As the adoption
over IP (VoIP)
services develops a growing market in the U.S., providers are on a roll
with expansion plans galore. Among those, Qovia, Inc. just announced a
major office expansion within its U.S. operations. The company plans to
grow their facilities by as much as 50 percent.
alert) is expanding its
current employee roster of 60, as the company increases its engineering
and VoIP management lab facilities. The company plans to enlarge its
office headquarters in Frederick, Maryland's 270 Technology Park. Qovia
just opened new satellite offices in Denver, CO; Livermore, CA; and
Toronto, Canada during the past year.
During this business expansion , Qovia also launched a new line of VoIP
products and services including voice management tools for IP telecom
vendors like Cisco, Nortel, 3Com and the like.
"When we moved into our current offices, we had no idea that we would
outgrow them in less than a year," said Qovia CEO Richard Tworek. "Yet
with the tremendous growth we have experienced in assembling the VoIP
management industry's leading engineering and sales teams, we needed
more space and we needed it right away! By being able to expand into
space that adjoins our current facility, we can continue our growth
without the disruption that often goes along with moving."
Earlier this summer, the
company filed a patent application for a method to identify and block
VoIP Spam and prevent security problems such as Denial of Service (DoS)
attacks that have the potential to overload voice servers and affect
system reliability. The patent application, titled �System and Method
for Broadcasting VoIP Messages,� covers the use of VoIP for emergency
broadcast as well as provides for methodologies to prevent inappropriate
use of VoIP applications, such as Spam over Internet Telephony, also
known as SPIT, or VoIP Spam.
Maryland-based Qovia was founded in June 2002 and has received up to
$16.1 million in venture capital funding so far from Canaan Partners,
Nokia Venture Partners; Anthem Capital; and the State of Maryland.
Qovia�s VoIP Monitoring and Management System (VMMS) offers software
tools that manage, monitor and maintain Internet phone systems.
|Johanne Torres is a contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was
the assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She
can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.