As usual, the SIP trunking community had a busy week with all sorts of certifications and expansions so let’s get right to it.
First off, Net2Phone has finally achieved compliance of its SIP trunking solution with Avaya (News - Alert) IP Office 8.1. After vigorous testing, Net2Phone was deemed compatible for use with both IP Office 500 and IP Office Server Edition. Net2Phone, technology partner in the Avaya DevConnect (News - Alert) Select Product program, focuses on helping businesses reduce its telecommunication costs without sacrificing call quality.
“Net2Phone’s Business VoIP solution enables Avaya customers to make outbound and receive inbound calls from anywhere across the globe using their existing Avaya IP Office system,” said Jonah Fink, senior vice president of Net2Phone, in a statement.
In other SIP trunking news, Internt2 provided several universities around with the country with good news as it completed its SIP cloud voice services deployment at its new Emeryville, Calif. Offices. The new deployment will include SIP trunking services from Level 3 Communications (News - Alert) and a hosted PBX Solution that will combine with the preexisting NET+ Portfolio. Big name schools like Tulane, Texas A&M, UMBC and Michigan are excited to take advantage of the new services.
Finally, in a move to deliver communications services to South America, Datora Telecom and Vonage (News - Alert) Holdings have announced a joint venture. Vonage, provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide, has agreed to partner with Datora to deliver the communications services to Brazilian residents.
With the move, Vonage hopes to expand its international markets and Brazil is the perfect starting points. Not only will the country host the 2014 Fifa World cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, but the country boasts one of the fastest growing markets.
"Brazil is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for communications services, and we are excited to partner with Datora to bring new services to Brazilian consumers," said Kimberly O'Loughlin, Vonage's managing director, International Markets, in a statement.