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December 22, 2011

Sprint Launches SIP Toll Free Service

Sprint (News - Alert) Nextel, which offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users, has launched a new SIP Toll Free solution. The innovative solution allows businesses to take advantage of their SIP trunks and existing communication system to make their own routing decisions, share capacity across the enterprise, and aggressively control costs. 

Officials with Sprint said that unlike other service providers, Sprint SIP Toll Free supports customer-directed routing at no additional charge.

“Sprint’s SIP Toll Free solution offers businesses complete control over their inbound toll-free calls, putting call management and more efficient routing and termination decisions into their hands,” said Monnie McGaffigan, vice president of wireline, international and strategic alliances, Sprint, in a statement. 

“Our customers can now rely on the features and capabilities of their own enterprise communication system, thanks to network convergence, without having to incur legacy carrier costs,” said McGaffigan.

According to company officials, Sprint SIP (session initiation protocol) Toll Free delivers inbound toll-free calls over SIP trunking and the award-winning, flexible and congestion-free Sprint Global MPLS network. 

Toll-free calls originate in the PSTN (public switched telephone network) and are transported over the network for delivery via an IP access facility. 

A single IP connection delivers traffic without costly gateways or bridges, creating an opportunity for saving a large amount of money through elimination of local access lines, premise-based trunking equipment and management of multiple providers. Businesses can take advantage of shared trunks across time zones and locations – providing a scalable solution far exceeding the capability of a local service provider.

TMCnet in November reported that AirWalk’s (News - Alert) enterprise femtocell will be added to Sprint’s in-building solutions product portfolio.The new product is called print AIRAVE Pro Connect and is made available for Sprint’s Custom Network Solutions (News - Alert) customers.

Touted as the world’s first enterprise-grade CDMA femtocell, AIRAVE Pro Connect will help Sprint’s Custom Network Solutions customers to accommodate the rapid growth of indoor mobile traffic.

Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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