Once again, the SIP trunking space was abuzz with activity this week. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
Kicking things off, Cloud9Phone made an aggressive play for business customers using AT&T’s wireline services this week. In particular, the VoIP provider plans to offer huge discounts to businesses that make the switch to its own phone services. This includes free installation services, available until Feb. 28, as well as the ability to retain their AT&T phone number, access to premium equipment and discounted rates for Digital Dial Tone Lines, Cloud Hosted VoIP PBX or SIP PRI T1.5 Circuits.
Next, VoIP Dialing Corp. Announced plans to expand its portfolio with a new softphone offering. According to the company’s CEO, Ben Nabon, the softphone “will change the way people work with it” and will be “good for calls centers and intranets, and definitely a product that at some point will go to the consumer.” The softphone, which VoIP Dialing will trademark, will be officially unveiled sometime in the next three to four months.
Moving things along, business VoIP provider Equiinet entered into a merger agreement with Ubiquita. The two privately held companies did not reveal financial details of the deal, but it is known they will operate together under the Equiinet name. The new entity will be based out of Las Vegas and will retain a facility in Swindown, U.K.
In other news, Accelerated Concepts launched a new Dial-to-IP Converter compact dial termination point this week. The new model, dubbed the 5300-DC, is designed to work with a range of legacy dial devices in enterprises, as well as for small businesses and consumers. The device helps users overcome the challenges typical of using multiple modes of communications by emulating the public switched telephone network and handling dial connection onsite.
Finally, CoreDial let slip that it will announce new integration of its SwitchConnex platform with a leading softswitch provider at ITEXPO later this month. Obviously, this pre-announcement is meant to pique people’s interests as they’ll have to wait until ITEXPO to find out which softswitch provider SwitchConnex is now capable of integrating with.
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.