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BT revamps wholesale voice-over-ip offering


BT today announced the re-launch of its wholesale voice-over-IP (WVoIP) offering, to meet growing customer demand and match the latest internet standards in the market. The WVoIP platform underwent a significant upgrade - including the renewal of its SIP core and gateways - assuring scalability and reliability. BT also added new features for its reseller community. The new features include the option to connect via direct access lines - using BT’s Ethernet service 1. Furthermore, a new automated system enables partners to perform number porting directly via the secure, web-based, European Reseller System (ERS) portal.

Ethernet supports more access options and dynamic bandwidth management, further increasing the scalability of the WVoIP solution. Thanks to the European Reseller System, service providers using WVoIP can now efficiently migrate even larger numbers of VoIP users to the platform with the self-service system enabling them to manage their customers and the assigned phone numbers in a convenient way.

“Innovation is not slowing down in the voice-technology arena. As such, we continue to add value to our wholesale proposition to ensure that our customers are getting the most out of the transition from traditional telephony to integrated VoIP services,” says Beatriz Butsana-Sita, Managing Director, BT Global Telecom Markets. “This platform upgrade makes us more attractive as a business partner and we are actively seeking new resellers and partners to work with.”

BT Wholesale VoIP can be seen as the ‘interface’ between the upcoming VoIP world and traditional telephony. The solution provides resellers with a cost-effective platform on which they can build their own enhanced service offerings for the SME and consumer market.

The upgraded offering is available as of today in The Netherlands and Germany. BT currently also has wholesale voice-over-IP services in place in Spain, Hungary and the Czech Republic – and soon an offering will become available in Italy.

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Notes to editors
The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol, widely used for controlling multimedia communication sessions such as voice and video calls over Internet Protocol (IP).
BT WVoIP is brought to market via BT Global Telecom Markets, the carrier services division of BT Global Services (GS) serving the needs of communications providers outside of the UK.

1 Ethernet access capability exists in the Netherlands.


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