Verizon Business (you once knew them as MCI) has gotten real busy on the enterprise VoIP front this month. Arguably the most major announcement of services to be available in January, 2008 (almost there!) Verizon Business' Managed IP PBX service. It employs Nortel Network's IP telephony platform in order to monitor an enterprise's PBX systems.
Among the offerings the new service is capable of managing includes find me/follow me, which forwards messages to voice mail, email or cell based on recipients whereabouts and preferences.
Verizon Business also says the service will facilitate voice, email and SMS, with the ability for users to prioritize incoming messages.
Verizon also announced some new IP Trunking capabilities. The most exciting of these, at least to me, is Burstable Enterprise Shared Trunks capability. Burstable (don't you just love the sound of that?) enables enterprises to reasssign excess trunk capacity in one location to another location for added bandwidth.
And should inbound VoIP calls ever fail to get through in a service interruption (as if), a new Inbound Failover feature will automatically forward calls to a different IP address.