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October 20, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Rory Lidstone
SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer

It was busy as usual this week in the SIP trunking sector. Here are the top stories as reported by TMCnet.

RADCOM won a contract worth nearly $3 million from a large Tier 1 telecommunications services operator. The operator will apparently use the company's Omni-Q Service Assurance Solution for its 2G and 3G network.

Omni-Q manages services such as VoIP, video, IPTV, wireless and data while enhancing quality of service and experience by monitoring an operator's voice and data services globally. In order to accomplish this, the solution uses a comprehensive set of service and network performance and measurement methodologies.

Broadvox launched an aggressive new promotion this week for its commercial SIP trunking service: New customers will receive a guaranteed five-day installation period as well as a 20 percent discount off of the price of each line. This promotion is part of an effort to increase service on Broadvox's industry-leading SIP trunking service.

"We have had a tremendous response to our current SIP Trunking service and recent promotion," said Bruce Chatterley, president and CEO of Broadvox. "The free 5-day installation guarantee is a promise to our customers that we understand their need for a speedy transition from their current phone solution, with minimal disruption to their business."

Mitel teamed up with OpenIP this week, integrating the former's UCC software platform with the latter's cloud-based offering for its resellers and system integrators in France. This means that OpenIP's customers will now have access to a new suite of business communication services based on Mitel's cloud telephony offering.

These customers have four subscription options, allowing them to choose the plan that best suits their needs. Telephony and voicemail are included in the most basic package, with more tools and services — teleworking, audio and video collaboration, unified messaging, and more — added on up through the price range.

SSH Communications Security signed an enterprise-wide agreement with a top 10 U.S. insurance company this week to deliver licenses, maintenance and support in order to secure its entire mainframe infrastructure. By eliminating unsecure FTP on the mainframe, SSH's offerings are better able to help customers meet compliance and security objectives.

These solutions include Tectia SSH for z/OS and Tectia SSH for Linux on SystemZ and enable customers to automatically encrypt their unsecure clear text FTP transfer to and from their mainframe, Windows, Linux and Unix environments transparently. This ability to interoperate with legacy architecture allows customers to quickly close older open audit items.

Lastly, UnboundID announced the "UnboundID Challenge" this week, enabling service providers, telecommunications companies and enterprises to secure their identity data infrastructure against software problems. This challenge is open to all companies looking to eliminate potential software risks to secure their identity data infrastructure.

“With the ever-increasing number of data-hungry customers and their devices, large telcos and other service providers are struggling to keep key consumer services up and running," said UnboundID CEO Steve Shoaff. "Organizations need to be sure they can avoid similar issues."

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