Interoute Wins Title of Unified Communications European Service Provider of Year
At the recently held 2011 Frost & Sullivan European ICT awards, Interoute was awarded the Unified Communications European Service Provider of the Year award. Interoute, the owner operator of Europe's largest cloud services platform, was commended for leading the way in making enterprise services available from within the cloud.
"Interoute is a key participant in a market that is experiencing very impressive growth, mainly due to the economic downturn creating interest in alternative communication delivery methods, increasing awareness of hosted solutions, as well as improved feature sets becoming available," said Dorota Oviedo, Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan, in a statement. "Unified Communications has only recently been offered as a service, thus the companies that were considered for this award offer services that can be seen as pioneering and revolutionary. With a very strong enterprise VoIP portfolio and the advantage of offering the first European SIP trunking certified for Microsoft communications servers, Interoute can be perceived as a true unified communications enabler"
A strong reason behind Interoute winning the award was its network, the Interoute One service, and its Microsoft certification for SIP trunking with Office Communication Server and Lync Server 2010, according to Frost & Sullivan. Through its advanced pan-European network, the company connects 100 cities in 29 countries.
Gareth Williams, CEO of Interoute, said: "We are extremely proud to have our unified communications services acknowledged by this award. Our commitment to the market has always been to deliver services that offer optimal cost, outstanding performance and efficiency that's second to none. Receiving this industry accolade is testament to years of continued investment in developing innovative new applications to deliver cutting edge services to our enterprises customers."
In related news, Interoute Communications Ltd recently announced that voice traffic from its mobile partners across its cloud infrastructure, IP based Virtual Voice Network (VVN) has grown 40 percent in the first six months of 2011 breaking the one billion minutes a month barrier. A pioneer in the unified communications industry, Interoute was the first European service provider to supply SIP trunking for Microsoft OCS in 2009 and for Microsoft Lync in 2010.
Rahul Arora is a unified communications contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin