HipCom Offers Migratory Path to IP Telephony with Business Trunking

Hosted IP Telephony provider HipCom has launched their new Business Trunking service. The company says this will enable channel partners to sell Hosted IP Telephony services into companies who wish to retain their existing traditional telecoms equipment whilst also experiencing the benefits of Voice over IP. In addition, this new service also reduces call costs for the customer, whilst still generating stable and ongoing minutes revenue for partners.

Business Trunking allows customers to keep the telecoms system they have already, but gives it the ability to route calls over the IP network instead of via traditional telephone lines. Companies can also retain their existing analogue handsets, yet have the flexibility to add pure IP users whenever and wherever they want. And all with guaranteed carrier-grade Quality of Service. Business Trunking works by linking the customer’s PBX to a Media Gateway. Outgoing calls can then be routed through the PBX and out via the gateway. From this point, the IP call is then routed over a QoS-enabled DSL service.

HipCom says partners can benefit from the ability to offer a new and highly-innovative service to customers who do not wish to remove their existing telecommunications equipment, whilst also generating ongoing, stable monthly revenue streams and additional margin on minutes. Customers benefit from the ability to take advantage of IP Telephony features at a pace that is right for them, whilst also protecting their existing telecoms investment and reducing call costs.

HipCom works with a number of providers for QoS-enabled Managed Bandwidth services and with VegaStream for Media Gateways, delivering a complete migratory solution for partners to resell to customers.

VegaStream offers a range of dedicated VoIP gateways, collaborating with service providers, technology and channel partners to enable easy integration with existing systems. They have a number of award-winning products which are based on international communications standards – including both SIP and H.323. These deliver an open and non-proprietary VoIP solution that can be seamlessly integrated alongside customer’s existing communications investments.

Managed Bandwidth services consist of dedicated point-to-point connectivity available across a fully-redundant MPLS network, providing a number of features which enable high-capacity, high-quality networks to be deployed for a range of requirements. These include voice and data traffic of course, but also high volume LAN traffic, network infrastructure deployment, storage area networks, broadcast media and disaster recovery.

The company concludes by saying that their Hosted IP Telephony solution with Business Trunking means that partners can offer their customers all the advantages of retaining their existing equipment, whilst also giving them the additional features and benefits of IP Telephony.