From the SIP Trunking Experts

July 06, 2011

Integra Gets NEC's SIP Trunking Interoperability Certification with UNIVERGE SV8100

By Shamila Janakiraman SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Integra Telecom Inc. a communications and technology service provider for businesses announced that it has achieved NEC’s Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking Interoperability certification with the NEC UNIVERGE SV8100.

Integra provides voice, data and Internet communications to thousands of business and carrier customers in 11 Western states. The company’s fiber-optic network comprises of metropolitan access networks, an Internet and data network, and a 4,700-mile high-speed long haul network.

This certification is expected to ensure that NEC PBX will be able to work seamlessly with Integra’s SIP Solutions SIP Trunking Service.

In a release Brian Gregory, Director of Voice and Data Services for Integra Telecom remarked, “We’re pleased to earn NEC’s SIP Trunking Interoperability certification with the NEC UNIVERGE SV8100.”

“This certification positions Integra to work even more closely with NEC dealers and businesses with UNIVERGE 8100, building our portfolio of SIP trunking services and delivering enhanced features and productivity to our business customers,” Gregory added.

Integra sources revealed that it will be expanding the number of IP PBXs that are certified to operate with its SIP Trunking service. This initiative will help business customers to benefit from the efficient use of bandwidth by combining voice and data networks onto a single service; receive dynamic bandwidth allocation so that more bandwidth is available when voice calls are not ongoing and also maximize capacity via multiple compression options. This allows more calls to be placed over the same bandwidth eliminating the need for additional circuits.

Ram Menghani, director of product management and development for NEC Corporation of America emphasized that the combination of the UNIVERGE SV8100 communications server and Integra’s SIP Trunking Service will enable a powerful foundation for unified communications and a means to optimize ongoing communications costs.

Using Integra Telecom solutions businesses can use voice lines, Internet, MPLS and SIP services integrated with optimized VoIP systems, data services and unified communication applications.

Integra Telecom announced that it has awarded free, high-speed Internet service for a year to Oregon Ballet Theatre (OBT) and LifeWorks NW, through its Community Connection campaign.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves