It’s not been a good month for proponents of converged networking as two significant pieces of research have shown negativity and ignorance of voice over IP within the small business community.
Telefonica has sold its UK subsidiary just five years after buying the operation.
The Spanish-headquartered telco bought the businesses, which was then called MediaWays from Bertelsmann in 2000, but it proved to be a short term interest.
Telefonica UK will now be bought by NetServices, an acquisitive service provider based in Manchester.
NetServices was tempted by its portfolio of IP VPN and broadband solutions.
Mark Vickers, the managing director of NetServices said, “With the acquisition, we will be extending our network reach, product range and market presence.”
NetServices, which provides hosting and voice over IP alongside a range of ISP services, said it aimed to acquire more companies, both in the UK and overseas.
Vickers will head the new company, but Andrew Peters, the chief executive of Telefonica UK, will leave as a result of the takeover.