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May 26, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Jacqueline Lee
Contributing Writer

News traveled fast and furious through the SIP Trunking sphere this week. A Frost & Sullivan forecast revealed that 59 million North Americans will utilize SIP trunking by the end of 2017. The drive to save costs on telephony is driving the move, but so is the desire for increased flexibility and better disaster recovery without compromising functionality and quality.

To tackle the challenges facing the industry as it grows, various thought leaders in the SIP trunking sphere will be attending the SIPNOC conference at Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, Va., from June 25 through June 27. Henning Schulzrinne, the CTO for the FCC, is expected to be the keynote speaker. The biggest topics to be discussed at the conference include SIP trunking interoperability, security, and SIP-IPv6 deployment.

Several companies announced their plans to switch to SIP trunking this week. Ronco Communications, a UC and VoIP provider, chose IntelePeer’s CoreCloud to provide connections for the wide variety of brands that it offers. For instance, CoreCloud can provide integrated solutions for Avaya, Microsoft Lync, Interactive Intelligence and Cisco systems.

New Zealand communications provider, MTN Business also made the call to transition from least cost routing to SIP trunking this week. According to a statement, the company switched to SIP trunking because local calls can be made for about one-third of the price of call made on an LCR system. LCR, according to MTN Business, is “deceased.” The service is not only more expensive than SIP trunking but also less capable of providing a feature-rich voice experience.

A division of telecommunications giant Verizon, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, was named to two of Gartner’s Magic Quadrants: the Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service Providers and the Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Service providers.

Companies featured by Gartner must be executing their current vision while also positioning themselves well for the future. SIP trunking was among the features reviewed by Gartner when it named Verizon Enterprise Solutions to its Magic Quadrants.

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