Chill Insurance awards AirSpeed Telecom €500k call centre contract

22 Apr 2013

AirSpeed managing director Liam O'Kelly with Chill Insurance CEO Padraig Lynch

Online insurance broker Chill has awarded AirSpeed Telecom a €500,000 three-year contract to establish a next-generation contact centre.

AirSpeed worked directly with Chill Insurance’s other technology vendors, including its systems integration and contact centre software providers, delivering a new, 150-channel SIP voice service that underpins the contact centre and supports its significant outbound call volume.

Chill had been relying on a legacy copper network and ISDN voice system but a new licensed, wireless IP network is intended to give the insurance player better business continuity and the ability to scale up and down if needed.

Each of Chill’s two Dublin offices have been kitted out with dual 100Mbps links to the internet and a 1GBps link connects the offices to each other, supporting real-time failover in the event of an outage.

The new next-generation, multi-channel contact centre enables consumers to contact the company through a variety of channels, including social media, email and through the Chill Insurance website.

Chill receives more queries by Facebook than by email

Chill Insurance says it now receives more customer queries and contacts via Facebook than email. The company also plans to explore web chat options in the near future.

“Our reputation is built on being available to consumers all the time and through a channel convenient to them,” said Padraig Lynch, CEO of Chill Insurance.

“Our new network has automatic failover, and AirSpeed manages and monitors the network 24/7.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years