From the SIP Trunking Experts

August 23, 2014

SIP Trunking Week in Review

By David Delony Contributing Writer

It’s the end of another week, and time to take a look at some of the top stories in the world of SIP trunking.

At the start of the week, we learned that the research firm Infonetics saw strong growth in the cloud PBX and UC market. The firm predicted in a new report that the market would reach around12 billion by 2018, with 62.6 million seats worldwide. The growth in hosted solutions is expected to come at the expense of on-premises PBX systems, which Infonetics said has been stagnant to declining over the past two years. The projections might contradict Infonetics’ own report that the global VoIP and IMS markets were down in the second quarter of this year compared with 2013.

Siemens Building Technologies Division has announced that the latest version of its Siveillance Connect platform now supports Terrestrial Trunked Radio (Tetra). This allows emergency service providers in places such as airports and large campuses communicate with each other easily.

The research firm Gartner highlighted Patton Electronics’ Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) solutions in a new report. E-SBCs link different types of communication systems, including VoIP systems, together, often serving as a bridge between a business phone system and the outside world. Gartner cited Patton’s TDM telephony interfaces, TCP rate control and Low TCO as reasons that Patton was a good choice for those in the E-SBC market.

Overture released a new version of its 6500 aggregation and switching Platform. The new version includes an 8-slot chassis to connect different types of networks. The product is already a winner of TMC’s Internet Telephony Product of the Year.

This week, Mitel appointed Bob Agnes as executive vice president & general manager of Mitel's Asia Pacific (APAC) operations. Agnes has 30 years of experience in the industry.

VirtualPBX has introduced a new softphone app that lets smartphone uses make VoIP calls. Android and iOS users can make and receive VoIP calls on their system, allowing for a mobile workforce as businesses increasingly adopt VoIP technology.

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