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Published on March 7th, 2013 | by Alexis Argent

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ITSPA Awards Announced in Parliament – Sangoma wins The Best VoIP CPE award 2013 + highly commended Grandstream – Sponsored by VoIPon

VoIPon Solutions Sponsor of the Best VoIP CPE award 2013 announce the winner Sangoma Technologies for the Sangoma NetBorder Lync Express

The UK VoIP Community gathered last night for the annual 2013 ITSPA awards. The reception took place in the House of Commons Members Dining Room and was hosted by Dr Julian Huppert MP, Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum.

VoIPon Solutions, sponsoring the Best VoIP CPE award, are delighted to announce that the winners were Sangoma Technologies for the Sangoma NetBorder Lync Express. The NetBorder Lync Express can be ordered in four models, Sangoma NetBorder 1 T1/E1 + 4 FXS Lync Express LYNC-NBE-AP100,  Sangoma NetBorder 2 T1/E1 + 4 FXS Lync Express (LYNC-NBE-AP02)Sangoma NetBorder 6 FXO + 2 FXS Lync Express LYNC-NBE-APAN and the Sangoma NetBorder 4 BRI + 2 FXS Lync Express LYNC-NBE-APBR.

We are also pleased to announce the winner of the Highly Commended Award went to Grandstream Networks for the Grandstream GXP2200 Enterprise Application Phone for Android.

Sales Manager, Alexis Argent of VoIPon Solutions presented the awards to both companies at the House of Commons.

It was a great honour to sponsor the award and also huge congratulations to both Sangoma and Grandstream

Entrants to all categories had to complete a written self-assessment, which were independently reviewed by the ITSPA Awards judges. In addition, Malden Electronics conducted the technical testing for three award categories: Best Consumer VoIP; Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise); and Best Business (Medium Enterprise). Entrants in these categories underwent two months of technical testing as well as submitting written entries. Separately, The ITSPA Members’ Pick was a selected shortlist from the membership, outlining companies and services who they believed had provided real value to the industry in recent years.

Alexis Argent presenting award to Sangoma

Alexis Argent presenting award to Grandstream

Eli Katz, ITSPA Chairman, said,

I am delighted to see the increased uptake from members and non-members this year. It is the highest number of entries we have received so far. Congratulations to all the winners and to those companies highly commended. The Awards are a welcome opportunity to celebrate the innovation and best practice in our industry as well as highlight and discuss the key regulatory challenges facing the sector”

Linus Surguy, Technical Director from Magrathea, said, “Congratulations to the winners and finalists who clearly demonstrated the success stories of the industry. Magrathea is thrilled to continue its support of this prestigious industry event and we look forward to the competition continuing in the future.”


The ITSPA Council is keen to build on this success and welcome all entrants, both members and non-members to participate in the work of the trade association going forward. There are a number of initiatives and networking events that ITSPA has planned for 2013 and the trade body welcomes participation from all those who are interested.

Mark Spencer of Digium and founder of Asterisk also received the ITSPA Members’ Pick award for developing Asterisk.

Award Winners:

  • Best Consumer VoIP: Localphone
  • Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): iNet Telecoms (Voipfone)
  • Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Telappliant
  • Best Business ITSP (Corporate): Ciptex
  • Best VoIP CPE: Sangoma Technologies – NetBorder Lync Express
  • Best VoIP Infrastructure: Metaswitch Networks – Perimeta 3.3
  • Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Voxhub – Voxtop Apps Platform
  • ITSPA Members’ Pick: Mark Spencer for developing Asterisk

Highly Commended:

  • Best Consumer VoIP: BT
  • Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): VoiceHost
  • Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Voxhub
  • Best Business ITSP (Corporate): Timico
  • Best VoIP CPE: Grandstream Networks – GXP2200 Enterprise Application Phone for Android™
  • Best VoIP Infrastructure: Genband – GENBAND Web Application Manager (WAM)
  • Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Alcatel-Lucent – OpenTouch Conversation

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