From the SIP Trunking Experts

August 30, 2014

SIP Trunking Week in Review

By David Delony Contributing Writer

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

If you’re in the market for VoIP service, you have hundreds of vendors to choose from, but how do you know which ones are best? rated some of the major providers on price, user reviews, features and experience. Broadvoice and 8x8 came out on top.

Even with the growth of mobile VoIP and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) schemes, the desktop phone isn’t going away. Even as sales of new desktop phones are declining or flat, lots of people still actually work at desks, which makes desktop phones a reliable choice. They’re also easier to use for conference calls, as Sandra M. Gustavsen pointed out. Major companies like Alcatel and Digium continue to come out with new models.

ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG) announced that it had secured a multi-million Euro contract to deliver its tellECT Next-Generation Intelligent Network and effECTive Network-Based Contact Center cloud contact center solutions to an unnamed service provider.

Back in the U.S., DSL Extreme has announced that it is rolling out its high-speed Fusion Broadband + Phone to Orange County, California. The service has low calling rates to all 50 states as well as international calls, as well as no bandwidth caps.

Vonage, a major VoIP provider, announced that it had received two patents covering video messaging and caller notifications. This brings the total number of patents the company holds to 51 in total. Vonage has already been awarded 14 patents this year alone.

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, announced that it had added support for Avaya VoIP solutions to its VoIP & Network Quality Manager. Administrators can track call quality on Avaya’s service.

Be sure to follow the SIP Trunking Report for the latest news in the world of SIP trunking.

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