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Press Release -- August 24th, 2010
Source: PAETEC
Tags: Equipment, Ethernet, VoIP

PAETEC’s SIP Trunking Solution Now Rated Avaya Compliant

VoIP application is certified compatible with Avaya IP Office Solutions

FAIRPORT, N.Y. - August 24, 2010 (Print-friendly PDF file)

PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ GS: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company which provides data, voice, and Internet solutions to business-class customers nationwide, today announced that its Dynamic IP product with SIP Trunking has been certified compliant with the IP Office 6.0 PBX from Avaya, a global leader in enterprise communications systems, software and services. PAETEC has also previously been certified on the enterprise-level Avaya AuraTM Communications Manager and Avaya AuraTM SIP Enablement Services.

SIP Trunking, short for Session Initiation Protocol, converges data, voice, and Internet communications onto a single high-speed, IP network that establishes the foundation for advanced communications capabilities. Certifying the interoperability of equipment such as the Avaya IP Office and IP networks ensures that businesses can achieve the full benefits of advanced collaboration capabilities.

PAETEC's award-winning SIP trunking ensures the immense capabilities and efficiencies of VoIP while allowing customers to choose the bandwidth that truly meets their requirements, from a T-1 to DS-3, Ethernet or greater.

Other benefits of PAETEC's SIP Trunking service include:

  • Standard G.729 Compression that can significantly increase the number of high-quality voice circuits within a single T-1 compared with traditional Primary Rate Interfaces (PRIs).
  • Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities that prioritize voice signals over data. When no voice signals are present, all available bandwidth can be used for data.
  • VoIP-to-TDM voice conversion provided within the network, requiring less equipment for the end user.
  • Unlimited and free site-to-site calling between Dynamic IP locations.
  • Site-to-site voice and data sharing that is protected from the public Internet.
  • Virtual Telephone Numbers (VTNs) to give a business a virtual presence with a ten digit phone number in any market where PAETEC offers SIP services.

Customers can also manage their own service in real-time through PAETEC's secure online customer portal. The application now is compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with the IP Office 6.0.

"This compliance testing from Avaya will be very well received by our many partners who sell the Avaya product line," said John Chapman, PAETEC senior vice president of marketing. "Using open and standards-based platforms such as SIP ensures seamless communication from the desktop throughout and beyond PAETEC's IP-network, now providing business communication efficiency that was unimaginable a few years ago."

PAETEC is a member of the Avaya DevConnect program-an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.

As a Platinum member of the program, PAETEC is eligible to submit products for compatibility testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compliant. Doing so ensures businesses can confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure-speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs.

"Partners like PAETEC help ensure that Avaya customers receive the most value from their systems," said Eric Rossman, vice president, developer relations, Avaya. "PAETEC's commitment to service and inherent expertise with Avaya's architecture allows our customers to further benefit from the capabilities of IP and SIP."


About Avaya
Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information, please visit
www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.

About PAETEC
PAETEC (NASDAQ: PAET), a FORTUNE 1000 company, is personalizing business communications for medium and large businesses, enterprise organizations and institutions across the United States. We offer a comprehensive suite of IP,
voice, data, and Internet services, as well as enterprise communications management software, network security solutions, CPE, and managed services. For more information, visit www.paetec.com.

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