From the SIP Trunking Experts

July 09, 2011

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Peter Bernstein Senior Editor

SIP Trunking

The growing desirability of SIP continues to manifest itself, as TMCnet Contributor Shamila Janakiraman noted in her report that business service provider Integra Telecom (News - Alert) Inc. has achieved NEC’s Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Trunking Interoperability certification with the NEC (News - Alert) UNIVERGE SV8100.

Enterprise VoIP

The Enterprise VoIP market in general, despite the shortened week in the U.S. as a result of the July Fourth holiday, was filled with interesting news. (News - Alert) was featured in a story by TMCnet Contributor Raju Shanbhag highlighting the new support program for its popular X16 phone systems which will now cover phones not purchased from This comes on the heels of TMCnet Contributor Mandira Srivastava’s story last week of TelcoDepot making available the Red Mahogany edition of the X16,  providing an additional style option for buyers.

TMCnet Contributor Jyothi Shanbhag contributed a feature on VoIP Innovations (News - Alert) which recently unveiled its latest backoffice portal, TITANIUM III. The company, which offers origination and termination coverage across the U.S. and Canada, beefed up its service by adding reporting, additional functionality and a backoffice portal that would provide real-time provisioning for services.

As detailed by TMCnet Contributor Rajani Baburajan, U.S. hosted PBX service provider ITP VoIP (News - Alert) announced that it is urging businesses participating in the Green Commute Challenge to invest in digital phone service to cut their monthly expenses. The Green Commute Challenge is organized by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). It is scheduled from July 5 to August 6, 2011. MARC encourages employees to leave their cars at home twice a week throughout the challenge.  As alternatives to single-car driving to participants, MARC has offered a number of options including carpools and vanpools, public transportation, walking and biking, and telecommuting, an emission-free option that ITP VoIP makes both possible and affordable.  For telecommuters, ITP VoIP offers plans starting at $10 a month with a roster of free features.

TMCnet Contributor Jyothi Shanbhag reported on Voip-Pal.Com Inc. and its recent signing of a partnership agreement with SaSperBox.Com (“SaSperBox”) to host its VoIP Switch technology and Apps through the SaSperBox Cloud Computing Server. SaSperBox will offer gateways as Voip-Pal’s customer base grows.  SaSperBox Server is presently hosting Voip-Pal’s redeveloped VoIP Switch technology. Customers are able to use Voip-Pal service using the virtual telephone on their PC by registering on and downloading the virtual telephone. This is charged with a transaction fee of $10 that will enable the customer to make international calls for as low as 1 cent per minute.

Appia Communications Inc. now has a presence in Indianapolis as TMCnet Contributor Mini Swamy reported, and in other news, announced the successful expansion of its data center and cloud services at its facility in downtown St. Louis.

TMCnet Contributor Shamila Janakiraman described the long-term agreement between UK-based My Social Income with the online of Our World Oasis Inc. (OWO) under its Global Membership Marketing Collective.  My Social Income CEO, John A. Roberts, Jr. said, “Our World Oasis hit the ground running last week and the integrated communications solution being provided by My Social Income will be a significant enabling technology for the growth that the company expects. It also equals an additional, immediate revenue stream for MSI (News - Alert).”

Last and certainly not least, TMCnet Contributor Calvin Azuri chronicled Colorado-based hosted PBX and cloud-based communications services provider IP5280 (News - Alert) Communications, announcement that it has been nominated for a 2011 Apex (News - Alert) Award — that recognizes outstanding accomplishments and leadership by Colorado’s advanced technology companies and professionals.

Peter Bernstein is a technology industry veteran, having worked in multiple capacities with several of the industry's biggest brands, including Avaya, Alcatel-Lucent, Telcordia, HP, Siemens, Nortel, France Telecom, and others, and having served on the Advisory Boards of 15 technology startups. To read more of Peter's work, please visit his columnist page.
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