BT Makes the OnePhone Service Available to the UK Market
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- BT announced on July 17th the launch of BT One Phone. This launch follows the April 2014 announcement of the joint venture between OnePhone Holding and BT to develop innovative mobile services for the UK's small to medium sized businesses (SMBs). The new service brings together all of a company's fixed lines, mobile phones and internal office phone systems into one service that is hosted in the Cloud and delivered on a mobile.
As the BT One Phone system is cloud-based, all of the feature-rich call management services of a phone system, typically available on a desk phone, are now available on their mobile, wherever they are. Combined with 4G and unlimited access to over 5 million BT Wi-fi hotspots, employees now have both the data and voice connectivity to let them be as productive outside the office as they are at their desk. The service also makes it easy for businesses to manage their communications, through the BT One Phone portal.
Anders Bjorkman, CEO, OnePhone, said: "BT One Phone is designed to meet the trends of more and more work being done away from the office, and customers wanting a premium, managed service from a supplier they can trust. Our cloud-based phone system offers all the same functionality of an office-based phone system but without the need to be tied to a desk -- it's all there on your mobile."
Graham Sutherland, CEO, BT Business, added: "Last week's announcement of BT One Phone is the first result of the relationship BT has built with OnePhone. This is a strategic initiative for BT Business and BT is delighted to be working with OnePhone as a partner."
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OnePhone®, a service developed by OnePhone Holding, was founded in 2008 to capitalize on the trends of the enterprise market moving towards mobility, cloud-based solutions and smart devices. OnePhone allows workforces to increase productivity and competitiveness with a turn-key, Fixed Mobile Converged (FMC) solution, improving mobility and efficiency. Customers can migrate from traditional solutions to a full Mobile-Fixed-PBX solution, combining fixed, PBX and mobile phone usage and services into one package and into one integrated solution. OnePhone's experienced management team is dedicated to deploying OnePhone to growing businesses throughout the world.
OnePhone Holding's investors include funds managed by Highbridge Principal Strategies.
For more information about OnePhone, please visit www.onephone.se.
BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in more than 170 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 principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.
For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,287m with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.
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