Atlanta, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – September 27, 2006 – Web hosting and managed integrated VoIP services provider, Cbeyond, and VoIP application software firm, Broadoft, are embracing a leadership role in the Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) trunking market. Both companies report the success of a dozen IP PBX vendors that have successfully deployed solutions leveraging their SIP Trunking Service.
Cbeyond and BroadSoft developed the SIP Trunking Service with SIPconnect specification, established 18 months ago by both organizations, along with a number of other leading IP telephony vendors. The specification fosters direct IP interoperability among businesses with IP PBXs and service providers by providing a consistent, industry standards-based approach to interconnection using SIP and other standard VoIP protocols.
Marc Robins, Chief Evangelism Officer at RCG, and a leading IP communications industry authority opined, ”An industry standards-based approach to SIP trunking, such as SIPconnect, is an essential condition for widespread adoption by both IP-PBX vendors and service providers. Cbeyond, as the first VoIP service provider to embrace SIPconnect and one of the first to launch a successful SIP trunking service, and BroadSoft, with its development and support of the underlying technology, are true pioneers of this technology.”
The SIPconnect specification, which is now a SIP Forum-proposed recommendation, includes detailed instructions and architecture specifications designed to ensure a consistent quality of service, low cost and full-featured telephony for SIP-based VoIP calls.
Brooks Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer for Cbeyond offered, ”Cbeyond’s BeyondVoice with SIPconnect service, an integrated voice, broadband and mobile package, provides our small business customers with features typically available only to large enterprises. Directly peering with next generation IP PBXs via SIP, allows Cbeyond to take advantage of our strong relationships with the channel partner community, while leveraging the innovation of more than a dozen IP-PBX vendors.”
Fully interoperable IP PBX vendors that have successfully deployed solutions leveraging SIPconnect include Allworx, Asterisk, Avaya, Cisco, Epygi, Fonality, Guardian Technologies, Linksys, Sphere Communications, Switchvox, TalkSwitch and TeleChoice Solutions.
Scott Wharton, Vice President of Marketing for BroadSoft added, ”It’s exciting to see such a widespread adoption of SIPconnect by IP PBX vendors. We can power SIPconnect and help service providers like Cbeyond generate new streams of revenue.”
BroadSoft’s VoIP application software supports the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Its flagship BroadWorks technology empowers wireless, wireline and cable carriers to deliver next-generation voice and multimedia applications and advanced features that increase revenue, enhance competitive differentiation and elevate customer satisfaction. BroadSoft’s family of carrier-class software products delivers the scale, open architecture and reliability, serve mission-critical enterprises and residential broadband customers. BroadSoft provides VoIP applications to 6 of the top 10 and 11 of the top 25 largest carriers worldwide, including BellSouth, Korea Telecom, Singtel, Telefonica de Espana, Telstra, T-Systems, Verizon and XO Communications.
Cbeyond is an Atlanta-based managed services provider that delivers integrated packages of voice, mobile and broadband services to small businesses in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Los Angeles. Cbeyond offers core communications services like local and long-distance voice, mobile and broadband Internet access along with enhanced applications, including voicemail, email, web hosting, fax-to-email, data backup, file-sharing and VPN. Cbeyond manages its services over a private, 100-percent Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) facilities-based network.
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