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December 01, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Rory Lidstone
SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer

Welcome to another week in review, bringing you some of the top stories for the last week of November in the SIP trunking sector as reported on by TMCnet.

First, a study from ACG Research found that the worldwide carrier routing and switching markets saw little growth in the third quarter, staying relatively flat. Total market revenue hit $2.75 billion, a drop of 1.7 percent from the previous quarter and 2.5 percent from a year prior.

Core routing revenue, meanwhile, saw a drop of 1.9 percent from Q2 and 9.6 percent year-over-year, while edge routing and switching declined 1.7 and 0.4 percent compared to the previous quarter and Q3 2011, respectively. Economic uncertainty and aggressive competition in the market were cited as key factors.

Next, Voltage Security partnered with Informatica Corporation. Voltage will integrate its data-centric security platform, Voltage SecureData, with Informatica's Data Masking Software, providing clients protection across the entire application development lifecycle.

"Customers want the flexibility that is delivered by Voltage and Informatica, with the ability to execute a full variety of security solutions, tokenization, masking and encryption across the application development and data privacy lifecycle," said Brad Kern, SVP, Worldwide Alliances, Informatica.

In other news, Thinking Phone Networks was positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant of its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications-as-a-Service report. The company was recognized for its ThinkingSuite UC ecosystem, which integrates communications with business applications, allowing for organizational efficiency.

“We believe recognition as a UCaaS Market Leader by Gartner is a tremendous honor and recognition of the significant work we have done to develop a first-of-its-kind, fully integrated cloud communications platform,” said Steve Kokinos, president & CEO, Thinking Phone Networks. “The Magic Quadrant inclusion confirms our view of the value we offer enterprises, service providers, and partners in deploying cloud communications services to streamline business processes and lower costs.”

Vonage was granted three new patents this week in the U.S., putting its total patent count to 18 so far. The first patent covers Method and System for Customized Caller Identification, which allows for customized caller ID and call routing instructions for different contacts.

The second covers Method and Apparatus for Detecting Devices on a Local Area Network, allowing a host computer to establish communication with any VoIP device on the network. The third involves allowing a VoIP telephony system to place calls with a Web browser.

Lastly, Cablevision Systems' Optimum Voice SIP trunking service was certified interoperable with the Cisco UC320 IP-PBX. The UC320 is designed to support organizations with under 24 employees, while offering business-class calling and messaging.

Optimum Voice offers VoIP access and network-based telephony features to pre-certified IP-PBXs, allowing for simplified configuration and reduced equipment costs. The service delivers improved voice quality by providing a direct IP interface to the customer's network.

That wraps up this week in review. Be sure to check out the SIP Trunking Channel for more news in this sector.

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