6th March 2013

5th ITSPA Awards – Winners announced

ITSPA, the voice of the UK VoIP industry, announced the winners of its 5th annual awards in Parliament today. 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. The awards were presented in 8 categories that represent the range and scope of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry in Britain. The winners and finalists are listed below.

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


Best VoIP Infrastructure: Genband – GENBAND Web Application Manager (WAM)

Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: Alcatel-Lucent – OpenTouch Conversation

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.

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.

The 2013 ITSPA Awards were open to all those in the VoIP space, including those who were

not members of ITSPA. For more information on ITSPA or the awards please go to

The full press release is here



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