Allstream promises Canadian businesses 'dramatically lower telecom costs'

Canadian IP telco Allstream has introduced a "SIP Gateway" service that it says will help Canadian businesses "save as much as 40 percent compared to traditional voice services."

Allstream, which bills itself as the "only national competitor" to Canadian telco giants Bell Canada (NYSE: BCE) and Telus (NYSE: TU), said it is delivering the SIP Gateway service via a cloud-based IP voice environment so it can offer Primary Rate Interface (PRI) capabilities for less cost via an IP-based alternative.

"Previously, Canadian businesses with non-IP Private Branch Exchange (PBX) systems were prevented from achieving the savings of a PRI without updating their PBX," the carrier's press release continued. "Allstream's Gateway [which launched in February in some regions] allows Canadian businesses to take advantage of IP telephony services without the cost and complexity of having to upgrade their non IP-based PBX systems."

For more:
- see this Allstream press release

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