden extras or chargeable bolt-ons with all features, even call-recording included with Xelion, as standard. Because Xelion has an open architecture, a RESTful API allows third-party apps such as MS Exchange and Office 365 to be integrated seamlessly with the service.

Xelion is also totally focused on the channel with a partner only policy, so there are never any conflicts of interest.

For HighNet, David Alldritt, Technology and Innovation Director for the company stated, “We are pleased to now offer our channel partners the Xelion hosted telephony service for their customers. By providing a hosted telephony platform that puts channel resellers in the driving seat, supported by our expertise and experience in IP telephony, Xelion allows our partners to offer customers a truly differentiated service tailored to their needs.”

Commenting for Xelion, Dave Reynolds, UK Managing Director said, “We are delighted to welcome HighNet as a wholesale partner for Xelion in the UK.”