The SIP trunking space was as active as ever this week, filled with new deals, products and contracts. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
Ingate Systems got the ball rolling this week by announcing that demand for its SIP trunking solutions is at an all-time high currently, driven by a number of large-scale enterprise deployments. Indeed, according to company president Steven Johnson, Ingate has seen record growth in sales for its SIParator E-SBC for SIP trunking applications this year.
Next, Green Key Technologies introduced Trader Voice Box to the market. This suite of VoIP technology applications leverages cloud telecom and storage capabilities, enabling global financial market participants to quickly set up and speak on private, secure voice networks completely without hardware. All that’s required is that users download and install the software onto a PC, after which point one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many encrypted conversations are possible.
In other news, snom brought on Brian J. Kelley, a premier developer of IP desktop business phones, as its chief executive officer. With over 30 years of executive management experience and an established track record of value creation at public and private companies, Kelley seems a good fit for snom. In fact, he had earlier managed the company’s business in the Americas, so his appointment doesn’t come out of left field.
Meanwhile, up in Manitoba, Canada, local telecommunications provider MTS lost out on a major contract with the City of Winnipeg. A Winnipeg city committee rejected a call to retender a major VoIP contract to an Ontario provider, much to MTS’ chagrin. The $6 million contract involves transferring around 4,000 landlines to VoIP service, which MTS says it can do more cheaply than Winnipeg’s pick, FlexITy. However, Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz believes FlexITy offers taxpayers the best value overall.
Lastly, Breakthrough Technology Group appointed Travis Sales as the new company president, a role in which he will help the company focus on overall growth. Sales previously acted as BTG’s chief information officer and has now been promoted to manage the company’s entire private cloud, mobility, SAAS and telecom services.
That’s about it for this week, but head over to the SIP Trunking Report for more news in the space.