Colt Extends Convergence Portfolio for Resellers

Colt has extended its commitment to the indirect channel with the launch of its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Access solution for resellers. This all IP service provides resellers with a full VoIP trunking service that enables them to offer customers high quality, converged voice and data services with the added benefit of better bandwidth optimisation and granularity compared to traditional voice products. The product also stimulates increased business for the channel by offering increased geographic coverage.

Colt ’s VoIP Access is ideal for resellers who are looking for opportunities to grow revenue by migrating an existing base of carrier pre-selection customers. It also provides a streamlined solution for IP PBX resellers looking for a business focused partner to provide the end-to-end IP telephony service as well as resellers independently pursuing a voice and data convergence strategy. Colt VoIP Access also offers a compelling solution for resellers who are not satisfied with the quality of their current provider or VoIP trunking service.

Colt say their VoIP Access requires no conversion to TDM, delivering improved voice quality, lower total cost of ownership including free inter-site calls for multi-site customers, as well as business-grade VoIP services and service levels when bundled with a Colt Access line or a Colt IP VPN service. VoIP Access has been designed to meet the needs of resellers with three flexible access options:

– A standalone service, combining VoIP access with a Colt provided access line

– A combination of VoIP Access with Colt ’s IP VPN service to allow for converged voice and data networking

– A VoIP service completely de-coupled from any Colt access line, delivered over the internet.
The choice of solutions enables resellers to provide the most convenient solutions for their customers.

Richard Blaustein, Managing Director Colt SME commented: “We started the year telling resellers to expect more from Colt . This is a great example of how serious and committed we are about our channel. Our new VoIP Access product is strategic to our resellers as they can now offer their customers a more competitive and higher quality converged voice and data solution. The flexibility of better bandwidth optimisation and greater coverage is essential, especially in the current climate”.

The company concludes by adding that their VoIP Access enables resellers to provide communications solutions to power their customers’ business-critical operations. The service is designed to increase customer loyalty, by offering a choice of one to three year contracts, increase ARPU with converged voice and data services, reduced risk and PBX models certified for VoIP access along with greater flexibility and better coverage.