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TMCNet:  ThinkTel First to Unlock Integrated Cloud Calling Solution for Cisco Spark in Canada

[April 11, 2017]

ThinkTel First to Unlock Integrated Cloud Calling Solution for Cisco Spark in Canada

TORONTO, April 11, 2017 /CNW/ - ThinkTel, a division of Distributel, today announced a solution that provides Cisco customers with the ability to offer Canadian phone numbers provisioned in near real-time. As a certified Cisco Preferred Media Partner (PMP) and Canadian PSTN provider for Cisco Spark™, ThinkTel is ideally positioned to deliver the cloud calling (Cloud PBX) functionality as part of the collaboration platform.

ThinkTel voice services are directly integrated with Cisco Spark Call to deliver full PBX replacement service. Embedded directly in the Cisco Spark collaboration platform, Cisco Spark Call enables cloud-based delivery of local, long-distance, and toll-free voice calls as well as emergency 911 services for users across the country.

"Our strategic work with Cisco to develop the integration that makes this possible brings a new level of ease to the Unified Communications and collaboration market," said Matt Stein, CEO of Distributel. "With our new enterprise-grade API integrated into the platform, our voice services from the Cisco Spark cloud can be installed and active within minutes."

Building upo ThinkTel's existing relationship with Cisco as a Cisco Solutions Partner, the integration of cloud-based voice calling into the Cisco Spark platform provides customers with the ability to reduce costs and streamline overall UC infrastructure without a lengthy implementation process.

"Until now, Canadians had no way to enable their Cisco Spark solution as a phone system / PBX replacement. By combining our extensive PSTN network in Canada with Spark, Cisco customers can now realize the benefits of a single collaboration experience that spans all modes of communication," adds Jim Dawson, Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Distributel. "The high quality, scalable, and reliable service delivered by ThinkTel, a national Tier-1 provider, enables a superior user experience and seamless transition to Cisco Spark."

Through the combination of Cisco and ThinkTel services, the solution cost-effectively delivers cloud-based communications services. Cisco Spark, connected to the PSTN by ThinkTel, is available today to Cisco resellers, customers, and system integrators through the Cisco Unified Workspace for Partners. For more information please visit: http://www.thinktel.ca/services/thinktel-voice-services-cisco-spark/

About ThinkTel

Established in 1988, Distributel is a leading national, independent telecommunications provider offering residential high-speed Internet, Television, and Home Phone services in Canada. With offices across the country and a National Network, Distributel continues to forge new partnerships and bring innovative solutions to market. ThinkTel, the Business Services Division of Distributel, is a provider of advanced voice and data services for the SMB, Enterprise and Wholesale markets throughout Canada. As a top Microsoft Solutions Partner and a Cisco PMP, the Business Service division is a driving force for innovation in the industry. For more information, visit: www.distributel.ca or www.thinktel.ca

SOURCE Distributel Communications Limited

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