From the Lync Voice UC Industry Experts

  • One Source Networks Earns Microsoft Lync 2013 Certification
    One Source Networks, a provider of voice and network services for enterprises across the globe, announced Monday that it has received Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification for its SIP trunking solution. According to the company's statement, its services were tested to ensure compatibility with a number of SIP protocols, including SRTP and TLS support that provide call signal encryption.
  • 4/23/2014
  • The Security Value-Added to SIP by Session Boarder Controllers (SBCs)
    It is no secret that in order for businesses to survive and prosper, their communications infrastructure must be "Age of Acceleration"-where the only certainties are change and the speed it is increasing-ready. In short, they must be capable of supporting multimedia unified communications (UC), sophisticated collaboration tools and an increasingly mobile workforce armed with personal devices.
  • 4/21/2014
  • Microsoft to use Ixia's solution to qualify mobile devices
    Ixia (XXIA), a provider of communication solutions, recently announced that it will provide its Wi-Fi mobile device test solution to Microsoft to qualify mobile devices for use with Microsoft's Lync application. The solution from Ixia will ensure that smartphones, tablets and laptops perform as expected when running Microsoft Lync.
  • 4/16/2014
  • AGAT Debuts New Security Authentication Solution Called AppShield
    Mobile device usage is on the rise and the need to access corporate applications is also increasing. Many organizations launch internal mobile business apps to enable their workers to connect to the corporate network through corporate and privately owned devices (BYOD). But, this arrangement is still exposing the corporate web application network to DDoS attacks.
  • 4/14/2014
  • Partnership Between MindLink Software, Wizor AS Expands Enterprise Chat Across Nordic Nations
    MindLink Software, developer of a collaboration platform using Microsoft Lync, provides for the coordination and exchange of information and content quickly throughout a business. A partnership between MindLink Software and Wizor AS expands enterprise chat across the Nordic nations to give businesses even more sharing of information and improved communication solutions.
  • 4/11/2014
  • NACR Names Zeacom its 2014 UC Collaboration Partner of the Year
    Zeacom Systems, a provider of multi-channel contact center and business communications solutions, has been named the 2014 UC Collaboration Partner of the Year by NACR, an independent integrator of communications solutions and services. This recognition is being granted to Zeacom, an Enghouse Interactive company, on the back of its flexibility and responsiveness in supporting NACR unified communications proposals, sales and implementations.
  • 4/11/2014
  • BT, Microsoft Look to Provide Secure Connectivity in the Cloud
    Migration to the cloud evokes ambivalent emotions: on the one hand it is exciting to think of the benefits that are likely to accrue, but on the other it is tinged with fear and trepidation in regards to security concerns. BT and Microsoft have come together to allay these fears by providing customers high performance and more secure connectivity to Microsoft Azure, Microsoft's public cloud platform.
  • 4/11/2014
  • Konftel Adds Lync Support as Microsoft Continues Strong Market Dominance
    Out of all the Unified Communications (UC) systems on the market, European conference phone manufacturer Konftel has chosen Microsoft Lync for its most recent upgrade, indicating the popular brand's growing influence in UC. Microsoft has long been the dominant system for office environments with ninety-five percent market share in productivity software, seventy-five percent share in both the operating system and server software markets. Lync was an easy evolution that tied together messaging functions with the ease of features like contacts form Outlook and document sharing in Word.
  • 4/11/2014
  • Is Unified Communications Really Unified Interactions?
    At Micrsoft's recent Lync conference, Gurdeep Singh Pall, Microsoft's new head of Lync and Skype, came up with yet another term for what those two product offerings will do for business communications, i.e., "Universal Communications." It doesn't seem to be much of an improvement over what we at UC Strategies have been calling "Unified Communications" (UC). After all, what is the big difference between "unified" and "universal?" My feeling is that either term is acceptable, but the real problem is that people think "communications" means it is only about person-to-person contacts.
  • 4/7/2014
  • ANPI Working with BroadSoft and Sonus on Unified Communications Solution for Rural Carriers and Service Providers
    Delivering broadband coverage and associated services to the rural portions of the U.S. is no easy feat, even after decades of advances. And yet demand for connectivity and unified communications services is on the rise in rural regions. Service provider ANPI is aiming to meet the increasing demand, by giving small phone companies and services providers the resources to deliver solutions within their communities.
  • 4/3/2014
  • Zeacom Plans to Double Microsoft Lync Customers in the Next Quarter
    Zeacom is a name that is well known in the contact center arena, but as of late the company has been broadening its reach. Back in June of 2012, the company was acquired by Enghouse Interactive (EI) and has since become one of the leading Microsoft Lync-based contact center providers.
  • 4/2/2014
  • How Sangoma is Making the Lync Experience Available for the SMB
    Efficiency is the name of the game when it comes to unified communications. Too often, however, companies don't know what they should unify or how to go about the process. They see the redundancies and the cost, but get lost somewhere between problem identification and problem resolution.
  • 4/1/2014
  • Microsoft Encouraging Small Businesses to Make the Move to New Technologies
    Microsoft is encouraging more small businesses to upgrade from Windows XP and Office 2003 as the operating system and program will soon be put to bed by the tech giant who will be ending customer support on April 8.
  • 3/31/2014
  • Sonus Stays Ahead of the Curve in a Changing Enterprise Communications Landscape
    The enterprise communications market, never an industry to operate at a slow pace, has been undergoing some breathtaking changes as of late. At ITEXPO held recently in Miami, Florida, TMC's Erik Linask spoke with David Sauerhaft, director at unified communications solutions provider Sonus, about how the cloud is changing nearly all aspects of IT, including the business of communications providers such as Sonus.
  • 3/26/2014
  • BT Implements Oracle Enterprise Session Border Controller; Achieves Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Integration
    Enterprises and service providers around the world are having high challenges to manage the delivery of IP voice, video, and data services and applications.
  • 3/24/2014
  • RedSky's Version 6.3.5 of its E911 Anywhere Supports Microsoft Lync
    When there is an emergency and you call 911, you expect the operator to know your location just in case you're not able to communicate. While this process is automatic on landline phones, it used to be a problem for soft phone services using the Internet, such as VoIP. Today's E911 provides location aware technology that allows callers to be located in the event of an emergency because of regulations that have been put in place. RedSky Technologies, Inc., provider of automated E9-1-1 solutions, announced its E911 Anywhere cloud service now supports the i3 NG9-1-1 standards for enterprise 9-1-1 by Microsoft Lync.
  • 3/20/2014
  • Video Conferencing Becoming Preferred Means of Communication for HR Professionals
    If you are pursuing employment opportunities or just looking to change jobs, you better install some video conferencing tools in your house. According to the latest research, 98 percent of human resource executives will prefer to communicate that way by 2016.
  • 3/20/2014
  • Native Lync Device Management with snom UC Edition
    Microsoft Lync Server is a popular server software for real-time communications. It provides the infrastructure needed for IM, VoIP, conferencing and connectivity through SIP trunk for PSTN phones. In the latest edition, Microsoft delivered a stand-alone VoIP service as a part of the server to replace the traditional PBX systems. This service made it easier for customers to call any phone number right from their desktop. Also, it provided options for providers to build their service over the Lync server.
  • 3/20/2014
  • Voxer Business Makes its Way to Windows Phone
    As with Voxer's other apps, the Windows Phone app requires that the user's company setup an account with Voxer Business. The user must then be given access to the team-based communication. This is usually accomplished by an e-mail asking the user to verify their account, create a password and download the Voxer app on their device.
  • 3/19/2014
  • Sonus Gets Big with SBCs
    Big things are happening at Sonus Networks Inc.
  • 3/18/2014
  • Why Microsoft Lync is Taking Unified to Universal
    Unified communications - it's at the top of many a CIO want list as it streamlines the cost of staying connected and minimizes the amount of time IT teams have to focus on communications systems. Identifying the right solutions to meet the needs of a growing company, however, can be a challenge. How do you know when you've found the solution and partner to drive the results you need?
  • 3/17/2014
  • Sonus Unveils Financial Targets for This Year and the Next
    Sonus Networks this week offered insight into its predictions for the years ahead, both for itself financially and for the industry as a whole. In particular, the company provided an overview of the key industry trends driving its business, as well as the market opportunities and strategic initiatives underpinning its long-term growth. It then tied these factors into its outlook for the first quarter and full year 2014.
  • 3/14/2014
  • Microsoft to Unveil Office 365 Personal this Spring
    This week Microsoft announced a change to its Office lineup with the addition of Office 365 Personal, which will arrive this Spring. The official announcement recognizes a differentiation between individuals and families, and in response to that recognition, Microsoft will begin offering Personal and Home packages with different restrictions and rates.
  • 3/14/2014
  • Microsoft Hands over Windows Phone OS to Indian Manufacturers for Free
    Several industry sources with connections to Microsoft and several Indian mobile phone companies and manufacturers have hinted that Microsoft had been negotiating with these groups to sell them the resources needed to start producing affordable Windows Phones since last year. However, Google Phone's inability to take a significant hold in the smartphone market over Android and Apple products has made Microsoft's bartering position much weaker. In order to gain more traction within the market, Microsoft has decided to waive the licensing fee for their mobile phone OS and is offering it to at least two Indian phone makers, Lava and Karbonn.
  • 3/14/2014
  • Jabra 900 Series of Headsets Adds Bluetooth Support
    Jabra recently announced that it had added Bluetooth support to its 900 series of headsets. Users are able to stay connected within 350 feet of their desks and can be used with traditional desk phones or PC-based telephony and UC platforms like Microsoft Lync.
  • 3/13/2014
  • Softlanding's New Solution Turns SharePoint Setup into a Five-step Process
    Softlanding Network Solutions, a managed services and enterprise SharePoint solutions firm, has released a new offering called SharePoint QuickWin for Office 365. Put simply, SharePoint QuickWin is a fixed cost, packaged solution that allows Office 365 subscribers to gain value from Office 365's SharePoint component more quickly.
  • 3/13/2014
  • There's Still Room for Growth in Microsoft Lync
    Microsoft Lync, as a whole, has gained a lot of ground in the last few years, with over five million voice licenses sold and reports from Microsoft itself saying that Lync represented a billion-dollar business for the company, with growth of over 25 percent just last quarter. Add rapid growth to clear customer interest and that's enough to get a lot of people paying attention, but growth is one of those things that's often hard to keep generating. But there are possibilities, however, currently explored by Softmart that Microsoft may just have already in mind.
  • 3/10/2014
  • Lync Voice UC Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the Lync Voice UC sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 3/8/2014
  • Convergence 2014 Conference Keynote: It's all about the Customer
    Earlier this week at the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 conference in Atlanta, Kirill Tatarinov, executive vice president, Microsoft Business Solutions, emphasized the need for businesses to focus on their customers.
  • 3/7/2014
  • Nintex Gains Over 1,000 Cloud Customers
    Nintex, a provider of cloud-based workforce software, has announced that it has reached over 1,000 cloud customers, which it has attributed to Office 365.
  • 3/5/2014
  • Skype for Now Available Worldwide
    It took a while - nearly a year, in fact - but Microsoft has finally come through on its promise and launched Skype for users worldwide. Accompanying this, the company has also added a handful of new features to the service, while fixing a few bugs as well.
  • 3/5/2014
  • Treating Internal IM Logs like a Critical Knowledge Base Means Easy Searching of Archives
    Many companies take their instant messaging solutions for granted. What's certain is that these functions are not considered particularly mission-critical. The truth of the matter, however, is that the information that is communicated in these chat functions is often vital. There may be legal obligations involved, and the nature of the data that is exchanged over instant messaging makes IM something of a knowledge base.
  • 3/3/2014
  • Lync Voice UC Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the Lync Voice UC sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 3/1/2014
  • Digium Expands its Cloud Agent Program, Will Push Switchvox Cloud UC Solutions
    Digium announced on Wednesday that it was expanding its Cloud Agent program to allow its channel partners to offer more of its products and services. The move is designed to increase distribution of the company's Switchvox Cloud Unified Communications phone system.
  • 2/28/2014
  • Opinion: Service Provider Leverage in Emerging Collaboration Markets
    The rapidly growing cloud market, and the significant shifts in the voice and data services marketplace, has created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for service providers.
  • 2/28/2014
  • GENBAND's UC Solution for Service Providers
    When multimodal UC software first began to appear most of us were excited by its ability to make us more productive; keeping us better connected. However, in some regards it has also made business communications more complex. While legacy telephony was simply device-to-device calling, UC is more than person-to-person contacts at desktops or with mobile devices, it's also about interactions with online applications and timely, proactive notification messages from business process applications. And, as my colleague at UC Strategies, Blair Pleasant describes, UC-enabled software is moving quickly to the "clouds."
  • 2/28/2014
  • Sonus SBC 7000 Can Handle 150K Sessions with Fully Enabled Security
    Lately, Sonus Networks has been tweaking its existing line of session border controllers. For example, in January, the company released new software enhancements for its SBC 1000 and 2000 products with the intent of increasing customers' quality of experience with Microsoft Lync. But now, Sonus is ready to release a new product: the SBC 7000.
  • 2/25/2014
  • Lync Voice UC Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the Lync Voice UC sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 2/22/2014
  • Assessing the Costs and Savings of Lync
    Microsoft Lync has seen strong uptake, primarily due to organizations' interest in improving internal communications and increasing employee collaboration. But many enterprises that have employed the unified communications solution also hoped to realize new savings in the process. Yet more than half of the organizations recently surveyed said they are unsure of the actual savings Lync has delivered. What's more, these organizations typically don't know how to get any insight on the matter.
  • 2/21/2014
  • Voxbone Inbound DID SIP Trunking Now Compatible with Microsoft Lync 2013
    Voxbone, a company that provides worldwide geographical and toll-free telephone numbers, recently announced its inbound-only DID SIP trunking services, including VoxDID and Vox800, are now compatible with Microsoft Lync 2013. The certification means companies using Lync 2013 can now leverage Voxbone's DIDs and toll-free services and can acquire telephone numbers at wholesale prices.
  • 2/21/2014
  • Sonus Gets Spark in Stock Price after Great Quarter
    Part of that may have stemmed from another big announcement, in the form of a new SBC that represented the first "full-featured, unlimited scale software-based SBC" the industry had ever seen. That was likely to be a pretty big part of the company's SBC sales as well as the acquisition of Performance Technologies announced in December 2013, with successful closing of the sale in February 2014. That's expected to add a boost to the company's overall strategies in terms of both virtualization and mobility, both fields that are likely to be growing in the near-term.
  • 2/21/2014
  • Wheelings & Dealings: Sonus Successfully Acquires Performance Technologies for $34M
    Sonus Networks may have been open to talking about what's new in SBCs at ITEXPO last month, but it was less keen on talking about its plans to acquire Performance Technologies at the time, because the deal had not yet closed. Well, the acquisition has now been successfully completed and so details of the deal, financial or otherwise, are being shared.
  • 2/19/2014
  • Lync Voice UC Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the Lync Voice UC sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 2/15/2014
  • How to Get the Video Network 'That Just Works'
    Have you used video conferencing? Statistics are betting you have - the enterprise telepresence and video conferencing equipment market is expected to reach $5.4 billion by 2015, and 94 percent of video conferencing users believe it leads to greater efficiency and productivity. There's no doubt that video has become and will continue to grow to be a valuable business tool. But how do you get the right network and infrastructure to support it?
  • 2/14/2014
  • Microsoft Lync Gaining More Presence in the Contact Center
    Enghouse Interactive Communications Center, also known as Zeacom Communications Center, is a multichannel application for agents to manage contact center communications using the full capabilities of Lync 2013. TouchPoint, the product's redesigned user interface, was designed to enable agents to deliver high-value interactions with a choice of voice, e-mail, and Internet communications. Other features allow for contact center-centric functions, such as bringing Lync-based communications under the umbrella of quality management and contact recording, knowledge management and data analytics.
  • 2/13/2014
  • Acqueon to Debut AiQ Contact Center Platform for Microsoft Lync
    Contact center solutions built to integrate with a unified communications solution can allow the kind of broad, open transparency so agents can do their jobs to the best of their abilities - quickly resolving issues with the right answers at the right time. For a select handful of contact center solutions providers, gaining this UC capability has involved partnering with Microsoft and its Lync solution. And as of this week, there's a new option available.
  • 2/13/2014
  • Cornerstone Medical Relies on Microsoft Lync for Productivity, Patient Satisfaction
    According to Cornerstone, 50 percent of its IM was used for work and 50 percent for social chat. After implementing and using HRA for 6 months, non-business chat use of IM was reduced to below 5 percent.
  • 2/13/2014
  • Microsoft Fills Security Gap for Office 365 Users
    The added step to authentication better ties the user to the activity taking place at the time. After all, how many of us actually sit down at the computer without a smartphone nearby. As a result, it's not a pained effort to take this extra step, yet the protection needed to better secure the user, applications and the corporate network are in place.
  • 2/13/2014
  • CalAmp Unveils CDM-5030
    Wireless communications solutions provider CalAmp revealed its newest enterprise data product, the CDM-5030. This product is noted to be a high-speed broadband router and gateway messaging unit ideal to meet the ever-changing needs of fixed and mobile enterprise broadband M2M applications.
  • 2/12/2014
  • KVH Industries Ships 4,000th TracPhone Terminal for Mini-VSAT Broadband Network
    Maritime vessels are extending their communications solutions with multiple platforms in order to address the needs of their customers. Whether they are passengers or cargo with monitoring modules, they need a reliable communications solution that is able to withstand the isolated and harsh environment of the open seas. As a globally recognized supplier of in-motion satellite TV and communications systems, KVH Industries designs, manufactures and sells mobile satellite antennas for vessels, vehicles, and aircraft application. The company announced it has shipped its 4000th TracPhone System for Mini-VSAT Broadband Network, while delivering a market-leading 370 TB of data and 23 million voice minutes in 2013 to vessels around the world.
  • 2/7/2014
  • Italtel Launches the First Completely Digital Session Border Controller
    NetMatch-S is touting itself as the world's first cloud-inside SBC, which means that all of the muscle behind the SBC is virtualized, instead of based out of any hardware that companies need to own themselves.
  • 2/7/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 2/7/2014
  • Gilat Launches Satellite Cellular Service for Rural Areas
    Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks Limited announced this week the launch of CellEdge, a satellite cell service device designed for underserved rural areas, according to a statement released by the company. CellEdge delivers both 2G and 3G cell services that are designed to be cost effective due to its 80W total average power draw, high efficiency algorithms and voice/data compression techniques, which can reduce satellite OPEX by up to 80 percent.
  • 2/5/2014
  • The Strength of Wireless LAN will Allow Enterprise Edge Revenue to Reach $15 Billion by 2018
    The Dell'Oro Group is a company that specializes in strategic analysis of industry networks and telecommunications. It has become a trusted source for market information about the networking and telecommunications industries.
  • 2/4/2014
  • Q-KON SA Rolls Out Sonus SBC 1000, SBC 2000 Firmware Update in Africa
    Last month, Sonus Networks released a new software update for its SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 session border controllers that introduced a superior quality of experience (QoE) in Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice environments, among other improvements. Now, this update is making its way to SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 users in Africa thanks to Q-KON SA, a distributor of Sonus products to Africa.
  • 2/4/2014
  • The Diameter Signaling Controller Market is Exploding Due to Mobile Device Traffic
    Diameter is the signaling protocol that handles Authentication, Authorization and Accounting or the AAAs of messages in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture. As more subscribers move to IMS-based 4G/LTE networks, service providers are expecting an exponential growth in Diameter traffic generated by smartphones and other mobile devices.
  • 2/3/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 2/1/2014
  • Quantum Upgrades StorNext 5 Shared Stored File System Solution
    Looking to strengthen its workflow management software and find new markets, Quantum released two StorNext 5 metadata appliances designed to expand the capabilities of its storage and data protection solution.
  • 1/31/2014
  • GENBAND Suing Metaswitch Networks for Alleged Patent Infringement
    GENBAND has filed a lawsuit against one of its rivals - Metaswitch Networks - on grounds it infringed on its patents. The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Texas, calls for the court to impose an injunction, as well as award damages to GENBAND, interest and attorneys' fees.
  • 1/30/2014
  • Nexogy Taps NetSapiens for IP Multimedia Transition
    Nexogy, a cloud-based business communications provider, is planning to migrate its customer base to the NetSapiens SNAPsolution IP multimedia platform. The transition, which will replace the legacy BroadSoft M6 platform, will be complete by the end of this year, the company said.
  • 1/29/2014
  • Sonus Discusses What's New in SBCs, Strategy
    Sonus was at ITEXPO today, talking about what's new with its session border controller solutions.
  • 1/28/2014
  • 2013 Was a Good Year For Funambol's White Label Personal Clouds
    Funambol, a provider of "white label" personal cloud computing services, announced that 2013 was its best year based on customer adoption of its technology.
  • 1/27/2014
  • EXFO Adds WDM-Aware Pol-Mux to Its Optical Spectrum Analyzers Range
    EXFO announced that addition of WDM-aware Pol-mux to its FTB/IQS-5240S-P and FTB/IQS-5240BP Optical Spectrum Analyzers. The WDM-Aware Pol-Mux is the first coherent Pol-Mux 40G/100G optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) testing capability for Coherent 40G/100G DWDM Systems. The development comes in the wake of the increasing deployment of 40G or 100G coherent systems by network operators on metro and long-haul dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) networks.
  • 1/27/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 1/25/2014
  • Check Point Unveils Security Gateway Module for the 61000 Security System
    Check Point Software Technologies provides Internet security technologies that protect customers against different types of threats, reduce security complexity and lower total cost of ownership.
  • 1/24/2014
  • ANTEL Now Offers LTE Roaming Thanks to Aicent's LTE Roaming Exchange
    Aicent, a multi-service IPX network provider of mobile data network service and solutions, has entered into an agreement with ANTEL, one of Uruguay's largest telecommunications providers, to provide LTE roaming connectivity. This new LTE roaming connection, the first of its kind, connects two operators in the Caribbean and Latin American region by way of Aicent's LTE Roaming Exchange solution.
  • 1/24/2014
  • Number of Ethernet Nodes in North American, European Autos Predicted to Expand
    The number of Ethernet nodes in North American and European autos is expected to expand, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
  • 1/24/2014
  • SBC Market to Maintain Growth as VoLTE-related Spending Rises
    It seems as though 2014 will be the year of VoLTE after all, according to a new report from Dell'Oro Group. Indeed, the research firm for the networking and telecommunications industries has reported that spending in voice core key growth segments, LTE and IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core will continue to increase over the next five years.
  • 1/23/2014
  • Network Norway Gets Painless Upgrade Thanks to Dialogic & Gintel
    A network upgrade is often one of those necessary evils in life. Everyone likes faster speeds and more bandwidth and the like, but no one likes the downtime that often comes with it. After all, the old network needs to be taken offline so the new network can be put into place, a process that can take hours, days or even more. But that's not necessarily so, as illustrated by Network Norway's recent upgrades provided by Dialogic and Gintel.
  • 1/22/2014
  • Communications Test & Measurement Market Predicted to Jump over Five Years
    The communications test and measurement (CT&M) market was estimated to be at $3.75 billion in 2013 and is predicted to jump to $5.51 billion in 2018, according to a recent study from MarketsandMarkets. North America and the Asia-Pacific region are predicted to be the biggest markets when it comes to revenue, the study said. On the other hand, Europe and Latin America will see more market traction over the five years.
  • 1/20/2014
  • Sonus SBC 5000 Series Supports Calltrade's Wholesale VoIP Service
    Indeed, the SBC 5200 Series supports up to 64,000 sessions on a single server and provides advanced routing and integrated transcoding capabilities. Best of all, as the number and variety of devices connecting to the network increases, the SBC 5200 acts as a VoIP translator, facilitating proper communication between devices with different codecs.
  • 1/20/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 1/18/2014
  • SMBs Get New Edge from Flexible, Powerful EdgeProtect 4550
    Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have a particular set of needs to meet and tools to meet these needs. Anyone who's ever worked for an SMB, or run one, understands the particular advantages such businesses enjoy and the problems such businesses face.
  • 1/17/2014
  • FaktorTel Increases VoIP Customer Base with ATPnet Acquisition
    It's an interesting time for the communications space, particularly for VoIP providers. Sure, the market for VoIP is clearly there, but the battle for market dominance is fierce and so major players and services are being shuttered or bought up left and right.
  • 1/17/2014
  • More Companies Demand Diameter Signaling Controllers to Handle Expanding 4G LTE Networks
    A Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) is a device used to efficiently manage message routing through a 4G/LTE network and prevent network overloads. As 4G/LTE networks grow in popularity and increase in importance, a trend is emerging that drives the demand for more DSC devices. More messages being pushed through a single network increases the diameter of the network, and DSC is crucial to keeping information flowing without issues.
  • 1/17/2014
  • SBCs Answer the Call: Solutions Adapt to Address New Form Factors, Technologies, Applications
    The session border controller is a network element that always seems to be in the thick of things. And it appears that it will maintain that position as the communications industry moves forward with important new technologies including network functions virtualization, software-defined networking, and WebRTC.
  • 1/16/2014
  • New Mobile Personal Emergency Response System for Seniors
    Battery life is typically an issue with portable electronic devices but eResponder offers peace of mind with this respect as its rechargeable battery can last up to two months.
  • 1/16/2014
  • PortaOne Helps French Telecom Wholesaler CNSI Skyrocket its Business
    Portaone, a provider of softswitch and telecom billing management platform, has helped French telecommunications wholesaler CNSI grow by enabling resellers to configure their own services.
  • 1/16/2014
  • Sonus Simplifies Microsoft Lync QoE Management for SBC 1000 and 2000 Customers
    SIP communications company Sonus Networks has released new software enhancements for its SBC 1000 and SBC 2000 session border controllers, which are meant to help customers increase quality of experience (QoE) in Microsoft Lync Enterprise Voice environments.
  • 1/15/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 1/11/2014
  • Edgewater Networks' EdgeProtect 4550 E-SBC Offers All-in-one Power for SMBs
    When it comes to session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking, and the growing field of enterprise session border controllers (E-SBC), there isn't always a lot of consideration made for the specific needs of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The needs of SMBs are often much different from those of larger enterprises, and that's reflected in Edgewater Networks' newest E-SBC, the EdgeProtect 4550.
  • 1/10/2014
  • DSP Group's DECT SoC Now Integrated Into Swisscom's Triple-play Gateways
    DSP Group announced that the company's DECT/CAT-iq 2.0 DCX81 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) is now integrated in the advanced Triple-Play Gateways developed by Swisscom.
  • 1/9/2014
  • Voxox SIP Trunking Gets Avaya Stamp of Approval
    Voxox's SIP trunking solution has been deemed compliant with key unified communications solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications software and services. In particular, the Voxox SIP trunking solution has been compliance tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya Aura Communication Manager 6.3 and Avaya Aura Session Manager 6.3.
  • 1/9/2014
  • Frost & Sullivan Lays Out the Future of UC From End to End
    While many businesses are either actively involved in or just as actively considering session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking as part of the future of communications, there are still a host of legacy systems out there that are still "doing the job," so to speak. But a new report from Frost & Sullivan suggests that the days of wine and roses for legacy systems, so to speak, may be coming to an end against unified communications (UC) and the enterprise session border controller (SBC).
  • 1/9/2014
  • Evolving Systems DSA Solution Selected by Major Operator in Asia
    Evolving Systems, Inc., a company involved in activation, enablement and management of services for connected mobile devices, recently announced that its Dynamic SIM Allocation (DSA) solution will help a major operator in Asia to streamline number usage and improve the user experience for its subscribers.
  • 1/9/2014
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 1/4/2014
  • Mavenir's Session Border Controller Unveiled
    Mavenir Systems, provider of software-based networking solution, has unveiled a software-based Session Border Controller (SBC) for delivering Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Services (RCS) services.
  • 1/3/2014
  • Back-to-Back User Agents Can Deliver the Goods for SIP
    Software that automatically manipulates data is one of the most exciting computing applications for anyone who is a geek at heart. Having incoming data packets searched and adjusted on the fly before heading onto its next destination is just cool, as well as useful.
  • 1/3/2014
  • Leading LTE Operators are Ramping for VoLTE, Edging Up IMS Deployments
    A new report from ABI Research forecasts that IMS Core Network deployments are beginning to move ahead. These findings come from a report entitled "IMS, RCS & VoIP," which is part of the Telco API Research Service.
  • 1/2/2014
  • SBC Vendors Address the WebRTC Opportunity
    Right now this whole SBC market is really excited about WebRTC.
  • 12/30/2013
  • Comings & Goings: Raul Vera, Lynn Jones and Amber Newman Join Fonality
    Fonality offers business-class Voice over IP (VoIP) phone systems that are designed to save businesses time and money while making it easy to keep track of calls. Tools like their Heads Up Display (HUD) make operating call centers efficient, because call information is displayed directly on the computer screen before the phone is even answered. To ensure that Fonality's customers achieve maximum profitability for their growing businesses, Fonality hired Raul Vera as the new chief technology officer, and added Lynn Jones and Amber Newman to their marketing division.
  • 12/23/2013
  • Mobile Devices are the Biggest Security Threat to Enterprises
    The fifth annual "State of the Endpoint" study conducted by Ponemon Institute paints mobile devices as the greatest security risks for enterprises today, up 733 percent from 2009. The findings underline the importance of having powerful mobile device management solutions and mobile security strategies in place.
  • 12/20/2013
  • Unified Communications Market to Gain Momentum in the Middle East
    The unified communications (UC) market in the Middle East presents an exciting picture of growth and is an example of what collaborative and targeted investment can achieve. Frost & Sullivan, while acknowledging this trend, highlights the fact that the path onward is not an easy one.
  • 12/19/2013
  • PanTerra Introduces Tools for Unified Cloud Communications
    PanTerra Networks is improving WorldSmart scale for mid-market enterprises with the release of new tools for this solution designed to deliver unified communications to businesses.
  • 12/18/2013
  • Enterprise Mobility Market Going Strong in India
    A newly published research report by IDC, which tracked mobility trends for 2013, predicts that this movement is likely to change the work landscape in the next few years.
  • 12/17/2013
  • Mobile Data Boom is Driving Interest in Diameter Signaling Control, Driving Acquisitions for Sonus
    Sonus Networks today announced the acquisition of Performance Technologies for $30 million. As a result, the session border controller vendor can now bring a Diameter solution into its product portfolio.
  • 12/13/2013
  • Sonus Acquires Performance Technologies for $30 Million
    Roughly a week after promoting Tony Scarfo to executive vice president of Technology and Business Development, Sonus Networks has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Performance Technologies (PT), a global supplier of advanced, high availability network communications solutions. Under the agreement, Sonus will acquire PT for around $30 million, or $3.75 per share in cash.
  • 12/13/2013
  • VoIP Supply Now Offers Digium Telephony Cards Designed for Asterisk Users
    Considering the growing popularity of Asterisk-based VoIP phones, VoIP Supply is now offering new Digium Analog Cards and Digium Digital Cards designed for users of Asterisk-based telephony solutions.
  • 12/12/2013
  • Session Border Controller Week in Review
    It was a busy week in the session border controller sector. Here are some of the major stories.
  • 12/7/2013
  • Sonus Promotes Tony Scarfo to EVP of Technology and Business Development
    These last few weeks have seen a fair amount of executive-level hires at a handful of corporations. XO Communications, for example, chose Christopher Ancell to be its new chief executive officer during the last week of November, while Polycom appointed Peter A. Leav as its new president and CEO earlier this week. Now, it seems it's Sonus Networks' turn to bring on a new executive.
  • 12/5/2013

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