Storm bets on open source Asterisk

Local voice and data service provider, Storm has turned to open source Asterisk to give clients an opportunity to venture into VoIP at low cost. The company has partnered with Asterisk specialists Connection Telecom and Clarotech.

"Asterisk is an ideal way of venturing into IP Telephony at low cost and risk," says Dave Gale, business development director at Storm. "The main PBX players can offer you an IP PBX, some for as low as R30 000 to R40 000, but
most cost a lot more. Or you can have Asterisk at a fraction of the price. It will interoperate with almost all standards-based telephony equipment, give interconnectivity with other PBXs, act as a VoIP gateway, and provide your business with advanced functionality previously only available in the high end PBXs, like flexible IVR, voicemail, music on hold or call