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11 Nov 2009
Wharf T&T Launches the Small Business IP Communications Solution
Flexible voice system powered by Cisco to enable small enterprises a highly mobile workplace with minimal investment

Hong Kong, 11 November 2009 – Wharf T&T, a leading ICT service provider in Hong Kong, announced the launch of the Small Business Communications Solution powered by Cisco’s Small Business Pro (SB Pro) Voice System. The solution addresses the needs of small enterprises for a cost-effective yet scalable high-end telephony system with low total cost of ownership.
The solution offered by Wharf T&T is an end-to-end IP telephony solution with key components including SPA9000 Voice System, IP phones, PSTN Gateway and Voice Mail Server, Smart Switch and other connectivity accessories. Wharf T&T provides expertise advice from solution design to system implementation and on-going maintenance, allowing small enterprises to enjoy higher flexibility and scalability voice communications management.

The solution allows small enterprises to enjoy a host of feature-rich voice functions including auto-attendance, shared line appearance (SLA), corporate directory and relocation flexibility. These functions are normally available only in enterprise-grade products, but now they are also made available for small businesses, bringing them higher flexibility, scalability and lower total cost of ownership.

It supports up to 16 extensions that facilitates business expansion. It also supports wireless access that helps create a highly mobile workplace. In addition, the IP-based solution enables easy deployment of other Internet solutions such as storage, video surveillance, wireless networking and network security solution, which could accommodate small businesses’ needs in this ICT era.

“The essence of our Small Business IP Communications Solution is that it can help small enterprises establish a reliable voice and data infrastructure to accommodate future business growth,” said Kam Poon, Vice President, Business Market, Wharf T&T Limited. “As the business evolves, small enterprises will be able to enjoy the full benefits of scalability and flexibility brought by this all-in-one IP based telephony and networking solution built upon Wharf T&T’s superb network infrastructure.”

“SMEs represent the backbone of the Hong Kong economy, and the well-being and sustainable growth of local SMEs is vital to the whole community. As the worldwide leader in networking, Cisco is committed to using the network as the platform to better equip them for global competition with enhanced business agility and market competitiveness. The collaboration with Wharf T&T for the launch of the SB Pro solution enables small enterprises to be more flexible in managing their communications needs and deploying the most appropriate voice solution to enjoy a host of value-added voice features with low total cost of ownership,” said Barbara Chiu, General Manager, Cisco Hong Kong and Macau.

Users of the Small Business IP Communications Solution could customise the features they need according to their business requirements. The solution supports different communications standard such as IP and PSTN telephone networks, which simplifies migration process from the existing system. The key features of Wharf T&T Small Business IP Communications Solution include:

Feature-rich solutions – High-end features that are normally present in medium-sized voice systems are now available on Wharf T&T Small Business IP Communications Solution with relatively low total cost of ownership. These features include Interactive Voice Response (IVR), auto-attendant, shared line appearance (SLA), corporate directory, call forwarding and three-way conferencing.

Wireless function – With Wireless-G IP phone and Wireless-G Bridge for Phone Adapters, Wharf T&T Small Business IP Communications Solution can integrate wireless phone into your IP phone system, creating a dynamic and mobility workplace. User can now take the phone anywhere in the office without the hassle of running network cables.

Advanced features available – Additional advanced network features including network storage, switching, surveillance, wireless networking, WAN gateway routing and network security solution are available for the IP based Small Business IP Communications Solution.

Personalised interface – The Small Business IP Communications Solution embraces user-centric features with stylish design, which allows user to personalise their ringing tone, display background image and phone book to suit different needs.

One-stop service – Wharf T&T provides one-stop service for the Small Business IP Communications Solution. From solution design, planning, installation and on-going service support, Wharf T&T’s experienced networking consultants could help user address the most complicated requirements and deploy the most appropriate business voice solution.

Wharf T&T Small Business IP Communications Solution is available now. For more information about the product, please go to www.wharftt.com or contact the sales hotline at 121-888.

About Wharf T&T
Backed by the state-of-the-art fully fibre-optic network, Wharf T&T is the second largest business fixed line operator as well as the first and only comprehensive ICT service provider in Hong Kong focusing on the business sector. Established in 1995, Wharf T&T invests over HK$5 billion in its own telecommunications network infrastructure. Wharf T&T strictly focuses on enabling customers’ businesses with one-stop-shop ICT services ranging from basic to the most sophisticated customised solutions.

Wharf T&T possesses the best-of-breed optical fibre network and system integration capabilities, enabling a full range of professional ICT solutions encompassing voice, data, conferencing, email messaging, web-building and hosting, IT security, network solution and integration, application implementation, data centre, business continuity and disaster recovery services.

Wharf T&T’s value propositions are our commitment to create and deliver value to business customers in enhancing their businesses. Such value propositions are further enriched and strengthened through our strategic collaboration with various partners.

Wharf T&T is a core member of The Wharf Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Hong Kong. The Wharf Group also owns i-CABLE Communications Limited, the leading cable television station and Internet access service provider in Hong Kong.

For further information about Wharf T&T, please visit www.wharftt.com.

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