CENIC to Offer VoIP Services in Collaboration with AT&T
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) is pleased to announce that we have collaborated with AT&T to continue to deliver a full range of VoIP (Voice-over-IP) services to CENIC member institutions.
VoIP services will still be provided to member institutions via existing connectivity to the California Research & Education Network, a statewide high-performance network that connects nearly 10,000 schools, colleges, and universities throughout California to one another and to educational institutions across the nation and the world.
Through this agreement, services will be expanded to include on-site installation, broader coverage for E-911, additional online user training and reference guides, and access to AT&T Professional Services (for additional fees) for advanced consulting services, such as call center, automatic call distribution, and custom telephone configuration templates. More importantly, this collaboration gives CENIC the ability to scale the solution to address the growing demand from our community for cost-effective communications solutions.
This collaborative hosted VoIP service will continue to use BroadWorks®, the VoIP software platform by BroadSoft®, and comply with SIP 2.0 standards. This solution incorporates the following core capabilities: basic and premium telephony features, integrated voice-mail, local and continental domestic long distance calling, unified messaging, and receptionist. Additionally, Web-based administrative interfaces allow local control of service management. Support for SIP trunking only is also offered.
Shifting to hosted VoIP services will enable CENIC member institutions to benefit from highly flexible operating and reduced capital expenses while providing scalable, flexible, and customizable services to end-users. The solution will also allow for integration with smartphones and other mobile devices, so
"BroadSoft's platform provides many capabilities for Sprint, including Voice over Wi-Fi, support for femto cells and future VoLTE," Sprint spokesman Kelly Schlageter told FierceWireless. "BroadSoft services have been in the Sprint network for a long time, and we are expanding the services they provide in preparation for future network requirements. Sprint is doing a lot of work in testing and development for VoLTE, but we have not provided an official launch date."
A main concern in launching VoLTE commercially is ensuring enough LTE coverage to support the service. Sprint aims to cover around 250 million POPs with its 1900 MHz LTE network by mid-year, and may roll out VoLTE after it covers its existing CDMA network with LTE.
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) has said it expects to commercially launch VoLTE in the first half of 2014. Carriers are keen to move to VoLTE because it will eventually allow them to refarm legacy voice spectrum for data services.
In an interview with FierceWirelessTech at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products at AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T), said that by the second half of this year the majority of AT&T's devices will be VoLTE-ready. But he said it will be 2015 before there is mass-market VoLTE adoption.
In a separate interview, Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network technology at AT&T Labs, confirmed that the company is in its final stages of VoLTE testing but declined to say exactly when the carrier will launch the service. "The timeline will boil down to when we have it at the same quality as our circuit-switched," Rinne said.
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) has not said when it will launch VoLTE service.
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This is not the first time an acquisition has been suggested, but do you think it's more real now that the stock is so low? I wonder if any of the big players are showing interest in Broadsoft.
After your advice to short yesterday, the price went up one dollar. Since you are advising to short again, it is probably a good time to go long.
smart move ……..they got pretty fancy talking about GAAP and NON GAAP ……I thought that it was a good report ……..if you paid attention to all the comments ……guidance etc …..and book charges ….mostly none cash ……..