This week in SIP trunking news: As VoIP continues to transform the communications landscape, tough times may be coming for traditional telecom vendors; Alianza recently unveiled a cloud-based VoIP solutions for Canadian telecommunications providers; Zultys announced a partnership with BCN (News - Alert) Telecom to help businesses streamline their office productivity; and Voxox named its newest channel manager.
Software and IT services adviser Ovum (News - Alert) released a report recently that suggested capital expenditures in the telecom market will reach $367 billion by 2019. That number, on its face, may be impressive, but the report also states that VoIP and software services will largely come to prominence by that time. VoIP already has a foot in the door, allowing businesses to take control of their own telecommunications in-house, either with locally managed software or through outsourced cloud hosts. Traditional telecom providers will either need to adapt to the changing model and switch to VoIP centered services or perhaps see their businesses left to fade behind up-and-coming technologies.
One such software provider, Alianza, recently released its wholesale VoIP solutions for cable companies, ISPs, and other telecommunications providers to help them launch their own VoIP services. Cloud Voice Platform can help Canadian companies better launch initial services, expand their current service offerings, and innovate in the market. Alianza has also included French language support, so companies can easily reach both English and French speakers without needing to apply extra effort to cater to that large part of the Canadian population.
Unified communications provider Zultys (News - Alert) said this week that its IP phone systems are now compatible with the SIP Trunk Solution from BCN Telecom. Zultys said its mix of voice, data conferencing, and Unified Communications (News - Alert) services will compliment BCN's trunking that already helps businesses control their calls, both local and long distance. BCN manages calls through a central portal, and Zultys will simply attach its own services to the structure BCN currently provides.
Lastly, Voxox named Joe Schiavone its new national channel manager. He has greater than 28 years of experience in the telecom industry and "has built programs from the ground up to hundreds of dealers while driving exponential revenue growth, developing strategic partnerships with major industry groups," a company statement said of the hire. Schiavone will handle business cloud services such as private branch exchange (PBX (News - Alert)) systems, SIP trunking, SMS services, and Voxox's new PBX service, Cloud Phone.