Aastra (www.aastra.com) will have several of its 6700i SIP phones included in Earthlink’s Complete Voice hosted business voice service. Anyone spot the irony here?
The Aastra 67xxi series phones feature G.722 and were among the first phones deployed in quantity by 8×8, with a firmware upgrade turning 8×8 into the largest single business hosted HD voice “island” back in late 2009.
Earthlink is currently working through back-end software upgrade issues with Metaswitch in order to support HD voice on its newly introduced hosted business voice solution. The software upgrades are expected to be completed sometime this quarter.