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May 05, 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.

The second annual SIP Network Operators Conference will be held in Herndon, VA from June 25-27. Leaders on the technical side of service carriers and multiple system operators, along with stakeholders from the industry, are expected to attend.  The conference is called SIPNOC US 2012. It focuses on the challenges and opportunities linked to the deployment of SIP-based services among service provider networks.


In another story, TMCnet reports that the popularity of SIP-based communication systems has created a unique market for IP phones, call recording devices and a number of other VoIP-related gadgets and applications. One new product is Algo Communication Systems' 8180 SIP Audio Alerter, a SIP-compliant PoE audio device for loud ring and voice paging applications. The 8180 SIP Audio Alerter is suited for locations like restaurants, work sites and classrooms where decision makers need to communicate with a large number of people in an often-disruptive setting.

It was also reported on TMCnet how Ingate designs, develops, manufactures, and markets data communications products which can be used to power unified communications (UC). The company designed the first Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-capable firewalls and SIParators that allow for UC to be distributed over the Internet.

In another story, Aastra and Level 3 announced a deal with the Internet2 educational consortium to sell cloud (hosted) UC services and SIP trunking, respectively. The deal could ultimately end up being one of the largest broadband HD voice clouds ever, TMCnet reports.

And Internet hosting solutions provider GalaxyVisions has announced a new dedicated server plan designed for Internet telephony providers. It costs $99 a month.  For the month of May only, the New York-based company will also waive any setup fees.