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BT Wholesale launches wholesale hosted communications with Cisco Webex

BT has launch Cisco Webex as part of its Wholesale Hosted Communications (WHC) solution., offering enhanced video conferencing services and online meetings, instant messaging, screen sharing and other business collaboration tools.

The complete suite of collaboration tools is scalable for organisations of all sizes and is underpinned by BT’s leading 24/7 monitored network which provides customers with a secure and reliable approach to flexible working.

The blend of services available through WHC with Cisco Webex allows businesses to adopt a hybrid working model, helping employees to work just as collaboratively from their home offices or remote location, as they do in the office. In addition to helping customers work better from anywhere, the solution also supports wider company ambitions, such as helping to reduce carbon emissions through reduced levels of travel, or supporting digital transformation journeys.

The enhanced solution also prepares businesses ahead of the 2025 switch-off of the UK’s ISDN and PSTN, signalling a shift for businesses to all-IP. This next generation of digital voice services empowers businesses to use the latest technology ahead of the switchover.

Gavin Jones, Channel Director, BT Wholesale says: “The pandemic has created a market necessity for collaboration and accelerated digital transformation. It is no longer a bonus; it’s an inevitability. But every organisation embarks on a different digital journey – a one size fits all approach doesn’t exist.

That’s why it’s vital that we provide the necessary collaboration tools and services to help our channel partners not only navigate through that change, but enable their customers to flourish long after.  With the 2025 switch off on the horizon, it’s our ambition is to offer the technology and support to best prepare businesses.”

Jeff Boslem, Regional Director EMEAR Partner Collaboration Sales at Cisco stated, “We are excited to be partnering with BT and their fantastic channel partners to bring to market Wholesale Hosted Communications with Cisco Webex.

Companies are reimagining how they work and the all new Cisco Webex is a game-changer for UK businesses as they prepare to return to the office. With Cisco Webex, companies can maximise their productivity and keep employees connected no matter the location. Cisco is committed to enabling seamless collaboration, with unparalleled security, to secure companies’ hybrid work forces in this new era of work – allowing employees to seamlessly connect with people inside and outside their company, as well as leverage the business applications they already know and love.

The new way of working is already here and WHC with Cisco Webex will enable businesses to not only survive, but to thrive in the new normal.

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