Sunday, September 20, 2009

AT&T Enhances VoIP Portfolio for Wholesale Customers

AT&T introduced several enhancements to its VoIP portfolio that will enable wholesale customers to cost-effectively broaden their footprint and extend the reach of their VoIP calling area.

Enhancements include a new access option for AT&T Voice over IP Connect Service (AVOICS), a new user-based Web enhancement for AT&T Global Hubbing IP Access (GHIA) and additional options in AT&T's suite of Business VoIP services.

AVOICS, which is AT&T's flagship wholesale VoIP platform for U.S. service providers, offers IP-based connectivity to AT&T's network and termination of IP voice traffic over the Public Switched Telephone Network. With AVOICS, service providers can offer premium long distance communication service to their customers.

When building out their networks, wholesale customers now have the flexibility to connect to AVOICS through multiple options. They can connect to AVOICS via the AT&T Private Network Transport (PNT) service, which provides class-of-service voice quality, key security elements and advanced network reliability. Clients now have the added capability of connecting through a new access option called Transport Independent Access (TIA), which offers an economic and efficient way to access AVOICS by using either the Public Internet or on the AT&T network using AT&T Managed Internet Service (MIS).

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