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The Evolving SIP Trunk

It is important to note that SIP Trunks have evolved from just providing cheaper more reliable VoIP calling. Of course, there is nothing wrong with cheaper business quality phone service. However, our industry spends so much time reminding people about...

What is a SIP Trunk?

The answer to this question continues to evolve and is influenced by one’s understanding of either telecommunications or packet switching. I like to begin first with the definition of SIP or Session Initiation Protocol. The session is not just about...

ANPI and Channel Partners 2013

Normally, my blogs do not address ANPI specifically. However, last week was somewhat momentous. We announced the release of our retail SIP Trunking products and the establishment of our new group of channel managers. The ANPI SIP Trunk is available...

In the Year 2013

Although it is common to look back on the previous year for highs and lows, I decided to look forward to the top 10 things to monitor in 2013. The order is not of any particular importance but the ten...

SIP Trunking for Carriers and Enterprises

As often stated in my blogs, cost savings drives the growth of SIP Trunking for SMBs. However, carriers gain through cost savings in terms of equipment, facilities, maintenance and peering by transitioning from TDM to IP. The other key benefit...

Why Carriers Should Transition to SIP Trunking?

Carriers benefit from SIP Trunking several ways. First there is the revenue perspective. By offering SIP Trunking services Carriers can provide improved quality of service (both voice quality and service robustness) to their carrier partners and their end users/business customers....

The Cost Benefits of SIP

This Thursday I will participate in a panel discussion titled “The Conversion from TDM to SIP: Evaluating the Benefits of SIP Trunking” at 3:00 PM during IT EXPO in Austin. Having covered this subject for sometime, I decided to preview...

Red, White and SIP

I took a few days off last week which led to me cooking more than usual. I won’t go into everything I fixed but I have to extol the virtue of slow cooked Italian gravy. There are an abundance of...

SIP and VoIP

The SIP School recently released their SIP Survey 2012 which summarizes the opinions and experiences of more than 400 industry professionals. It is an excellent update on the growth and importance of SIP Trunks to service providers as a revenue...

FUD and MOS Redux

In the original blog from 2010, VoIP was under attack by traditional carriers as suffering from poor quality and reliability. That is no longer the case. In fact, as I increased my U-verse bandwidth recently, the sales person spoke very...

Random but Pertinent Thoughts

Ericsson leads in the world of wireless. Amazon Kindle Fire is the most sold Android tablet but sales have fallen from 4.8 million in 4Q2011 to 750,000 in 1Q2012. SBCs and ESBCs are important to the success of VoIP and...

Triple Digit Growth

SIP Trunking service revenue jumped 128% globally in 2011 according to Infonetics. Businesses want to embrace VoIP but they want the business ready features and applications associated with SIP. In the survey conducted by Infonetics businesses cited flexibility, centralization of...

There Can Be Only One

At first I thought cooking this weekend would be light. We ate out Friday and I was looking forward to having lunch at one of my favorite restaurants on Saturday. However, that all changed when I decided to make Pretzel...

Do You Want SIP Trunks with That?

Apparently, since the merger of Broadvox and Cypress Communications, I have written more blogs on Unified Communications than SIP Trunking. I was a bit surprised but shouldn’t have been. Unified Communications (UC) does not require SIP Trunking. In addition to...

Broadband Selection Criteria

Since I did a series covering the selection criteria for determining your broadband needs and provider, I know some of you missed a blog or two and don’t have the entire list. The seven questions follow. To get the answers,...

Branding, Brand Management and Winning

Yesterday during IT Expo, the first annual CMO Summit was held for about 100 marketing executives attending the show. The first speaker, (whose name was not on the invitation), spoke well but missed the mark for many of us. First,...

Letterman I am not

Okay so when you decide to do a Top 10 list you are suppose to start with number 10. This, of course, generates an increased level of interest and ends the count with a bang. I blew that since I...

But Wait! There's More!

Earlier this week both at home and at the office we did a series of “But Wait! There’s More!” jokes. And today as I considered a subject for my blog I ran across a blog by Dan Jacobson using the...

The Diminishing SIP Trunk, Not!

Recently, I have read multiple blogs and articles devaluing the role and savings associated with SIP Trunks. In each case I found the logic used compelling but the conclusion somewhat missing the mark. SIP Trunking, as exclaimed by ShoreTel for...

The E-SBC is On the Rise

Broadvox is closely aligned with several E-SBC suppliers; AudioCodes, Ingate, Cisco and others. However, only recently did I note the growth in the market segment. According to Infonetics, Enterprise Session Border Controller sales grew by 70% in 2010. The growth...

A SIP Trunk Standard Emerges

In a recent interview I noted that Broadvox has done more interoperability testing (IOT) than any other carrier. The interviewer then responded with a very pertinent question, “Did we find interoperability testing a good thing?” the answer is a resounding...

SIP 2.0

Understanding SIP is paramount to VARs or IT shops delivering VoIP in any fashion. The point was made very clear to meet a few weeks ago that SIP is the protocol of choice in nearly every implementation or delivery of...

The Value of the VAR

It is not unusual for a VAR to ask our channel managers how to improve their sales of SIP. However, it is the wrong the question. The VAR should never lead with SIP. The Broadvox VAR Partner Program was established...

What does this have to do with Broadvox?

It has been more than two years since I began writing this blog so I was a little surprised that the discussion regarding Level 3 and Comcast merited a “what does this have to do with Broadvox?" response. Just as...

IT Managers Value Different PBX Features

While the list of favorite features for end users contains the most commonly used features those selected by IT managers might raise an eyebrow or two. To recap, the end user list is as follows: Call forwarding Call waiting Conference...
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