Level 3 serves up new voice/data business bundle

Level 3 (Nasdaq: LVLT) wants to make business communications easier for enterprises, so it has introduced its Converged Business Network service, which combines voice, Internet and data networking all on one circuit with one bill.

Because its Converged Business Network service carries multiple services over one circuit, enterprises will no longer have to manage multiple services, but also cut down how much they pay on related access costs.

Initially available to North American-based enterprises, the Converged Business Network service suit includes Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Level 3 Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network (IPVPN) and Level 3 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking voice services. In addition, standard packages include up to 100 Mbps Ethernet capabilities.

Keeping in mind the investments that businesses have in their existing phone systems, Level 3's Converged Business Network suite also includes voice handoff of SIP or TDM, so customers can move to the latest technology immediately or connect their existing TDM PBX to the service all while leveraging the web portal's on-demand capabilities such as Simultaneous Ring and control of incoming and outgoing calls.

However compelling the new service suite is, Level 3 certainly isn't the only service provider offering flexible business bundles. XO's IP Flex VoIP bundle, for example, also allows business customers to purchase VoIP services without having to replace their on-premise phone systems with high-speed Internet access and web browsing for one flat rate.

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