Alcatel-Lucent Strikes SIP Deal with Voice Unlimited

Alcatel-Lucent has joined with VoIP Unlimited to provide Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking services to businesses in the UK. The new services allow business partners to provide small- to-medium-sized enterprises with next generation network connectivity, helping them reduce business costs and achieve greater efficiencies with minimal disruption.

VoIP Unlimited’s SIP trunking services use voice over broadband to connect to VoIP Unlimited’s core IP network from any location, offering significantly reduced line rental costs compared to ISDN connections. Furthermore, as well as enjoying free calls to other SIP trunking users, businesses will be able to retain their phone numbers even when moving premises in the UK, removing the need to rebrand or reprint sales and marketing collateral.

VoIP Unlimited SIP trunking services complement Alcatel-Lucent’s OmniPCX office telephony system. Business partners that take on the new services will benefit from a free branded billing service, including commission on IP minutes, enabling them to gain additional revenues from their end-users.

“The VoIP Unlimited package of next generation network connectivity combined with value-added services provides a compelling option for Alcatel-Lucent resellers looking to help their end-users to harness the benefits of IP,” said Trevor Evans business development manager for Alcatel-Lucent “SIP trunking is ultimately going to replace dedicated ISDN connections. Business partners that sign up now will be able to steal a march on their rivals and enable more organisations to transform their networks.”

“In order to truly make SIP trunking a viable option for companies in the UK, the services we deliver have to be compatible with major vendors’ telephony solutions – the tests made with Alcatel-Lucent’s offering have all been extremely successful,” said Steve Bieniek, sales director, VoIP Unlimited. “We are proud to have been selected as a partner to work with Alcatel-Lucent to respond to the increasing demand for VoIP in the UK market.”