Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cablevision Targets SIP Trunking for SMBs

Cablevision Systems has expanded its Optimum Voice Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking from Optimum Business with a new offering tailored for small businesses with up to 100 employees. The service is designed for
customers that want to take full advantage of a small business IP PBX system, while avoiding the cost of
an analog gateway and traditional T-1 solutions. In addition, Optimum Voice SIP Trunking is now compliant with Avaya IP Office 6.0.

Key features of Optimum Voice SIP Trunking include:

  • Capacity for 100 Direct Inward Dial (DID) Telephone Numbers – Supports businesses that
    need up 24 simultaneous call sessions and up to 100 individual phone numbers.

  • Immediate ‘Alternate Call Routing' – Businesses are able to specify an alternate phone number
    in the event that an equipment problem is detected, with calls automatically re-routed to ensure
    business continuity. • Flexible Service Adjustments As Needed – Small business customers have the ability for
    dynamic upgrade of service by simply calling the Optimum Business Service department.

  • Caller-ID, White Pages Listing, E911, Call Forwarding, Anonymous Call Blocking and Anonymous Calling.

  • Flat-rate pricing. Specifically, each simultaneous inbound/outbound call session is priced at
    $29.95 per month, and business customers can select to purchase anywhere from four to 24 sessions. The
    first block of 10 DIDs is included. Up to 90 additional DIDs are available per customer and are sold in
    blocks of 10 for $1.95 per block, per month. The flat rate calling area includes the U.S., Canada and
    Puerto Rico. SIP Trunking is exclusive to Optimum Online customers and is available for $29.95 per
    month for the first year.

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