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January 22, 2010
VoIP Week in Review: ITEXPO East 2010 Highlights
Business VoIP
By Stefania Viscusi, Assignment Desk Editor
 
Welcome to the latest edition of TMCnet’s VoIP Week in Review featuring this week’s top headlines in the VoIP industry.
 
This week, ITEXPO East 2010 was held in Miami, Florida and drew a number of announcements.
 
Digium Inc., the Asterisk Company, launched AsteriskExchange, the official online marketplace offering products built on or for integration with Asterisk.
 
Digium (News - Alert)|Asterisk World, an event collocated with ITEXPO East 2010, celebrated its fourth year as the conference that addresses 'Everything Asterisk' for business users, resellers and executive decision-makers.
 
Also at ITEXPO, Digium announced together with CounterPath Corporation, a co-branded VoIP softphone platform: Bria for Asterisk.
 
This new solution is designed for small, medium and large enterprises, while it is also certified by CounterPath. Bria for Asterisk takes the advanced telephony and multimedia communications features found on Asterisk servers and brings them to the desktop level to improve employee productivity and collaboration.

VoIP phone manufacturer snom was also on hand at ITEXPO to exhibit their range of VoIP phones including snom Meeting Point, the snom 870, and more.
 
An Ontario-based provider of IP telephony hardware and software solutions also announced its NetBorder Call Analyzer was integrated with inConcert’s Predictive Dialing System to improve productivity and efficiency of outbound calling campaigns.
 
According to officials with Sangoma Technologies Corporation, the inclusion of Sangoma’s NetBorder Analyzer offers “the world's most advanced Call Progress Analysis,” so call center agents can improve performance and customers can reach new heights in automation with outbound calls.
 
The company also announced while at ITEXPO that it will continue to offer support to the FreeSWITCH open source project.
 
Also this week, TMCnet reported the findings of a study from Deloitte (News - Alert) that positions mobile VoIP for continued growth into the future.
 
According to Deloitte’s predictions, the mobile VoIP sector to be worth $29.2 billion by 2013.
 
“The rising adoption of mobile VoIP services could cause a fundamental rise in expectations as to what mobile voice can do,” Deloitte’s Saba Sindaha said.
 
Speaking of mobile VoIP, xG technologies’ Director of Business Development, Chris Whiteley (News - Alert), was featured in this TMCnet report based on his remarks during the “Mobile VoIP: Imagine the Possibilities” session at ITEXPO.
 
Whiteley noted that while voice doesn’t require much bandwidth, it requires error-free delivery.
 
“The No. 1 killer of voice traffic is network latency and jitter,” he said.
 
Whiteley also met with TMC (News - Alert) CEO Rich Tehrani to discuss the company’s future. During the conversation, Whiteley talked about the company’s plans to introduce some new devices and plans to become a fables semiconductor company.
 
Finally, be sure to check out this exclusive TMCnet podcast session with Nextiva’s Yaniv Masjedi as he discusses the benefits of virtual PBX (News - Alert) solutions and particularly the cost savings involved for businesses.
 
 
For a closer look at the happenings from this week’s ITEXPO, check out Rich Tehrani’s Communications and Technology Blog featuring videos from the event, key sessions, and more.
 
That’s all for this week, but be sure to check back with TMCnet throughout the week for all the latest headlines in VoIP news as it happens! Until next week…
 

Stefania Viscusi is an assignment editor for TMCnet, covering voice and Voice over IP technologies. She also oversees production of TMCnet's e-Newsletters in the areas of Internet telephony and speech technology. To read more of Stefania's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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