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Asterisk About to Hit 25 Million Downloads

August 20, 2019
By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

There’s something to be said for longevity. Look at Tom Brady for instance, the six time Super Bowl champ, 14 time Pro Bowler and three time league MVP continues to play at an exceptional level going into his 19th professional season. It’s not easy to stay on top of your game for that long in sports – in telephony it’s even tougher.

Sangoma Technologies Corporation announced the Asterisk (News - Alert) platform is on the verge of a major milestone. As of September, the open source communications software will hit the 25 million download marker.

Mark Spencer (News - Alert), creator of Asterisk noted, “I am grateful to the users, developers and community members who have continued to build and create on the open source platform leading us to this milestone of 25 million downloads. I am humbled to know that something I created so early in my career has sustained such a community while growing and innovating."

The reason why Asterisk is able to claim 25 million downloads is versatility. The open source framework offers developers the ability to create robust, customer, omnichannel applications capable of supporting the needs of the modern organization. Digital transformation is happening all around us and Asterisk is here to tell its tale thanks to it being open source.

"Asterisk is the largest open source telecom software community on earth. It's the longest continuously operating open source telecom application project at 20 years old. This is an impressive achievement that demonstrates Asterisk's leadership across the telecom industry," said Alan Quayle (News - Alert), Founder TADHack/TADSummit and keynote speaker at the upcoming Astricon event. 

As communications march into the cloud and dabble with AI, and other future-forward technologies, developers still require a foundation to craft the next generation in communications solutions.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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