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April 28, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review


By Ed Silverstein SIP Trunking Report Contributor



It was a busy week in the SIP Trunking sector. Here are some of the major stories from TMCnet.

SIP Trunking is all the rage these days in technology. Basically it is a VoIP-based streaming media solution that leverages Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). It lets Internet telephony service providers to provide their clients with a large array of telephone services and unified communications solutions. For details inGate will host a webinar on the topic at 2 p.m. on May 2.


In another story, Swisscom, a telecommunications provider in Switzerland, has selected the BroadWorks’ voice application platform to deliver hosted unified communications (UC) offerings.

TMCnet’s Jacqueline Lee also reports that nurses today can receive calls while on the go thanks to a partnership between Jeron Electronics and Brekeke Software. The partnership integrates nurse call systems with SIP wireless telephony systems in acute care facilities.

In another story, Acme Packet has acquired the IPTEGO company in a $21-million cash deal. IPTEGO's IP communications network management systems offer a variety of services. IPTEGO's primary specialties include fraud prevention and detection, customer experience management, network intelligence, and voice and video operations monitoring.

And TMCnet’s Miguel Leiva-Gomez reports that the Federal Communications Commission recently created a project called the "Disaster Information Reporting System" (DIRS). It is a system that accesses contact information for organizations that can help during a disaster from wireless, landline, cable and satellite providers. After seeing the success of this system, the FCC decided to include VoIP providers and Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the program, too. With the inclusion of VoIP and Internet service providers, the FCC gives the message that such services are now deemed essential in emergencies.