PHOTO - Andrew Lee, MD, NEC Corporation of Malaysia.
Malaysian 4G provider Packet One (P1) and ICT solutions firm NEC Corporation have joined forces to provide next generation voice services to Malaysian small and medium enterprises and small home offices.
During the announcement on 15 August 2012, P1 chief executive officer Michael Lai said that the partnership would allow promotions of 'SIP-in-a-box' - a telecommunications solution based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking, where NEC will provide its IP-PABX (SL1000 and SV8000 series) while P1 provides the fibre broadband and 4G wireless connectivity.
SIP trunking is a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and streaming media service based on the SIP by which Internet telephony service providers (ITSPs) deliver telephone services and unified communications to customers equipped with SIP-based private branch exchange (IP-PBX) and unified communications facilities.
"We believe that through this winning partnership, local enterprise business owners will be able to enjoy not only the latest but state-of-the-art technologies that both parties will provide. As such, we look forward to a beginning of a long and fruitful collaboration with NEC," said Lai.
"SIP trunking is the way to go for businesses moving forward," said Lai. "The key benefit of SIP trunking is the ability to scale up or down according to a business' needs merely through software programming instead of being restricted by the traditional PSTN ports available in a specific location. Another noteworthy benefit is the cost savings on call charges and maintenance - two important elements of businesses in a competitive environment today."
Speaking of the benefits expected from this collaboration, NEC Corporation of Malaysia managing director, Andrew Lee, said: "I believe this combination of NEC as a total solutions provider, together with P1's telecommunication services, will empower and benefit many enterprises and businesses. We hope this partnership will be the start of a sustainable relationship where both NEC and P1 can jointly present our latest IT and telecommunications technologies to the Malaysian enterprises and businesses."
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