The SIP trunking space saw plenty of activity this week, as usual. Here’s a look at some of the top stories for the first full week of November 2013.
First up, Grandstream Networks introduced a new all-weather IP surveillance camera dubbed the GXV3610_HD IP video surveillance camera. Aside from its IP66 weatherproof casing, the camera boasts a 720p HD 3.6mm focal lens for wide-angle monitoring, as well as low-light surveillance capabilities. In other words, this is a camera that’s appropriate for nearly any environment or time of day.
Next, software provider PortaOne entered into a partnership with C3ntro Telecom, a Mexican telco start-up. Under this agreement, PortaOne will help the telco improve its cloud-based IP services with its softswitch and billing platform. In particular, C3ntro is seeking a comprehensive softswitch/billing platform that is flexible enough to support the whole range of retail and wholesale IP services — which is exactly what PortaOne’s PortaSwitch can provide.
Infonetics Research, meanwhile, chimed in on the state of the VoIP space this week with a new report. According to the research firm, global revenue for residential and business VoIP services increased three percent in the first half of the year to reach $33 billion. This growth is expected to continue with a compound annual growth rate of seven percent over the next five years.
In other news, private equity investment firm Solis Capital Partners acquired equity interest in Horizon Communications, a telecommunications infrastructure and contractor services provider. The goal of this partnership is to create value through enterprise growth and overall improvement. In particular, Solis is seeking companies in the Western U.S. with revenue in the $15 to $100 million range in the niche manufacturing, service and software sectors.
Lastly, snom technology’s 7xx series of SIP-based IP endpoints are now certified as interoperable with IPsmarx’s multi-tenant IP-PBX platform and Class 5 Softswitch. This allows IPsmarx customers to use snom’s popular 7xx series phones with complete confidence that they will work correctly.
That’s all for this week, but there’s more SIP trunking news to be found on the SIP Trunking Report front page.