Colt Collaborates with Microsoft to Power Next Generation of Cloud Voice

Colt Technology Services, a provider of agile, high bandwidth connectivity solutions, announced it has joined the Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams program. Colt joins a group of operators that partner with Microsoft to deliver enhanced customer experience and simplified enterprise procurement of voice in Teams.

Operator Connect is an operator-managed service that brings PSTN calling to Teams. Colt customers can benefit from a fully managed and integrated experience with Teams. The integration includes shared technical support from the resources of Colt and Microsoft, quality service level agreements and direct peering for enhanced quality of service. Direct peering through Microsoft Azure creates a 1:1 network connection, exchanging traffic directly between the networks for enhanced reliability.

Customers can benefit from flexible and competitive calling tariffs and a single provider for multi-country coverage along with simple setup and management, reduced infrastructure and management costs, enhanced support and quality for their Teams service via the Teams admin portal.

Earlier this year, Colt announced the launch of Colt Cloud Session Border Controller (SBC) – a major move forward in accelerating and simplifying the deployment of PSTN calling in Teams. Cloud SBC, which is part of Colt’s Intelligent communications solution, is a fully cloud-based solution that removes the need to host any hardware on-premises or in a data center and enables enterprises to benefit from delivery in a matter of days.

This latest announcement is the next step in Colt and Microsoft’s relationship. The two work closely to create a modern calling experience underpinned by agile, high bandwidth connectivity.

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