Onvoy Makes SIP Trunking Generally Available

By Paula Bernier

Onvoy LLC has made its SIP trunking offering generally available, the company revealed today. The solution is intended for resale by managed services providers, rural local exchange carriers, and value-added resellers, who want to provide it to business customers in need of local and long-distance services to support their broadband and PBX connectivity needs.

“SIP trunking is a great way for customers with existing on-premise PBXs to retain their investment, while positioning themselves to take full advantage of cloud communications when they are ready,” says Gary Wilson, director of product management at Onvoy. “SIP trunking offers lower telecommunications costs, but at the same time, improves on existing services with features like failover in the cloud.”

The SIP trunking solution offered by Onvoy features the Atlas customer lifecycle management platform. It also comes with a self-service portal that end customers can use to place orders and make changes to their SIP trunks, which provides more flexibility to those customers and results in fewer support calls for those organizations reselling these Onvoy solutions.

Onvoy has been in the news a lot lately related to acquisitions –for its own and those of organizations it has purchased.

In May, private equity firm GTCR completed its acquisition of Onvoy from Communications Infrastructure Investments. Just last week Onvoy announced it has finalized its acquisition of ANZ Communications LLC, the parent company of ANPI, a service provider to the RLECs. And last year, Onvoy purchased Broadvox and Layered Communications. The Broadvox deal transformed Onvoy into the third largest CLEC based on rate center coverage, providing it with a total of 5,000 rate centers and access to more than 80 percent of U.S. households.

Onvoy is based in Minnesota and has been around since 1991. It provides a wide array of 911, messaging, termination, toll-free, white-label hosted PBX and vFax, and other services.

Edited by Alicia Young

Executive Editor, TMC

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