The international telecommunications company, Colt Technology Services Group, has announced that it is releasing its Cloud Session Border Controller (SBC) in partnership with AudioCodes. This cloud-based voice solution provides Direct Routing as a Service to quickly enable PSTN calls for Microsoft Teams.
The Colt Cloud SBC provides an important step towards speeding up and simplifying the implementation of PSTN calling in Teams. With Direct Routing as-a-service, provided by the cloud-based voice solution, users do not require on-premises hardware or hardware in a data center. According to the company, the new service provided more efficiency for both large and small businesses, as onboarding was completed in less than a week.
Developed in collaboration with AudioCodes, a leading provider of smart voice networks, this new offering is an extension of Colt’s Intelligent Communications offering that was launched in 2019. The power of Microsoft 365 and Teams, along with Colt’s voice and data networks, delivers performance, security and reliability with unique one-stop IT capabilities. Furthermore, this service includes a per-use price, providing businesses with freedom in managing digital transformations.
Colt CEO Keri Gilder said: “This past year has truly highlighted the value of delivering voice and network services quickly and seamlessly. As the world changed dramatically, we saw first-hand the increasing need for voice services, which were critical for enterprises who needed to shift their operations to remote working almost overnight. Our customers benefited in these times by working with one supplier who could deliver a complete Intelligent Communications solution, enabling the collaboration tools needed for today’s digital workplace.”
Moreover, Colt is the voice provider for many of the content and cloud collaboration tools currently in use, which, according to Gilder, has increased the need for better performance and more APIs on its next-gen platforms. Colt’s voice and network solutions are supported by the Colt IQ Network, consisting of more than 29,000 net buildings and 900 data centers worldwide.