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AT&T outlines VoIP for business VPN suit

AT&T outlines VoIP for business VPN suit
By enabling potential and existing customers to run VoIP service on their VPN connectivity, company AT&T is addressing business customers needs to consolidate their discrete voice and data network onto one common VoIP for business network solution.
The advantage of such consolidating voice and data onto one common network are of dual nature. It not only enables the business customer to reduce massively maintenance and equipment costs, but also heavily ease the complementary capabilities onto one unified common network infrastructure and get benefits of new unified communications (UC) concept and capabilities.

Since the VoIP for business and consumers systems are certified to interoperate with popular IP-PBX ventures, including Microsoft, the new portfolio can collaborate in full spectrum fusion with a business' existing phone system. Business customers can select from two main solutions of VoIP for business. AT&T's IP Flexible Reach SIP trunking service, for one, enables businesses to balance their existing IP-PBXs, simultaneously taking benefits of new IP-based services; and another option is AT&T Voice DNA is a fully hosted network-based service.

Statistics data from Infonetics' VoIP and UC Services and Subscribers report on hosted and business VoIP services confirmed that services such as AT&T's IP VPN-like VoIP services are enjoying incremental growth. For instance, in time period between 2008 and 2009, service provider revenue from residential/SOHO and business VoIP services expanded by 20 percent to $41.6 billion.

Diane Myers, senior analyst for service provider VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research, said in a release on the report that she see "this trend to continue as more companies turn to hosted services for their voice needs, with VoIP for business services making up almost a third of all VoIP service revenue by 2014."

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