Peterlee-based utility provider ventures into telecoms

Everflow, one of the UK’s leading business utility providers, has launched a proof-of-concept project in the telecoms sector. This adds to the water supply and waste collection services that the business already provides.

As businesses navigate the complexities of the impending 2025 copper network switch-off, Everflow aims to simplify their digital transition with tailored telecoms services. The proof-of-concept project, spanning six months, will serve as a crucial step in Everflow’s entry into the telecoms industry.

The project will focus on delivering telecoms solutions designed for sole traders and small businesses.

Everflow will collaborate with Gamma Communications plc (“Gamma”), a leading technology-based provider of communication services across Europe, to deliver its telecoms services.

Research by Gamma suggests that almost 30% of businesses have not begun planning for the copper network discontinuation, and another 46% are only partially prepared.

Jim Garrett, Chief Operating Officer, Everflow, comments: “Our foray into the telecoms industry marks an exciting chapter for Everflow. With the impending copper network switch-off, businesses are seeking reliable partners for their digital transformation. Our proof-of-concept project, in collaboration with Gamma, reflects our commitment to providing seamless utility solutions. We are confident that this initiative will not only support businesses in their digital evolution but also strengthen our position as a leader in comprehensive multi-utility business services.”

Everflow plans to leverage insights gathered from the proof-of-concept phase to refine and enhance its telecoms offerings. The company intends to fully launch into the telecoms market after carefully assessing the product offering and ensuring alignment with customer expectations.

Mark Lomas, Channel Director – New Business, Gamma, comments: “We are thrilled to be collaborating with Everflow to launch a pioneering digital service ahead of the copper network switch-off. By pooling our expertise, we are confident that our partnership will empower businesses to navigate the digital transition seamlessly and drive growth in an increasingly interconnected world.”

Everflow’s telecoms proof-of-concept project aligns with its mission to simplify utilities for SMEs and represents a strategic move to address the evolving needs of businesses in a rapidly changing digital landscape.