Allstream expands reach of SIP trunking service

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.

With the service, businesses can run their data and voice traffic over one IP-based service. It also provides a network foundation for unified communications and collaboration applications including real-time collaboration, videoconferencing and fixed-mobile convergence.

Businesses can also get access to free calling across Canada and free Canada long-distance, trunk pooling enabling sharing of SIP Trunking bandwidth and simplified operations.

Customers have the option to connect to the SIP Trunking offering via either an Allstream or third-party Internet or MPLS provider.

The expansion of this service comes at a time when Allstream is establishing itself as a standalone company after being spun off of Manitoba Telecom Services (MTS) and sold to Accelero Capital.

Allstream has a lot going for itself in the business services market. The service provider runs a 30,000-mile fiber network that currently serves over 50,000 Canadian base businesses and now has a strong financial backer to help it expand its fiber network and on-net building presence.

For more:
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