The SIP trunking space saw quite a bit of activity this week, so let’s dive right in.
First up, UCC software provider Mitel introduced new, competitive pricing for its MiVoice Office solution, making it 15 percent cheaper than the closest competing solution. This new pricing is effective in North America, the U.K., South Africa and Australia currently, but will be extended to other areas in the coming months. While MiVoice Office is appropriate for large enterprises and SMBs alike, it’s clear this pricing scheme is aimed at the latter.
Mitel made the news again this week when it agreed to a merger with Aastra Technologies. The resulting company will boast a global customer base of 60 million end users, as well as the top market share in Europe and one of the largest footprints in the communications industry.
Next, Solis Capital Partners acquired an equity interest in Horizon Communications, a move that will support the next phase of growth for Horizon. A provider of telecommunications infrastructure and contractor services, Horizon serves a range of customers from data center operators to telecommunications carriers. According to Horizon CEO Mike DeGraw, Solis offers Horizon valuable strategic and financial resources necessary to further its growth.
In other news, Canadian telecommunications company Broad-Connect Telecom introduced session-free packages for its enterprise SIP service for multi-location organizations. These packages are called Essential Voice SIP, Long Distance SIP and Toll-Free SIP. Each aims to offer simplified and streamlines costs in terms of management and maintenance of SIP equipment at all locations.
Lastly, Telinta released new Auto-Provisioning Profiles for the Aastra 6700 range of SIP phones. This essentially allows Telinta’s carrier-grade VoIP switching platform to work in tandem with Aastra’s phones to provide a superior experience for customers. More importantly, ITSPs will be able to automate large deployments of Aastra SIP phones over Telinta’s cloud-based softswitch platform.
That’s all for this week, but there’s plenty more SIP trunking news to be found on the SIP Trunking Report’s front page.