Access4 signs wholesale carrier deal with Vibe

30 August 2016 | Jason McGee-Abe


Access4 has signed a deal with Vibe Communications which sees it become the first carrier to provide wholesale services on its BroadSoft platform in New Zealand.

The unified communication as a service (UCaaS) provider is providing the full range of its solutions, including hosted PBX, UCaaS and contact centre as a service (CCaaS), to Vibe, which complements its existing voice business, and its resellers in New Zealand.

Davey Goode, CTO and founder of Vibe Communications said the wholesale provider of international layer 2, wholesale IP transit and automated access service aggregation had always wanted to offer BroadSoft to customers but it required heavy investment in capital and time.

“Access4’s model has removed these challenges and allowed us to go to market quickly. Customers no longer want to buy a PBX for their office and they are actively seeking a hosted solution with no capital investment. We looked at multiple hosted PBX offerings but nothing did what BroadSoft would do. The other solutions we tried fell short on functionality or were not easy to deliver to our customers,” said Goode.

“We have a wholesale portal that our customers use and we have been able to integrate into SASBOSS so that our customers can use the same interface giving them end-to-end automation of voice, hosted PBX and UcaaS.”

Access4’s sales and marketing director, Ruy Franco, said that the partnership with Vibe delivered multiple benefits for both companies: “This partnership provides a footprint for Access4 services into NZ and has allowed us to extend our BroadSoft presence into NZ using Intellipath. We will use Vibe’s voice carriage in NZ, which will allow us to switch calls locally in NZ for NZ customers and more importantly makes Australia and NZ one platform for Access4.”