In keeping with its strategy of focusing on the mid-market, Allstream, a provider of IT connectivity solutions, recently extended the reach of its SIP Trunking service by making it available via the Internet. Customers can now access the Allstream SIP Trunking service over Internet, using connection from any Internet service provider (ISP).
In a press release, this Canadian communications service provider said that the new service has been specifically designed for businesses that rely primarily on dedicated Internet access for their network connectivity.
Allstream’s 30,000 km fiber-optic backbone combines advanced IP connectivity, digital switching, Ethernet-featured services and the latest security technologies. Leveraging Allstream's single IP backbone, Allstream customers will be able to converge data and video with local, long-distance and private voice traffic over a single network. Allstream uses Class of Service (CoS) marking to prioritize voice calls over data traffic. This gives customers high quality voice calls that are free from latency and jitter.
“In keeping with our strategy of focusing on the mid-market, we are pleased to extend our sophisticated SIP Trunking capabilities to facilitate the needs of our mid-market customers,” president of Allstream Dean Prevost noted in a statement.
Allstream revealed that a number of customers have signed contracts to take advantage of Allstream's SIP Trunking service. These new customers include Pivotal Corporation, Ahearn & Soper, SOCAN, Coastal Contacts and Creative Door Services.
Allstream is focused on providing the Canadian businesses with communication services that save them money. Allstream was the first national carrier to roll out a SIP Trunking solution, as part of this strategy.
Allstream is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. Manitoba recently reported revenues increase over 19 percent during 2011. More Fiber-to-the-Home installations are also coming, the company said in an earlier release. The company also disclosed that MTS (News - Alert) Allstream will introduce IPTV in two locations where the firm installed Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) in 2011. And the company will introduce IPTV in four other locations as part of a wider FTTH installation plan.
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Edited by Rich Steeves