Allstream Expands SIP Trunking Service
Allstream, a Canadian business communications solutions provider, recently announced it intends to expand its Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) (SIP) Trunking service, which currently reaches more than 1,000 local exchanges across Canada.
SIP Trunking runs voice traffic over a converged IP network, connecting directly to the PSTN and eliminates the need for PRIs, most PBXs and the costs of maintaining multiple networks. It also provides the optimal network environment for advanced unified communications and collaboration applications.
"This expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to invest and innovate to bring SIP Trunking to more Canadian businesses," said Allstream President Dean Prevost. "More and more Canadian businesses are taking advantage of the productivity improvements and cost reductions realized through IP technologies."
"Allstream is a leader in the SIP Trunking market in Canada," said Arthur Gottlieb, principal at The Gottlieb Group and author of the NBI Michael Sone Associates Report on the SIP Trunking Market in Canada. "These changes will provide real value to Allstream's customers."
Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometer nationwide high-performance fiber-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications technologies and services including a wide range of innovative, highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate more efficiently and profitably.
Last year, Allstream extended the reach of its SIP trunking service by making it available via the Internet. Customers are able to access the Allstream SIP trunking service over Internet, using connection from any Internet service provider (ISP). The company said that the new service had been specifically designed for businesses that rely primarily on dedicated Internet access for their network connectivity. Leveraging Allstream's single IP backbone, Allstream customers can converge data and video with local, long-distance and private voice traffic over a single network.
Edited by Rachel Ramsey