Sprint Unveils SIP Trunking

Sprint (S) has announced the general availability for all business customers of SIP Trunking, which leverages Sprint Global MPLS by using a single IP connection to facilitate the convergence of voice, data and video communication. This convergence reduces local, long-distance and calling feature expenses.

“The advantages of SIP Trunking are in its flexibility and scalability, leveraging the power of Sprint’s Global MPLS network,” said Paget Alves, president of Business Markets Group, Sprint. “SIP Trunking is critical to delivering more value to our business customers because it eliminates the costly local trunks a business would need to purchase from local telephone companies and allows them to share capacity over one IP connection for multiple locations and applications.”

SIP Trunking has been available since early this year, specifically to support businesses with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. In fact, Sprint was one of the first U.S.-based providers of SIP Trunking services qualified for use with Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

“The integration of Sprint SIP Trunking with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 allows businesses to further consolidate communications workloads into the IP network,” said Moz Hussain, director of Unified Communications Group, Microsoft Corp. “Services including voice conferencing and telephony can be delivered efficiently to help customers save costs and see increased value with unified communications.”

Sprint SIP Trunking reduces or eliminates costly local trunks and access lines; includes any-distance calls between enterprise locations with the service at no additional charge; reduces the amount of trunking equipment on the customer premise; and maximizes efficiency of voice, video and data by converging these over a single IP connection via the Sprint MPLS network.

Sprint SIP Trunking is available through Sprint’s newly formed Business Markets Group.

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