Cablevision today announced the availability of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking from Optimum Business that was designed to deliver an enterprise-quality voice service to small businesses.

Cablevision said that the service was designed for customers who want to take full advantage of a small business IP PBX and avoid the cost of an analog gateway. 

The Cisco SPA9000 Voice System and Microsoft Response Point have been certified compatible with Cablevision’s Optimum Voice service, and the combination will be available exclusively through Optimum Business third-party resellers, as well as through select Cisco and Microsoft resellers.

“Cablevision is committed to bringing leading communications solutions to small and medium business customers throughout the New York metropolitan area, and with SIP trunking, small businesses now have access to enterprise-grade voice service,” said Joseph Varello, Cablevision's vice president of voice and small and medium business services.  “With Optimum Voice SIP trunking, our business customers’ IP PBX is connected directly to our network. Our technical certification with Cisco and Microsoft Response Point and simplified provisioning with these market leaders in unified communications will make sure that small businesses have the best experience available.”

Optimum Voice SIP trunking includes Direct Inward Dial (DID) functionality on a converged voice and data network.

Other enterprise features in Optimum Voice SIP trunking include:

  • Immediate ‘alternate call routing’ – Businesses are able to specify an alternate phone number in the event that an IP PBX or equipment problem is detected, and calls are automatically re-routed, ensuring business continuity.
  • Capacity for 40 DID telephone numbers – Businesses who need up to 40 individual phone numbers are now supported with SIP trunking.
  • No additional installation required – The SIP trunking service is activated at the time of installation by the reseller agent. No additional step is required. Through online management tools, business customers have the ability for instantaneous upgrade of service.
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