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Why IP Telephony


The way businesses communicate with their customers has changed dramatically within the last 20 years. The growth of the Internet and computer networks have revolutionised customer interaction and service delivery for businesses and consumers alike. Yet, since its invention, the way we use the telephone has until recently remained largely unchanged. Convergence of the technologies that underlie Voice and Data networks offers businesses the opportunity to genuinely and tangibly transform their service delivery, productivity, and consolidate ongoing bottom line costs. You can take advantage of IP Telephony benefits today. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Better Customer Service: Complete integration with existing databases and applications
  • Improved Staff Efficiency: Multimedia messaging, screen dialing or popping & call recording
  • Remote Working: Log into the office from anywhere in the world, as if you were at your desk
  • Contact Centre Performance: Optimise inbound and outbound call flow and management
  • Disaster Recovery: Onsite or offsite back-up, with low cost instant disaster recovery capability
  • Reduced Call Costs: Utilise Voice over Internet Calling, with business grade quality        
  • Improved Management Information: Full call statistics including per user, group and total company, call recordings all out-of-the-box
  • Reduced Maintenance Costs: Install and maintain a single converged network

Perhaps the most crucial benefit for IP Telephony today is the ability to interoperate with existing legacy technologies. Now you can protect previous investments and migrate to IP Telephony step by step; seamlessly maintain only your BT lines, convert existing handsets, or link to incumbent PBXs. At the same time, it is crucial that businesses position themselves appropriately to maintain a competitive advantage and leverage pending advances in internet technologies, bandwidth increases, and access methods.

IP Telephony Deployment

A common misconception is that reinvestment in your network is a must in order to deploy IPT. If your network can be described as CAT5 or higher, 100 megabit / 1Gigabit switched Ethernet, with at least one port to every user desktop, it is highly likely that the basis for “network readiness” is in place. The key is your ability, or your chosen technology partner’s ability: to effectively adjust, monitor and manage this network and the applications that connect to it. The key to a successful deployment on a VoIP ready network is choosing a technology partner with the skills and expertise to ensure your operational and technical objectives are delivered.

When partnering with SDT you can have complete confidence in our ability to understand the IP Telephony marketplace, understand the unique needs of your business and use our technical expertise to deploy a solution that generates nothing less than exceptional value for you business.


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