Monday, May 13, 2013

Level 3 Announces Carrier Cloud Voice with Alianza

Level 3 Communications is introducing a Carrier Cloud Voice solution for CLECs, wireless carriers, cable multiple system operators (MSOs) and telcos.

The service, which is offered in partnership with Alianza, is a complete outsourced voice solution for service providers that are looking for ways to add voice but avoid significant up-front investment and ongoing operational costs. The joint solution combines Level 3's Enhanced Local Service and Alianza's cloud-based voice platform, which includes a hardened set of APIs for back-office integration, billing and service management.

"Voice is an important part of many established service bundles, but it is an expensive investment that consumes a lot of internal resources to manage," said Shaun Andrews, Level 3's senior vice president of Global Voice Services. "This complete, carrier-grade solution allows service providers to reliably realize the benefits of a cloud-based model. With several key customers already purchasing our joint solution, we know this value proposition resonates in the marketplace."

"The next generation voice evolution has proven to be challenging due to network cost and complexity," commented Brian Beutler, CEO and co-founder of Alianza. "Working with Level 3, we have developed a complete turnkey solution with break-through economics that provides operators with a clear business case for simplifying voice delivery to their customers."