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November 07, 2015

SIP Trunking Week in Review: Colt, BroadVoice, Jive Communications


By Steve Anderson Contributing Writer



Another week full of news has come and gone in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, and with all that information comes a bit of confusion. How do we put all that information to its best use? Now that we've got a weekend afoot, we've got the perfect opportunity to break it all down and take advantage, so settle in, because it's time for our Week in Review coverage.


First we had a look at Colt, who brought its line of SIP trunking services into new parts of Europe. Colt plans to bring service farther into Northern Europe, as well as into Asia, by the end of the year. More specifically, it will bring in its Colt VoIP Access system, a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) that will likely serve well as a stand-alone alternative.

Next, we had a look at the draw behind BroadVoice, a company in a state of rapid growth. Winning some major kudos in less than 10 years, the company credits its success to attractive pricing, a highly-reliable geo-redundant network, high-caliber call quality, and a powerful domestic network operations center. Those interested in getting a better look at the company can check it out at the upcoming ITEXPO East event January 26 - 28 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Jive Communications stepped in next with a new acquisition. The company brought Easy Office Phone, a Canada-based firm that offers cloud-based business phone services, into the fold, joining several other firms from Speek to COMVOICE and Vocalnet. With all these new acquisitions--and some partnerships with firms like Telarus and ITD Solutions, Jive has some impressive range to offer.

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Then, we got a better look at the IntelePeer merger with Advantone. IntelePeer needed a way to step up its cloud offerings ahead of an upcoming expansion effort. With 1,300 enterprise customers already to its credit, it would need something big to ensure the current customer base was held and the future customers were also satisfied. With Advantone in its corner, IntelePeer could offer up virtual interactive voice response (IVR), virtual automatic call distributor (ACD) systems and several others.

Finally, Ingate Systems stepped in with a lot of news, and the focus was on the word new. Several new products recently emerged from Ingate Systems at the most recent ITEXPO event in Anaheim, California, including the five-dot-six software and its array of new features. Several new resellers and distributors were on tap for Ingate, and plans to expand along the lines of WebRTC and virtualization—the two "go together", said Ingate VP of business development and sales Khris Kendrick—were in the works.

That was the week that was in SIP trunking, and it's plain to see there was no shortage of events taking place this week. Our global online community worked tirelessly to bring in the news from all over, so be sure to join us back here next week for all the latest, and every weekend for our Week in Review coverage!



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