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Looking to Stop Fraud in IP-PBX Operations? Hit ITEXPO to Hear SwitchRay
There's no doubt that ITEXPO out in Anaheim will prove to be a major source of information, as well as networking opportunities, for its attendants. With a wide array of addresses planned, as well as panel discussions and floor exhibitions, there's n…
Zentera Systems Debuts CoIP to the Cloud Ecosystem Community
Cloud over IP (CoIP), recently announced by Zentera System, is a service that protects and improves the communication that takes place between corporate, public and private cloud domains over existing IP networks. According to the company, this is th…
Vonage Lands Seven New Patents in Third Quarter
Vonage is rapidly emerging as one of the biggest names in voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service around, delivering easy to use, high quality communications for both business and residential users. The company scored a coup and recently sharpene…
DIDX Set to Bring Fun and Innovation to ITEXPO
In a recent interview with Rich Tehrani, DIDX VP of Marketing Suzanne Bowen gave her insights on Unified Communications adoption, movement and challenges in Unified Communications, security threats both perceived and real, mobile capabilities, cloud …
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Ingate Systems, ITEXPO, ringID
We've come to expect a lot from the session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking market, and week after week, we're seeing that arrive. Once again we've got a huge flood of news and a lot on our plates to consider. So now that we've got a weekend, it's…
Enterprise UC Poised for Widespread Adoption Once Deployment and Management Challenges are Met
As large enterprises adopt and roll out unified communication (UC) solutions on a broad and geographically dispersed basis, the industry is reaching a turning point. But one of the main factors holding back widespread adoption is the complexity assoc…
One Source Networks Brings SIP Trunking Systems to ShoreTel
One Source Networks announced that its session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking services completed compliance testing with ShoreTel's line of collaboration solutions, allowing for a complete solution for those in the market for more collaboration.
Frost & Sullivan Award Gives Credibility to Vonage's Efforts to Enter SMB Market
Frost & Sullivan recently announced that Vonage had received the 2015 Growth Excellence Leadership Award for Hosted IP and Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) Services. The award comes just two years after Vonage entered the business VoIP …
Next-Generation Unified Communications Enables Innovation from the Bottom Up
The word in business productivity today is "collaboration." It's an effort to induce departments and employees to do a better job of sharing knowledge to boost efficiency, eliminate redundant work and generally reap the benefits of dynamic brainstorm…
New Android, iOS, Windows Versions of ringID Provide Host of New Features
There isn't really a shortage of options when it comes to social messaging platforms, but sometimes new options emerge that are done so well, they're hard to ignore. One such release is ringID, and for those who want to consolidate their social netwo…
Maritime Connect Enables Optimal Fleet Communications
The business world is increasingly more dependent on communications technology and the quickening proliferation of 3G/4G and fiber optic networks is supporting that, but the shipping industry has been somewhat left behind due to the isolating nature …
ITEXPO Presenter Shares Insight on Today's Communications Innovations
At the upcoming ITEXPO event in Anaheim, Dialogic's Senior Director of Product Marketing, Alan Percy, will be on hand to share the latest in Dialogic's innovations, including the PowerMedia XMS 3.0 media server software. In an interview with TMC's Ri…
Router and Switch Market to Reach $41.03 Billion by 2022
A new report by Grand View Research has forecast the router and switch market to grow to $41.03 billion by 2022.
Ingate Systems Adds New Interoperability with Ironton Global's Communications Systems
To begin, Ironton Global's line of cloud-based communications tools, including its line of session initiation protocol (SIP) trunks now works with the full line of firewall and enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) systems. This gives Ironton …
SIP Trunking Week in Review: PortaOne, CenturyLink, Samsung
It's been another colossal week out in the field of session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, and this increasingly popular communications method means plenty of new opportunities for the astute. With all these opportunities afoot, though, it's tou…
Hoiio and VoipSec Partner on Solution that Provides Affordable Telecom and Security
In an effort to address the lack of affordability of session border controller (SBC) solutions in the SMB market, Hoiio has teamed up with VoipSec to offer a solution that combines the former's SaaS platform with the latter's security product, EasySB…
MegaPath Intros New Partner SPIFF, Offers Hosted VoIP Selection Tips
MegaPath channel partners can now earn a SPIFF reward of three times the monthly recurring charges when selling the company's Hosted Voice and/or Unified Communications services, on top of recurring commission payouts.
reTXT Adds Encrypted Calling to its Messaging App
But reTXT Labs has ventured into voice calls, and it is bringing its encrypted security system along. According to the company, the move to voice calls was to give its users a single platform to text and call without having to change to other solutio…
Patton Wins TMC Product Award for Solution Developed for Swisscom
Patton Electronics Co. announced recently that its SIP-Trunk auto-provisioning solution developed for Swisscom was selected by TMC as its 2015 Communications Solutions Product of the Year. The solution consists of Patton's SmartNode 5300 Enterprise S…
Connector Systems Expands Reseller Portfolio with Cloud Voice Offering
As the company strengthens its position in the fast-growing as-a-service and cloud offering space, resellers will benefit from a more diverse portfolio to offer their customers who in turn will have access to solutions vital to an efficiently operati…
Mitel Grants G12 Communications Compatible Test Certification for SIP Trunking
In addition to world class reliability, it also provides a highly secure protocol supporting G711U codec and other innovative technologies for monitoring, analyzing, and responding to changes that take place on an IP network. This includes fully encr…
Toshiba's Hybrid Cloud and On-premise VoIP Networking Solution Wins Award
Businesses across all segments are deploying communications solutions that give them the option to communicate with their employees, customers and vendors through different channels.
Samsung and Sectra Come Together to Provide More Secure Smartphones for European Governments
A new technical partnership between Samsung Electronics and Sectra, a European provider of secure mobile solutions, will integrate their technologies for secure smartphone communication for European governments.
CenturyLink Adds BroadSoft Collaboration, UC Features for its SIP Trunk, VoIP Customers
CenturyLink today announced it is expanding all of its VoIP-based products to include Business Communicator from BroadSoft. That means customers that use the carrier's hosted PBX and SIP trunking services will have access to the wide array of communi…
How Source Inc. Strikes the Perfect Balance Between Legacy and Evolutionary
One of the greatest challenges business leaders face today involves expertly yet cost-efficiently evolving their legacy IT infrastructure in order to better compete in today's market, which is being driven by such things as VoIP, SIP, cloud computing…
PortaOne and Telefield NA Partner to Provide Turnkey VoIP Solution Combining Phones with Platform
PortaOne recently announced that its PortaSwitch platform would be available as a part of a turnkey solution with various VoIP phone models developed by Telefield. The combination will allow customers to have a proven configuration that works and avo…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: VirtualPBX, Mutualink, Broadvoice
Session initiation protocol news is generally pretty well represented, but this week there was just so much happening in the space. It's a good problem to have, but still, it poses a question: how do we figure out what's useful about all this news an…
Uniden's Office Express 1600 Supports Traditional and VoIP Lines
Uniden America Corporation, manufacturer and marketer of wireless cordless telephones, business telecommunications systems and consumer electronic products, has announced the launch of the first complete hybrid phone communications system for small b…
Flowroute Certified as a CLEC Carrier
Flowroute has announced that it has become the first SIP provider to qualify as a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) across the United States.
Broadvoice Expands Its Portfolio via a Partnership with Five9
Broadvoice is now reselling the Five9 Inc. Virtual Contact Center platform, the companies announced this week.
ANPI Announces Partner Demo Promotion on Heels of Telephony Partners SIP and UC Deal
ANPI is making it easier and more rewarding for its agents and partners to sell its VIP Hosted UC solution. The company has announced a new promotion through which it will pay a bonus to premier partners that perform demos of its ANPI VIP offering.
Technical Considerations for SIP Trunking
Before implementing SIP trunking, it is critical to evaluate your local area network to determine what may be needed ahead of time to ensure a successful VoIP deployment. Ask yourself the following questions to ensure that the deployment goes smoothl…
Curse Separates Media & VoIP Service, Brings Out New Location
Curse was already pretty well known when it came to offering voice service for gamers, and now, it's making a further move to separate itself from the pack. It's split its offerings into two groups, separating into a unit for voice over Internet prot…
Voxox Retools the Voxox Office Brand to Better Accommodate Channel Partners
Channel partners are an important part of an organization. Such partners allow better access to markets and the increased likelihood of sales. But when channel partners have issues with a particular line of technology, it's generally worthwhile to co…
Wheelings & Dealings: GTT Communications Buys One Source Networks, Eyes Expanded Service Roster
A major new move in the session initiation protocol field recently emerged as GTT Communications started up the process of purchasing One Source Networks (OSN). The deal was valued at a whopping $175 million, and may give GTT a huge advantage in the …
Mutualink, IP Access International Improve Emergency Communications
Disasters are dangerous, messy affairs without a whole lot of payoff other than making those who live through them appreciate life a little more. And when they happen, communications systems in place that can weather the storm are of particular impor…
VirtualPBX Wins the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award
TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine has named VirtualPBX a winner of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award.
High Growth Rates Expected in Asia's VoIP Services Market
As Voice over IP (VoIP) has mature and as it continues to evolve, we are seeing that service providers are upgrading and enhancing their infrastructures in an attempt to deliver VoIP services to more customers. Every day, the network stretches furthe…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Birch Communications, ANPI, NetNumber
Think that the Labor Day holiday would put a damper on the flow of news for session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking? That's just not the case; not even a holiday can slow the news in this sector, and there was plenty to be had. Now that we've got …
PressONE Establishes a Point of Presence (PoP) at 111 Town Square Place
PressONE is a provider of business voice and data solutions, and as the company was looking for a new data center, it selected 111 Town Square Place (111TSP), a premier carrier hotel and intelligent cloud ecosystem data center facility, that allows e…
IR Prognosis Announces Support for Avaya IP Office Platform
The Prognosis for UC line of communications experience management solution from IR, a global provider of proactive performance management software, has announced that it is supporting the Avaya IP Office platform.
NTT Com Makes Identity and Access Management Available for its API Gateway
This week, on September 10, 2015, the company announced the launch of its identity and access management (IAM) designed for NTT Com's API gateway. The flexibility that IAM provides will allow users to tailor access so that they can meet their unique …
NetNumber Selected By CETIN Thanks To STP Success
Already considered among the top companies in its field, NetNumber announced late last week that CETIN, also among the leaders in it's particular field, selected its TITAN solution in order to help enable delivery of voice services to customers acros…
MPLS Business Services, VoIP Phones Hit California with SolveForce & Affiliates
Admittedly, there were places to get multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service in California before SolveForce and its affiliates brought the services into the market. But with SolveForce and company now in …
Comings & Goings: ANPI Adds a New Northeast Channel Manager in Brad Nichols
ANPI has brought in a new Northeast Channel Manager in the form of Brad Nichols. Nichols had previously been in the unified communications (UC) field, spending over 10 years therein and gathering a great deal of skill representing collaboration produ…
Birch Communications Packs its Portfolio with New Services
There's a certain chill to the morning air these days, and sometimes the evening air too, that suggests fall is on the way. With fall comes the urge of many to stock up ahead of colder months; even the squirrels are stuffing cheeks with nuts ahead of…
Wheelings & Dealings: Momentum Telecom Agrees to Pay $28.7 million for Alteva Merger
Momentum Telecom, a VoIP, broadband services and unified communications provider, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Alteva, Inc., provider of hosted UCaaS.
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Cisco, Crexendo, Trapp Technologies
It's been quite a week in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, and it would be easy to think that going into a holiday weekend we might slow down a bit this week. But no, that's not the case. We had lots of news, and we have some ground to cov…
Trapp Technology Adds New VoIP Service with DOTVOX
Trapp Technology, provider of IT, Internet, voice and cloud hosting solutions, has announced the launch of DOTVOX, a Voice over IP (VoIP) communications solution.
The Questions You Need Answered Before Selecting a VoIP Provider
As we move further into the 21st century, there is very little doubt that the business VoIP market is getting bigger all the time. With more companies joining the fray every day, the biggest question customers face is whether or not they are hiring t…
A Three-Peat for Crexendo's Cloud Business Phone System
Winning the same award, three years running, is no mean feat. That's just what Crexendo has done, landing the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Excellence Award for its line of cloud business phone systems.
Cisco Sues HP for Alleged Breach of Contract
Cisco last week initiated a lawsuit against HP over a $58 million contract.
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Ingate Systems, Accenture, One Source Networks
This week was positively staggering in terms of news for session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, so much so that even I was shocked by the sheer amount of news. With all that on hand, it's going to be tough to pick out the biggest, but since it's…
One Source Networks Makes Inc. 5000 List for Fifth Straight Year
One Source Networks (OSN) recently announced that it had been named to Inc. Magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for 2015. This is the fifth straight year OSN has received such recognition.
Growth Seen in Session Border Controller and IMS Core Revenues
In addition to LTE networks being deployed to about 98 percent of the U.S., the rest of the world is quickly following suit as China and India are continuing their deployments. We are also seeing faster and more reliable Internet connections being es…
IHS Infonetics' SIP Trunking Scorecard Shows Both Stability and Change
When it comes to session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, there are no shortage of options, and that can make choosing a provider difficult. That's where things like the IHS Infonetics SIP Trunking North American Service Provider Scorecard can com…
Google Hangouts 4.0 Adds More Calling Features and a New Look
With WhatsApp as one of the clear leaders in the market, Google Hangouts 4.0 has introduced new features to keep up.
Voxbone Gains Sponsorship from Vitruvian, Continues Growth in Cloud Communications Market
Voxbone, a provider of cloud-based Voice over IP (VoIP) services, is rapidly expanding its presence in the cloud communications market with sponsorship from Vitruvian Partners LLP, a European independent private equity firm focused on supporting inno…
Accenture Announces New Analytics Applications for Telcos
Accenture announced late last week that the company is launching five advanced analytics applications that will aid customers that are operating in the telecommunications industry. These applications will enable customers to make smarter, data-driven…
SolveForce Announces MPLS Expansion in Denver
SolveForce has announced that it is expanding its MPLS services in the Denver area.
BPO Provider Eliminates Outages with FatPipe's SD-WAN
FatPipe has announced that a major business process outsourcing provider has chosen its SD-WAN technology to improve the reliability of its global call centers.
Panamax Releases Carrier Self-Care Portal for iMax
Panamax, developer of the iMax telecom switching platform, recently announced the launch of its Carrier Self-Care Portal which provides a central control unit for wholesale VoIP.
Ingate Q&A: SIParator Line Enhancements & New Licensing Model
I recently caught up with Steve Johnson, President at Ingate Systems, to find out more about the company's latest SIParator Line Enhancements and hear all about the new licensing model being offered. The updates promise to bring ease and affordabilit…
Comings & Goings: Dialogic Taps Crank as CEO
The company announced today that Bill Crank, who has been involved in running the company since the recent exit of Dialogic's former president and CEO Kevin Cook, is the new top dog.
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Dialogic, Curse Voice, MyNetFone
When it comes to session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, it's hard to stop the momentum this field has to offer. A host of new developments comes out almost daily, and we saw a whole slew of things happen this week. But with the coming of the wee…
Broadview Networks Teams Up with TBI
Broadview Networks, a provider of cloud-based communications and information technology services, announced it has entered into a partnership with TBI in order to leverage its resources and increase its customer base.
OGS to use Empirix Monitoring Solution as it Expands Data Network
Empirix recently announced that Ooredoo Global Services chose its monitoring solution to ensure delivery of high quality telecom service in the wholesale market. It also allows Ooredoo to consolidate different monitoring tools into a single environme…
Framework Acquires VoIP Synergy to Extend Cloud-Based Services
IT services company Framework Communications recently announced that it has acquired business telecommunications company VoIP Synergy.
Picking the Best Hosted PBX Go-to-Market Strategy
There is little doubt that most information and communications technology (ICT) capabilities are moving to the cloud, and for obvious and well-documented reasons relating to operational efficiencies and effectiveness and moving CAPEX to OPEX.
MyNetFone Changes the Game for Business Telephony Pricing
While there are plenty of options out there for anyone planning to look into a business telephony system to replace standard lines, there's one thing that always seems to be the same: the pricing model. Usually businesses end up comparing features to…
Curse Voice Seeks to Become Go-To Gaming Communications Platform
Curse announced recently that it had received $52 million in funding to be used to grow Curse Voice, its VoIP communications platform for online gamers. The company has demonstrated with previous games that participation increases when players incorp…
Telecom Fraud Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
A new study has just been released, with the aim to take yet another look at the billions that are being generated by those who are perpetrating Telecom Fraud. Industry analyst TransNexus released the study that found, in part that the premium-rate n…
8x8 Expands Asia Pacific Presence with CSG Partnership
Under this arrangement, CSG will serve as a channel partner for 8x8 with access to enterprise cloud communications solutions, including its award-winning Virtual Office and Virtual Contact Center solutions.
Fonality Launches Tool to Help Prospects Determine if They Meet Bandwidth Requirements for Cloud Phone Service
Fonality recently announced the availability of an online calculator for determining if a business has adequate bandwidth to move to a cloud-based phone system. Users follow a short step-by-step process to determine if they can use their current serv…
Easy on Hold Brings Custom Messages to Asterisk
Easy on Hold attempts to make the task of waiting on hold more informative and enjoyable. Its software can transmit custom messages and streaming audio to callers as they wait. Now it is available for the Asterisk open source telephony engine.
Dialogic is ADG LDI's Choice to Support Interconnection Voice Transport Services
Dialogic is a communications technology company that provides telecom infrastructure products and solutions to service providers and enterprise. Among others, Dialogic's products include media servers, gateways, softswitches, session border controlle…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Verizon, CounterPath, FirstLight Fiber
What a week it was in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking! We had all manner of news as updates and new products took center stage, and even the upcoming elections factored in as part of the rapid growth that we've seen in this market over the…
CivilGEO Uses Mushroom Networks VoIP Armor to Improve Remote Collaboration
One of the advantages of using VoIP and Unified Communications is that it allows remote employees to collaborate easily with one other. The downside is that it requires a reliable Internet connection to work. CivilGEO is one company taking advantage …
City of Yonkers Chooses InterCloud for New Communications Infrastructure
InterCloud Systems, a provider of cloud-based networking services, recently announced that it will provide Yonkers, New York with updated infrastructure for city officials to handle future communications operations.
UTStarcom Creates Virtual Gateway Labs Spin-off Company
UTStarcom, known for its provision of global communications infrastructure, recently announced that is has launched a spin-off company known as Virtual Gateway Labs (VGL).
Gartner Places Mitel in UC Magic Quadrant for Second Year in a Row
Gartner has placed the company as a "Leader" in its Magic Quadrant for the second year in a row. It's also the second in four months where the research firm has designated Mitel as a leader. In May, Gartner proclaimed Mitel a leader in UC in North Am…
pascom Completes Interoperability Testing with SIP Trunk Plus
IP-based private branch exchange phone system developer pascom recently announced that it has completed interoperability testing with SIP Trunk Plus, a session initiation protocol (SIP) provider based in the U.K.
WOW! Business Announces Master Agent Agreement with VentureGroup
Even if a company markets the services it provides in many different channels, it doesn't mean it will necessarily reach all of its potential customer base. As the number of providers in the same segment continues to increase, it becomes that much ha…
FirstLight Fiber Announces Credit Line Expansion
Facilities-based telecommunications provider FirstLight Fiber has announced that it has secured an expanded line of credit from GE Capital and Webster Bank.
For Keeping Customers and Bolstering Phone Numbers, MVNOs Turn to DIDX
Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) out there are having a tough time of things these days on some levels. There's a lot of competition out there and only so many numbers to go around. But ready to help drive these efforts is the equivalent of a…
Dialing Innovations Ready for Some Campaigning
A few years back, there was a video from the folks at JibJab called "Time for Some Campaignin'", featuring such familiar political faces as John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and eventual winner Barack Obama. Now, it's again time for some campaigning, wit…
CounterPath Updates Bria, Stretto for Desktop and Mobile
Unified communications platforms typically support some combination of voice, video, instant messaging, file sharing, email, and social media support. Of that grouping, instant messaging is becoming a frontrunner for productive organization that need…
Enterprise Users: Verizon Wireless Connected VoIP is Here
The value of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is well known; having the ability to make long distance or international calls at huge discounts, as well as having access to a variety of premium phone services often included in the base price is har…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Noble Systems, Onvoy, Vertical Communications
Big news afoot this week in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, everybody, which means we've got a lot of ground to cover with this week's Week in Review coverage. There were new clients, new acquisitions, and plenty more to run down, so now …
Vertical Wave IP Adds Applications in the Cloud
Vertical Communications recently released new software for Wave IP, the company's lead telephony system for the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market and larger distributed organizations.
Telecom Equipment Sales Forecast to Increase in Five Years
As stated in a recently published forecast report, the expectation for the overall Service Provider Telecom Equipment market is that it will see substantial growth for the five year period ending in 2019, as compared to the previous five year period.
Empirix IntelliSight Gives Peerless Network New MaaS Options
When Peerless Network wanted to bring Monitoring-as-a-Service (MaaS) options to its customer base, it looked to Empirix to get the job done. Recently, Empirix announced that Peerless now has access to its IntelliSight solution, giving Peerless the ab…
Birch Communications Steps Up Its SIP Trunking Options with SIPconnect
Birch Communications was already well known around the United States for being a cloud services provider to businesses of all sizes. It also offered a line of network and communications services for those businesses. Recently, Birch announced availab…
Patton Extends Relationship with BroadSoft's BroadWorks
Patton Electronics is already known as one of the better companies when it comes to enterprise session border controllers. Now the company has announced that it has completed its testing of the next generation of the company's border controllers. The…
Cambium Sets Record for Longest Network Link
Cambium Networks has already made a name for itself as one of the top global providers of broadband network solutions. Now the company has announced it has set a new world record for the longest network link that has been recorded to date.
4 Tips for Effectively Delivering UC Quality & Performance
As ZK Research recently pointed out, current UC solutions are distributed systems made up of physical servers, virtual servers, IP phones that utilize shared networks, video end points, mobile devices, wireless networks and multiple applications. In …
Wheelings & Dealings: Onvoy Buys Broadvox, Creating Third-Largest CLEC by Rate Center
Wholesale telecommunications services provider Onvoy LLC intends to buy Broadvox LLC, the companies announced on Tuesday, for an undisclosed sum. According to Onvoy, the deal will enable it become the third largest competitive local exchange carrier …
Williams & Fudge Selects Noble Systems to Improve Student Loan Recovery
The student loan crisis has become one of the biggest issues affecting the U.S. economy. With the amount of debt estimated at more than $1.2 trillion, hundreds of thousands of students are facing financial uncertainty as they try to pay off their loa…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Digium, Star2Star, ShoreTel
The session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking market made some serious moves this week, and everywhere you looked, something was emerging, changing, or just plain old demonstrating the sheer power this market had. A market this purely volatile meant…
Sangoma Announces Express for Lync
Sangoma Technologies has announced a new product, Express for Lync, which allows small businesses to take advantage of Lync and Skype for business.