The SIP trunking space is hot, according to Ingate Systems. Indeed, the company claims that demand for SIP trunking solutions is at an all-time high currently as evidenced by the large-scale enterprise deployments Ingate has on the go. This seems to fall in line with a recent study by Eastern Management Group that suggests the SIP phone market is underserved.
Ingate is a developer of secure enterprise session border controllers (E-SBCs) and firewalls that facilitate SIP and WebRTC-based multimedia real-time communications, in addition to SIP trunking, around the globe. The company’s SIParator line of E-SBCs in particular allow this, seamlessly enabling the transmission of SIP-based communications while still preserving prior investments in firewall security.
“SIP trunking is still a hot market for Ingate, especially in North America,” said Steven Johnson, president of Ingate Systems, in a statement. “This year we’ve seen record growth in sales of the Ingate SIParator E-SBC for SIP trunking applications. Existing customers are realizing the benefits of SIP trunking and have come back to us with more orders, and for larger E-SBCs.”
According to Ingate, large deployments requiring higher numbers of sessions are on the rise. Fortunately, its SIParator 51, 56 and 66 E-SBCs can handle between 50 and 1,000 concurrent sessions or calls, making them up to the task of handling the needs of medium and large businesses looking to adopt SIP-based communications.
Of course, this would also lead to the rising need for SIP phones reported by Eastern Management Group. Another factor in this, according to separate research from EMG, is the growing popularity of hosted PBX and open source PBX among small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs).
Meanwhile, Ingate’s recent installations with cable companies, broadcast networks and tier 1 carriers have driven sales of its mid-range and large capacity E-SBCs. The end result is greater SIP prominence with businesses of all sizes.