Birch Debuts New SIP Trunking Service

Birch Communications announced the availability of its SIPconnect service Over-The-Top (OTT) for single and multi-location businesses nationwide.

A SIP Trunk Standard Emerges

With the advent of SIPConnect v1.1 we may have a standard for SIP Trunking where we can finally discontinue or at least slow down our IOT activity.

Cbeyond Kicks Interop Program Up a Notch

IT EXPO — Cbeyond Inc. (CBEY) announced Wednesday at the Internet Telephony Expo a new technology partner program that takes the service provider’s existing interoperability program to the next level. The Cbeyond Platform Partner Program allows equipment manufacturers to choose their level of engagement with Cbeyond and having Cbeyond match that effort. The program has […]

Interop City: XO Gets SIPConnected

Strike another blow to SIP fragmentation. Huzzah! XO Communications has gotten itself certified to the SIPconnect standard, which aims to enable global interoperability between IP PBXs and service provider SIP trunks. Because there are so many different flavors of the SIP application protocol, service providers have had to perform individual testing and certification to show […]

Soap Box: Why Channel Partners Should Sell Standards

Chris Gatch, CTO, Cbeyond Inc. VoIP has faced its fair share of challenges over the last decade. But today, the technology has earned its stripes as enterprises large and small are adopting VoIP technology at a lightning pace. Not only are cost-savings and improved productivity strong selling points, but so too are the scalable architecture […]

ITEXPO: SIP Forum Ratifies SIPconnect Version 1.0

With SIP trunking rapidly gaining in adoption levels, it is a timely move on the part of the SIP Forum to unveil its newly ratified Version 1.0 of its SIPconnect technical recommendation, a standard which tackles the issues of provider network-IP PBX interoperability. The ratification, announced this week at ITEXPO, came with the unanimous approval […]

Toshiba Introduces SIP Trunking to Strata CIX

Toshiba America Information Systems Inc. said it has added SIP trunking capabilities to its Strata CIX IP business communication systems and is now available from Toshibas nationwide network of dealers. Toshiba begins its nationwide rollout of SIP trunking capabilities with SIP carriers Cbeyond and American Broadband Services (ABS) and will expand to additional carriers during […]

SIP Forum Creates SIPconnect Compliant Program to Address Standards

SIP Forum announced at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo the introduction of the SIPconnect Compliant program, a unique certification mark created to ensure interoperability among equipment manufacturers, software providers and service providers, as well as to promote further adoption of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) as the standard for VoIP communications. The SIPconnect Compliant logo […]

SIPconnect Gets Real

The SIP Forum this week at VON is announcing the completion of its recommendation of SIPconnect, the groups SIP implementation for IP PBX to service provider trunking services. SIP Forum Chairman Jay Batson expects to see vendors test SIPconnect at future forum interoperability events, the next of which is planned for October at the University […]

360networks Selects Netrake for Voice Interconnect Service

Netrake announced on Tuesday that broadband telecommunications provider 360networks Corp. is deploying Netrake’s nCite Session Border Controllers to support the security and delivery of its new SIPConnect Service that targets North American cable operators, ISPs, broadband service providers and VoIP service providers. Netrake’s nCite Session Border Controllers have been installed at interconnection and peering points […]

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