As the month of July draws to a close, the SIP trunking universe continues to see many news developments.
According to a report released by global analyst firm Ovum (News - Alert), telecoms will secure their best chances for growth in upcoming years not by acquiring other companies or by developing products and services. The best path to growth for telecoms, according to an article by Steve Anderson, will be the establishment of partnerships with other companies.
In that vein, TMCnet reported on several new partnerships developed in the world of SIP trunking this week. Wunderlich Securities worked with Wesley Clover solutions to develop a Mitel-based IP communications platform for all of its U.S. offices. Wesley Clover will help the brokerage firm transition from legacy to IP voice communications while minimizing both cost and hassle.
Also, Nextrac Communications called on Squire Technologies to order calls in and out of Bangladesh. Nextrac will start with one SMTI interface from Squire and upgrade to 10 interfaces at a later date. In the public sector, the capitol city of Lincoln and Lancaster County in Nebraska selected VoIP services from NACR, one of Avaya’s (News - Alert) largest worldwide channel partners.
The SIP Trunking community also welcomed a contribution this week from Steven Johnson, the president of Ingate Systems (News - Alert).
In an article that originally appeared in Internet Telephony (News - Alert) magazine, Johnson discussed the reliability offered by SIP trunking technology. He described how using multiple E-SBCs provided network redundancy and how using multiple ISPs could virtually guarantee connection reliability. Calls carried over digital packets provide better voice quality, while SIP-capable E-SBCs overcome latency in a slow network.
Several companies released products this week related to SIP trunking. Obihai released the Obi302, a device that will support company SIP and T.38 fax signaling requirements.
Another company, API Technologies, added a “Push to Talk” function on their Cisco mobile VoIP handsets.
Airtight unveiled a cloud Wi-Fi solution, its C60 platform, which provides wireless intrusion detection and prevention for enterprise-scale deployments. Finally, Kerio launched Operator 2.0, the most advanced version of its IP-PBX phone system. The solution is available as either a software appliance or with two hardware appliance configurations.
That wraps up the news from the SIP Trunking community this week. Keep checking in with TMCnet for the latest developments in SIP trunking and related technologies.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman