CenturyLink has asked the FCC for permission to conduct its own TDM-to-IP trials with a particular focus on business customers replacing their traditional POTS voice services with VoIP. The service provider expects the proposed trial in Las Vegas to last approximately six months in 12 wire centers.
Sprint is giving its international business customers another way to enable more effective interoffice communications by extending its cloud-based unified communications service, Complete Collaboration, to 12 European countries.
Cisco remained the dominant enterprise session border controller (eSBC) vendor in the first quarter, according to Infonetics' Enterprise Session Border Controllers report.
Business VoIP services have migrated out of the kicking-the-tires phase to what Infonetics says is "mainstream" due to ongoing adoption of SIP trunking and cloud services.
Sprint is playing into the emerging mobile nature of its business clients by adding Microsoft Lync to its cloud-based unified communications (UC) solution, Sprint Complete Collaboration, which it debuted in 2012.
Sprint is continuing its ongoing IP European wireline network expansion effort with a new agreement with Neo Telecoms to extend its reach in Paris.
Allstream, a Canadian service provider focused on business services, is now offering its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking service out of 1,000 telephone exchanges.
XO Communications is giving its business customers an easier way to migrate their existing TDM-based trunking systems to SIP with a simplified pricing structure.
Momentum, a St. Louis-based cloud provider, is acquiring Communications Technologies, Inc. subsidiary (CTI) Twist Networks, a move that will help it grow its SIP trunking and managed services business lines.
Internet2 has formed the SIP Steering Committee as a way to help set the direction and priorities for its NET+ SIP Program and the Internet2 Technology Evaluation Center at Texas A&M University.