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November 21, 2015

SIP Trunking Week in Review: Vertical Communications, Global Capacity, Edgewater


By Steve Anderson Contributing Writer



Some weeks it seems like the flood of news in session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking will never really stop, and that's great news for us. It can be a challenge to see how all that news fits into our everyday lives, however, so let's take advantage of our weekend to step back and see how all the pieces fit together with our Week in Review coverage!


We started the week with a look at Vertical Communications, and at some of the work it was doing to help drive the mobile workforce. Vertical's platforms help combine voice and mobility offerings to help make staying connected easier, regardless of what physical locations are involved. With remote employee numbers steadily on the rise, platforms that make for easy connection take on a whole new value, and Vertical can provide those platforms on several different levels, making it easier for companies to put these to use.

Next, Global Capacity considered a new partnership with IntelePeer. Global Capacity's One Marketplace platform would be part of the CoreCloud SIP trunking service IntelePeer offers. One Marketplace offers up a breed of connectivity-as-a-service (CaaS) that offers a carrier-class network for users, but without the various pitfalls a business might run into going through consumer traffic options. Couple that on with IntelePeer's SIP trunking options, and the fact that One Marketplace counts companies like AT&T and Verizon as users, and the value speaks for itself.

Edgewater Networks stepped in next, joining in on the action at TMC Editor's Day Silicon Valley. While there, Edgewater's director of marketing, Rosa Lear, offered up some insight on its new tagline--The Intelligent Edge--and on several other topics. Topping the list were such things as why small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need session border controllers (SBCs), and the difference between SBCs and firewalls, which is quite substantial.

Then, Ingate Systems came in with news of its lineup hitting the VoIP Supply portfolio. VoIP Supply had had other big moves this week, and the addition of the InGate SIPerator  / Firewall enterprise session border controller (E-SBC) system only added to these. Ingate's system was brought in for its wide array of features, its ability to operate as either a hardware or a software option, and its excellent price.

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Finally, a new report from the Dell'Oro Group rounded out the week, with word about carrier IP spending. The good news for carrier IP providers was that it was on the rise, and would likely stay so through 2016. Overall revenues were up two percent as compared to the same quarter of 2014, and carriers were in a sufficient rush to add new features that further growth was likely to follow.

That was the week that was in SIP trunking. Our global online community was downright unstoppable, keeping us apprised of all the biggest new developments on this rapidly-changing front. So be sure to join us back here next week for all the latest, and every weekend as well for our Week in Review coverage!



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