From the SIP Trunking Experts

July 21, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Jacqueline Lee Contributing Writer

As another week comes to a close, the SIP Trunking community has accrued number of notable developments. Let’s take a look at some of them.

TMCnet’s Steve Anderson reported this week on the benefits of SIP trunking. Enterprise VoIP has caught on readily for businesses of all sizes, and SIP trunking simply enhances the power of VoIP. Incoming lines can handle multiple voice calls at once, and businesses can have local numbers anywhere that they want to enter a market. Moving isn’t a hassle, either, because telephone numbers travel anywhere that a business needs to go.

The SIP trunking sphere also saw a series of good reports from businesses like 8x8 and Vonage. 8x8 was named a Top Hosted Business IP Telephony Provider by Frost & Sullivan, and Vonage won a patent for technology that would move mobile VoIP calls between wireless networks without worries about dropped calls.

“Compare VoIP Provider Rates” introduced a new domain moniker more in line with its mission. The site is now called “” so that customers will better understand the mission of the company.

The SIP trunking sphere also saw a series of new product releases. Telecom & Data released new emergency VoIP phones for public spots like elevators and parking lots. Also, Obihai released the Obi302 telephone adapter with router, which virtually eliminates echo and talk-off.

Panda released the GateDefender Integra eSeries, which offers all-in-one gateway security to protect clouds from security issues like malware as well as intrusion attempts. Additionally, Avaya released Avaya Office 8.1, which features mobile device management that allows companies to implement BYOD policies and security.

Shoretel also updated its UC offering by releasing Shoretel 13. The upgrade allows users to use SIP trunking protocols to support room-based video conferencing on either laptops or desktops supporting the H.264 standard.

A number of new partnerships were revealed this week as well. Mitel licensed patents from VirnetX for 4G LTE including a secure domain name registry and GABRIEL connection technology for secure UC. In addition, ZON chose the Genesys SIP Server to replace their current contact center platform.

In other partnership news, Telefonica Digital chose Apigee’s API Management Platform to serve as the ecosystem for a number of its third-party applications. Also, Chunghwa Telecom signed an agreement with Arkadin to provide a broad range of conferencing options to its customers in the Asia-Pacific.

Lastly, concerns about the security of data for people attending the London Olympic Games have caused many users to turn to SecurEnvoy’s two-factor authentication (2FA) to secure their mobile devices against hackers, such as those who would exploit social media accounts. 2FA ensures that remote workers can securely access files at work or at home while they are enjoying the summer Games.

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