The UK VoIP Community gathered last night for the annual 2014 ITSPA awards. The reception took place at the Altitude events space within the Millbank Tower, central London and was hosted by Dr Julian Huppert MP, Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum.

The awards were presented in 8 categories that represent the range and scope of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry in Britain.

VoIPon Solutions, sponsoring the Best VoIP CPE award, are delighted to announce that the winners were Polycom for the Polycom VVX 600 Business Media Phone with Polycom VVX Camera and VVX Expansion Module.

We are also pleased to announce that the winner of the highly commended award went to snom for the 7xx series which includes the snom 710, snom 715, snom 720 and snom 760 IP VoIP Phones.

Sales Manager, Craig Herrett of VoIPon Solutions said,

VoIPon and our sister company 4Gon are proud to be part of the ITSPA Awards 2014 and we want to say congratulations to Polycom for winning Best VoIP CPE award and to snom for the highly commended award, not forgetting the other finalists Gigaset Pro Maxwell 10, Grandstream GXV3275 IP Multimedia and Sangoma Vega Enterprise SBC.  I would also like to congratulate Localphone for winning the Best Consumer VoIP Award winner which was sponsored by 4Gon.

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 from a shortlist of suggestions from membership, who they believed had provided real value or support to the industry. This was to be voted on at event this evening.

Eli Katz, ITSPA Chairman, said,

Congratulations to all the winners and to those companies highly commended. The success of the awards is a reflection of the efforts of ITSPA and its work continues at pace! We have a number of live initiatives around various issues including net neutrality, nuisance calls, provisioning and VoIP security which are keeping us busy. All our work is geared to promoting our industry and ensuring our members are fully kept up to speed on both threats, opportunities and new developments. This industry is certainly maturing and we welcome all VoIP companies to join ITSPA, help add their expertise and enjoy the benefits from being part of the industry association

Linus Surguy, Technical Director from Magrathea, said,

Its again been pleasing to see a great uptake in entrants from all areas of the VoIP industry, showing that this event is firmly established within the industry calendar. Magrathea are thrilled to continue its support of ITSPA and the Awards and congratulate the winners on their success.

Award Winners:

  • Best Consumer VoIP: Localphone
  • Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): Gradwell Communications
  • Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Telappliant
  • Best Business ITSP (Corporate): Node4
  • Best VoIP CPE: Polycom – VVX 600 Business Media Phone with VVX Camera and VVX Expansion Module
  • Best VoIP Infrastructure: GENBAND – QUANTiX QFlex        
  • Best VoIP Innovation: Voipfone –  GeoDivert® Smartphone App 
  • ITSPA Members’ Pick: Web RTC

Highly Commended:

  • Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): Soho66
  • Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Orbtalk
  • Best VoIP CPE: snom – 7xx Series
  • Best VoIP Infrastructure: Babelisk – Bdeye billing software
  • Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Soho66 –Quvu

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