We’re working with Neos Networks to boost our high capacity Ethernet portfolio

Digital Wholesale Solutions (DWS) has grown exponentially since its founding, now serving over 5,000 partners in the UK Channel. A 100% partner-focused business, they support partners to sell into the SME market by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of services, including connectivity, IP voice, mobile and hardware.

In 2020, DWS, Giacom and Union Street became part of the same group of companies, bringing together three Channel leading solutions – telecoms, cloud software services and cloud billing.

DWS works with the best suppliers in the industry, giving partners a wide range of products and solutions to choose from. They began working with Neos Networks in 2016, combining their industry knowledge and expertise to deliver high capacity connectivity services to the UK ICT Market.

The challenge

There has been a sizeable shift in demand for higher capacity connectivity over the past few years, with the pandemic seeing this hit an all-time high. Businesses are finding that 100Mbps connectivity services are no longer enough to support the high levels of digital output required.

This market shift led DWS to the realisation that, in order to effectively support partners and their customers, they needed to offer higher bandwidth options at competitive prices. Having worked with Neos Networks for a number of years and being aware of their recent network and high-capacity investment, DWS knew that the UK network provider were ideally placed to support this transition, enabling DWS to broaden their offering to include Ethernet services with bandwidths up to 10Gbps.

The outcome

DWS worked closely with Neos Networks to not only expand their portfolio, but also to incentivise their customers through a commercial arrangement that achieves volume economics. This model allowed DWS partners to upgrade their customers’ low bandwidth services to a higher capacity alternative. It also enables them to reach a new customer base of larger enterprises, helping to aid business growth.

The partnership promotes the expansion of Neos Networks’ reach, while simultaneously providing DWS with a loyalty programme and dedicated service. This includes dedicated account teams, sales support, delivery and provisioning teams and an enhanced post-sales experience. Neos Networks and DWS were then able to offer 500Mbps and 1Gbps services at a more competitive rate, all without impacting the customer experience or compromising on service quality. To date, it has yielded significant results in terms of a 150 percent increase in sales, including many cases of capacity upgrades.

The roll-out of this new commercial arrangement has taken the DWS and Neos Networks partnership to the next level, with the project recently extended to include Neos Networks’ 10Gbps connection services.

“Neos Networks demonstrate an ability to listen to our needs and provides us with a favourable solution. Through this partnership, we’re able to offer high capacity business connectivity to our customers at price points that are achievable to them. And all this is backed by Neos’ ongoing, outstanding support services. Our collaboration goes back several years, and we’re excited to further strengthen this relationship to bring the benefits of fibre connectivity to more customers in the future,” – James Baker, Chief Product Officer at DWS

“This latest partnership approach with DWS marks a key milestone in our relationship. By pooling our extensive knowledge and expertise, together we can continue to serve the needs of the market while meeting the Governments objective of better connecting the UK, all at the same time as continuing to deliver the very best customer experience.” – Sarah Mills, Chief Revenue Officer at Neos Networks