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Colt’s Number Hosting solution comes to three new countries

In recent years cloud communications service providers have benefited greatly from a software driven approach to business. Indeed, the pervasive adoption of VoIP has enabled new business models and seen many exciting collaborations between the telco and IT industries, with new players entering and bringing diversity to the market.

But while VoIP technology is very mature, significant obstacles to expansion still remain in the form of regulatory compliance and business automation. Expansion into new territories is often hampered by a lack of process and regulatory expertise in country. As a result, many Unified Communications and cloud communications service providers look for a single supplier in order to expand their solutions into new markets with minimum effort and investment.

So if you operate your own VoIP platform and plan expansion in Europe, Colt’s Number Hosting service enables you to flexibly build, integrate and sell solutions under your own brand, reducing start-up costs and reaching new target markets faster.

Experience is a pre-requisite for SIP Trunking with number management. It’s critical to partner with someone who knows local regulation and local processes by heart. In-country experts have built strong relationships with local regulators and industry bodies to better understand the practical implementation of the rules, and stay on top of any regulatory changes to keep customers well informed and to ensure emergency calls are routed to the right instance in a country based on customer location. Moreover, comprehensive porting agreements are a must-have for all target countries, ensuring a smooth and seamless end-customer experience when moving onto a new solution with a new provider.

Based on rapidly increasing demand for further country expansion, Colt has now rolled out its Number Hosting solution to three new countries – Italy, Sweden and Ireland, in addition to existing service availability in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Belgium & the Netherlands. We will be further extending the service to Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland in Q1 2017.

With more than 20 years’ regulatory and process experience in the European telecoms market, Colt is well positioned for helping new players enter the market and existing players expand their operations quickly and painlessly. One area where we are seeing strong interest is from US players with UC solutions already available, now looking to enter Europe.

We offer a unique customer experience across all countries: a single B2B interface with fully automated number management transactions (number reservations, activations, porting) – either via a web portal for quick market entry and while ramping up the business, or via an API enabling flexible integration into your back-end systems in a zero touch end-to-end solution. You only need a single VoIP interconnect for your outbound and inbound traffic across all countries, supported by redundancy and security options and Colt’s underlying Ethernet services for customers striving for a high quality service and high bandwidth requirements.

But while the technology is critical, it’s the people that make the business work and our decades of experience means you engage a provider who actually cares about regulatory compliance and local processes and the value of a good customer experience.

Please meet us at the Capacity event in Paris from 7-9 November or contact us on ColtServiceProviderSolutions@colt.net. We are looking forward to exploring new business opportunities with you!

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02 November 2016

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