Cox Business in Wichita, Kansas announced that it has deployed advanced voice circuits to support communications requirements at McConnell Air Force Base.

(For a summary of the announcement, click here.)

Telecommunications requirements of the 22nd Air Refueling Wing at McConnell AFB included "a fully redundant network with disaster recovery capabilities," said Nick DiPonzio, VP of Cox Business in Kansas/Arkansas, in an interview on BlogTalkRadio.

The access voice technology of choice in this case was the primary rate interface (PRI).

"When businesses require more than a handful of lines, it becomes more efficient to aggregate calls over advanced voice circuits with intelligent routing capabilities," explained DiPonzio. "At McConnell, we installed several PRIs, which provide digital routing of 7,000 numbers over four complex voice circuits."

Cox Business already provides video services to McConnell and serves other government facilities. "Cox is listed on the GSA schedule in nine states, which allows us to bid on government telecommunications projects, including military bases," DiPonzio said.

For more on overall strategy, as explained by Cox Business VP Phil Meeks, click here. For a deeper technical dive on how Cox views session initiation protocol (SIP) as a technology that enables more efficient delivery of PRIs and other legacy business voice applications, click here.

– Jonathan Tombes

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