Time Warner Telecom Inc.
, a leading provider of managed voice and data networking solutions for businesses, announced the successful installation of its SIP IP connections for VoIP services to Boise State University
"Migrating to Time Warner Telecom's SIP trunk connectivity represents the next evolution of our VoIP communications solution," said Brian McDevitt, manager of telephone network services for Boise State University. "We'll be able to save about half the cost of what we paid previously through significantly reduced network administration, retirement of gateway devices and essentially free long-distance calling between Time Warner Telecom nodes."
Boise State University's campus-wide deployment of VoIP technology over its existing Time Warner Telecom metro Ethernet service encompasses over 14,000 telephone numbers and 4,000 handsets making it the largest university nationwide to do so.
Time Warner Telecom's 20 Mbps capable SIP trunk service replaces existing T1s to cost-effectively boost bandwidth by nearly 20 percent. The simplified, converged network will further assist Boise State managers by allowing them to better manage IT staff headcounts and meet the doubling of voice communications needs. The SIP installation, which is highly scalable, will allow IT managers to connect directly to a VoIP PBX, thus enabling the retirement of six previously required gateways necessary to convert digital voice signals to IP protocol.
"We believe that SIP trunking will change the focus of communications capabilities in an incredible way," explained McDevitt. "It's going to provide a migration path to a whole new generation of applications as well as to significantly change our long-distance cost structure. Domestically, it will certainly have the same impact on business long-distance rates as consumer VoIP already has on residential costs. Eventually, we envision that taking shape internationally as well."
"We're delivering on the promise of convergence today," said Tab Roper, vice president and general manager for Time Warner Telecom in Boise. "The advanced benefits of business-class VoIP are fueling the spread of this technology across the public and private sectors and our SIP trunk solution is ideally suited to support this objective. It operates over our leading metro Ethernet native LAN platform and connects seamlessly with all Cisco VoIP PBX applications. Our service is scalable from two to hundreds of megabits per second, is highly reliable, and meets the need of every business to reduce costs."
Time Warner Telecom's metro Ethernet Native LAN uses Cisco equipment and has been designated a Cisco Powered Network service, signifying that this service is built around Cisco's industry leading technology.