Cavalier Telephone LLC, a competitive telecom carrier operating in the eastern United States, announced Tuesday the expansion of its SIP-based IP voice services with more flexible options, enabling customers to choose bandwidth, number of concurrent calls, voice compression, Internet speed, private network options, and security and calling features.
Cavalier’s IP voice service is delivered via a standard Ethernet connection to an IP PBX or other IP voice system. The IP voice service is available throughout Cavalier’s footprint and has been tested and approved for use with a range of IP PBXs.
Cavalier built the service on the MetaSwitch voice and multimedia platform, which enables it to offer traditional features like call redirect, DID, calling name display, E911 as well as advanced capabilities like enterprise-shared trunking and private dial plans.
“These new service options make a SIP trunk the obvious choice for businesses looking for a feature-rich alternative to a TDM T1 or for those converting to an all-IP infrastructure," said Clint McDonald, product manager, Cavalier. “With a converged network, SIP traffic is transmitted securely along with a variety of other applications and protocols, creating bandwidth efficiencies for customers."
IP voice services ride Cavalier’s fiber-optic network at speeds from 1mbps to multigigabits per second. The connection to the customer is dedicated, making available the full bandwidth in both directions. When other services are added, Cavalier’s transport network ensures that voice conversations take priority.
To overcome the challenge of interfacing with an increasing number of SIP-enabled systems and software versions, Cavalier has created an accelerated testing process wherein each new installation is put through a series of technical tests before the service goes live.