MegaPath Launches Enterprise SIP Trunking for Businesses to Reduce Voice Costs and Streamline Communications across Multiple Locations

Company Also Adds Standalone SIP Trunking Service Enabling Customers to Purchase Voice Solution without Access Services

Pleasanton, Calif., January 29, 2013MegaPath Corporation, one of the leading providers of managed data, voice, security and hosted IT services in North America, today announced the launch of its Enterprise Trunking voice offering for multi-location organizations and standalone SIP Trunking solution for single-location business customers. These voice solutions augment MegaPath's current SIP Trunking offerings and allow companies of all sizes to purchase the Trunking component with or without MegaPath's access services.

"Traditionally, medium and large enterprises, as well as distributed businesses were the segments that leveraged SIP Trunking most often. However, enterprise-class services are becoming critical for small businesses, leading them to adopt SIP Trunking to meet their voice needs," said Cindy Whelan, Principal Analyst, Business Network and IT Services, Current Analysis. "As more companies continue to add SIP Trunking to their communications investment, service providers must enhance their offerings to deliver value-added services that reduce costs, improve productivity and ease management burdens."

Many businesses are adopting SIP Trunking due to its lower costs, its ability to support traditional PBX voice features and fewer equipment requirements, making it a standard among businesses of all sizes. MegaPath's standalone SIP Trunking solution is an ideal option for single-location businesses that want a reliable, easy-to-manage VoIP service. Customers can bring their own broadband connection for MegaPath's SIP Trunking service or purchase it with one of MegaPath's access solutions with QoS.

Enterprise Trunking enables companies to reduce costs and streamline their voice communications across all of their locations by consolidating to a single service provider rather than multiple providers for different sites. With Enterprise Trunking, businesses can manage voice services at multiple locations from a centralized IP PBX over MegaPath's MPLS VPN network with bi-directional, real-time Quality of Service (QoS) or an existing private network. In addition, customers can take advantage Enterprise Trunking's new features, including concurrent call capacity sharing across locations and support for multiple Integrated Access Devices (IADs) for a single large site. The service can also be combined with other MegaPath Managed Services such as Managed Security and Hosted IT Services.

"When compared to PRI and POTS lines, SIP Trunking is a reliable and cost-effective option for large enterprises and small businesses that want to reduce their telephone costs," said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. "By adding these solutions to our SIP Trunking offerings, we are making it even easier for customers to do business with MegaPath by providing the option to bring your own broadband connection or purchase SIP Trunking with one of our access solutions."

MegaPath's SIP Trunking services are interoperable with many leading IP PBX systems and are scalable, easy to manage and quick to install. Customers that purchase both voice and access services from MegaPath have greater security for voice traffic and better overall reliability since MegaPath owns both the SIP Trunk and the Internet connection, providing end-to-end network control. In addition, customers can add Hosted features like Auto Attendant and Call Center to further improve productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's voice offerings, visit www.megapath.com/voice.

About MegaPath
MegaPath operates one of the largest end-to-end communications networks in the country, providing both commercial and wholesale services. The company provides a full range of data, voice, security and hosted IT services for small, medium and enterprise businesses nationwide, as well as wholesale solutions to the carrier and service-provider markets. MegaPath helps businesses easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, employees and business partners to lower costs, increase security and enhance employee productivity. To learn more about MegaPath's managed IP data, voice, security and hosted IT services, please visit www.megapath.com.

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