Providing phone servers over the WAN with Cisco Call Manager
Posted on 2016-09-13
I currently have CUCM 9.1.2 and Unity Connection 9.1.2 installed in a retirement community. I currently provide phones, VM, and autoattendent to the business side of the organization. We are going to start providing phone service to the residents who live in the retirement community as well. Now most residents who live there have a standard 2 wire phone, so my first question is, I will need to install a Cisco ATA for each person who has an analog phone for this to work right?
My Second question is regarding providing phone access over the WAN. This retire community has cottages that are not connected to the wired network, and won't be. I've been asked if its possible to provide them phone access over their internet connection off the call manager (each cottage has their own internet connection provided to them via the provider of their choice whether it be verizon, comcast, etc. Site to Site VPN isn't an option here, so it would have to go over the WAN. How would i accomplish this? The people who live in the cottages will also have a regular RJ11 phone, not a cisco VOIP phone. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.