3CX and BT Team up to Provide Innovative VoIP Solution for Resellers

UK VoIP Provider BT (British Telecom) and 3CX team upLONDON, UK – 07 SEPTEMBER 20163CX, developer of next-generation software-based Unified Communications solution, has today announced a new collaboration with one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, BT.

As a result of the agreement, 3CX’s software based PBX will become available to UK resellers and their business customers for the first time via BT’s Wholesale and Ventures business. The two companies believe that the collaboration will open up new markets for resellers.

The business will incorporate 3CX equipment into its SIP Trunking platform, to allow UK resellers to connect SIP trunks using the 3CX PBX system.

Resellers will be able to use 3CX’s PBX system for more convenient installation and management. The changes should allow their business customers to reduce costs as they can replace legacy phone systems and increase workplace productivity.

Nick Galea, CEO of 3CX said:
“Our focus at 3CX is to offer businesses a next-generation PBX which is not only rich on features but also increases productivity, mobility and customer satisfaction while at the same time reducing telco costs. Cooperating with BT, one of the world’s leading telcos, is significant to 3CX as we can rest assured that our existing and new customers will be offered excellent VoIP services.”

Oli Barker, Head of Hosted Products at BT Wholesale and Ventures said:
“The SIP standard can often be interpreted in different ways, so interoperability testing with vendors such as 3CX is an essential part of our service to minimise interoperability issues between our customers and maintain the high quality service they expect. The 3CX communication system is now an authorised device for connection to the BT Wholesale SIP Trunking (WSIPT) platform.”

About 3CX (www.3cx.com)

3CX is a 100% channel company and is the developer of a software-based and open standards IP PBX which innovates communications and replaces proprietary PBXs. 3CX cuts telco costs and boosts company productivity and mobility.

With integrated WebRTC web conferencing, softphones for Mac and Windows and smartphone clients for Android, iOS and Windows phones, 3CX offers companies a complete Unified Communications package out of the box.

50,000 customers worldwide use 3CX including Boeing, McDonalds, Hugo Boss, Ramada Plaza Antwerp, Harley Davidson, Wilson Sporting Goods and Pepsi. Maintaining its global presence, 3CX has offices in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, Russia and Australia. Visit 3CX on Facebook, Twitter and on Google+.

About BT
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world’s leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2016, BT Group’s reported revenue was £19,042m with reported profit before taxation of £3,029m.
British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group. BT Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.
For more information, visit www.btplc.com

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  1. Greg Du-feu

    Good news for 3CX, not so good news for resellers like ourselves who had something different to offer businesses other than the usual ‘Horizon’ product. Now every man and his dog will be selling the same thing…including BT themselves no doubt.

    September 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm Reply
    • Good news also for the UK Market in general. Because last we checked, BT holds at least 1/3rd of all subscribers in the UK.

      September 29, 2016 at 2:16 pm
  2. I am with Greg good news for 3XC but unless 3CX have some stipulations about how BT can supply and at what cost it is really bad news for all us loyal UK resellers like us.

    The only selling point is why deal with BT they are awful to deal with deal with a local support company. What if any protection is there to your existing channel market?

    Not a fan of Horizon but we can get paid for doing nothing so might be the end of our 3CX market if BT apply their weight!


    September 29, 2016 at 3:06 pm Reply