VoIP Faces Major Test at Live 8 London

Voice over IP communications is about to face trial by fire. Avaya Business Partner Siptel has been chosen to provide mission critical communications for attendees at London's high profile Live 8 music event. In preparation for the event, Avaya has laid 10 kilometers of cable, 250 communications extensions and a bevy of wireless access points across Hyde Park's 12 acres.

The system will handle an estimated 25,000 telephone calls and will offer advanced services such as conferencing, voice mail, Interactive Response and Automated Attendant Services. Avaya Extension to Cellular will allow bridged calls from landlines to the cellular phones of Live 8 VIPS.

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