NET+ SIP Program
Your Voice in the Cloud
Universities don't need to be their own phone companies any longer—and don't need to spend millions of capital dollars—when we can work together and deliver phone service across the Internet2 community, using a common model at a low price point per line.
Aastra and Level 3 Communications, as part of the Internet2 NET+ SIP Program, will offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional voice services. Several universities are deploying SIP Services and working together to further develop features and functionality tuned to work particularly well in a research and education environment. The early adopter campuses include Texas A&M University, Tulane University, and University of Maryland, Baltimore County with general availability to all eligible campuses in spring 2013.
The Aastra offering will deliver a cloud-based hosted PBX service that includes unified communications, call center and other services. Level 3 will provide SIP-based services such as local trunks, long-distance trunks, toll-free, conferencing and other services. Industry-standard SIP protocols provide flexibility, local control and local survivability, and empower institutions to customize the solution to meet their unique campus needs.
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