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Cablevision expands business VoIP options

Wed, 06/08/2011 - 8:30am
Brian Santo

Working with Avaya, Cablevision Systems' business services unit can now offer small businesses the option of using an IP PBX for greater VoIP functionality while accommodating growth.

Cablevision's Optimum Business unit said its Voice SIP Trunking is now compliant with Avaya IP Office 6.0. 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, Optimum Business said. 

Small businesses that order the combination can scale up to 100 employees, as the system provides capacity for up to 24 simultaneous call sessions and 100 Direct Inward Dial (DID) telephone numbers. 

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. SIP Trunking features that were previously available will continue to be available. These include Caller ID, white pages listing, E911, call forwarding, anonymous call blocking and anonymous calling.

On the subject of the company's DevConnect compliance with Avaya, Joseph Varello, Cablevision's vice president of business and voice product management, said: "Our integrated solutions improve the quality and reliability of voice services, simplify configuration, reduce equipment costs and provide significant room for scalability versus traditional T1 solutions. As a result, Optimum Voice SIP Trunking can grow with our customers and deliver the premium experience they have come to expect from Optimum Business."

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