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BT adds Cisco Webex to WHC solution

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BT has added Cisco Webex to its Wholesale Hosted Communications (WHC) solution.

The news comes in line with the rise of hybrid working with 87% of employees in the UK expecting more flexibility in working locations.

As such, Cisco Webex gives BT Wholesale’s channel partners the ability to enhance the productivity of its customers with advanced video conferencing services and online meetings, instant messaging, screen sharing as well as other business collaboration tools. All of which is supported by BT’s 24/7 monitored network.

“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,” said Gavin Jones (pictured), channel director at BT Wholesale.

“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.”

As well as helping customers work from anywhere, the solution also supports wider company ambitions, such as helping to reduce carbon emissions through reduced travel or supporting digital transformation.

In addition, the offering also prepares businesses ahead of the 2025 switch-off of the UK’s ISDN and PSTN, heralding a shift to all-IP.

“We are excited to be partnering with BT and their fantastic channel partners to bring to market Wholesale Hosted Communications with Cisco Webex,” said Jeff Boslem, regional director EMEAR partner collaboration sales at Cisco.

In related news, March saw BT appointed Chet Patel to head its operation in the Americas, replacing Jennifer Artley, who has moved to Verizon Business.

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