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Press Release -- January 12th, 2021
Source: Colt Group

Colt launches a cloud-based telephony solution for Microsoft Teams

Colt’s Direct Routing as a Service solution helps enterprises rapidly enable PSTN calling in Teams to transform their communications

London, UK, 12th January 2021 – Colt Technology Services has today announced the launch of Cloud Session Border Controller (SBC), a cloud-based voice solution which provides Direct Routing as a Service to rapidly enable PSTN calling for Microsoft Teams.

Colt Cloud SBC is a major step forward in accelerating and simplifying the deployment of PSTN calling in Teams without the need to host any hardware on-premises or in a data centre and enabling enterprises to benefit from Direct Routing for Teams in a matter of days.

This new offering, built in conjunction with AudioCodes – a leading vendor of advanced voice networking – is an extension of Colt’s Intelligent Communications proposition launched in 2019. Together, the power of Microsoft 365 and Teams combined with Colt’s voice and data networks, delivers end-to-end performance, security, and reliability for a unique one-stop IT capability.

Through the use of Colt’s Cloud SBC, enterprises can now benefit from Colt’s extensive voice and data footprint – whether on net or off net – in a bundled solution bringing together in one contract all the components required for a unified collaboration experience. This solution is fully cloud-based and enables greater agility for both large and small enterprises, with provisioning and on-boarding taking less than a week – dramatically reducing delivery time. It also offers per usage pricing, allowing small and medium enterprises the flexibility to power their on-going digital transformations.

Colt’s 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.”

“Colt’s investment in its Intelligent Communications offering will continue to pay dividends, as more and more enterprises transition to Microsoft Teams as their primary collaboration and communication cloud-based platform.”

Colt’s voice and network solutions are underpinned by the Colt IQ Network, which is comprised of more than 29,000 on net buildings and 900 data centres globally.

Giovanni Mezgec, General Manager, Microsoft 365 Marketing at Microsoft Corp. said: “We are pleased to be collaborating with Colt as it further enhances its telephony offering for Microsoft Teams, accelerating customer adoption of Direct Routing for Teams.”

Andy Elliot, VP Marketing, EMEA at AudioCodes said; “We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Colt to help simplify and accelerate their customers’ transition to Microsoft Teams with Direct Routing. AudioCodes Cloud Edition SBC provides Colt with the agility and scalability they need to deliver truly unified communications and collaboration.”

Colt Cloud SBC is available across the following 13 key Colt countries from today: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

About Colt

As a Microsoft Gold and co-sell priority partner, Colt strives to transform the way the world works through the power of connectivity – taking what’s always been in its DNA to enable customers’ success. The Colt IQ Network connects more than 900+ data centres and over 29,000 on net buildings across Europe, Asia and North America’s largest business hubs.

Colt understands today’s shifting connectivity requirements and provides agile, on-demand and secure high bandwidth networking and voice solutions to ensure enterprises can thrive. Customers include data-intensive organisations spanning over 210 cities in more than 30 countries. Colt is a recognised innovator and pioneer in Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV). Privately owned, Colt is one of the most financially sound companies in the sector, and because of this, it’s able to put its customers’ needs at its core. For more information, please visit

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