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TelOnline, RingVoz Get Together for Powerful New VoIP Tool
Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service has been a powerful new tool for business users-and plenty of regular consumers-for years now. This maturing market means plenty of new competition and increasing options for users. TelOnline and RingVoz re…
Epygi Launches New ACD with More Features for Unified Communications
Epygi Technologies, a provider of enterprise telephony solutions, recently announced a significant update to its QX line of IP PBXs and Gateways that will make it even easier for businesses to implement a fully-featured Unified Communications (UC) sy…
Integra Launches Unified Communications Cloud Voice
Integra, a company that offers a range of networking and communications services and software, has announced the launch of its new Unified Communications Cloud Voice software. This product will give enterprises the option of handling all their commun…
VoIP-Pal's Technology Over a Decade in the Making
Session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking users are on the rise, and the growth of voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) technology gets more pronounced with every passing day. The market for VoIP services is set to clear $130 billion by 2020, and one…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Vertical Communications, Global Capacity, Edgewater
Some weeks it seems like the flood of news in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking will never really stop, and that's great news for us. It can be a challenge to see how all that news fits into our everyday lives, however, so let's take advanta…
Deloitte Declares Grandstream a Top Tech Company in Annual List
The consulting and advisory firm's list ranks the top technology, telecommunications, life sciences and energy technology based on their revenue growth from 2011 to 2014.
Carrier IP Growing Strong in Q3, 2016
A new report by Dell'Oro Group found that carrier IP spending grew in the third quarter of 2015 and will continue to grow through 2016.
Ingate Systems' Lineup Lands in VoIP Supply Portfolio
VoIP Supply has long been known for its voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) hardware, and most recently, it's added on to its CloudSpan Marketing platform, helping users get connected with the best in connectivity services. VoIP Supply recently augme…
Solution Access Comes Easier with VoIP Supply's CloudSpan Marketplace
Convenience drives a lot of our lives. We eat fast food because it's simpler than cooking, we go to big box stores to avoid trips to multiple local shops, and a host of other examples come readily to mind. Convenience can drive business decisions too…
BroadSoft Acquires PBXL, Pushes Cloud UC Offerings into Japan
Cloud software and services provider BroadSoft has announced its expansion into Japan with the acquisition cloud communication provider PBXL.
Avaya's Fourth Quarter & 2015 Fiscal Year: Ups and Downs
Earnings season often brings with it exciting news about the companies we all know, love and shop with, and gives us a look at how these companies are doing in the field. Avaya recently reported its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015 results, and th…
Edgewater Talks about The Intelligence Edge and Why Even SMBs Need SBCs
Edgewater Networks was at TMC Editor's Day Silicon Valley last week talking about The Intelligence Edge as well as explaining why even smaller businesses need session border controllers.
IntelePeer Expands Service to Millions through Global Capacity Partnership
Global Capacity recently announced that its One Marketplace platform would be used in IntelePeer's CoreCloud SIP trunking service. The platform combines an extensive network infrastructure with applications that manage the pricing and delivery of net…
Vertical Communications Boosts the Modern Day Workflow
Prior to Internet communications, places of business had standard working hours, usually 9-5. Now the daily grind has morphed into "always on, always ready," so that businesses are forced to constantly reinvent how they collaborate and handle their w…
Integrating the Old with the New in Digital Communications
In the wide-open technology landscape, switching to a digital telephony system is slowly becoming the norm. Despite the technological advancements made in IP, there are still many businesses whose systems still rely on legacy analog systems.
SIP Trunking Week in Review; Bandwidth, Patton Electronics, Plantronics
Session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking is keeping us better connected regardless of location, and we've had another huge week of this market showing us just how it's done. Now that the weekend has come around again, it's a great time to take a fe…
Switch Celebrates First Birthday, and Talks About What's Next
It's been about a year since Switch was launched, and while the company won't divulge how many seats the cloud-based business communications service reaches today, Vincent Paquet, vice president of product management, says it's been growing rapidly. …
The Original Wearable Company: Plantronics Brings New Intelligence to Headsets
Plantronics may be 53 years old, but the company - which outfitted astronaut Neil Armstrong with the headset through which he uttered the famous phrase "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" - was one of the original companies in…
Goodwill Houston, Alpheus Communications Reach 10 Year Milestone
Not often do we see lengthy reports about non-profits, especially reports with good news. Within the sometimes-cutthroat world of business, non-profits can struggle to keep pace. This is not the case for Goodwill Industries.
NetSapiens Helps Service Providers Focus on the Customer
It's common knowledge in the communications space that moving towards a unified system is great step in efficiency, regardless of size. When everything works together, users can access people and resources, no matter the location or communication cha…
Without Differentiation, VoIP Providers Can't Survive
Have you initiated the leap to VoIP? While the platform has been a popular communications deployment choice for the past several years, a number of larger companies have too much invested in legacy PBX systems to migrate prematurely - or at least tha…
Bandwidth's SIP Trunking Services Certified for ShoreTel Integration
Bandwidth, a provider of a wide range of business and consumer communications services and technologies, recently announced that it has completed certification for its SIP Trunking solutions with the ShoreTel unified communications (UC) platform.
Patton & MetaSwitch Networks Combine, Improve Service Provider Outlook
The new combination of MetaSwitch and Patton Electronics is about to deliver a great new solution for service providers and their customers. The effort brings together Patton's SmartNode VoIP CPE with MetaSwitch's MetaSphere's IP telephony software, …
You Don't Have to Fall Victim to Telecom Fraud - Here's Why
The innovations in telecommunications not only give us more options, they also bring the capacity to streamline costs. Still, the need to stay connected with colleagues and customers is as strong as ever, creating opportunities for telecom carriers w…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Colt, BroadVoice, Jive Communications
Another week full of news has come and gone in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, and with all that information comes a bit of confusion. How do we put all that information to its best use? Now that we've got a weekend afoot, we've got the p…
Ingate Taking on New Partners, Breaking New Ground
Ingate Systems AB is a Stockholm-based high-tech company that designs and develops firewall and Session Border Controller (SBC) technology to bring global person-to-person, multimedia real-time communication to everyone. SIP and WebRTC enables not on…
Voxvalley: Mobile Apps for the Enterprise Make Sense
VoIP solution provider Voxvalley is best known for delivering VoIP solutions for carriers and telecoms across the globe. The Singapore-based company's customized mobile and business VoIP software solutions have been awarded Communications Solutions P…
Ingate Systems Talks SBCs, SIP Trunking at ITEXPO
As old telephony makes its exit and UC and SIP Trunking take the helm, a company like Ingate Systems is proving that there are ways to ensure reliability and quality remain at the forefront.
IntelePeer Explains Advantone Merger in TMC Interview
At last month's ITEXPO, TMCnet secured an exclusive interview with Frank Fawzi, President and CEO of IntelePeer, to discuss IntelePeer's announced combination with Advantone. Fawzi sat down with TMC's Allison Boccamazzo to discuss IntelePeer's busine…
MINDBODY Taps RingCentral for Cloud Communications
Keeping connected is a high priority for businesses, since so many day-to-day operations rely on a fast connection. To that end, it's little surprise that MINDBODY looks to RingCentral to provide the tools to better keep connected.
Wheelings & Dealings: Jive Communications Continues Expansion Plan, Acquires Easy Office Phone
The expansion of Jive Communications into different markets, either through acquisitions or partnerships, is not showing any signs of a slowdown. The company's latest acquisition is Easy Office Phone, provider of cloud-based business phone service to…
Broadvoice Makes Name in Crowded Market
At last month's ITEXPO, TMC's Allison Boccamazzo met up with Broadvoice, an American provider of hosted voice and data services, to learn how the company differentiates itself in a competitive market. Shawn Jones, Vice President of Business Sales, hi…
Colt Announces Expansion of VoIP Service to Europe, Asia
Colt, a provider of SIP telephony services, recently announced extended availability of its SIP trunking service in parts of Europe. It will now offer Colt VoIP Access to Central and Eastern Europe, and the company plans to expand this availability e…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: BroadSoft, Patton Electronics, PROMISE Technology
Session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking carries on with all the vigor we've come to expect from this field. That means plenty of news and a lot of ground to cover, so strap in and get ready, because it's time again for our Week in Review coverage!
Protecting UC and VoIP from Compromise by the Bad Guys
One of the hot topics at TMC's recently concluded ITEXPO in Anaheim was a session I happened to moderate on protecting carrier revenue loss due to IP PBX fraud. While the focus of that session was on carrier revenue, realities are that going to all-I…
TelcoBridges Revives VoIP with Tmedia TMG800
Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) is providing a host of new opportunities to the market, offering a better, cheaper way to keep in touch regardless of location. While some businesses look to exit the market, TelcoBridges is showing off its commitm…
Gartner Lists Mitel as Leader in Corporate Telephony Market
Mitel, a developer of communications software for enterprises, recently announced that it has found a top spot in one of the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant studies.
VeloCloud Gains Validation of WAN with BroadSoft UC
VeloCloud, provider of the cloud-based wide area network (WAN) service SD-WAN, recently announced that its SD-WAN service has been validated to work with the BroadSoft unified communications (UC) software.
BroadSoft Nets Windstream Over One Million Trunk Lines
The BroadWorks system is helping to drive Windstream to over one million session initiation protocol (SIP) trunk lines throughout the lower 48 United States.
Comings & Goings: Patton Taps Peter Burkhalter for Europe
Peter Burkhalter has been tapped to serve as CEO of its Patton-Inalp Networks operation, Patton's European headquarters, in Switzerland.
Polycom VVX D60 Handset Means Business, Mobile
Session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking is a two part experience. The software is a major part of the operation, helping make those all-important connections. But ignoring the hardware involved is done at one's peril, and Polycom has a potent new …
PROMISE Rolls Out FileCruiser 2.0
PROMISE Technology rolled out its file synchronization platform known as FileCruiser last year about this time. Now the company has announced version 2.0 of this platform, and is offering a 90-day free trial to US companies interested in trying the s…
BroadSoft Picks Up the Tempo, Aggregates Communications with UC-One Hub
BroadSoft today unveiled a cloud service that enables business users to manage all their different modes of communications and various popular apps - all via a single pane of glass.
SIP Trunking Week in Review: AtHoc, Warble, Eze Castle
Settle in, because it's time for another round of our Week in Review coverage!
Frost & Sullivan Report Examines Impact of SIP Trunking on Legacy Services
A new report by Frost & Sullivan looks at how SIP trunking is responsible for driving the changes that are taking place in the telecom sector regarding business communication services.
Allstream Launches Affordable SIP Trunking Suites
Companies across every industry are migrating to IP telephony to avoid the costly investments of legacy communication solutions. Allstream will be providing affordable SIP trunking suites geared to businesses with 100 to 400-plus employees.
Zenoss Partners with Bandwidth for Internet Communications Platform
Zenoss, an Internet communications firm, announced earlier this week that it is partnering with Bandwidth in order to give its customers the highest quality assurance and telecom availability.
Onvoy Continues Acquisition Spree, Plans to Buy Layered Communications
Two months after announcing plans to buy Broadvox LLC, Onvoy is at it again. The wholesale telecommunications services provider has revealed it is also acquiring Layered Communications. The value of this latest deal was not disclosed.
Eze Castle VoIP Service Released in U.K.
Eze Castle recently announced that its VoIP service, Eze Voice, is now available in the U.K. This gives clients from one of the world's biggest markets access to Eze Castle's global network specifically designed for hedge fund businesses.
Global VoIP Market Predicted to Grow 9.7 Percent, 2014-2020
The latest report from Transparency Market Research indicates that the global VoIP services market has the potential to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7 percent between 2014 and 2020. Researchers note that increased adoption of …
Samsung's New SMT-i6000 Series Deskphones Offer Powerful Features & Mobility
When it comes to session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, software is really just half the battle. Hardware is also a major consideration, and selecting which device to connect the office can be a chance to be a hero or make a mistake that echoes …
Revolutionaries Rejoice: Warble App Makes Anonymous VoIP Calls
While VoIP technology has revolutionized telecommunications, privacy is still a problem. Two Dutch telecom entrepreneurs are launching a new app, Warble, that lets users make anonymous calls over the Internet.
How Phone System Can Help Organizations Improve Customer Satisfaction
There are many amazing innovations that can be enjoyed which not only benefit your business as a whole, but that can improve your overall profit and performance. The primary way your customers will contact you when they have a question and need to sp…
AtHoc Networked Crisis Communication Platform Deployed in St. Louis County
As the one-year anniversary of the Ferguson incident was fast approaching in August of this year, the St. Louis County Emergency Management chose to deploy the AtHoc secure crisis communication solution.
MaxxSouth Illustrates its Fiber Deployment to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai
The visit by the commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Ajit Pai, to see the deployment of MaxxSouth Broadband's fiber-to-the-home facilities in Mississippi is part of the government's push to further expand broadband availabili…
SIP Trunking Week in Review: Lone Star Communications, Revector, Elliott Associates
With a weekend now at hand, we've got a great opportunity to step back and highlight all of this week's unusual new developments. That's just what we'll do right now with our Week in Review coverage!
Harris CapRock Communications Brings Better Connectivity
A major new upgrade for ships at sea is delivering blistering new speeds and improved bandwidth.
Voice over Wi-Fi with Taqua
John Hoadley, the CTO of Taqua, gave us some of his insights as he met with TMC CEO Rich Tehrani during an installment of On the Road 2015, Dallas, TX. Hoadley plans to offer a simple, yet complete Wi-Fi calling solution as the next logical step for …
Snom Shows Off New D765 Desk Phone
Picking the right desk phone to work with session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking can be a difficult task, owing in large part to the sheer numbers of such devices out there. Snom is out to make that choice just a little easier-or perhaps a little…
net2phone to Provide MaxxSouth Broadband with Telephony Services
MaxxSouth Broadband, a Mississippi based TV, Internet and phone provider, has selected net2phone to expand its telephony service for its residential customers.
Source and its Move to Unified Communications
While in Dallas, TX, TMC CEO Rich Tehrani had the opportunity to sit down with Bryan Davis, vice president of sales and marketing for Source, Inc. Come check out Source's business and 44 years' expertise in this episode of On the Road.
Are You Ready For a Wide Open SIP Trunking Market?
According to a new study from IHS, there's plenty of room to strike it big in the SIP trunking market, even despite a certain amount of inertia in the field.
Activist Hedge Fund Billionaire Pushes for Mitel, Polycom Combination
Rumor has it that Elliott Associates, whose parent company has holdings in a wide array of tech companies, is pushing for a combination of Mitel and Polycom.
Looking to Protect Revenue in OTT? Revector Has a Solution
A Revector tool represents a new extension to the bypass suite of software tools Revector already has operational. Geared toward both fixed line and mobile network operators, the new Revector system focuses on protecting call termination revenues fro…
CoreDial is Runner-Up of 2015 Internet Telephony Channel Program Excellence Award
CoreDial, provider of cloud software and services that enable companies to sell, deliver, manage, and invoice high quality, private labeled cloud communication services, was named a runner-up of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Channel Program Excellence …
Understanding WebRTC and SIP Trunking
WebRTC is becoming an important complement to SIP trunking. Case studies of real WebRTC deployments illustrate the benefits of using both in tandem. For example, at the seminars we will talk about how WebRTC and SIP trunking for call centers brings i…
Lone Star Lending Hand to Healthcare and Education
TMC CEO Rich Tehrani shines the On the Road spotlight on Joe Jackson of Lone Star Communications to talk integrated communication systems, maximizing bedside care for healthcare workers, and Jackson's confident, unorthodox approach to sales.
SIP Trunking Week in Review: ITEXPO, Zentera Systems, Sonus
This week was a huge week for technology in general and for session initiation protocol (SIP), because this week out in Anaheim, California, ITEXPO took place. A flood of new opportunities and education emerged as a result, and SIP trunking proved no…
The New King of SIP Trunking in the United States: XO Communications
The recent release of the 2015 IHS Infonetics SIP Trunking North American Service Provider Scorecard brought no shortage of revelations about the session initiation protocol (SIP) and voice-related services field. But perhaps the biggest bombshell wa…
VoIPshield Systems Teams with Intel for VoIP Security Solution
VoIPshield Systems is teaming up with Intel Security to develop a solution for VoIP security, tackling the risks some users are beginning to associate with VoIP services.
IAFax Unveils New Service at ITEXPO
ITEXPO is not only known for offering the most current products in action; it's also a place for companies to announce the future. IAFax, a new breed of fax service provider, has joined the fraternity of those announcing new products at ITEXPO by unv…
A Royal Caribbean Cruise Has Never Been Smarter
The Royal Caribbean Cruise fleet is about to get a whole lot smarter; the luxury vacation announced that they'll be implementing new technology from Insight Enterprises to improve connectivity and services on board.
ITEXPO Session Highlights How to Protect Carrier Revenue Loss Due to IP PBX Fraud
At ITEXPO Anaheim I had the privilege of moderating an illuminating panel with the title from above. We discussed the fact that despite the best efforts of carriers to lock down their networks, fraud remains a huge problem.
Telecom Operators Expected to Embrace Innovative Resource Management Platforms
According to Plunkett Research, U.S. telecom industry spending is projected to reach $1.4 Trillion USD in 2015 and global telecom spending will reach $5.6 Trillion USD. While these figures certainly represent a lot of business out there for the takin…
Sonus Announces WebRTC Services Solution and SBC Release 5.0
The more we simplify the way we communicate, the easier it becomes to collaborate with the people we work with. If you don't have to worry about device type, plug-in or app to get your message across, the faster you will be able to do it.
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…