ITSPA, the VoIP industry body, announced the winners of its 4th 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, representing different areas of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry.
Best Consumer VoIP: Voiptalk
Best Business ITSP (Micro): Voipfone
Best Business ITSP (SMEs): Voxhub
Best Business ITSP (Enterprise): Timico
Best VoIP CPE: Yealink – SIP-T38G
Best VoIP Infrastructure: UM Labs – Sip Security Controller
Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: CounterPath – Bria iPad edition
ITSPA Members' Pick: Open Source VoIP Projects
Best Consumer VoIP: Localphone
Best Business ITSP (SMEs): Gradwell
Best VoIP CPE: Gigaset – DX800A All-in-One
Best VoIP Infrastructure: Genband – S3 SBC
Most Innovative VoIP Product/Service: O2 & Voxygen – O2 Connect
Malden Electronics conducted the technical testing for three award categories: Best
Consumer VoIP; Best Business ITSP (Micro); and Best Business (SMEs). Entrants in these
categories underwent two months of technical testing. Separately, entrants to all categories
had to complete a written self-assessment, which were independently reviewed by the ITSPA
Awards judges. 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
Eli Katz, ITSPA Chairman, said, “Congratulations to all the winners, those companies highly
commended as well as the finalists. I’m pleased that we have expanded the award categories
this year, which have been well received by the entrants. This year we have seen more
companies entering the awards as well as joining the association and I welcome this
opportunity to celebrate their innovation and best practice.”
Linus Surguy, Director from Magrathea, said, “Magrathea is proud to continue its support of
the ITSPA Awards and believe it is important to recognise the success stories of the industry.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists and we look forward to the healthy 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 2012 and the trade
body welcomes participation from all those who are interested.
The 2012 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