AHT Meaning & Definition

Acronym for Average Hold Time

Average Hold Time, or AHT, refers to the average length of time between the moment a caller finishes dialing and the moment the call is answered or terminated. The formula for measuring AHT is the total call time divided by the amount of calls. To achieve a realistic AHT figure, the ITU recommendation is that the AHT calculation be based on trace samples ranging from 15 to 60 minutes.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

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