Managed Business VoIP provider Broadvox announced this week its membership in The SIP Forum, a non-profit industry organization that promotes the advancement and adoption of the SIP protocol.
Broadvox is a key player in the communications industry, particularly in trunking, cloud-based communications, applications, and high-quality broadband connections. For Broadvox, being a member in The SIP Forum means a way to promote the adoption of SIP-based services in the IP PBX and Hosted Communications industries.
SIP is simply a means of using Voice over IP (VoIP) over multiple trunks with the SIP protocol. It is an application-layer protocol that creates, modifies, and terminates sessions with multiple participants.
The SIP Forum’s initiatives have been gaining traction over the years. For Broadvox, the goal is to grow and make VoIP adoption easier for everyone, particularly where IP PBX interoperability is concerned.
“We will be participating in selected working groups. Our engineering team is looking into all available groups and forums, but no decision has been made yet,” Arnaud Gautier, CMO of Broadvox, told TMCnet.
The company has enhanced its own SIP Trunking services with new features and adding more IP PBXs to their certified list. Currently, its extensive list of interoperable IP PBXs includes ShoreTel, Panasonic, AudioCodes, Allworx, GrandStream and Obihai.
“We will continue to work to make adoption easier by enhancing standards and adopting SIP Connect (where possible). This will also reduce friction between industry participants such as SBC operators, IP PBX vendors, etc,” said Gautier.
According to a statement, Broadvox maintains engineering and support relationships with most IP PBX vendors so customers can count on a rapid and seamless installation process when pairing Broadvox SIP Trunking with certified equipment.