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September 14, 2013
VoIP Routers Week in Review
By Ashok Bindra, TMCnet Contributor
As the IP world continues to gather momentum, VoIP services were on the growth path this past week. Hence, some VoIP service providers were expanding their sales teams while others were launching new products and solutions. New partnerships were also announced this past week.
TMCnet contributor Anil Sharma reported that VoIP dispatch console provider Avtec, Inc. has hired John M. Suzuki as its senior vice president of sales. In his new role, Suzuki will provide leadership for direct and indirect sales efforts, strategic partnerships, and targeted business development strategies for the company’s VoIP communications systems worldwide. Suzuki holds a BSEE degree from the University of Ottawa and a Master's degree in business from Duke University. He brings nearly 30 years of LMR industry experience to his new role, including 20 years in management and executive roles for companies such as Motorola (News - Alert) Canada, Ericsson and EFJohnson.
Similarly, TMCnet contributor Jayashree Adkoli reported that, to improve its competitiveness, British motor yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts has migrated from traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM) systems to virtualized unified communications (UC) by implementing voice and data communication solutions from Mitel (News - Alert). The article indicates that Mitel delivered a virtualized telephony solution for Princess Yachts,as part of an extensive network upgrade and voice solution. It was delivered in collaboration with Mitel’s partner, NG Bailey.
In other news, modems and connectivity products maker Patton (News - Alert) Electronics has signed an agreement with Mexican value-added distributor MTM Telecom to deliver bundled IP telephony and unified communications solutions throughout Mexico. According to this report, the partnership the bundled IP-communications solution is to beavailable to Mexico regional customers. The bundle comprises Patton’s SmartNode Branch eXchange (SNBX) and snom’s SIP-based VoIP phones and an optional SmartNode VoIP gateway, router or IAD.
Meanwhile, telecom business solutions provider Comverse (News - Alert) announced a partnership with Alcatel Home and Business Phones, the exclusive global licensee of the Alcatel brand for home and business telephones. Comverse said the company will be using its experience in the operator hosted enterprise VoIP market with Alcatel's technical expertise to enable governmental organizations and enterprises of all sizes to modernize and optimize their existing services.
Lastly, TMCnet contributor Raju Shanbhag provided results from a VoIP market report generated by VoIP Logic. This market report provides data gathered from more than 60 percent of small and medium-sized US licensed VoIP operators. Titled "US Interconnected VoIP Service Providers: Review of Company Demographics, Sales Focus and Technology," it shows that small VoIP service providers prefer hosted PBX (News - Alert) over SIP Trunking. This is because, compared to SIP trunking, hosted PBX offers considerable cost savings to customers, as it removes the need to invest in complex on-site equipment.
Check back next week for more news and analysis from the VoIP Router space.
VoIP Routers Resources
Agilis Replaces Proprietary Obsolete IP System with State of the Art Open Standard 3CX Phone System 3CX Phone System Delivers Mission Critical PBX which Offers Unified Communications Features.
Patton and Elastix Announce Mutually-Certified Unified Communications Solution at IT Expo Kicking off a strategic partnership that delivers a fully-integrated Unified Communications solution with superior stability and intelligence, Elastix announces mutual certification for its open-source iPBX software and Patton's SmartNode VoIP IADs at ITExpo this week.
IP-Only Selects MigraX to Supply SmartNode VoIP Gateways For the mission of transitioning customers to IP telephony without replacing existing analog switches and devices IP-Only has handpicked MigraX as the supplier of choice.
Acropolis Telecom and Patton-Inalp: a lasting�and high—precision—partnership! Patton-Inalp, the expert in network access equipment, connectivity, VoIP and mobile video surveillance was established in 1984 by the Patton brothers. The multinational company designs and manufactures voice and data communications equipment for carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide.
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