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August 24, 2013

SIP Trunking Week in Review


By SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



Welcome to another week in review for the SIP Trunking Report. Here’s a look at some of the top stories in the SIP trunking space from the past week.

First up, Avtec enhanced its Scout VoIP communication console system at the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) conference. This release, which will be version 3.1 of Scout, will feature a P25-compliant key management facility or KMF interface for facilitating protected OTA encryption while modifying radio keys. Of course, Scout will continue to be compatible with a broad range of highly developed radio and telephony technologies.


Next, new information from Infonetics Research shows that the carrier VoIP market/IP Multimedia Subsystem market grew 30 percent in the second quarter, largely thanks to major VoLTE spending in North America. Overall, North America’s LTE-related spending is up 78 percent over the previous year. According to Diane Myers, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS, this means that IMS equipment has “officially moved into an LTE and VoLTE world.”

In other news, Vox Communications made its mobile VoIP app available for download in the iTunes App Store. Compatible with Apple devices running iOS 5.1 or greater, this app essentially offers a second phone line which can be used to make low-cost calls to any number in the world. With a focus on convenience, the app allows users to subscribe to Vox services right from their i-device.

Meanwhile, ALTEN Calsoft Labs this week joined the Network Intelligence Alliance, which promotes collaboration among companies that provide solutions for secure data transit, efficient data delivery, track real-time information or monetize data transactions. The goal of this collaboration is to better serve customers with enhanced security, intelligence and user experience for services on next-generation IP networks.

Lastly, Cisco released some much-needed security patches for its Unified Communications Manager (UCM). These patches address a number of vulnerabilities that would allow intruders to cause a fair bit of havoc within UCM and beyond, including executing commands and modifying system data. The reason these effects could be so far-reaching is that Cisco has made UCM as a major part of its IP Telephony solution, making up the entire call processing mechanism of the system.

That’s all for this week, but there’s plenty more SIP trunking news to be found on the SIP Trunking Report.