Major US IP telephony expo draws near

An important combined conference and showcase for those involved in the internet protocol (IP) telephony services and equipment market is scheduled to take place in Miami between 30th January and 1st February this year.

The event – called Telecom Reseller Week – is being organised by specialist media publisher, TMC.

As in 2012, the event will be held at Florida’s Miami Beach Convention Centre – forming part of the wider media technology and IT forum, ITEXPO Miami.

Organisers of the event have promised extended provision for question and answer sessions, together with ample opportunities for IP telephony service and equipment suppliers to demonstrate their wares to prospective clients, including VoIP reseller companies.

Themes expected to be covered at Telecom Reseller Week include practical advice on incorporating session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking into a traditional communications network – a cost-effective means whereby facilities such as IP telephony and business VoIP (voice over internet protocol) can be accessed easily and cost-effectively.

The forum is also expected to look at the merits of adopting a range of cloud-based communications solutions, as well as focusing on the possibilities for moving towards a unified communications (UC) environment – whereby communications from different media can be handled effectively via a single terminal.

Sessions at Telecom Reseller Week will be moderated by experienced business VoIP and IP telephony industry expert, Gary Audin.

The relevance of including Telecom Reseller Week within ITEXPO is perhaps underlined by the fact that the latter event is sponsored by, among others, Digium – the provider of open source business VoIP facilitating software, Asterisk – and IP telephony handset manufacturer, Yealink.

The existence of an event geared specifically towards the reseller market is also perhaps indicative of the growing popularity of third party host business VoIP provider and VoIP reseller companies, particularly among small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) attracted by the former’s relatively low costs of engagement.