From the SIP Trunking Experts

July 23, 2011

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Peter Bernstein Senior Editor

SIP Trunking

Wireless is an important part of the SIP trunking ecosystem going forward. This is illustrated in Executive Editor, IP Communications Magazines Paula Bernier’s feature on Taqua LLC’s announced acquisition of Tarata SystemsWhile terms of the deal were not disclosed, adding the capabilities of the Acton, MA SIP-based mobile telephony convergence solutions company to Taqua’s industry leading femtocell convergence servers is a good strategic fit. The Tarata Convergence Service (TCS) platform and femotell convergence software complement Taqua’s wireless media gateway and small cell backhaul efforts.

TMCnet Contributor Anil Sharma’s feature highlighted the E-911 challenges for enterprises as demonstrated by Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), Inc., a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services, is providing SIP Trunking with Nomadic E-911 for Microsoft (News - Alert) Lync. ,

Enterprise VoIP Feature Articles

Voice communications is going to be a big deal for small businesses topped the news this week, which also saw a series of product and service announcements.

Closing out the week was release of new small business market statistics from In-Stat research forecasting that by 2015 small business spending on wireline voice services will hit $16 billion. TMCnet Contributor Calvin Azuri’s feature points out that small businesses (5 to 99 employees) in the U.S. are a critical market for wireline voice services which while not growing will hold their own for the next several years for a variety of reasons.

TMCnet Contributor ShamilaJanakiraman reports that cloud computing software developer 4PSA announced that its VoipNow Professional award-winning Unified Communications ( offers free licensing for VoipNow Professional to charities, non-profits, open-source projects, and communitiesNews - Alert) solution will be implemented by The Kabbalah Centre —the Jewish studies non-profit organization with centers in 22 countries and an extensive online presence. 4PSA

Recognition of continued excellence is becoming a habit for Star2Star Business and especially for its flagship product, the Business Internet Telephone System. TMCnet Contributor MiniSwamy noted that not only did they get accolades from the editors of Internet Telephony and Customer Interaction Solutions magazine but they won the publication’s "Product of the Year" Award for the second consecutive year. This went along with their receiving a prestigious “Best-of-Show” award at the ITEXPO (News - Alert) West show, held this week in Los Angeles.

Coming on in the wake of this week’s blockbuster earnings results from Apple, driven by explosive iPad sales (25 million and quickly counting worldwide now in users hands), UK-based Coms plc launched a VoIP telephone service exclusively for iPAD users.  Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor, in her feature on the iPad service noted that users can enable their iPads by subscribing for the service at the company website and will need to download a softphone app that can be downloaded from the App store. Coms recommends the Bria app from Counterpath Inc.

Other stories of interest included:

Security Feature Articles

Digital Rights Management (DRM) and other issues associated with the secure delivery of broadband content around the world has been a growing concern. TMCnet Contributor Anil Sharma’s feature on Verismo Networks’ announcement with Verimatrix describes one step being taken to assure secure content delivery over the Internet.

Finally, with consumer concerns about the publication of cellular phone numbers with user information,  Verizon Wireless, and, an online telephone directory that offers free cell phone number information, RajaniBaburajan, TMCnet Contributor reported on the announcement that will discontinue sharing cell phone numbers in their directory.

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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