INGATE

SIP Trunking Featured Article

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 “CheapVoIPProviders.com” 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.


Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend
ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX. ITEXPO offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. For more information on registering for ITEXPO click here.

Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO. Follow us on Twitter.



Loading
Subscribe here for your FREE
SIP TRUNKING enewslettter.

Featured Partner

Featured Whitepapers

SIP Security for the Enterprise
Voice over IP (VoIP) is incorporated into a variety of computer networks, both public and private, and used for everyday transactions and communications among carriers, businesses, government agencies...

Voice-Optimized Network Delivers Premier Call Experience
Customers equate call quality with business quality. Real-time communication, interpersonal interaction, and the cordial tone of a call center representative can create a positive impression of your business that no email can match.

Featured Datasheets

Ingate SIParator E-SBCs
Adopting SIP is a simple process with the Ingate SIParator, the secure enterprise session border controller (E-SBC). The SIParator makes secure SIP communications - including VoIP,SIP trunking and more - possible while working seamlessly with your existing network firewall.

Ingate Firewalls
Everyone is talking about enterprise usage of VoIP, instant messaging and other types of realtime communications including presence and conferencing.

SIP Trunk Solutions for Service Providers
The award-winning Ingate Firewall and Ingate SIParator deliver a high quality, reliable SIP trunk connection between the customer's IP-PBX and the service provider network, and solve interoperability issues to simplify deployments and support for remote diagnosis of reported issues.

Featured Case Studies

Case Study - Haiti
With this solution our doctors were able to reach anywhere in the world quickly and easily, to get consults from colleagues, facilitate treatment, order supplies 'on the fly' and also help victims report back to families. The solution from Business Mobility Systems and Ingate worked immediately.

Case Study - Turkish Petroleum
"With one Ingate at the customer headquarters, all of their remote workers can enjoy the benefits of Turkish Petroleum's IP-PBX from anywhere in the world.

Case Study - GCM
"The Ingate solution overcomes the NAT traversal hurdle and makes it possible to connect customers to our VoIP service, without the need of costly leased lines or support intensive VPN tunnels.

Case Study - Kool Smiles
"Ingate's solutions provide the advanced level of security necessary for this medical environment and the tools to make the interface to the service provider hassle-free."

Case Study - NMSAS
"This solution really saved the day for us," said Paul Mercier, IT Administrator, NMSAS. "We needed to leverage SIP trunks to reduce costs, and they had to work with our existing Microsoft OCS investment."

Discover Leisure Connects Remote Users to its IP-PBX
Discover Leisure is one of the largest resellers of caravans and motor homes in the UK. With 15 branch of?

Featured eBOOKS

Internet+: The Way Toward Global Unified Communication
Connecting the telephony of the enterprise PBX or Unified Communications (UC) system using SIP trunks instead of conventional telephone lines has been very successful in recent years.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 2
SIP trunking is becoming more of a focus for service providers. One key issue many service providers face when deploying SIP trunks is NAT, or Network Address Translation, traversal.

What is SIP Trunking? Edition 1
A vast resource for information about all things SIP - including SIP, security, VoIP, SIP trunking and Unified Communications.

Featured Videos

E-SBCs AS The Demarcation Point:
Ingate's Steve Johnson talks to Erik Linask about the role session border controller plays as the demarcation point at...

Demystifying DPI
How can deep packet inspection protect your SIP traffic as well as your entire network?

Featured Resources

What's New

Presenting the New Ingate/Intertex Website:
Internet+ is an extended Internet access allowing high quality SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based real-time person-to-person communication, everywhere and for any application. It applies to both fixed and mobile networks ...

Featured Blogs

Featured Webinars

Secure SIP Trunking:
What You Need to Know

Successfully Deploying Enterprise SIP Trunking:
Tools and Techniques for Overcoming Common Roadblocks

Featured Podcasts

Getting the Most Out of Your SIP Trunks:
Ingate's Steve Johnson and TMC's Erik Linask discuss how best practices forgetting the most out of SIP Trunking services and common pitfalls to avoid.