Tata Communications makes global SIP play

Tata Communications has introduced Global SIP Connect, a SIP trunking service targeting geographically dispersed enterprise customers that are moving their TDM network to IP.

The service will enable businesses to replace legacy TDM-based trunking services such as PRI to SIP that's compatible with emerging Unified Communications platforms such as Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Lync.

Two of the benefits that Tata is touting with this service are reduced complexity and cost. Business customers can aggregate voice traffic and add capacity as needed using Tata's network. They will also be able to get worldwide connectivity options in certain countries, eliminating the need to manage multiple domestic and international service providers.  

Based on call patterns and volume, an enterprise could potentially reduce its on-net and off-net calling costs by up to 55 percent.

Tata will offer domestic SIP trunking services with PSTN access in 13 countries, including the U.S. and 12 European countries with plans to extend the service to Asia. Customers can also get access to other complementary services, including local numbers in 45 countries and more than 300 cities and toll-free coverage in more than 105 countries.

SIP trunking is just one of many global services Tata is bringing to its global clients. The service provider also has been aggressively expanding its telepresence service reach through partners such as AT&T (NYSE: T), for example.

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