ITSPA, the voice of the UK VoIP industry, announced the winners of its 6th annual awards today. The reception took place 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. The winners and finalists are listed below.
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
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
Best VoIP Innovation: Soho66 - Quvu
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. 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 sector, 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"
The 2014 ITSPA Awards were open to all those in the VoIP space, including those who were not members of ITSPA.
The full press release is here