Feeds

186k takes over 200 Tiscali UK VISPS

'Transferred ownership'

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

Tiscali UK has offloaded around 200 virtual ISPs (VISPs) to Leeds-based internet outfit 186k. Financial details concerning the arrangement have not been disclosed.

In an email the VISPs were told: "Tiscali has transferred your VISP agreement to 186k who will take over the management of this agreement with immediate effect.

"This exciting deal will mean that 186k will be better able to meet your business needs and offer new opportunities to increase the value add of your services.

"186k will continue to use Tiscali, and therefore you will carry on to enjoy the security and resilience of Tiscali's premier network."

Tiscali is making it clear that the transferral of customers represents a tiny fraction of its user base.

Nathan Francis, head of Tiscali UK's B2B business, told us: "We have transferred ownership of a small number of VISPs representing less than 0.8 per cent of our B2B business."

In a statement 186k told us: "186k has acquired approximately 1 per cent of the Tiscali UK dial access services, comprising 200 VISPs. We will continue to run the service through the Tiscali network to continue service stability whilst leveraging additional opportunity for the VISPs and their customers through value added services, support and management."

186k is an acquisitive ISP that appears keen to expand its business. Earlier this month it snapped up Northern-based Elite Internet Services and released details of a recruitment drive once a new £10m data centre is built in Leeds. Last year it acquired a major stake in Middlesborough-based Onyx Internet. ®

Related stories

186k snaps up Elite ISP
Firstnet founder buys 186k, Onyx, others
The Great ISP Buyout

Eight steps to building an HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them
It's almost as though pr0n was actually rather popular
Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530
Say it with us: I'm King of the Landfill-ill-ill-ill
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network
'Prevent people that are passing by to hook up to your network', pleads plod
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup
Just hook us up to more 10Gbps ports, backbone biz yells in tit-for-tat spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.