Acquisition of Digium by Sangoma Makes Astricon a Must-Do Communications Developer and Service Provider Event

 

 

 

 

 

DIDx has participated in at least a dozen AstriCon events since 2005. We believe it is of great value, so read on some news from different sources like David Duffet (director of worldwide Asterisk community) and Malcolm Davenport (senior product manager at Digium.) This is a very important year for Astricon since Digium was acquired by Sangoma.

New Owners, New Ideas, New Initiatives

As the new owners of AstriCon, Sangoma is bringing new ideas and initiatives to improve Asterisk and to grow the user community. Wondering how things have/will change with Asterisk? One thing for sure, Asterisk will not go away. It is happily deployed by millions of enterprises, developers and service providers still!

“Ask Them Anything” – Special Info Session at AstriCon
In addition to all of the great content at AstriCon, Sangoma and Digium will co-host a special session on Tuesday, October 9 to talk about the opportunities created by our new combined company.

David Duffet and the team that produce AstriCon know you have a lot of questions about Asterisk, FreePBX, and the future. So they’ve assembled a great collection of very senior people so that you can Ask Them Anything. This panel is the place to get those answers. David Duffet will preside over the discussion.

AstriCon is the perfect place to network, mingle and reunite with Asterisk community members from around the globe. We believe the Astricon 2018 class of speakers will make this event even more special. So come for all of the great sessions, the amazing networking and fun – and learn about the opportunities created when Digium and Sangoma became one entity.

Deb Bryant, Open Source & Standards @RedHatOpen; civic advocate of open government and open data is the Oct 9-11 2018 Astricon keynote speaker.

Exhibitors include ClusterPBX, Jenne, OrecX, Tele Dynamics, Vicidial, OpenSIPS, Issabel, Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, Simwood, LumenVox, Voyant, TelcoBridges, VTech, Khomp, Telnyx, Yealink, Grandstream, NetXUSA, VoIP Supply, Sangoma, Digium, ScanSource, Fanvil, Cepstral and Bicom. Sign up to partcipate at https://www.asterisk.org/community/astricon-user-conference.

 

First 77 Companies Join ITEXPO, the Only Event Where Doers & Disrupters Find Communications and Technology Solutions

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USA and international sponsors and exhibitors from across the industry sign up to be a part of the ITEXPO January 29 – February 1, 2019 event they rely on to deliver a powerful audience year after year.

Trumbull, CT – September 2018 – TMC today announced TMC today announced 77 companies have signed on to sponsor and exhibit at ITEXPO, held January 29 – February 1, 2019 at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. ITEXPO is the only event dedicated to exploring communications solutions for the enterprise mid market, resellers and service providers. ITEXPO is the annual meeting point where buyers of communications hardware and services can sit face-to-face with 100s of manufacturers and solutions providers in one place, for three incredibly productive days.

“With 20 years of successful shows behind it, ITEXPO has earned a reputation for delivering a powerful audience that comes year after year to make their purchasing decisions. Companies from across the communications industry recognize the value of including ITEXPO in their annual marketing plan and are quickly filling up the exhibit hall,” said Rich Tehrani, TMC CEO and conference chairman. “We are pleased to welcome this latest group of sponsors and exhibitors to the 2019 event and look forward to seeing their latest suite of solutions and hearing their valuable insight.”

The current list of sponsors Includes:

Diamond Sponsor: Digium a Sangoma Company

Platinum Sponsors:

  • Grandstream
  • Jive
  • Sansay
  • Telnyx
  • VoIP Supply
  • Yealink

Gold Sponsors and All Conference Party Sponsors:

  • Tracker Software Products
  • Zip911
  • Comcast Business
  • Verizon
  • DIDx
  • Tender Software
  • 888VoIP

Exhibitors:

  • 888VoIP
  • Accelerated
  • Acrobits
  • AireSpring
  • Algo
  • Bandwidth
  • Beward
  • Brightlink IP
  • C3Cloud
  • Comcast Charter
  • Compliance Solutions
  • CoreDial, LLC
  • CT Distributing
  • Cyberdata
  • DATAVALET
  • Denwa Technology
  • Dinstar
  • Distant Job
  • Ecosmob
  • Epygi
  • Fanvil Technology
  • FaxBack
  • Flying Voice
  • Granite Telecom
  • GSA
  • HTEK
  • Hughes
  • IDT Telecom
  • Ingate Systems
  • InnuCloud Experts
  • IPFone
  • Jenne
  • Meetecho
  • Mushroom Networks
  • Net2Phone
  • Netsapiens
  • Nexogy
  • Observables
  • Open Systems
  • Paragon
  • PC Liquidations
  • PortaOne, Inc.
  • QuestBlue
  • Quobis
  • Rev.io
  • Service Tree
  • Shield4UC Inc
  • Smith.ai
  • Spracht
  • Talari Networks
  • Tallac
  • TCG
  • Telarus
  • Telinta
  • Telispire
  • TimelyBill
  • TNI Telecom
  • TransNexus
  • Trasker Software
  • Viking Electronics
  • Vogtec
  • Voyant
  • WANDynamics
  • Wildix
  • Xorcom
  • Yeastar
  • ZiipRoom
  • ZyXel

New sponsors and exhibitors are announced daily. For updates, check back on the exhibitor list.

Early bird rates are in effect. For more information or to register for ITEXPO, contact events@tmcnet.com. For media inquiries, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages for ITEXPO should contact TMC’s Joe Fabiano at 203-852-6800 x132 or Maureen Gambino at 203-852-6800 x109.

For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information follow the event on Facebook and Twitter at @ITEXPO.

A Talk on State of Telephony in Brazil, Roaming, VoIP Fraud, Udemy, and Mentors | Sippulse and DIDx

Sippulse CTO and founder Flavio Goncalves and DIDx VP Suzanne Bowen discuss the state of telephony in Brazil, how Sippulse empowers 100s of clients to increase sales by 50 %, i.e., by adding VoIP to networking and Internet connection services and hosted PBX. This DIDx and Sippulse interview goes premieres September 18, 2018 at 7:30 AM with perfect timing as Brazil elections are about to take place Oct. 7 – 28, 2018. Brazil is in on stage!

Flavio Goncalves and Suzanne Bowen also talk about his patent on a voip security product, horrible VoIP fraud cases and shocking roaming charges, webRTC, high speed learning Udemy courses and IP and telecom communications mentors such as Jim Dixon (Zapata), Mark Spencer (Asterisk), Bogdan Iancu (OpenSIPS), Alexandr Dubovikov, Rehan Allahwala, Rich Tehrani, Anthony Minessalle, Daniel Constantin-Mierla, Allison Smith Brian West and Jeff Pulver.

Visit www.sippulse.com to inquire on being an international partner and www.didx.net for one stop marketplace to showcase 17 million DID numbers to your customers without paying for them until you sell them. Our website: www.DIDx.net To sign-up, visit https://www.DIDx.net/signup Our Official Facebook page https://www.Facebook.com/DIDxGlobal Our Official Twitter handle https://www.Twitter.com/DIDxGlobal Our Linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/company/didx

Help Your Employees to Have the Perfect Personal and Work Mix They Deserve

virtual phone numbers create flexible work force and necessary communication - didx.netYou are a mobile, telecom, voip, contact center or other communications-related operator or service provider? We know for sure that many of your current and potential clients want to enable their employees to work from anywhere. They want to save money and reward trustworthy employees with more flexibility in their work schedules and work venues.

Your client companies will benefit from automated sale on virtual phone numbers via your DIDx account of any of 130 nations. This will increase joy of work and productivity and lower costs of traditional office procedures. Your client companies’ most trusted and proactive employees will enjoy a creativity and work efficiency inspiration and stress-free environment and freedom to make the best choices at any given time of when and where to work.

According to the US Census Bureau, telecommuniting grew by not 15% but 115% between 2005 – 2015. https://www.flexjobs.com/2017-State-of-Telecommuting-US/ Millenials and even those younger and much older seem to prefer working remotely. If they complete their job tasks on time and meet expected requirements, they figure why not? Many want to juggle working for a company such as Yahoo, IBM, Amazon or any other veteran or new startup … and in addtion with driving for a transportation network like Lyft, offering rooms at their place of abode on AirBnB, copy editing books, walking dogs and shopping for others via Shipt. They like a flexible work and personal life. They like feeling more in control of their lives, working multiple jobs flexibly. Virtual phone numbers help your clients make that happen.

Plus your clients can hire from more qualified candidates with a bigger pool to choose from all over the world. They won’t have to pay relocation fees to the best candidatea who would have to move to their headquarters’ area. And … their clients will now be able to hire employees that speak the many different languages that their users speak and comprehend.

To make a remote work force really work, certain things have to be understood and paid attention. The most important element of success in a remote workforce is not just having virtual phone numbers (virtual DIDs.) It is communication. Lack of it can absolutely stifle and depress the remote worker.

So, we recommend that you recommend your clients to communicate on time and in a pertinent manner to gain and retain the best remote workers who will be encouraged to be more productive and to be happier. Visit www.didx.net, sign up to start your virtual phone number business, complete interop, have access to 17 million DIDs of 130 nations without buying them in advance and get ready to sell those DIDs (virtual phone numbers) to your clients as they need them!

People Worldwide to Send 8.3 Trillion Text Messages in 2018

SMS incoming DID phone numbers from DIDxWhile “voice” is still important to convey tone and elaborate, SMS and Short Codes and the stars of fast, efficient communication today.

On December 3, 1992, the first SMS was sent. Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old test engineer for Sema Group (which is now Airwide Solutions), used a personal computer to send the text message “Merry Christmas” via the Vodafone network to the phone of Richard Jarvis. Richard was at a party in Newbury, Berkshire that had been organised to celebrate the event of the “first SMS sent.”

An SMS is a text messaging service if most telephone, internet, and mobile-device systems in 2018. It uses standardized communication protocols to enable mobile devices to send and receive short text messages. On the other hand, an SMS short code is a 5-6 digit phone number that is used by businesses to enable consumers to opt-in or not to their SMS programs. Once they opt in, short codes are used to send text message coupons, offers, promotions, and such.

DIDx offers incoming SMS function of DIDs of 19 nations, and just recently incoming Short Code messaging for most of the USA. Here is an example of excellent incoming SMS use. Each year ITEXPO conference and exhibition includes an IDEA Showcase. After the startups share their pitches, the audience gets to vote on the one that impresses them the most.

How important is that? A DIDx customer’s customer Suzahdi (cosplay and classic leather jacket brand) shared with us that when they call a client to get measurements and things like that, quite often the client does not answer the phone or if they do, is a little offended … as if the fact the vendor is calling sort of invades privacy. The Suzahdi rep said that when they text a question instead, the customer answers almost right away and is not one bit upset. It is almost as if the text has taken over as the preferred method of communication.

Most people, especially those under age 40, would go stir crazy if you took their texting option away. From Skype to WhatsApp to Slack or the standard SMS, people send over 6 billion texts per day just in the USA. According to Portio Research, people worldwide will send 8.3 trillion text messages in just 2018 alone. That’s almost 23 billion messages per day, or almost 16 million messages per minute.

According to Mobile Marketing Watch, text messages have a 98% open rate, while email has only a 20% open rate. That alone is a good reason for VoIP companies and CLECs using DIDx are very interested in buying SMS-enabled DIDs to resell.

My first Short Code experience was with World Market because I like to shop there, so I welcome the coupons and store announcements. Businesses short codes are great to inform and stay in touch with customers who opt in.

Many businesses use Short Code SMS for Two-Factor Authentication messages to enable customers to login to their accounts online, get account balances or chat with a business chatbot when they are using a new device. The business sends a 6 digit code that enables the customer to log in from the new device.

When people travel abroad, they often are not able to use their voice or texting via their domestic cell phone service, but if they have a SMS-enabled and Short Code-enabled virtual phone number from their provider, they will still be able to receive SMSes and Short Codes.

DIDx is the virtual phone number veteran since 1999 in beta and since 2005 in fully effective, efficient use and now by 35,000 wholesale telecom customers. Want to take advantage of DIDx’s incoming Short Code and regular SMS features? Log in to your account today, click to send us a message with your interest, and we will help you get started.

Port your customers’ phone numbers to DIDx.net, and they can receive messages from most US Short Codes. Kind of another awesome way to not only get voice and SMS customers, but also to RETAIN THEM!

Fusion Hires Michael Fair as New Channel Chief

Fusion, a leading provider of cloud services, today announced the addition of Michael Fair to its team as Senior Vice President of Channel Sales and Alliances. Reporting to Dan Foster, Chief Revenue Officer, Fair is responsible for managing channel sales programs that drive revenue growth, as well as integrating and optimizing Fusion’s Partner Program following the company’s recent acquisitions.
Fair is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience creating, managing and integrating successful channel programs. Previously, he held key leadership roles at Charter, EarthLink, One Communications and Qwest. Most recently, Fair served as Managing Partner at MarketRace, a leading channel consulting company focused on ensuring the sales success of its clients through effectively designing, building and managing superior indirect channel programs and sales teams.
Fair’s hiring is a key step in Foster’s plan to build his sales and marketing organization and leadership team with a strong focus on the indirect channel. Fair will play a critical role in launching a new consolidated Partner Program as the company brings together the successful Partner Programs of Fusion, MegaPath and Birch following two recent acquisitions.
“A successful channel program is critical to Fusion’s ambitious plan to scale. As we combine our offerings, teams and programs following the recent acquisitions of MegaPath and Birch, it is essential that we build on each company’s existing success in the channel to create a unified sales and marketing organization with expertise that spans our combined companies,” said Foster. “Michael’s experience and knowledge of the industry make him perfectly suited to lead this effort and I am excited to welcome him to our sales team.”
“This is an exciting time to join the Fusion team,” said Fair. “Fusion’s partners continue to be at the forefront of our go-to-market strategy. I look forward to integrating Fusion’s Partner Program to deliver on our vision to serve as the industry’s most successful single source cloud provider.”
Fusion’s Partner Program offers total flexibility, product innovation, unparalleled support and programs to empower its growing partner network. To learn more about Fusion’s Partner Program, visit www.fusionconnect.com/partners.
About Fusion
Fusion (NASDAQ:FSNN), a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, is the industry’s Single Source for the Cloud(R). Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud services platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity, and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower our customers’ cost of ownership, and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment. For more information, please visit www.fusionconnect.com.
Fusion Contact:
Brian Coyne
1-212-201-2404
bcoyne@fusionconnect.com
Look for Fusion as exhibitor at ITEXPO Jan. 29 – Feb. 1, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Reserve your booth and sponsorship like DIDx and Fusion have now.

Emercoin Group Polozov & SIP Pulse Concalves | Mix of VoIP and Blockchain by OpenSIPS and DIDx

opensips emercoin enumer voip didx virtual phone numbersEmercoin Group’s Stan Polozov, with a strong background in the realm of finance and specializes in the technical aspects of blockchains and cryptography, talks with SIPPulse’s Flavio Concalves about blockchain projects during OpenSIPS Summit 2018 in Amsterdam.

Flavio asks Stan, “Let’s suppose I am an operator. I am sending a call to another operator. The other operator needs to charge 7 cents, not 7 cents, 7/10ths of a cent for each minute. Can we charge this directly using blockchain?”

Stan replies, “I think, uh…”

Flavio says, “Let’s say that they were supposed to buy coins to have a use of this network.”

“To publish the address?” Stan asks.

“They can publish but to complete the call on the other side…” says Flavio.

Watch the video to find out more of this fascinating conversation. Understanding the true potential of the blockchain-based technologies, Emercoin’s representatives, blockchain implementation specialist Oleg Khovayko and chief implementation officer Stan Polozov spoke about the unique ENUMER solution for VoIP at OpenSIPS Summit 2018.

Check out DIDx’s video of Stan of Emercoin team giving a presentation at OpenSIPS at https://youtu.be/kvlcYxeurK4. (Sippy Software‘s Max and DIDx’s Shaharyar edited these videos for the final products.)

 

Visit http://www.didx.net, https://www.opensips.org/events/index, and https://medium.com/@emer.tech.

Our website: www.DIDx.net.

To sign-up, visit https://www.DIDx.net/signup.

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Who are we? Voiceland and DIDx.net! Clustering rulz.

Voiceland and DID do a look back at the latency of the 1990s to now… OpenSIPS’ clustering and high availability. There is much progress in VoIP. We recorded our video discussion via Zoom webRTC. A big part of our conversation is about how helping contact center startups is much of what both of our companies’ business.

Who uses Voiceland besides contact centers? Museums, taxi services, and load ferries are a few. During our talk with Vasilios , their founder and CTO, we leared they use no compression on end-to-end user calls for great quality.

Vasilios Tzanoudakis’s Internet telephony mentors include Mark Spencer, Daniel Mierla, Bogdan Iancu, Rehan Ahmed, the person who corrected the Zapata driver Jim Dixon. Suzanne mentioned hers are the same plus Stacy Higginbotham, Allison Smith, Anthony Minessalle, Brian West, Rich Tehrani and Jeff Pulver.

Jim Dixon Astricon 2008 Zapata and DIDx

The bravery of Mark, Daniel, Bodgan, Jim, Anthony and Brian to work hard on something that was brand new like voip …

“We owe them a lot,” says Visilios.

Emercoin Group’s Polozov was a presenter on blockchain at Open SIPs. “He was like from another planet,” says Vasilios. (We’ll share a video discussion about mixing blockchain and voIP between SIPPulse Flavio Concalves and Polozov on Youtube soon.)

Pretty cool though. Blockchain is something most people just want to understand how to make money from it. Extracredit.io realizes this and is obviously dealing with it be educating its community, so each person can more effectively take advantage of their cryptocurrency is something Suzanne believes.

In 2000, SegaNet released the first voice-chat-compatible browser for the Dreamcast. Internet services such as YahooChat! worked on the Java compatible web browsers with the ability of voicechat with the microphone, although it was already available for use in its HTML servers. This browser web integration became a standard in future game consoles. Vasilios and Suzanne talked about playing with different game systems that early on … integrated voice over Internet chat.

DIDx Suzanne Bowen and Voiceland Vasilios’s IP communications Part 1 and Part 2 discussion is ready for you to view on Youtube.

Be Free of the Expensive Past | Power up your Contact Center with Hosted Switch and DIDs

phone numbers for contact centersAs a customer of services like Uber or Lyft, we can keep my real phone number private. We can also call a number that is local to us that our vendor owns, but it can ring to my vendor’s contact center in another country. As business owners, we can own phone numbers in several big cities on our planet. People in those big cities can dial that number that we own but it is local to them and reach us conveniently and usually at no charge. The joys of VoIP! We hear people “dis” it in preference to newer communications tech such as WebRTC, but it still powers our personal and business lives in a lovely way.

One of the most interesting business models that benefit from VoIP and direct inward dialing phone numbers is contact centers. Every business dreams of better flexibility, high availability, high call quality, productivity, scalability, flexibility, and security. A good VoIP service enables reasonable pricing as opposed to dinosaur PSTN rates. It powers businesses such as those that need contact centers or that are contact centers to be as global as they would like in over 130 nations with DIDX direct inward dialing phone number coverage.

In the past, businesses built headquarters and hired everyone locally. Each person clocked in and out at this HQ. Today in 2018, employees can work more flexible hours and from anywhere. In fact, a business does not need an expensive headquarters. Freedom is what VoIP and direct inward dialing phone numbers give everyone involved.

Does your business want to empower its remote workers to operate as the contact center for customer service, sales and technical support? DIDx offers the direct inward dialing phone numbers. Just use DIDx API with your service to buy the DID phone numbers as you need them. If you need fewer than 50 DIDs, just refer your communications service provider to DIDx. We’ll do all the work with them for you to benefit.

We’re here to set you and your business free from the expensive and inflexible ways of the past and to embrace all you can be with new and highly approved tech of the present. Sign up for direct inward dialing phone numbers at http://www.didx.net. If you need other services such as security, termination, hosted PBX or soft switch, we know thousands around the world, highly respected companies that can help you get going now.

New Romania DID Number Areas from 5 Star Telephony Vendor on DIDx

New DID number areas are added to our direct inward dialing marketplace at DIDx.net: Romania +40  country code … of 19 cities! The vendor 710082 has a 5 star vendor rating, too. Log in to your DIDx account today to take advantage. New DID number areas are added to our direct inward dialing marketplace at DIDx.net: Romania +40  country code … of 19 cities! The vendor 710082 has a 5 star vendor rating, too. Log in to your DIDx account today to take advantage.

Why would organizations and individuals like to own Romania phone numbers even if they do not live in or have an office in Romania? Here are some examples:

1. To be a local call to anyone who the following is really important to … the Carpathian mountains, sculptor Constantin Brancusi, wine, salt mines, George Enescu, medieval fortresses, Eugene Ionesco, “Dacia” cars, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves, Nadia Comaneci, primeval dense forests, the Black Sea, Gheorghe Hagi, sunflower fields, wolves and bears, painted monasteries, the Danube Delta.

2. If you are a citizen of Canada, Japan and the United States and you want to get a job in Romania. You are permitted to work in Romania without the need to obtain a visa or any further authorisation for the period of their 90 day visa-free stay.

3. Since Romania is Europe’s richest country in gold resources, and if you want to do business with them somehow in that industry…

4. If you know the next “Sasha Baron Cohen” … 😉

5. If you want to partner with vehicle parts, insulated wire, cars, wheat and/or rubber tire industries there in any way. These are their biggest exports. On the other hand…

6. If you want to partner with organizations there in their biggest import need areas of vehicle parts, packaged medicines, crude petroleum, wheat, corn and pork.

7. Stay in touch with your family in Romania while you are away at school, on business and/or just traveling. You’ll be a local phone call for them in Romania no matter where you are in the world.

8. To hire and retain a remote work force there!

9. To enable your contact center anywhere in the world to be a local call for anyone in Romania to reach you.

Area codes and cities available:
21 Bucuresti (Bucharest)

31 Bucuresti (Bucharest)

330 Suceava

331 Botosani

332 Iasi

334 Bacau

335 Vaslui

336 Vaslui

337 Vrancea

338 Buzau

339 Braila

340 Tulcea

341 Constanta

342 Calarasi

343 Ialomita

345 Dambovita

346 Giurgiu

347 Teleorman

348 Arges

349 Olt

350 Vrancea

351 Dolj

352 Mehedinti

353 Gorj

355 Caras Severin

356 Timis

357 Arad

358 Alba

360 Salaj

361 Satu Mare

362 Maramures

344 Prahova

363 Bistrita Nasaud

364 Cluj

365 Mures

366 Harghita

367 Covasna

368 Brasov

369 Sibiu