AT&T punches up its wholesale VoIP offerings

AT&T has introduced new enhancements for its wholesale VoIP service that it says will help customers expand their respective VoIP calling areas. The features include new access options for AT&T Voice over IP Connect (AVOICS), a new user-based Web enhancement for AT&T Global Hubbing IP Access (GHIA), and other new AT&T Business VoIP service options.   

AT&T's AVOICS platform offers wholesale customers IP-based connectivity to its network and IP voice termination over the PSTN, and it offers long distance service to their respective customer base. Customers can connect to the AVOICS platform via AT&T's Private Network Transport (PNT) service, which provides class-of-service (CoS) voice quality, security and network reliability. Wholesale customers can connect through the Transport Independent Access (TIA) option that allows other service providers to access AVOICS via the Public Internet or on the AT&T network using AT&T Managed Internet Service (MIS).

"Our TIA option is opening doors with customers who want flexible interconnection options to supplement their network configurations and to maximize their existing investments. For example, a client might utilize PNT for a high volume area and supplement with TIA for multiple IP addresses for other applications or other geographic areas," said Ed Stulga, assistant vice president, Wholesale Marketing and Portfolio Management, AT&T Business Solutions in a release.

For more:
- see the release here

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