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October 05, 2013

SIP Trunking Report Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



It was a busy week for the SIP trunking, space filled with new releases, award wins and more. Here’s a look at some of the top stories.

First up, Great Lakes Data Systems integrated its WinCable subscriber management and billing platform with two offerings from ADTRAN: the AOE Management System and Total Access 5000 Multi-Service Access Platform. This newly integrated offering is meant for broadband service providers and can help significantly reduce revenue loss while enhancing customer satisfaction. In particular, GLDS claims it provides smaller operators with Tier 1 functionality but at a lower price point.


Next, cloud communications provider Fusion Telecommunications agreed to purchase the retail business services assets and operations of Broadvox. This will lead to the integration of the platforms and networks used to deliver Broadvox’s retail services, as well as key personnel, with the Fusion NBS cloud communications division. Broadvox will continue offering its services until the transaction completes later this year.

In other news, ShoreTel was recognized by TMC with the 2012 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award for ShoreTel Sky Portal with Call Flow Editor. The solution, which is offered at no additional cost to all ShoreTel Sky customers, provides individual users and phone system administrators with the ability to configure and manage a VoIP system from a simple Web interface.

Meanwhile, snom technology’s 7xx series and 8xx series desktop IP phones, as well as its PA-1 SIP paging adapter, were all successfully validated by Clarity Telemanagement’s interoperability testing process. As such, snom’s 710, 720, 760, 821, and 870 business phones and PA-1 paging adapter are now fully interoperable with Clarity’s hosted VoIP service.

Finally, BroadConnect Telecom launched a new VoIP Video Conferencing solution aimed at multi-location business customers. Meant to augment the company’s SIP trunking and hosted PBX offerings, this solution offers a high degree of device and platform flexibility, making it a good choice for businesses of any size. Indeed, the solution can be used on mobile devices and PCs and can even be adapted for room-based setups.

That’s all for this week, but be sure to check out the SIP Trunking Report for more news in the space.



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