From the SIP Trunking Experts

December 29, 2012

TMCnet SIP Trunking Week in Review

By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer

Welcome to the last SIP trunking week in review of 2012! Despite the holiday this week, there was still a fair amount of activity in the SIP trunking sector.

Being the last week of the year, of course, there was time taken to look back at 2012 in SIP trunking. According to a survey conducted by Webtorials of 300 enterprises, about one-third of those surveyed have deployed SIP trunking. The cost savings for those who did so averages about 33 percent.

Webtorials also stated that deploying SIP trunking in a large enterprise can reclaim about 23 percent of lost productivity caused by inefficient communications. Meanwhile, according to Frost & Sullivan, Windstream was the top provider of SIP trunking in North America this past year.

In other news, Broadvox published a new article called "Business Continuity with SIP Trunking." This report highlights the way the company handles failover with its SIP trunking services, namely through call forwarding and IP address forwarding.

“Business continuity solutions are an inexpensive and cost effective way to proactively keep your business running despite service interruptions caused by natural disaster, mechanical failure or human error,” said director of Product Management, Mike Gruszka.

Ingate Systems recently helped a Swedish Internet telephony SIP trunking service provider qualify for Microsoft LyncServer 2010 interoperability. This was accomplished by integrating Ingate's SIParator SBC into the provider's SIP core.

Ingate also added encryption security, TLS and SRTP, while qualifying the SIP trunking service through Microsoft's Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program for Lync Server 2010. This will allow the unnamed Swedish SIP trunking provider to assure its enterprise customers and resellers that its services are completely interoperable with Microsoft UC solutions.

Lastly, AudioCodes' Mediant Enterprise 3000 session border controller achieved certification with AT&T IP Flex Reach SIP trunking for use with Genesys IP contact center applications. This will help IT managers and network systems integrators to more easily create Genesys contact center solutions using IP Flex Reach SIP trunking.

“AudioCodes’ E-SBCs successfully demonstrated their ability to integrate two strategic technology partners that is expected to open new opportunities for Genesys, a leading contact center software platform, and AT&T, a leading provider of SIP Trunking services,” said Sharone Ben-Levi, vice president marketing and business development, North America at AudioCodes.

That wraps up this week in review. Check out the main SIP Trunking Channel for more news in this sector.

Want to learn more about SIP Trunking and how to integrate it into your current UC strategy? Don’t miss the SIP Trunking- UC Seminarscollocated with ITEXPO Miami 2013, Jan 29- Feb. 1 in Miami, Florida.