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SureWest goes with Alcatel’s VoIP for Consumers in NoCal

Wed, 04/23/2008 - 8:15am
Brian Santo

SureWest Communications has deployed Alcatel-Lucent's IMS-based VoIP for Consumers solution to support its new SureWest Digital Phone VoIP service in the northern California region.

SureWest is migrating its network from a Class 5 switch-based infrastructure to an IP network, including IMS, for advanced services.

The Alcatel-Lucent solution deployed by SureWest consists of an IMS-based telephony application server (TAS), the Alcatel-Lucent 5420 Converged Telephony Server and the Alcatel-Lucent 5420 Personal Communication Manager, which is fully integrated with the Alcatel-Lucent IMS core architecture – built around the Alcatel-Lucent 5450 IP Session Control. It includes the Alcatel-Lucent 5020 Media Gateway Controller-8 and the Alcatel-Lucent 7520 Media Gateway.

SureWest CTO Bill DeMuth said: “As we deploy our VoIP service offerings across our network, with IMS we can grow our services to include blended voice, video, data and multimedia applications. We believe our VoIP service delivers the highest quality of customer benefits and reliability in our northern California market.”

SureWest Digital Phone offers caller ID, call waiting with ID, find me/follow me, sequential ringing, simultaneous ringing and selective call screening, which allows customers to choose what numbers can call in.

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