BT Launches “Out-Of-Box” VoIP Service For Communication Providers

BT has launched a global service that will enable Internet service providers (ISPs), cable providers and other resellers to deliver flexible voice over IP (VoIP)-based services to their subscribers.

Using its UK 21CN experience, the new BT offering is targeted at global communication providers outside of the UK and allows entrants to the market to become a communication provider overnight, without the cost and complexity of having to invest in expensive IT and network infrastructure.

Using a fully redundant globally distributed IP network, BT’s IP Voice Managed Service offers a reliable and secure service with a flexible pricing model. The system features advanced multi-layered security, including session border controller (SBC) functionality and VoIP firewall capabilities.

A single web-based interface gives the user an efficient tool to monitor call flow and control expenses. The IP Voice Managed Service is one of a range of 21C operator services, which take advantage of BT’s global experience to provide a new generation of richer and more customised services to enable 21C communication providers.

Karsten Lereuth, president BT Global Telecom Markets, said: “In this changing world the main challenges for network operators and service providers are to handle new technologies, to avoid high and hazardous investments and to reduce their operational expenditure. Next generation networks and systems enable communication providers to deliver innovative services, increase speed to market and improve customer service whilst benefiting from significant cost savings.

“BT IP Voice Managed Service offers communication providers a straightforward and easy-to-use platform – an ‘out-of-the-box’ solution – that simplifies the delivery of IP telephony services without huge investments or technology knowledge. We have kept this offering as simple to use as possible – any person who can work with Microsoft Windows can use BT IP Voice Managed Service. The whole solution is Microsoft-enabled to provide both new entrants and existing telecoms providers access to an exciting and expanding market,” he said.