Voicemail is a hassle. There... I said it. Rather than feeling like a useful tool, whenever I listen to a voicemail, I feel like rushing to the very end. I've heard it from customers, too. That's why they're happy that here at Atlantech Online, we now have voicemail transcription. And even better, voice transcription can be added for free for a limited time to our Hosted PBX service. Now, our customers can scan a voicemail message the way you they can skim over a text-based message. Gone are the days when you couldn't clearly hear what someone had said in a voicemail, and replay the message over and over to figure out what was said. Or, if you need to let someone else know about the message, searching for pen and paper to write it down.
Atlantech Online has made quite a bit of progress on a fiber ring that we are building out in Fairfax, VA. The ring will add over 40 miles of fiber to our dark fiber network. The ring will connect the Arlington ring that I wrote about last week to Equinix in Ashburn, VA. Atlantech Online has had a presence at Equinix for about 20 years. It has long been a meet-me point for Internet Service Providers, telephone service carriers and also cloud services such as AWS and Azure. Anyone who is anyone "on the Internet" is at Equinix, including Google, Apple and Cisco.
If people are working remote, why are you lighting more buildings with fiber? A reader of our blog sent this question to me earlier this week. If you’ve been reading our blog, you’d know that Atlantech Online has been diligently lighting buildings with fiber. Just yesterday, we announced 1825 K Street, NW. Last week, we reported that 425 3rd Street, SW, also known as Capitol View, was added to our metro fiber network. 7272 Wisconsin, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, NW and 1101 Wootton Parkway were all announced earlier this year.
PRI has long been a technology standard for delivering phone service. But as the Internet has changed so many things, it's also revolutionizing how companies of all sizes utilize their phone service and systems. While PRI may potentially remain relevant for some companies, SIP technology is providing additional scalability and features at lower costs.
Primary Rate Interface (PRI) circuits are a well-established technology for business phone systems. Investing in PRI can seem like a low-risk way to meet your company’s need for reliable, quality voice communications.
While PRI circuits are stable, they have some limitations compared to alternatives such as SIP Trunking for business. Before investing in PRI Lines, it's important to understand costs, how the technology works, and potential challenges.
As SIP trunking and VoIP in general have become the most prevalant way to deliver telephone, PRI circuits are the right choice only for some specialized use cases or if you are unable to abandon your legacy digital PBX. To determine whether your business is best served by PRI, SIP, or a hybrid mixture of cloud and traditional phone technology, read on.