A SUCCESS STORY

Mississippi State University

MSU upgrades 6K+ campus phones with C Spire Hosted VoIP Solution




A SUCCESS STORY

Mississippi State University

MSU upgrades 6K+ campus phones with C Spire Hosted VoIP Solution





4,200
Acre Campus


250+
Campus Buildings


6,000+
Phone Upgrades


C SPIRE SOLUTIONS
-Hosted VoIP
-Fiber Internet
-MissiON Network
-Mississippi ITS Contract 5000

C SPIRE SOLUTIONS
-Hosted VoIP
-Fiber Internet
-MissiON Network
-Mississippi ITS Contract 5000



The Problem

The Problem


Mississippi State University needed a complete phone system overhaul. With the Starkville, Miss, campus sprawling across 4,200 acres and hosting 23,000 students and 4,500 members of staff, that would not be a simple task. The school’s CIO Steve Parrott knew he wanted state-of-the-art Hosted VoIP technology for its reliability, scalability and numerous calling features. But, unfortunately, a complete overhaul of the dated phone system was out of reach for a number of reasons.

For starters, the size and complexity of upgrading the legacy MSU phone system of 6,000+ phones would take a remarkably flexible solution and highly accommodating, detail-oriented VoIP provider. “The sheer magnitude of the project was somewhat mindboggling,” said Steve Parrott, CIO at MSU. And, most importantly, the expense had always put an infrastructure upgrade out of reach.


That is until MSU partnered with C Spire Business.

That is until MSU partnered with C Spire Business.



The C Spire Solutions that are helping MSU grow.

The C Spire Solutions that are helping MSU grow.



Hosted VoIP
 

Hosted VoIP

Power your success with a voice solution designed for unparalleled reliability and backed by local support.
 

Power your success with a voice solution designed for unparalleled reliability and backed by local support.


Fiber Internet
 

Fiber Internet

Gain the ultra-fast and reliable internet connection you need to power your business and keep it running at its best.
 



MissiON Network
 

MissiON Network
 

Learn how C Spire’s Mississippi Optical Network is powering major universities and research programs throughout the Southeast U.S.


Mississippi ITS Contract 5000

Mississippi ITS Contract 5000

All State of Mississippi entities can take advantage of C Spire’s hosted VoIP and Internet connectivity through contract ITS 5000.




"C Spire VoIP has been a big, big win for us."

-Steve Parrott, CIO - MSU

"C Spire VoIP has been a big, big win for us."

-Steve Parrott, CIO - MSU




The Solution

The Solution


Creating the right VoIP solution for MSU hinged on customization, training and support. From creating special dialing patterns to providing dedicated account managers and support teams, no request from the MSU IT team was too much for C Spire Business as it spent the past two years upgrading the campus’ phone system. “C Spire VoIP has been a big, big win for us,” said Mississippi State University CIO Steve Parrott.


MSU Case Study

MSU Case Study


Gain insight to how C Spire Business upgraded Mississippi State University’s legacy phone system to state-of-the-art Hosted VoIP technology.



VoIP By The Numbers



20%

Rise in productivity by
organizations using VoIP
 



30 - 50%

Average reduction in telecom costs for organizations using VoIP



10

Key components of
VoIP success.

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VoIP By The Numbers



20%

Rise in productivity by organizations using VoIP



30 - 50%

Average reduction in telecom costs for organizations using VoIP



10

Key components of VoIP success.

READ NOW>