“The Business Partner Programme is designed to deliver tools, provide support, and lead to rewards for our partners. By joining, partners commit to a proactive approach with respect to our solutions and, in return, they get access to innovative marketing tools, such as a dedicated extranet portal to open demo accounts for prospective clients in just a few clicks, or the possibility of creating email campaigns under their own brand,” says James Harvey, International Sales Director at RTE Network.
RTE Network’s London-based British subsidiary, which was established in 2007, will expand the network of partners distributing the company’s FaxBox Corporate solution throughout the UK. RTE Network provides companies with value-added, high-availability communication services, using its worldwide network. The company’s solutions are marketed via a distribution network made up of partners: system integrators, software value-added resellers (VARs), telecoms VARs, office equipment resellers, software publishers, consultants and software support businesses.
“Our initial partner-recruitment campaign was very well received by the channels. Some distributors, such as Microsoft, SCC and Xerox, have listed our solution, because FaxBox Corporate brings true added value to their product catalogues. Fast-implemented customer projects have reinforced their decision to enter into a partnership with RTE Network,” adds James Harvey.
FaxBox Corporate is Europe’s leading hosted fax-to-email solution. It enables users to send and receive faxes (and SMS) via email, with no equipment or software installation required. FaxBox Corporate can be adapted to suit each user’s needs. Its online user and fax traffic management features, all on the secure platform, are industry-leading features. The group fax functions facilitate team working and associated options for confidential faxes are also very strong. Customers are allocated as many fax numbers as they need, in the UK and in Europe if required, with many local area codes available.
FaxBox Corporate guarantees security. Customers get the benefit of RTE Network’s international infrastructure, with a secure communication network covering more than 1,500 cities across the five continents. With systematically encrypted data, secure servers, and a multisite architecture, RTE Network has made security one of its priorities.
While the fax market, in terms of fax machines, has entered its mature phase, fax remains a key means of communication for businesses. It retains a significant legal value in commercial exchanges with many critical documents (such as contracts and order forms) still sent by fax.
FoIP (Fax over Internet Protocol) provides companies with a way to continue communicating by fax while taking advantage of IP technology and of the benefits related to this technology. There is no initial investment or installation required, and the system offers strengthened security, simplicity, usability and reduced costs.
Davidson Consulting has confirmed this trend, announcing a 16.8% annual growth rate in fax services, the value of which is expected to reach US$1.68 billion by 2010. In Europe, the FoIP market is still in an early stage of development; it was worth a few million euros in 2006 and is expected to reach €200 million by 2008.
RTE Network stresses the fact that it is entering the FoIP market in its launch phase – a phase where market share is up for grabs and where there is enormous growth potential, particularly since corporate demand, in terms of IP solutions in the wider sense (including VoIP), is in full swing.
About RTE Network
RTE Network, which is headquartered in Sophia Antipolis (near Nice, in south-eastern France), provides companies with value-added, high-availability communication services, using its worldwide Fax/Voice/SMS/IP network. Its slogan, Communication Services Provider, illustrates its double role as operator and application provider.
RTE Network solutions meet three key objectives: providing secure communication services; improving efficiency and facilitating mobility; and, finally, reducing costs.