LEEDS, England, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Wholesale telecommunications operator aql, have recently completed a 'porting agreement' with Hull based operator Kingston Communications.
Until now, any subscriber with a Kingston-upon-Hull telephone number must have their number tied to their fixed line subscription. Now that the numbers can be ported into the aql 'cloud', any Hull number can be moved away from the existing network onto another fixed line service, or onto an IP telephone service, or even onto a mobile handset - all for a few pounds a month.
aql's model is to supply capable, friendly, value added resellers who can support the end customer. This means that aql just need to concentrate on innovation and maintaining the core network.
Paul Greaves, Sales Director of aql stated "We see the Kingston porting agreement as likely to act as a catalyst to competition in the Hull area and I'm sure we'll see new specialist operators cropping up. An example of such an operator is theonenetwork.co.uk, who can merge your office and home numbers onto one mobile device from £5 per month".
Martin Lauer, Managing Director of The One Point had this to say "This is a real game changer for Hull and gives Hull customers real choice and flexibility, previously not universally available. We expect a huge demand via resellers, telecoms companies for this service aswell as end users direct."
He continued "The partnership with aql continues to go from strength to strength following on from the announcement of our MVNO agreement (The One Network) and other product relationships."
Notes to Editor :
Any mention of aql should be used in lowercase letters as it is a trademarked name and device. I have bolded all occurrences of this trademark as a guideline.
About aql: aql, established in 1998, is a UK based, regulated telecommunications operator. aql specialise in providing secure, reliable wholesale access to the fixed and mobile networks to government, enterprise and to innovators. The numbers speak for themselves - aql is responsible for the voice services and numbering on over 42 million numbers for over 20 UK ISP's, routes over 1 million SMS text messages per day and has enabled over 40 UK MVNO (virtual mobile) brands. aql also own and operate a significant national data network and secure datacentre sites within the UK.
aql® is a registered trademark, device and trading style of (aq) limited.
About theonepoint: The One Point offer our customers a "whole in one" solution, giving them the benefits of one single-source provider to manage their IT, Telecoms, Business and Personal Mobiles and Digital Media needs. We offer them greater savings and the convenience of management in one place, in turn giving them greater control.
We work with any size business from sole traders to large corporations. We are partners with all major communications and IT suppliers so we can independently offer the best deals to our customers, along with in-house specialist team of engineers and account managers you can be confident that you will get the best service at the most competitive price.
aql:Press contact: Dan Ray +44-(0)1133-20-30-85, firstname.lastname@example.org
theonepoint: Press Contact: Martin Lauer+44-(0)1482-420150 Info@theonepoint.co.uk