Gateway Appliance, Internal Gateway or Custom System
Which is the Right Solution for Bridging your TDM and VoIP Networks?

Friday, December 2, 2011 TIME: 2:00 pm EST 11:00 am PST

As one of the few vendors that provide all three solutions for bridging VoIP and TMD gear and networks, Sangoma is in the unique position to offer an unbiased and objective analysis of each type of solution. Frederic Dickey, director of product management at Sangoma, along with a panel of experts will analyze the pros and cons of each type of solution: a standalone gateway, such as VoIP gateway appliances; internal gateway software that run co-resident on existing application platforms; or a custom developed system using a development framework, such as Asterisk® or FreeSWITCH® and a Sangoma TDM interface board.

What the attendees will learn:

  • A clear definition of each type of solution
  • Dealing with regulatory and approval issues
  • The technical benefits and drawbacks of each type of solution
  • Deployment and maintenance issues


Frederic Dickey
Director of Product Management, Sangoma Technologies

Frederic Dickey is General Manager for UK operations and in charge of Product Management at Sangoma. Prior to Sangoma, he was at Paraxip – acquired by Sangoma in July 2008 – to lead Marketing and Business Development efforts. Prior to joining Paraxip, Frederic was General Manager at Kallastra Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Octasic Semiconductors. In his role at Kallastra, Frederic gained significant experience in worldwide Sales and Marketing (including Europe and Asia) while managing operations.

Prior to Kallastra, Frederic spent 4 years at NMS Communications as a Product Management Director with responsibility for product lines generating significant revenues annually. Before NMS Communications, Frederic held several Sales Engineering and Project Management roles at both Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. Frederic brings, with its 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry, a comprehensive technical and business background to Sangoma Technologies.

Frederic holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (Honours) from McGill University in Montreal.


Simon Horton
Director of Product Management, Sangoma Technologies

Simon Horton is Director of Product Management at Sangoma Technologies, where he is responsible for managing customer requirements and bringing new products to market. Prior to Sangoma, he was VP of Product Management and Engineering at VegaStream, a leading UK-based developer of VoIP gateway appliances, which was recently acquired by Sangoma in August 2011. Before joining VegaStream, Simon was at Nortel Networks working in a variety of technical and customer facing roles.

With over 14 years of experience in the industry, Simon brings with him a wealth of experience in delivering customer requirements. Simon holds a M.Eng from Loughborough University in Electronics and Electrical Engineering.

Kerry Garrison
VP of Strategy, 888Voip

Kerry has been in the VoIP industry for over seven years from the reseller integration side, to running the trixbox CE project, and is currently the VP of Strategy at 888Voip, the leading distributor of VoIP products. Kerry’s main focus is creating content for resellers to make sure they have the tools and information they need in order to maximize their sales and profits. Be sure and check out for over 100 video guides on many different topics including setup and configuration guides for Sangoma products.


Erik K Linask
Group Editorial Director

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.