The University of Nottingham is saving up to £60,000 a year after moving to a voice over IP (VoIP) system.
Following its recent installation of a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) telephony system, the university signed a deal with Node4 to migrate its existing 11,000 analogue telephone users over to the SIP system over a number of years.
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Anthony Tunley, telecoms group leader at the University of Nottingham, says the university has cut call costs by 50% by connecting its SIP telephone system to Node4. "We realised we needed to cut costs and migrate to VoIP," he said.
But Tunley says that figure is likely to increase considerably as it works towards full migration over the next few years, as it has so far only migrated 10% of its telephone system.
The new system also enables the university to address the need to provide telephony to schools in remote regions such as Lincoln and Boston.