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Alianza Introduces Cloud-based POTS Replacement Solution

December 13, 2021

By Tracey E. Schelmetic, Business VoIP Contributor

Progress often means replacing legacy technologies. While many of us rely on voice over IP for telecommunications, the truth is there are still a significant amount of traditional “plain old telephone services,” or “POTS” infrastructure underpinning the 21st century communications system.

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the go-ahead to telecom providers to sunset their wholesale POTS lines in the United States. With many business-critical and life safety systems today still running on degrading copper POTS lines, businesses are looking to their communication service providers to find and deploy an alternative, modern cloud solution.

To this end, business cloud communications service provider Alianza has announced the introduction of Managed Specialty Lines, a new, fully managed, end-to-end, cloud-based plain old telephone service (POTS) replacement solution for service providers. With Managed Specialty Lines, communication service providers can better address the market opportunities that exist in replacing obsolete copper POTS lines with a carrier-grade VoIP solution designed to support customers' business-critical communications needs with next-generation technology.

Developed with managed services partner Albion Ventures and solutions partner 10T Solutions, Alianza's Managed Specialty Lines give service providers a managed facilities-based voice network (MFVN) to support critical applications including blue light phones, elevator phones, fire alarms, burglar alarms, point-of-sale terminals, security gates, utility meters, machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, and more.

Because Alianza's voice technology is in the cloud, and the CPE is fully managed, no additional resources are required by the service provider to deploy and scale this solution, according to the company. Businesses connected with the solution can benefit from a lower-cost, future-proof, and compliant network connection for their communications.

"Managed Specialty Lines is a great addition to our full-stack product portfolio, which now provides a full range of communications services — from legacy voice services to modern cloud UC services," said Justin Cooper, EVP Product and Customer Success for Alianza. "The solution is purpose-built for CSPs and provides them with a new revenue opportunity and the ability to win a larger share of an enterprise's communications spend."


Edited by Luke Bellos


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