Leader in SIP Trunking enhances and expands service, bringing cost
savings and improved efficiencies through IP-based services
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business
communications provider, today announced that it is expanding and
enhancing its Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking service. SIP
Trunking now reaches over 1,000 local exchanges across Canada, allowing
businesses to realize the cost savings and increased productivity of
being able to run all their data and voice traffic over a single
advanced IP-based service from Allstream.
Allstream SIP Trunking leverages advances in IP technologies to offer a
superior way to deploy voice and data communications. Businesses can
run all voice traffic on the same data or Internet connection that is
used to communicate between their offices and the rest of the world.
SIP Trunking also provides the optimal network environment for advanced
unified communications and collaboration applications such as real-time
collaboration, video conferencing, and fixed-mobile convergence.
"This expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to invest and innovate
to bring SIP Trunking to more Canadian businesses," said Allstream
President Dean Prevost. "More and more Canadian businesses are taking
advantage of the productivity improvements and cost reductions realized
through IP technologies."
In addition to Allstream's industry-leading feature set, new SIP
Trunking customers now get:
Free calling across Canada through easy access to over 1,000 local
exchanges and free Canada long distance*
Trunk pooling that allows office locations to share SIP Trunking
bandwidth, simplifying design and ensuring optimum capacity utilization
Simplified operation, making it easier than ever to quickly connect to
SIP Trunking through Allstream Internet or MPLS services, or through
any Internet Service Provider
"Allstream is a leader in the SIP Trunking market in Canada." said
Arthur Gottlieb, Principal at The Gottlieb Group and author of the NBI
Michael Sone Associates Report on the SIP Trunking Market in Canada.
"These changes will provide real value to Allstream's customers."
As the first national telecommunications provider of SIP Trunking in
Canada, Allstream has the years of experience, technical expertise and
customer focus to deliver a SIP solution that meets the needs of any
* Some restrictions apply
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only
national communications provider that works exclusively with business
customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections,
Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and
entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who
collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications
solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide
high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of
business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications
technologies and services including a wide range of innovative,
highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate
more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its
commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has
long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions
made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For
information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.
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SOURCE MTS Allstream