Bandwidth, a provider of a wide range of business and consumer communications services and technologies, recently announced that it has completed certification for its SIP Trunking solutions with the ShoreTel unified communications (UC) platform.
The ShoreTel platform lets users implement and manage a variety of communications and collaboration services over a single connection to facilitate interoperability and innovation. By achieving compliance with the most current version (14.2) of the platform, Bandwidth is able to give managed service providers (MSPs) access to SIP functionality through its own Tier 1 network while maintaining compatibility and integration with other ShoreTel-certified products, ensuring these MSPs can maximize their reach with a widening user base. The expanded integration options for UC services through Bandwidth results in a more agile and streamlined process that enables the most effective collaboration capabilities currently available on the market.
“As more companies implement unified communications solutions, it’s essential that the underlying technologies interoperate reliably,” said Todd Hagstrom, Senior Director of Product Management at Bandwidth. “By partnering with one of the leaders in unified communications, we’re opening up new avenues for seamless collaboration and support within their ShoreTel environment.”
In addition to these benefits for users, the ShoreTel platform certification inducts Bandwidth into the ShoreTel Innovation Network, which gathers resources among market and innovation leaders so they may develop, validate and document each products’ interoperability with other ShoreTel UC solutions. This straightforward approach to information dissemination ensures each service achieves maximum compatibility.
“We are pleased to welcome Bandwidth to the ShoreTel Innovation Network and congratulate them on successfully completing certification,” said Shannon Graham, Director of Innovation Network Programs at ShoreTel. “With this certification, Bandwidth demonstrates its commitment to seamless integration with the ShoreTel platform.”
Bandwidth’s SIP Trunking services provide telecommunications over a massive footprint, covering 80 percent of the U.S. market with unlimited inbound, local outbound, and on-net calling. Organizations benefit from significantly reduced long distance costs, an intuitive success-based growth model, convergence of local and remote users and dynamic bandwidth allocation. The ability to consolidate voice and data over a Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) Circuit maximizes a company’s investment on the IP circuit when combined with an IP-PBX and augmented by offerings through the ShoreTel platform.