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Metaswitch intros SIP session router


Out at Mobile World Congress last month, Metaswitch Networks introduced the Metaswitch SIP Session Router (SSR). It will be available directly from Metaswitch and through an OEM agreement

The SSR is a purpose-built platform built to scale and designed to support 10 million BHCA in stateless, transaction stateful and call stateful modes, allowing [...]

SIP Forum launches SIPNOC network operators conference


The SIP Forum (www.sipforum.org) has announced SIPNOC, the SIP Network Operators Conference.  Isn’t this interesting….

The SIPNOC conference is designed for SIP network operations personnel, such as NOC engineers, “instead of a high-level conference for executives.”  The event will be held at the Hyatt Dulles Hotel in Herndon, VA (yes, a short drive from [...]

Junction Networks signs up 10,000 hosted VoIP customers


Junction Networks (www.junctionnetworks.com) has added its 10,000-th customer to its OnSIP hosted PBX service.

Junction’s OnSIP phone service is typically targeted at companies with anywhere from 5 to 100 employees, with an average cost per user under $20.  OnSIP what you expect out of a hosted VoIP service these days, including a complete [...]

SIP Forum’s SIPit event hits the road to Europe


The SIP Forum (www.sipforum.org) will be holding its latest interoperability testing event in Kista, Sweden on May 17-21, 2010.

Hosted by Edvina and TANDBERG and sponsored by Intertex, Ingate, se, and the IPv6 Forum as an association sponsor, the five day event will conduct live, frael-world IP network testing.

AudioCodes goes SIP wild with support for Microsoft OCS, Skype


AudioCodes (www.audiocodes.com) has gone SIP wild over the past two weeks, announcing support for Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS) and Skype for SIP.

Last week, the company announced its SIP Phone Support (SPS) for Microsoft Unified Communications, enabling “economically affordable” connections to Microsoft OCS via standard SIP IP phones. A direct connection to OCS [...]

SIP Forum releases latest head count


Last week, the SIP Forum released its latest membership figures.  The organization counts 48 full member (i.e. they pay dues) companies, five academic members, and more than 6,500 individual members from around the world.

Headline names that have joined SIP Forum since the last time it published numbers include Bell Canada; 8×8; Optimum Lightpath, [...]

911 PSAP goes SIP


Elliott County, Kentucky is laying claim to being the first 9-1-1 center to be connected via SIP to its telecom provider in the U.S.

The county PSAP (public safety answering point) is using InterAct services and products to leverage its all IP-based emergency communications system, including computer aided dispatch and mapping software, to get [...]