Colt, a telecoms operator, is to launch a flat-rate IP PBX service in partnership with Avaya. This IP telephony service will be offered to Colt users in 13 European countries, and is available from today.

Colt claimed that the service would be the first of its kind in Europe and was expected to be particularly attractive to organisation with between 20 and 1000 employees. The managed IP PBX will be offered as either a hosted service at the customerís premises or at a Colt data centre.
Colt CEO Jean-Yves Charlier claims that Colt will transform the European voice market, and asserts that Colt customers have endorsed the move. Prices are £14.00 as a one-off cost per user, and then a flat rate pricing package of £17.00 per user per month. This allows unlimited local, national and international calls within Colt countries.