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At Standard Global Communications, our Least Cost Routing provides you with the solution to  making a call to any destination in the world at the lowest possible rate. This is not cheap talk, talk is really cheap!!

We are certain that you are aware that it is cheaper to call a landline number from a landline phone. And also that it’s more expensive to call one GSM operator from another, than calling someone on the same GSM network. Zimbabwe has major operational voice providers namely Econet, NetOne, Telecel, Liquid Telecoms, TelOne, Telco, Africom and Powertel amongst others.

There is a common saying that the shortest distance between any two points is a straight line. This has an interesting use in the telecommunications industry and is the basis of what is known as Least Cost Routing (LCR). Least Cost Routing (LCR) is the process of selecting the path of outbound communications traffic based on cost. So LCR becomes very handy in deciding which route or carrier to use to make a call to a given destination. As noted above it is cheaper to make an “in network call” than to make a call to a subscriber outside your network. This is where LCR in an IP-PABX becomes very handy. In addition to LCR being used on making the cheapest local calls, LCR can also be programmed to a PABX and be applied for making the cheapest international calls.

In Zimbabwe most companies just use fixed land lines for making business calls. But a typical IP-PABX setup should have a number of alternative routes to different networks be it PSTN, GSM, CDMA or VoIP. The last item being Internet based calling that carries voice on the data network.

At SGC we provide IP-PBXs with in-bulti trunks with voice technologies like PSTN (TelOne), GSM (Econet, Telecel and Net One), VoIP/SIP Trunks (TelOne, Liquid and Powertel. Furthermore, we also provide gateways for all the above technologies making it possible to enjoy least coust routing from legacy PABX Systems.

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