2 Contents: VoIP Overview VoIP Comparison Why Qwest® for VoIP? OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP – OverviewOneFlex Hosted VoIP Description and PackagesBenefitsTechnicalSummary
3 VoIP - Overview What is VoIP? VoIP means Voice over Internet protocol. VoIP is an IP application that provides real time, two-way voice capability in IP over a broadband connection.Over time, VoIP may offer new products and services not available over the legacy public switched telephone network (PSTN).
4 Why VoIP? Convergence cost savings Scalable Flexible Extensible You can consolidate multiple traffic types, including IP, voice, video and data over a single network.ScalableYou have control over services - the “traditional” central switching function is simplified.FlexibleYou receive support for a broad set of services (voice, video, messaging).ExtensibleEnables addition of new applications yet to be defined.Standards basedIP, UDP, RTP, SIP IETF RFC 3261 thru Various compression mechanisms (G.711, etc), soft client support.
5 Location-Centric Communications Individual-Centric Communications Fundamental Shift in PerspectiveLocation-Centric Communications(Calls are placed to a physical place)Individual-Centric Communications(Calls are placed to a person)The IndividualThe Household Phone
6 Hosted vs Premises-based VoIP Premises-based VoIP – industry todayEquipment capital investment model:Requires on-site equipment management expertise and/or outsourcing.May be cost effective for deployments with a significant density of users per location.May be cost effective when existing PBX equipment is not depreciated and can be easily upgraded to support VoIP.Reliability - increases redundancy requirements (cost) for sites that host VoIP services.Hosted VoIP solution – Qwest market leaderLow capital investment.Technology protection.Daily equipment maintenance tasks performed by the service provider.On-site personnel can focus on providing the best service to the end user.Cost effective for businesses with multiple geographically dispersed locations and a low-to-medium number of users per location.Converged data and voice service from one provider with a single point of contact for trouble resolution.Reliable - intelligence is in the cloud.Provides an additional level of flexibility that may be hard to achieve with premises- based deployment.Feature transparency across the entire United States.
7 Qwest® Uniquely Positioned for VoIP Early adaptor of VoIP in the long-distance backboneExpertise in IPState-of-the-art IP backboneExpertise in long-distanceExpertise in local serviceExpertise in hosted applicationsBriefly, the new layering in the voice industry has “VoIP Gateways” and IP Transport on the lower layers, with the Gateways providing the conversion and interface to the PSTN, and the IP Transport for the carrying of the voice traffic itself (referred to as “media”). These layers, now very well defined with standard interfaces, have no knowledge of “voice features” or “customer profiles” and hence can be implemented with cost efficient commodity hardware. (This is contrasted quite starkly with the intense complexity of the Class 5 voice switch.)In this new layering, voice services are implemented on an IP-based “voice applications platform” located anywhere on an IP network, and typically in only a small number of places, enough places for minimize east – west latency, and provide redundancy. This obviously reduces the costs dramatically for rolling out and supporting voice services as compared with the conventional approach of having to deploy voice features end-office by end-office. A voice services approach deployed in this manner can be leveraged for both in-region and out-of-region and benefit both business and consumer customers. This approach also illustrates how the barrier-to-entry to provide “out-of-region” voice services has been dramatically reduced. By acting as a CLEC and merely deploying a VoIP gateway in a local market, voice services from a centralized platform can be offered to customers over a wide array of IP transport. The incremental network capital associated with Voice to support an VoIP endpoint is roughly $50 – this includes the most expensive component of the architecture: the VoIP Gateway. It should also be noted that once the applications platform is deployed, this incremental capital to serve customers is virtually all “success-based” and can be deployed as demand dictates. When combined with IP access offerings for customers that have also have a need for data connectivity, compelling “voice and data” package can constructed for customers.
8 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP - Overview Qwest OneFlex Hosted VoIP is an Internet protocol (IP) application that provides real-time, two-way voice capability in IP over a broadband connection.OneFlex has an extensive set of standard features including voice mail and find me/follow me services. A suite of browser-based applications provides control of business communications, including find me/follow me controls, Microsoft® Outlook® integration with click-to-call functionality, call logs and integrated messaging. Additional features include client billing codes and PC-based administration tools.
9 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP Packages Qwest OneFlex has two package options designed to meet your specific needs and calling patterns—a combination of local, long-distance, voice and office features.The packages are OneFlex™ Office and OneFlex™ Office Enhanced. The service works with Qwest iQ Networking™ Internet Port (formerly known as DIA).
10 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP Packages Caller ID with nameCall waiting with caller IDCall holdCall blockCall transferCall forwardingSmart call forwarding / personal locatorThree-way callingDo not disturbSpeed dialRepeat dialingHunt groupsElectronic facsimile service24/7 customer supportService installation and activation(separate nonrecurring charge (NRC))OneFlex Office PackageUnlimited local and 8XX outbound callingUnlimited on-net calling (any OneFlex Hosted VoIP user to another OneFlexHosted VoIP user)911 dialing1OneFlex Personal Online Dashboard with:Call logsContact managerClick-to-callClick for voice mailVoice mail with:E-featuresIndicatorOne button pushOffice administrator account profileDistinctive ringAbbreviated dialing1Restrictions applyOneFlex Office Enhanced Package (includes OneFlex Office features)Microsoft® Outlook® integrationIntegrated messagingRemote calling
11 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP Premium Features Premium features: not included in packages (priced separately) – only available forpurchase with OneFlex Office or OneFlex Office Enhanced packages.Additional basic seat with:Unlimited on-net callingOneFlex Personal Online Dashboard911 dialing1Caller ID with nameDistinctive ringAbbreviated dialing.Separate NRC applies to service installation and activation.Business white and yellow pages listingMicrosoft® Outlook® integrationIntegrated messagingPersonalized set up and training and on-site office administrator training2Site survey and personalized local area network analysisBusiness customer premises equipment customized to the locationOff-net calls (domestic local toll and long distance, and international)Directory assistance (411)1Restrictions apply2Included in OneFlex Office and Office Enhanced packages with greater thanfive seats per location
12 Emergency calling / 911 911 service requirements: You must have Qwest®-approved customer premises equipment (CPE).You must have Qwest-approved IP connectivity.911 calls must originate from the service installation location.If you do not meet these requirements you will not have access to 911 emergency service.If you move your IP handset within the service installation location, the 911 service may need to be reconfigured.Summary: Qwest will provide access to emergency 911 service at the service installation location if you meet the 911 service requirements shown above. If a stationary IP handset is moved, calls may not be routed to the appropriate public service answering point (PSAP).
13 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP Benefits Converged solutionConverged voice and data service with dynamically allocated bandwidth.Cost effective – you can:Reduce telephony capital expense.Lower move/add/change (MAC) costs.Minimize ongoing operations and deployment costs.Eliminate the need for separate voice and data networks.Save on long-distance and on-net calls.Increased productivity through applications integration:Advanced IP-based applications.Personal Dashboard for communications control.Integration with Microsoft® Outlook®.ScalableIP telephony solutions change as business changesEasy seasonal adaptation.MobilityTelecommuters and frequent travelers have same communications services on the road as in the office.
14 VoIP Requirements LAN hardware: LAN/WAN quality of service (QoS): Review of your local area network including hardware, software, voice services and features, network topologyFull-duplex switched 100 Mb Ethernet LANCategory 5 or higher cablingAdequate bandwidth for both voice and data trafficMust not exceed one-way latency:IP phone to IP phone millisecondsIP phone to gateway millisecondsMust have low packet loss - less than 0.5 percentMust have low jitter - less than 20 milliseconds.Minimum number of IP addresses requiredLAN VoIP awareness:Network address translation (NAT) or port address translation (PAT), if present, must be VoIP/session initiation protocol (SIP) awareFirewalls must be VoIP aware.LAN/WAN quality of service (QoS):Understand QoS policyRouters support Layer 3 type of service (ToS) /DiffservLayer 2 switches support class of service (CoS) taggingWAN services support QoS (Optical, ATM, Frame Relay)New IP handsets:Use in-line power (802.3af) for IP handsets with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) backupDisperse analog phones throughout the enterprise for emergency dialingLAN infrastructure configured with redundancyUnderstand the migration path:Create location-by-location migration strategy from TDM to VoIP (dialing rules) with minimal downtimeand customer impact
15 VoIP Architecture Qwest® IP Network Qwest VoIP Network InternetVLAN 1iQ Internet Port PlusQwest®IP NetworkIP HandsetCustomer Ethernet SwitchCustomer RouterQwest Edge Router (Cisco® 10K)VLAN 2ComputerBusiness VoIP CustomerAcme PacketSession Border Controller (SBC)QwestVoIP NetworkSylantroFeature ServerSonusPSTN Gateway (GSX)IP UnityMessaging ServerTDM Long Distance Voice Network(CLASS 4)TDM Local Voice Network(CLASS 5)Black Phone
16 VoIP Components VoIP 5 3 Feature Server Dedicated IP Access IP Network LDVoIPGatewaysLocal/LDLocal/911PSTN4a4b4cDedicated IP Access21IP PhoneIP handsets2. Dedicated IP access3. Feature server (implements Class 5 and PBX features)4. VoIP gateways – three “flavors”4a. VoIP gateways for outbound traffic to IXC network (then to ILECs via FG-D)4b. VoIP gateways for inbound traffic from local and long-distance4c. VoIP gateways for outbound local traffic (including 911 trunks)5. Web-based interface for ordering, billing, configuration changes, control, etc.
17 VoIP to VoIP Call VoIP Feature Server “Call Setup” Path IP Network CustomerPremisesVoIPFeatureServer“Call Setup” PathIPNetworkRouter/SwitchVoIPGateways Not InvolvedCustomerPremises“Call” Path(a.k.a ‘Media Path’)Router/Switch
18 VoIP to PSTN Call PSTN call steps: FeatureServerCustomer Premises / Business VoIP CustomerLocal / LD TermIPNetworkPSTN911411PSTN call steps:1. VoIP signaling / voice traffic originates on the IP handset2. Signaling is directed to the VoIP feature server3. Signaling / voice traffic is redirected to the PSTNLocalLong-distance911411
19 Note: Office Administrators have equal access privileges Web Portal Management HierarchyOffice Administrator Management ToolsSecure access to office/administrative portal provides real-time inventory of number of stations and features by telephone number/employee nameFull move, add, change, delete (MACD) capabilityMonthly call detail report (CDR), by account, office, employee.Office Administrator(Web portal)Corporate HQRegional Office #1Regional Office #50User PortalOutlook integrationFind me / follow meInbound, outbound and missed calls logClick to dialCall treatment groupsAddress bookEnd UsersTemp UsersContractorsOtherThe Administrator Dashboard is a browser-based tool used to manage a company’s voice communications, including moves, adds, and changes (MAC), feature assignment, hunt group configuration, and reportingManaging EmployeesPerform MAC and phone number assignment, select and deploy feature sets, reset passwords, access employees’ personal DashboardsFeature AssignmentCalling features, telephony services, and dial pad templates can be assigned on a per employee basisCall Center and Hunt GroupsAssign toll-free numbers for incoming callers and configure hunt groupsReportsAccess systems summary information, employee-specific telephony service and feature usage, and corporate billing informationEnd-User Web Portals(for office end users)Note: Office Administrators have equal access privileges
20 User Web PortalCheck voice mail Click on <individual voice mail message>Check call logClick on <“My Calls” tab>Configure My AssistantClick on <“My Assistant”>Configure My Settings Click on <“My Settings”>Activate Reach Me featuresClick inside <“Reach Me” box display>
21 Qwest® OneFlex™ Hosted VoIP Summary Single “national” service provider solutionCost effective – true voice, video and data convergence – can:Reduce telephony capital expenseLower MAC costsEliminate the need for separate voice and data networksSave on long-distance and on-net callsIncreased productivity via applications integration, including:Dial tone, voice messaging, instant messaging, PSTN access, integration, and personal dashboard for communications controlInherent IP resiliencyStandards basedScalableFlexibleExtensible
22 All trademarks are the property of their respective companies. OneFlex Hosted VoIP is available to customers in select areas across the continental U.S., with new locations being added. Minimum one-year term commitment required. Early termination charges may apply. Monthly charge and activation fee based on configuration selected. Long-distance and local toll charges are additional. International charges are additional and vary. Listed rates do not include taxes, incremental charges and surcharges. Separately purchased equipment and Internet access compatible with the service are required. Call for availability and complete details.