Recently, OTel Telecoms reached a milestone with the introduction of Sentinel SIP Monitoring, a cloud-based SIP quality and fraud monitoring service, which enables operators and enterprise VoIP engineers to troubleshoot and monitor VoIP quality, MOS, jitter, latency and much more.
“The digital telecoms industry worldwide continues to evolve into a mainstream method of interconnecting and providing terrestrial and mobile telecommunications via VoIP technology,” said Thyson Makitla, head of Projects & Development at OTel Telecoms, in a statement. “Conditions in this market, which boasts the fasted growing industry anywhere in the world, is a strong incentive for us to provide this cloud-based service to all providers and enterprises using Asterisk (News - Alert) or any VoIP softswitch.”
The service is the underpinnings of the VoIP Fraud Global Registry, a prevention database of numbers and IPs involved in fraudulent VoIP activities. With its European partners, the South African-based company is position to gain world market share by providing this service to enterprises and VoIP operators.
The service was in beta for several months, but since has matured to be a stable service offering analysis and reports to troubleshoot VoIP-related problems quickly.
“OTel has found the platform to launch a global service at a global event, AfricaCom 2012, which marks the beginning of many positive changes about to happen at OTel Telecoms as it opens its SIP Sentinel service to the world telecoms industry,” added Mohammad Patel, CEO of OTel Telecoms.
The Sentinel Standard, which does advanced monitoring and analysis of VOIP packets starts from $2 per channel, and includes Wireshark-like analysis built-in and viewable with just a click. Additionally, PCAPs can be downloaded if a user is more comfortable with using Wireshark.
“VoIP fraud, over-contention on networks, and a maturing technology requires a good measurement, analysis and Network Operations Center (NOC (News - Alert)) tool. Sentinel offers all of this plus more, without the need to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars into the competing service,” said Makitla.
An offshoot of the Sentinel Service is the BlueBox Call recorder service, which allows all VoIP recording to be encrypted and saved onsite. The recorded calls are then accessible via the Sentinel cloud, where it makes the calls available for listening online or download.
Patel concluded, “Scarcity of good tools makes the cloud Sentinel and VOIP call recording product a viable option, and the lack of skilled VoIP engineers makes the service highly attractive for ITSPs, whether on a tight budget or well established.”
Want to learn more about SIP Trunking and how to integrate it into your current UC strategy? Don’t miss the SIP Trunking- UC Seminars in South San Francisco on November 27, 2012.
Edited by Jamie Epstein