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Italtel Releases New SIP Trunking-as-a-service

By Casey Houser February 11, 2016

Italtel, a developer of software and provider of managed services for telecoms, has announced the launch of its new cloud-based SIP trunking service for network operators.

Telecoms know that their own enterprise customers want to have easy access to functional unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) tools. Such businesses need access to voice, video, data sharing, and conferencing software that can work on employee desktop and mobile hardware and even connect them to their own end users. Italtel’s SIP trunking-as-a-service gives enterprises access to this functionality by offering it through the telecoms on which they already rely. From Italtel to operator to enterprise to customer, the chain gives each entity a way to provide necessary business services and offer better experiences for end users.

Italtel CEO Stefano Pileri commented, “This solution gives service providers a competitive advantage by allowing them to offer flexible and scalable UC&C solutions in their clouds via an ‘as a service’ model. Their business customers, on the other hand, will benefit from a flexible solution offering security and service level agreements, as well as seamless and automatic updates with best-in-class features which follow a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ model and can be easily implemented.”

Pileri’s comment about the ‘pay-as-you-grow’ model is also extremely important to this development. Many software developers try to market similar products to businesses and deal with them directly. In this case, service providers will take the SIP trunking service and resell it to existing and potential customers, so operators must deal with the burden of figuring out how much bandwidth they need in order to handle all their clients’ demands. Working within a model that allows operators flexibility in this process can do justice to the system that may experience fluctuations from month to month.

Furthermore, operators can extend that same model to business clients by first giving them an easy, Web-based portal to set up a standard UC&C service and then allowing them to pay only for the tier of bandwidth they use. The entire system works as part of a software-defined networking setup that Italtel controls. This means that services can be offered in the blink of an eye, so no user will have to wait between clicking “order” and using a new service. Telecoms can also relish in the fact that this as-a-service model will not demand that they upgrade their own networks. Surely to the delight of all involved, it will work with existing architecture.




Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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