MONROE, La. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL), a leading provider of business-class broadband, data networking and voice services, is helping its business customers in Florida, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas reduce costs and streamline their operations with two new VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services.
CenturyLink Hosted VoIP and CenturyLink SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) Trunking allow companies to access advanced features that enhance connectivity and mobility in the workplace, giving employees the tools they need to better connect and collaborate with customers and one another. Internet Protocol (IP) technology delivered over CenturyLink’s expansive Tier 1 IP network provides secure, business-grade service with greater reliability than traditional public Internet voice service. These products also enable companies to combine voice and data on a single connection, simplifying business networks and creating efficiencies by reducing the number of connections required for voice, long distance and data networking.
“We are pleased to offer our business customers VoIP services that deliver simplified and cost-effective communications solutions,” said Jeff Painting, CenturyLink vice president, Business Sales & Care. “The IP-enabled features available through our VoIP services, like unified messaging and mobile convergence, will help employees stay connected on the go while giving them the flexibility to manage these features right from their desktop.”
Customers can choose the VoIP solution that’s right for them and their business.
The benefits of CenturyLink Hosted VoIP include:
· CenturyLink manages the service and provides all future upgrades and maintenance
· One connection from a single provider for both voice and data with no need to purchase or manage a premise-based PBX
· Full access to advanced IP-based call management features and easy online management via web-based portals
The benefits of CenturyLink SIP Trunking include:
· Convergence of voice and data traffic on a single connection to lowers costs and the need for IT resources
· Ability to keep existing phone system and network infrastructure
· Freedom to manage your own PBX while maximizing advanced features
CenturyLink provides businesses with local, long distance, CPE, maintenance, network management and network security services. The company’s all-fiber national network backbone ensures end-to-end voice quality and reliable service to remote and branch locations. CenturyLink’s local operating model places local sales teams and technicians in each of its markets to service customer accounts and maintain their network.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States. The company provides broadband, voice and wireless services to consumers and businesses across the country and advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLinkTM PrismTM TV and DIRECTV brands. In addition, the company provides data, voice and managed services to business, government and wholesale customers in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers. CenturyLink also is recognized as a leader in the network services market by key technology industry analyst firms, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises through Savvis, a CenturyLink company. CenturyLink’s customers range from Fortune 500 companies in some of the country’s largest cities to families living in rural America. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.