Leader in SIP Trunking enhances and expands service, bringing cost savings and improved efficiencies through IP-based services
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business communications provider, today announced that it is expanding and enhancing its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking service. SIP Trunking now reaches over 1,000 local exchanges across Canada, allowing businesses to realize the cost savings and increased productivity of being able to run all their data and voice traffic over a single advanced IP-based service from Allstream.
Allstream SIP Trunking leverages advances in IP technologies to offer a superior way to deploy voice and data communications. Businesses can run all voice traffic on the same data or Internet connection that is used to communicate between their offices and the rest of the world. SIP Trunking also provides the optimal network environment for advanced unified communications and collaboration applications such as real-time collaboration, video conferencing, and fixed-mobile convergence.
"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."
In addition to Allstream's industry-leading feature set, new SIP Trunking customers now get:
- Free calling across Canada through easy access to over 1,000 local exchanges and free Canada long distance*
- Trunk pooling that allows office locations to share SIP Trunking bandwidth, simplifying design and ensuring optimum capacity utilization
- Simplified operation, making it easier than ever to quickly connect to SIP Trunking through Allstream Internet or MPLS services, or through any Internet Service Provider
"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."
As the first national telecommunications provider of SIP Trunking in Canada, Allstream has the years of experience, technical expertise and customer focus to deliver a SIP solution that meets the needs of any Canadian business.
* Some restrictions apply
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only national communications provider that works exclusively with business customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections, Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide high-performance fibre-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. Allstream takes pride in its commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.
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SOURCE: MTS Allstream
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