Cisco Releases Official Asterisk Configuration Guide for SPA8800 Gateway

June 10, 2009 by Garrett Smith

In a move that I interpret as Cisco beginning to view the “open source” telephony market as a viable opportunity, Cisco today released a new application note on how to configure the new Cisco SPA8800 4FXS+4FXO SIP Gateway with Asterisk.  The document is entitled Configuring SPA8800 with Asterisk, and is intended to help position the Cisco SPA8800 an a cost-effective PSTN gateway for Asterisk deployments, as well as adding additional FXS ports.

Yep, you read that right….an application note, produced by Cisco, specifically for Asterisk users… exciting first I believe.

This application note includes configuration guidance for the Cisco SPA8800, Asterisk sip.conf, and Asterisk extensions.conf files. A troubleshooting section complete with sample traces showing registration and call flows is also included.

The Cisco SPA8800 is currently available to purchase at

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