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October 26, 2013

SIP Trunking Report Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



The SIP trunking space was fairly busy this week, with a variety of news touching on mobile VoIP, virtual PBX deployments and more.


First up, IP-based virtual telephony platform provider yourVirtualSIM released a new iOS app capable of generating unlimited VoIP-based, disposable U.S. phone numbers for anonymous communication. This app, called RingMeMaybe, works with the iPhone, iPad and even the iPod Touch and gives user control over who they connect with in any context. Users can also tag numbers of certain projects to more easily distinguish who is calling.

Next, national dumpster rental company Budget Dumpster deployed a virtual PBX in order to better handle increasing call volumes due to the company’s recent growth. According to the company’s CEO and co-founder John Fenn, virtual PBX offered the scalability Budget Dumpster needed to keep up with its growth.

In other news, M2M solutions provider Eseye and its VoIP hardware partner Dataflex Design Communications released their latest business continuity router, the HERA800. The latest entry to the HERA line of enterprise-grade, integrated service routers, the HERA800 offers all of the border elements that carriers require today, such as VoIP gateway, wire-speed gigabit routing, Wi-Fi, enterprise session border controller, and full M2M and 4G LTE functionality. The HERA800 platform was built on advanced open standards, high-performance processors and hardware accelerators to enable business continuity and VPN security when hosting WebRTC video conferencing apps.

Meanwhile, Fonality, a provider of business phone systems and UC solutions, was recognized with not one, but two gold awards at the 5th Golden Bridge Awards ceremony. The judging panel, made up of 40 individuals with a variety of backgrounds, unanimously decided that Fonality’s HUD and HUD Mobile offerings deserved the top awards in the Unified Communications (Software) Innovations and the Voice and VoIP Innovations categories.

Lastly, the NE5000E core router from Huawei became the first router to pass a full-loading 400G 6.4T test administered by the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC). The NetEngine 5000E cluster is widely regarded as being quite flexible and it lived up to this reputation as the NE5000E dropped no packets at all while forwarding 125 trillion of them. Despite this feat, power draw was as little as 8106 W during the test — one half the average found in the sector.

That’s all for this week, but there’s more SIP trunking news to be found on the SIP Trunking Report’s front page.



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