Speakserve Limited

Professional Audio, Web and Video Conference Calls from Babl (formally Speakserve)

Babl (formally Speakserve) is a premium Software-as-a-Service (SAAS) solution delivering high-quality audio, web & video conference calls &remote meetings for Government organisations. Our service is designed with robust security options, ease of use and affordability in mind.

We offer highly competitive rates in the UK and internationally from 120+ countries.


  • High Quality HD Audio Conference Calls
  • Online (Web) Screen Share, Video Conferencing and File Sharing
  • Highly Secure, MiFID2 and GDPR compliant
  • Free Call Recording, Audio Replay and Archiving
  • Call Analytics and Transcription
  • Local and Freephone access to 105+ Countries
  • Online Call Management Portal including Outlook Scheduling
  • Dial in or Out to your call Participants
  • Real time and Transparent Billing (inc Project ref codes)
  • 24/7 Technical Support and Dedicated Account Manager


  • Get started quickly - no training required
  • Reduce your call costs - avoid premium rate numbers
  • Improve your call experience - HD Audio
  • Connect on any device - no downloads required
  • No hidden call costs or network charges
  • 24/7 support 365 days a year
  • Increase your call security
  • Simple pricing and transparent centralised billing
  • Reduce travel costs and improve productivity
  • Ensure GDPR and MiFID2 compliance


£15 to £25 per licence per month

Service documents


G-Cloud 11

Service ID

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Speakserve Limited

Jonathan Grant

0800 980 5155


Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
We have a maximum number of 400 people per call. Please contact us should you require a higher number of participants.
System requirements

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
We provide email support - the support time is 1 hour
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Web chat
Web chat support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web chat support is accessible
The user can select a web chat the website and they open a chat box that allows them to communicate with the support person.

The web chat has been designed with accessibility in mind, it is in a contrasting colour, It uses plain language to communicate, follows a linear logical lay out and large clickable actions and boxes. It is also optimised for mobile and can increase and decrease (zoom) without impacting the readability as needed.
Web chat accessibility testing
None - tested with Chrome Vox screen reader
Onsite support
Onsite support
Support levels
Support Levels

24 hour Human Answer
10 minute Response time for any enquiry


Priority 3 - 1 hour
Priority 2 - 2 hours
Priority 1 - 48 hours
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
The end user can start using the service immediately. An Administrator might require some initial training on using the portal, analytics, and other features. We provide online introduction and service demonstration sessions as well as product guides to new users upon request. These can be customised to your organisation should you require this.

Ongoing training is available.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • ODF
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
The user can retain access at no extra cost, or download the information to a local device.
End-of-contract process
The only costs are the costs of the service that you have used. There are no additional costs.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Supported browsers
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 8
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari 9+
Application to install
Designed for use on mobile devices
Differences between the mobile and desktop service
Service interface
Description of service interface
The service interface - (optional) is a web portal that can be accessed by logging into their own personal portal. It has a dashboard and clear menus that allow the user to navigate to manage their information only.

This will allow the user to schedule, manage and monitor conference calls The user can create rooms, add users and manage access to the portal and call data as well as monitoring live calls using Live call manager should they wish. They do not have to use the portal.
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
All icons have a text description, with a name that describes its purpose. The website can be accessed via any browser. You can also choose to not use the web portal and have a purely managed service that allows the user to dial into the service only.
Accessibility testing
What users can and can't do using the API
Yes - our API allows you to connect any other software application to our telephony service, subject to requirements.
API documentation
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
All features are customisable by the end user:

Seperate Instance
Custom Room Types
Custom User Experiences
Portal Features


Independence of resources
We have complete control of our utilisation rates and our network operations team control the load and capacity on the platform.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
We offer comprehensive analytics on every aspect of our service. This includes:

Call Data (CDR's)
User Data
Access Data
Audio Data
Analytics Data
Billing Data
Permissions Data
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Managed by a third party
Penetration testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Encryption of all physical media
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
In-house destruction process

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
File download - audio files are stored in .wav, data can be downloaded as a CSV file.
Data export formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data export formats
Data import formats
  • CSV
  • Other
Other data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
Private network or public sector network
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Legacy SSL and TLS (under version 1.2)

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
99.999% availability

If an issue occurs all calls are rerouted to one of our other data centres.
Approach to resilience
We operate a multi data centre architecture with resilient global networks and 7 POP's. This is designed to handle our global telecoms traffic, and has been successful for the last 15 years.
Outage reporting
Email Alerts
SMS Alerts

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
The account administrator has access to all users and account information within their organisation portal. Administrators can manage user base, permissions, user data as well as adds, moves and changes as the organisation demands.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least every 6 months
Management access authentication
Username or password

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users have access to real-time audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
We have robust internal security processes that are regularly audited.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
We operate a highly documented change control process that involves multiple sign off and rigorous testing on development platforms.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
We run continual traces and PEN tests for our services, reporting by the minute for any vulnerabilities.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
We run continual tests for any compromise, we assess criteria to vulnerabilities relevant to information security.

We deal any issues immediately and have a range of solutions available.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Our Personnel have received training in Information Security. We have a high escalation process for incidents,which follow the following process:

1) Event mitigation and Automatic Disaster Recovery
2) Event Identification and Isolation
3) Initial Solution and Escalation
4) Solution Implementation and Testing
5) Final Resolution

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£15 to £25 per licence per month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
- One month free trial
- Unlimited UK local dial-in & dial-out to UK landline and mobile
- Unlimited screen sharing
- Unlimited recordings
- Up to 150 guests per call
- No credit card required

*Dial-out to International access not included, freephone not included
Link to free trial

Service documents

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