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December 21, 2013

SIP Trunking Week in Review


By Rory Lidstone SIP Trunking Report Contributing Writer



The impending holidays did nothing to slow down the SIP trunking space this week. Here’s a look at just a few of the top stories.

First up, Allworx took its first steps into the Android ecosystem by bringing its Allworx Reach app to the platform. Designed to integrate seamlessly into new or existing Allworx products, Reach allows users to stay connected virtually anywhere, without the need for additional hardware. Originally released for iOS, Reach makes use of the special features offered by the Allworx server, as well as those of smartphones to provide a complete, modern experience.


Next, IPitomy Communications achieved interoperability with DuVoice’s VoIP and hospitality applications, namely Hospitality Messaging, Wakeup Call and PMS Interface Server. This collaboration effectively creates a fully featured hospitality application with full PMS integration, bringing VoIP and IP PBX to motel owners and operators.

In other news, CounterPath Corporation released its new Softphone Software Development Kit (SDK), which is designed to help enterprises, operators and solution vendors develop custom, SIP-based softphone client applications. As such, enterprise developers will be able to integrate desktop, tablet and mobile smartphone functionality into their solutions without handling SIP signalling, SDP negotiation, media engine/codecs, security or device management.

Mitel, meanwhile, made headlines this week when independent analyst firm MZA claimed the UCC solutions and services provider led the market for business communications (PBX/IP PBX) in Canada for the third quarter of 2013. According to the MZA report, Mitel held a 33 percent share of the IP extensions market in the country, where the market for unified communications is quickly growing.

Finally, Vodafone Malta turned to Tellabs to launch a smarter mobile backhaul network. The new LTE network relies on Tellabs’ 8660 and 8630 smart routers, as well as the Tellabs Ethernet Line Card, to keep 4G backhaul costs at 3G levels. Most importantly, customers can be assured of greater data consistency and quality from the provider.

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



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