Tuesday, December 8, 2009

BT Launches OneVoice, Cloud-based Hosted Telephony with Cisco

BT and Cisco have launched a business-grade, global hosted IP Telephony service as part of BT's Onevoice UCC portfolio. BT is engaging closely with Cisco Services to build the underlying virtualized cloud infrastructure for service delivery.

The hosted IP telephony service represents the world's first global offering based on Cisco Hosted UC services as the platform for collaborative voice communications. Available now in the UK, the hosted IPT service from BT will also be available to businesses in the United States and EMEA in 2010 followed by Asia Pacific.

Neil Sutton, vice president, global portfolio, BT Global Services, said: "Businesses today typically have multiple, fragmented, disparate IT and telephony infrastructures that restrict effective communication. BT and Cisco's collaboration on this innovative, cloud-based unified communications system will help businesses reduce capital expenditure in this difficult time, while giving them the ability to introduce productivity enhancing tools."http://www.cisco.com