10th December 2009

VoIP Providers Honoured in Parliament at ITSPA Awards

VoIP Providers were announced in Parliament today at the 2nd

annual ITSPA Awards. The ceremony was attended by over a hundred people

including parliamentarians, civil servants and industry representatives. It took place in

the Strangers Dining Room of the House of Commons and was hosted by Andrew

Miller MP. The awards were presented in 5 categories, representing different areas

of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry.

The Award Winners were:

Best Consumer VoIP – Vonage V-Plan 4i

Best Business ITSP (SMEs) – iNet Telecoms (Voipfone)

Best Business ITSP (Large Enterprise) – ntl:Telewest

Best VoIP Hardware – Polycom VVX (TM)1500 D

Most Innovative VoIP Product – BT IP Exchange

Those Highly Commended were:

Best Business ITSP category (SMEs) - Telappliant

Best Business ITSP (Large Enterprise) – Ipitomi Ltd & Voicenet Solutions

Best VoIP Hardware – Nortel: (CS 2000)

Most Innovative VoIP Product – Snom 870

This year, technical testing by Epitiro was introduced for two of the categories - Best

Consumer VoIP and Best Business ITSP (SME). Entrants for all categories also had

to complete written entry forms that were independently reviewed by the ITSPA

Awards judges.

Eli Katz, ITSPA Chairman, said, “I would like to congratulate the 2009 ITSPA Awards

winners and finalists. It has been excellent to follow on from the inaugural awards last

year with an equally competitive nomination process in 2009. Despite the tough

economic conditions, residential and business customers are increasingly becoming

more aware of the opportunities that VoIP can offer including cost, flexibility and new

multi-media services. The testing regime again showed that VoIP can rival the PSTN

for voice quality and reliability”.


Linus Surguy, Technical Director of Magrathea, said, “Magrathea is proud to again be

associated with the ITSPA Awards and would like to congratulate all the winners this

year. It has been encouraging to see such wide participation from so many

companies, indicating the competitive nature of the VoIP market. It is important that

we recognise the success stories of the industry and we hope this will continue”.

Iain Wood, Head of Marketing from Epitiro, said, “We welcomed the challenge of

testing some of the award categories and were impressed with the quality and

reliability of all the entrants. We look forward to developing this process further in the

future and testing more of the award categories next year.”

The 2009 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

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