Unified Comms leader Zest4 CONNECTS with Arkessa

Cambridge, UK – October 1st, 2015 – Zest4, a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions has announced a partnership with Arkessa, the leading M2M Connectivity Managed Services provider, to accelerate growth of M2M services via its expansive telecom dealer and reseller network in the UK.

 The pairing of Zest4 and Arkessa comes in response to increased demand from telecom resellers looking to realise the growth opportunity in M2M and IoT services in sectors such as Transport, Construction, Healthcare and Property Management.

The partnership creates an end-end capability spanning service provider with specialist M2M knowledge, support, competitive commercials and the dynamism to help resellers make a quick impact in the marketplace.

Arkessa enables IoT device and applications developers to connect to the Internet of Things, regardless of network operator or radio technology and provides its Industrial, IT and Telecom clients with a robust, secure and future proof service that is easy to adopt, integrate and scale. Arkessa’s Managed Services span single- and multi-network cellular with first time connect capability and highly resilient and secure communications.

Andrew Orrock, Arkessa CEO said, “Zest4 and Arkessa share a passion for delivering solutions which make it easier for businesses to adopt new technology and outperform the market. The addition of Arkessa Machine-to-Machine services to the Zest4 communications portfolio creates an innovative and high-tempo partnership benefiting telecoms resellers across the UK”

Zest4 has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry providing fixed line, IT and Mobile solutions to UK businesses helping them increase productivity and grow. The inclusion of M2M data services into the Zest4 partner programme will allow re-sellers to confidently extend product offerings and revenue streams under the guidance and leadership of Zest4.

Mandy Fazelynia, Zest4 Operations Director said, “Zest4 are thrilled to partner with Arkessa to truly bring something differentiated to the UK reseller market in the M2M space.  The opportunity for growth and therefore revenue generation in this sector is huge, with predictions of over 10 million connected M2M Devices by the end of 2015 in the UK.  The power in our partnership with Arkessa allows us to transform and develop the M2M opportunity through our channel partner program, thereby making entry into this market a reality for all of our partners.”

About Zest4

Founded in 2013 by a team of experienced telecommunications professionals who initially founded YES Telecom , Zest4 have rapidly grown to become one of the UK’s leading  providers of Unified Communications solutions. Through our strategic partnerships with industry leading communications providers such as O2 (Zest4 are an O2 Joined-Up Communications Wholesale Partner), Vodafone, Gamma we offer flexible, bespoke communications solutions and access to great commercial deals. Based in the heart of Manchester, the company operates through traditional mobile dealers and channel partners, building on their vast experience of the mobile billing arena. The team have expanded the product set whilst maintaining the same ethos of service being the core of their offer.

 About Arkessa

Arkessa are leading M2M managed services providers. Delivering global services and solutions, Arkessa provides true pole-to-pole coverage and multi-network cellular connectivity in all regions of the World. The Arkessa goal is to future proof customers’ connections to the Internet of Things by providing managed M2M connectivity with solutions that include: single and multi-network, non-steered roaming, SMS, CSD, GPRS, 3G, 4G, Satellite and emerging low power wide-area radio technologies across the globe.

By Iain Davidson