Next Communications have partnered with NEC, and IP Cortex to provide you with the best communication platform to suit your requirements. We can supply solutions from a single user up to a multi-site VoIP platform with over 1500 extensions. We will supply the right system to grow with you and will give you the ability to work anywhere in the UK, or world.

Next Communications is often able to save you up to 40% on your current call costs. We will analyse your business telecoms bills and recommend changes in order to save you money. We can reduce your call charges and monthly line rental all while maintaining the quality of your business communications.

If you’d like to find out if we can save you money on your lines and calls, just send us a copy of your recent phone bills and itemised call statements. Our consultants will then perform a full audit and produce a comparison detailing where we can help.

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The NEC SL1100 makes your team more reachable, more responsive and more productive and benefits your business from day one. It is the perfect phone system for multiusers with intuitive handsets. You can remain contactable on the move and it offers advanced mailbox features and useful business applications. Next Communications can provide full installation, maintenance and support for the NEC SL1100.

The SL1100 offers:

  • Lowers your costs – powerful communications for a small business budget
  • Increases your productivity – sophisticated solution, simple to use
  • Excellent remote/home office capabilities – office level functionality from your remote/home office
  • Future-proofs your business – value for your money and tailored to your needs
  • Improves customer service – helps you be more responsive and effortlessly boost customer service
  • Keeps you up-to-date – never miss a thing with easy access to key information
  • Stay connected from anywhere on site – DECT wireless handsets keep you in touch with colleagues and customers
  • Simplifies administration – system features and applications make management easier
  • Remain reachable on the road – carry your office number with you using Mobile Extension or uMobility
  • Reach crucial business decisions faster – conferencing provides convenient options for meetings

The NEC SV9100 is a new system, with new handsets and new applications to empower your workforce. Built on the back of the award winning SV8100 technology, the SV9100 provides double the system capacity, yet remains cost effective from 10 to over 800 users.

The SV9100 offers:

  • Distinct, scalable, IP Unified Communications enabled solution
  • High reliability
  • Simplified user licensing
  • Comprehensive suite of Unified Communications and Contact Centre solutions
  • Broad range of mobility applications and devices
  • Vertical market-specific solution integrations
  • Wide-range of end-points
  • Single point configuration and management
  • Multi-Line SIP client, multi-carrier support

The SV9100 is versatile, as it works as an IP system, digital system or a combination of the two. It is one of the most easily configured Unified Communications systems on the market, and the user-friendly management interface streamlines system administration.

If you already have the SV8100 in place, it is simple to migrate and upgrade to the SV9100.

Hosted Business Phone Systems (VoIP)

Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows you to make phone calls over the internet.  VoIP converts the voice signal from your telephone into a digital signal that travels over the internet, then converts it back at the other end so you can speak to anyone with a regular phone number.

Next Communications has partnered with Gamma Telecom to bring you Horizon – a complete business communications services that provides an extensive range of fixed and mobile telephony capabilities via an easy-to-use web portal. Horizon is a hosted IP telephony system suitable for any sized business and is particularly effective if you have multiple sites working together.

With only a minimal capital outlay, it’s a reliable and proven service and jargon-free approach to telephony and communications. By switching to Horizon, you can immediately benefit from a cheaper and more flexible phone service. Horizon is cloud based and accessed via web-based portal and no PBX (fixed line phone system) maintenance costs to worry about.

The benefits of Horizon:

  • Ideal for home and flexible working
  • It’s future-proof – get new features immediately
  • Save money and work smarter with fixed and mobile integration
  • Multi-site deployment – only one system to buy and calls between sites can be free
  • Highly reliable and scalable to fit your business
  • Make cheaper international calls
  • Handsets can be free – cash flow is not affected

IP Cortex systems make it easy to communicate with and share information and ideas with colleagues, one to one or in groups. Keevio® delivers rich multimedia collaboration anytime, anywhere, and our API makes it easy to integrate key systems and business processes with your communications to make them more effective.

Exceptional customer service

Whether you simply care about delivering fantastic service across your business or operate a contact centre, we’ve designed our solutions to give you the tools you need to create a consistently excellent customer service experience.

Minimal management

Whilst many businesses are dissatisfied with the complexity in their communications, ipcortex customers can expect simplicity throughout. Our solutions require minimal management and are very easy to use, either as a stand alone systems or integrated with existing applications and processes.

Delivered to suit you

Whether you are simply looking for a phone system or would like to integrate communications with your core systems and business processes, we can help.

Considerations will include:

  • Current size and projected growth
  • Technical requirements
  • Commercial preference

Future proofing

It’s difficult to know what tomorrow will bring but with ipcortex you don’t have to worry. We protect your investment by making products and services that grow and evolve along with you, whilst also developing innovative features based on new technologies. No need to rip and replace.

  • Add users as required, with no artificial licence fees.
  • Upgrade path to accommodate you as you grow.
  • Migrate to different platforms as your needs change whilst maintaining a consistent user experience.
  • Integrate with business systems as needed.
  • UK development team have strong focus on making the art of the possible become reality.

The bottom line is that a customer who bought a solution ten years ago could still be fully up to date, with the same features and benefits as a customer buying into our solutions today and with the commercial and technical delivery model that suits them best.


We provide rock solid solutions as standard, with high availability as an option.

Exceptionally low cost of ownership

Our solutions deliver an early return on investment due to the tangible and intangible benefits of collaborative working, combined with a low total cost of ownership.

Products available

There are four models in the hardware appliance range, plus a Virtual Edition optimised for VMware:

  • IPCortex Micro – Flexible, powerful and cost effective system for up to 15 users.
  • IPCortex Standard – Enterprise grade features for the SME at a radically cost-effective price point.
  • IPCortex Pro – Functionality and power for serious Enterprise deployments.
  • IPCortex Multi-Tenant – Full functionality and simple management for several entities on one hardware appliance.
  • IPCortex Virtual Edition – The feature set of the IPCortex Pro, optimised for VMware.

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