MARKHAM, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – May 7, 2013) – Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for both voice and data, announced that Voice Carrier, a leading provider of SIP Trunking and VoIP services to enterprises and small and medium businesses (SMBs), has selected the Sangoma Vega Series gateways as their recommended media gateway for SIP trunking and VoIP service deployments by the company, displacing another leading gateway vendor who’s provisioning and installation interface is more complicated. Voice Carrier will use the Sangoma Network Appliance Provisioning (SNAP) Tool to streamline customer installations and facilitate quicker and more efficient deployments.
“We had conducted extensive hands-on testing and evaluation of many leading gateways products, and determined that the Sangoma Vega product line delivered the value, reliability, quality, ease of deployment and breadth of interface support that enables Voice Carrier to provide our customers with the level of service they need to confidently conduct their business,” said Gary Johnson, president and chief executive officer for Voice Carrier. “Not only do the Vega products deliver on well-known Sangoma quality and reliability, the SNAP configuration tool enables our installers to provision and install the gateway for operation on our SIP network in a matter of minutes. In the highly competitive and fast-growing business VoIP marketplace, the efficiency of the SNAP tool, combined with very competitive pricing from Sangoma, gives our sales teams a significant advantage.”
The SNAP Tool is an easy-to-use web-based application that guides installers to quickly create site- and customer-specific configuration files for Vega Series gateways by using pre-tested profiles developed to match the Voice Carrier network operational parameters. The process can be completed in less than five minutes and eliminates much of the provisioning effort necessary with other solutions. All of this is easily done without specialized training or accessing the command line interface of the gateway.
Under the agreement between the two companies, Voice Carrier has placed multiple orders, and is actively deploying the Vega Series as its VoIP media gateway solution which connects existing legacy PBXs to Voice Carrier’s low cost cloud-based phone service. Voice Carrier is very actively targeting this market since it is very cost effective for customers that do not want to replace their current analog phone and PBX equipment, but gain the cost and new feature advantages of VoIP. The installation of a Vega gateway enables the customer to keep their existing phone system and infrastructure, while allowing them to switch to Voice Carrier’s phone service and reduce their monthly phone bills by up to 50%.
“Selection as Voice Carrier’s preferred gateway provider marks a significant milestone for Sangoma,” said Mark Wagner, Sangoma’s vice president of carrier and Lync sales. “Voice Carrier is an aggressive leader in the VoIP marketplace that is experiencing dramatic sales growth. We are very excited to contribute to the company’s upward trajectory by delivering efficiencies and capabilities through the SNAP Tool and Vega gateways. Based on the projected growth of the Voice Carrier deployments, we estimate that they will need thousands of Vega gateways in the coming years. The Voice Carrier business model is taking over the SIP trunk market and we look forward to being a part of their success.”
Sangoma’s industry-leading solution portfolio enables the interworking of a wide variety of disparate TDM and IP networks, clouds, protocols, services, devices, and applications. Its portfolio includes award-winning voice and data boards, transcoding and gateway software, standalone gateway appliances for SS7 and TDM-to-SIP, wireless boards, multiplexers, Microsoft Lync gateways, and session border controllers. These products are designed for simple integration with open source and closed source IP PBX applications, contact centers, unified communications systems and service provider networks. For more information about the Sangoma portfolio of IP telephony and network integration solutions, or to locate an authorized reseller, visit www.sangoma.com.