Internet Solutions unveils new IP telephony service


South Africa’s Internet Solution today announced the launch of a fully managed hosted IP offering, targeting enterprises with distributed networks, SMME and SOHO sites.

The managed Hosted IP PBX (HIP) solution was designed specifically for networks with less than 50 users per physical site. In addition to that, Internet Solution introduced free on-net company calls countrywide for clients who sign up for the Hosted IP PBX service and use the company’s telephony services to terminate outbound calls.

“Our offering is in line with the increased movement within the South African marketplace to adopt converged communication services and simplifies the strategic and financial challenges our clients face around technology roadmaps, PBX refresh and the associated capital and maintenance expenditure”, explained Wayne Speechly, General Manager of Voice Solutions at Internet Solutions.

He mentioned that unified communications solution are desirable nowadays in a business strategy, particularly for achieving improved return on investment and total cost of ownership.

Moreover, the fully managed IP PBX cloud solution allows organizations to replace their existing PBX infrastructure, using a pricing model that works on a per extension per month basis.

According to Speechly, Internet Solutions will provide all components needed for implementing its PBX solution, from cabling, LAN switch and IP phones to cloud integration and calls termination via Voice over IS (VoIS) platform and also a reception console.

“This turnkey solution allows the target market site to enable full voice telecommunications from the handset to the termination party with full management, support and cost savings”, he said.

Speechly mentioned that all inter-enterprise calls, when an organization has multiple geographically separated sites, would be classified as free calls across the VoIS infrastructure, reducing telecommunication costs among businesses units.

Internet Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data and one of South Africa’s ISPs, providing end-to-end connectivity solutions and related services across the African continent. Internet Solutions is now also able to self provision, having received an ECNS license in 2009. This enables the company to deliver fully aggregated telecommunications services to the South African market.