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Covad Intros SIP-Based Voice Service

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October 15, 2008

Covad Intros SIP-Based Voice Service

By Gary Kim, Contributing Editor

Covad (News - Alert) Communications has unveiled a new Covad Integrated Access service, an all-in-one phone and Internet service for businesses with up to 35 employees per location, delivered over a T1 connection, and offering new scalability.

“Covad Integrated Access service has been completely retooled for reliability and flexibility,” says Jake Heinz, vice president and general manager, Covad VoIP, allowing smaller businesses to start small and then add lines as needed.
Covad says the new offer is built on Session Initiation Protocol (News - Alert) trunking and supports a wide range of IP, digital and analog phone systems. Compared to Covad’s earlier approach, the new wrinkle seems to be support for SIP trunking, which allows users to add new voice lines incrementally, one by one if needed.
Pricing start as low as $435 per month with no installation fees, depending upon contract length and services ordered, Covad says. The new service automatically allocates bandwidth dynamically to ensure prioritized voice quality.

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