Channel-friendly provider Telesphere has completed independent qualification of SIP trunking services for Microsoft Lync 2010, so that its nationwide, private SIP trunking services are fully compatible with Lync cloud-based and unified communications (UC) implementations.
Telesphere’s SIP trunking offering is delivered via its private, nationwide MPLS network, aimed at businesses with single or multi-site offices around a city, region or the country looking to eliminate the expense and complexity of PSTN gateways and the need to work with multiple service providers. The company recently added points of presence (P0Ps) in Atlanta and Chicago to its coast-to-coast national network as well.
“Microsoft qualification gives CIOs and IT managers peace of mind that Telesphere’s private SIP trunking services are tested with Lync,” said Sanjay Srinivasan, Telesphere’s CTO. “This is the latest example of Telesphere’s commitment to providing businesses with advanced solutions.”
Enterprises that use Lync may eliminate the architectural and operational complexity of multiple PSTN interconnects using SIP trunking, while also accessing a range of cloud-based communications services and advanced features to increase employee productivity. This strategy lets enterprises maximize the value of their Lync installation by overlaying features that provide additional levels of services for business continuity (disaster recovery) and mobile integration, the company noted.
“Lync gives enterprises a competitive advantage by enabling real-time, intuitive communication and collaboration,” said Laura Howard, senior director of Lync Partner Engineering at Microsoft. “Telesphere’s private SIP trunking services gives enterprises a convenient, low-complexity option for extending their Lync implementations across multiple facilities around the country.”