Colt offers flat-rate IP telephony

By Derek Sooman on February 8, 2006, 2:46 PM
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.

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nathanskywalker said:
Never heard of either of them...don't really care, though i might if i needed them. However, that sounds like a reasonable price. But just in case anyone out there(like me) didn't know what PBX was, here ya go:[quote]An IP PBX is a private branch exchange (telephone switching system within an enterprise) that switches calls between VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol or IP) users on local lines while allowing all users to share a certain number of external phone lines. The typical IP PBX can also switch calls between a VoIP user and a traditional telephone user, or between two traditional telephone users in the same way that a conventional PBX does. The abbreviation may appear in various texts as IP-PBX, IP/PBX, or IPPBX.With a conventional PBX, separate networks are necessary for voice and data communications. One of the main advantages of an IP PBX is the fact that it employs converged data and voice networks. This means that Internet access, as well as VoIP communications and traditional telephone communications, are all possible using a single line to each user. This provides flexibility as an enterprise grows, and can also reduce long-term operation and maintenance costs. Like a traditional PBX, an IP PBX is owned by the enterprise. [/quote]
MonkeyMan said:
Well, I'm in the US, so I don't think this particularly applies to me, but I think the launch of PBX, is going to be great for European users. Way to go PBX, keep up the good work!!!!!!!
Need_a_Dell said:
Sounds good. Nothing quite like some IP telephony! :P
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