As companies become more cost conscious they are seeing large savings from ‘Over the Top’ communications providers. These multi-tenant “cloud” platforms open markets to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) that can’t afford to purchase expensive communications equipment like SIP/PSTN gateways. These CaaS solutions don’t only offer benefits for SMBs, they can also benefit large application hosting companies for Microsoft’s Office Communications Server (OCS).
In December, IntelePeer became qualified as a SIP Trunking service for OCS. This is very exciting in that they are one of the few companies that offer these services in a cloud environment, which is pushing the communications revolution toward Communications as a Service.