An Internet telephony service provider provides communications services using digital telecommunications medium such as VoIP to either residential users or commercial enterprises. Anyone having a general knowledge of ICT's can setup an ITSP business. There are three main components required to setup your own ITSP setup.
1) Hardware infrastructure
Hardware infrastructure may consist of dedicated servers, switches , routers , internet bandwidth etc . The hardware infrastructure can be on rental basis from third party hardware provider or it will be owned at own premises.
To start offering cloud based ICT services and solutions to your business customers , following are minimum hardware requirements
- Dedicated server with Quad Core 3.0 ghz processor , 4 GB RAM and 200 GB Hard Disk
- Sufficient symmetric internet bandwidth taking into account that a single call consumes about 87.2 kbps
- Fresh installation of CentOS 7.x without any additional software installed
It consist of two main components , first main marketing website with products listing with self services customer web portal and eCommerce capabilities and second, an ICT web portal to serve customer and manage their services separately.
You need to select at least one software product to start offering ICT integrated services and solutions
- ICTBroadcast Service Provider Edition to start offering Unified mass communications and telemarketing services like voice broadcasting, interactive/ surveys / press 1 voice broadcasting, fax broadcasting, Email marketing and SMS messaging services to your customer through your own platform. ICTBroadcast SP Packages and Pricing
- ICTContact Service Provider Edition, offer cloud based inbound / outbound call centre solutions
- ICTPBX Service Provider Edition, offer hosted pbx solutions
- ICTCORE, offer communications API services for developers and integrator suitable for internet phone service providers
- ICTCRM Service Provider Edition, offer cloud based CRM Solutions
- ICTSchool Service Provider Edition, offer cloud based school management system
- ICTUstad Service Provider Edition, offer on demand home services
- ICTRoshni, offer on-line consultancy services
3) Telecom carries
That includes Voip / PSTN carriers for voice terminations , SMPP carries for SMS messaging and EmaiL gateways . The admin need to select a VoIP / PSTN /SMPP carrier that will provide bulk call origination and termination services. Important consideration while selecting a communication carrier provider is in which countries of the world it provides services. Particularly in your target market before engaging their services. Factors such as quality and the availability of support should also be given careful thought before any decision is taken. Many companies will offer automated support as part of a free package and some companies even offer free support from human operators. With the large number of VoIP carriers in the market it is worth spending sometime comparing the features and support packages that come as standard. See list of VoIP service providers.
In this article, we will discuss software component that is required to set up our own ITSP setup. A complete ITSP solution will require 1) Provisioning portal it includes marketing of products and services, client management, billing, CRM and support services 2) communication service portal it provides user and admin web portals to use the communication services. Below we will discuss these two main components accordingly.
Below we will discuss Softtware produts and their capabilities // features required to setup your own Internet Telephony Service Provider business one by one
What services you can provide with ICTBroadcast Service Provider Edition ?
With ICTBroadcast, Service providers can provide a wide range of services to their customers. Some of them are listed here.
Voice broadcasting is mostly used for direct marketing of products or services. It can also be used as an emergency notification system. There is virtually no limit on the number of contacts to dial in a campaign. A single campaign can dial hundreds of thousands of contacts within few minutes and spread your recorded message anywhere in the world. Another variant of voice broadcasting is "Press One" method. It can be to used to connect with a live agent or sales representatives.
Most people think that this technology is dying but, in fact, faxing has a re-birth since the advent of internet telephony. Fax campaign in ICTBroadcast dials numbers from contact lists and on answer by the recipient, transfers fax documents.
This campaign, just like any other campaign, broadcasts a text message to all the numbers from a contact list.
Voice Call Surveys and Polls campaign
ICTBroadcast also provides survey campaign feature that enables you to run voice-based surveys asking call recipient multiple questions, and then creating useful reports from the survey responses.
Appointment Reminder campaign
ICTBroadcast can be used as an automated appointment reminder software that can help to remind different events.
Subscription campaign to register customers automatically through voice broadcasting campaign
ICTBroadcast Subscription Campaign enables businesses to automatically invoke software registration process or other application with just one key press from recipient / customers. With the help of Subscription Campaign, another software or application can be integrated. It plays pre-recorded voice messages offering customer / recipients to press required key and when interested customer presses that specified key, ICTBroadcast invokes registration process and calls API of other software/Application automatically.
CNAM Support in ICTBroadcast
To implement LCR, some information is required from HLR for which ICTBroadcast has a module CNAM.CNAM query gets the information about that number through OCN, on the basis of that information route is selected.
Inbound and outbound Call Center
ICTBroadcast supports both types of Call Centers :
Inbound Call Center
Inbound call centers are the ones that deal with incoming calls, emails, texts, and live chat inquiries. An easier concept to understand is, your customer calls you instead of you calling them. These calls are originated by the client, they can provide a great opportunity to delight them with exceptional service.
See more technical detail on ICTBroadcast SP edition.
How ICTBroadcast can help you in your ITSP business?
ICTBroadcast service provider (SP) edition has all the features of enterprise-grade software for its customers who want to become Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs) and want to provide their own broadcasting services (such as voice, sms, fax and email) to their customers. ICTBroadcast is productive, scalable, fault-tolerant and secure software and also comes with monitoring, integration, upgrading and support services. Some other features that ICTBroadcast SP edition have to support your business are listed below:
Scalable and Redundant platform to offer services globally
ICTBroadcast can be scaled with ease to fulfill customer's need accross multiple servers on different locations as well as ICTBroadcast does support full fail-over support , if one node fails , other node will take up its position automatically .
Multi-tenant and Multi-campaign
ICTBroadcast SP edition is a multi-tenant system that provides separate web portal for users and administrators. Every user can create unlimited number of campaigns running simultaneously.
ICTBroadcast SP edition provides all system monitoring features at one place (i.e. Dashboard) allowing Admin to monitor overall system resources, including nodes, users, channels and campaigns statistics.
ICTBroadcast SP edition also provides various billing related reports that is a must have feature of multi-tenant environment. Apart from that, a summary and comprehensive detailed report of every campaign is also created that shows statistics related to the campaign.
ICT Broadcast SP edition helps to manage rates, routes, payments, channels, users and their permissions. Administrator can also manage system resources such as assigning or un-assigning extensions and DIDs to users.
ICTBroadcast SP edition is multi-lingual system with built-in support of many of the mostly used languages on Internet as well as ICTBroadcast support multiple time zone , each user will have its own timezone settings .
Third Party Integration
ICTBroadcast SP edition provides easy to use RESTful APIs to integrate with a third party software such as CRM.
Overall ICTBroadcast SP edition is a complete solution for anyone seeking to start their own business as an Internet Telephony Service Provider (ITSP).
we are also offering other business solutions to our valued customers, Most of these solutions are ready to offer however few are still under development please
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ICT Innovations offers ICTContact SP Editon based on number of concurrent channels capacity say one server / 500 channels packages.
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ICT Innovations offers ICTPBX SP Editon based on number of concurrent channels capacity say 500 channels packages
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ICT Innovations offers ICTCore SP Editon based on number of concurrent channels capacity .
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ICT Innovations offers ICTCRM SP Editon based on number of concurrent calls / channels capacity .
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ICT Innovations offers ICTSchool SP Editon based on number of concurrent calls / channels capacity
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ICT Innovations offers ICTUstad SP Editon based on number of concurrent calls / channels capacity
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