What is SIP Trunking Really?

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a “signaling” system for connecting, monitoring and disconnecting connections across the internet. A SIP Trunk is a network interface device that recognizes SIP signals and can process these signals to other SIP devices. SIP Trunking is provided by a Softswitch or SBC-Session Border Controller which provides, among other things, signal processing, protocol conversion, transcoding conversion, call routing, QoS-Quality of Service, AAA-Authorization, Authentication and Accounting functions as well as switching control interface to and from gateways.

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10 Telecom Project Management Tips

Remember to leave enough time when porting. Some carriers require up to 20 business days notice to release numbers. Each carrier is different so don’t make assumptions! POTS (business line) orders of 5 or more lines require a site survey which adds 7-10 business days onto an order so plan accordingly!

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Cogent Dedicated Internet Access

Cogent provides Internet connectivity to thousands of businesses across the globe. Whether you are a small business or a multinational corporation, Cogent bandwidth is the right choice. Cogent stands out from competitors by offering dedicated connectivity, fiber-based Ethernet technology, and reliable service backed by local customer support centers and an industry leading Service Level Agreement (SLA). The product set is simple and the installation is fast.

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OfficeSuite by Broadview

Complete OfficeSuite Features List: Included Features Hot Desking Make and receive calls and use all included features from any phone Account Codes Auto-Attendant Auto-Attendant – Nested Auto-Generated Key Labels Broadcast Groups Business Quality Voice Lines Call Coverage Call Coverage – Incoming Call Routing Call Detail Records Call Display Call Forward Call Hold Call Hunting (circular and linear) Call Park/Retrieve Call Permissions Profiles (by user) Call Transfer Caller ID with Name Caller’s List (inbound & outbound) Click-to-Call from OfficeSuite® Web Portal

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What Are T1 Lines?

You’ve probably heard of a cable or DSL connection in reference to types of internet connections, but you may have never heard of a T1 connection. Generally, this could be because T1 lines are not generally used for personal reasons. A T1 cable connection might be used by a business, school, hospital, or other establishment that’s got a large network of computers in need of internet access.

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Ethernet vs T1 for Business

Business Ethernet enables carriers to offer low-cost network services at up to 50% below the price of legacy protocols, making it a strong substitute for T1/T3, frame relay and ATM. The low price points customers have come to expect for Ethernet bandwidth may present a challenge for incumbent carriers, which will try to keep Ethernet vs T1 prices high so as not be dragged down the margin slope, especially in competition with their own TDM private line services.

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The History of Ethernet

The history of Ethernet technology has been around since the 1970s, devised as a local area network (LAN) protocol used to link computers and transfer information across short distances, often several hundred yards or less. Over the years Ethernet history has bested competing local network technologies, including token ring, FDDI and ATM, to become utterly dominant as an inexpensive plug-and-play LAN protocol.

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Become a Telecom Agent

When it comes to Master Agencies, we know that you have a lot of choices. But we’ll make it easy for you. OSS Telco is the right Master Agency for you. You will be able to sell some of the top-demanded products and services at the best prices for your customers. Our variety of products and services range from data services such as gigabit and Ethernet, voice services like Hosted PBX and SIP trunks, as well as management services that include data center solutions, telecom bill auditing, and expense management.

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Broadview Cloud Services

Cloud computing is not one service—it’s actually an array of services available in different environments to meet your business needs. Office Anywhere® hosts your business applications, corporate e-mail, Microsoft Office® and Microsoft SharePoint®, providing secure, real-time interaction between the end user and the central cloud. Applications function as if they were running locally and, in some cases, performance can even be enhanced.

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Telecom Best Practices in Project Management

The process used to accomplish Management and Control is based on the industry telecom best practices for project management. This process is utilized to generate consistently successful, high quality projects that achieve their goals in a timely manner. Prior to the commencement of the project, OSS works with the Client to define their goals, objectives, available information, time frames, project scope, anticipated depth of analysis, deliverables, and individual project unique information.

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