Mitel and Bandwidth.com have announced an agreement that bundles the SIP capabilities of the Mitel 3300 IP Communications Platform (ICP) with Bandwidth.com’s SIP Trunking services. It is not yet clear how widespread the agreement is in terms of territorial availability, i.e., if the deal is Canada only, but is indicative of Mitel strategy to select a recommended SIP supplier.
The announcement says that existing and new 3300 ICP customers that sign up to Bandwidth.com’s SIP Trunking voice over IP (VoIP) service bypass costly traditional circuits and extend the capabilities of their own IP network beyond the enterprise with a single, secure, reliable connection to the PSTN.
“This agreement highlights the benefits of using IP technology to help businesses compete better,” said Mitel’s president and chief operating officer Paul Butcher. “For the enterprise this means that they no longer need either the local PSTN gateway or costly PRI/BRI’s as the local IP-PBX can be connected to Bandwidth.com’s PSTN gateways over the Internet.”