From the SIP Trunking Experts

September 29, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Ashok Bindra SIP Trunking Report Contributor

This past week in the SIP Trunking space, DoubleHorn Communications unwrapped a virtualized solution that bundles SIP Trunking and enterprise-grade session border controllers (SBCs) and Ericsson purchased OSS and BSS company ConceptWave. While SIP Forum launched task group to explore SIP and IPv6 connections, LinkedIn reported results of a survey.

TMCnet reported that business communications services provider DoubleHorn Communications revealed a virtualized solution that combines SIP Trunking and enterprise-grade SBCs. The report suggests that SIP Trunks can offer significant cost-savings for enterprises, eliminating the need for local PSTN gateways, costly ISDN BRIs (Basic rate Interfaces) or PRIs (Primary Rate Interfaces).

The report indicates that the virtualized solution will be available via DoubleHorn’s new Integrated Applications and Processes Platform (iAPP), an innovative online cloud services marketplace that simplifies the purchasing, auto-provisioning and business process monitoring of cloud-based solutions.

In another report, contributing writer Oliver VanDervoort discussed the findings of a survey conducted by social networking site LinkedIn. Some 7,000 professionals using LinkedIn site were part of this survey, which identified office tools that fell into endangered species list of office tools. According to VanDervoort’s report, the professionals believe that the endangered list of office tools could disappear from offices altogether by the end of 2017.

VanDervoort also reported on Ericsson’s purchase of OSS and BSS company ConceptWave. The report says that this acquisition of ConceptWave significantly improves Ericsson’s operations and business management in the telecom space, where it has been working to gain more recognition by acquisitions and partnerships.

Lately, Ericsson has been adding business tools such as the iPECSIP Call Recording suite, as well as partnering with other companies to bring new skills and technologies on-board.

Lastly, in his column, contributing writer Steve Anderson talked about the formation of a special task group by SIP Forum to investigate the various issues surrounding the convergence of SIP and IPv6. Presently, the task group comprises 120 people from across the industry, wrote Anderson, and is being led by CableLabs' John Berg and Siemens Enterprise Communications' Andrew Hutton. According to Anderson, the task group will be specifically focused on issues related to SIP over the IPv6 protocol, the related impact of technologies designed to transition users from IPv4 to IPv6.

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