Voipfone wins Best Business VoIP Award 2009

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  1. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Dead chuffed :)

    ITSPA Awards Winners 2009 10th December

    VoIP Providers Honoured in Parliament at ITSPA Awards

    10th December – The success stories of the VoIP industry 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

    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 Business
    Best VoIP Hardware – Polycom VVX (TM)1500
    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 IP based Communications Services 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. For more information on ITSPA or the awards
    please go to www.itspaawards.org.uk or www.itspa.org.uk
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
  2. glorious

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    I wish I have the money to involved myself in this , I would have been among these lucky winners now however, I congratulate them and wish them the best of luck this festive period, Merry Xmas and a prosperous New year:)
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: glorious Member since: Dec 3, 2009
  3. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Entrance is free and you don't need to be a member to apply or win (2 winners are non-members). If you're doing something interesting with VoIP, ITSPA would be pleased to hear from you.
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
  4. Alpha

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  5. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    IIRC you just missed it last year, so very well done!
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
  6. Heart Communications

    Heart Communications UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Great news Colin, well done :)

    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: Heart Communications Member since: Oct 21, 2008
  7. Tommo

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    Nicely done :)

    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: Tommo Member since: Jul 15, 2009
  8. Top Hat

    Top Hat UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Well done. I hope you thanked god in your acceptance speech :)
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: Top Hat Member since: Mar 3, 2005
  9. Cornish Steve

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    Excellent! Very well done.
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: Cornish Steve Member since: Jul 4, 2005
  10. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    My acceptance speech was:

    "Thanks you, I'm pleased. I'm going to suggest you rename this the old gits prize for persistence. Thanks again." (We won at the third attempt)

    I kid you not :)

    (Nice to be on the same winning platform with multi-bilion quid brands like BT, NTL/Telewest, Polycom - plus Vonage too)
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2009
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
  11. maxine

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    Well done Colin!

    Excellent achievement. We get approached by various VOIP/Telecoms companies to sell their voip products and I use Voipfone as a bit of a benchmark being a user etc and know that a lot of them don't come anywhere near the mark in terms of value for money, features and flexibility.


    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: maxine Member since: Oct 13, 2007
  12. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Ah, bless you - telemarketeers aren't all bad after all ;-)
    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005
  13. Tej

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    just rewards for excellence!.. and perseverance:)

    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: Tej Member since: Oct 26, 2008
  14. DotNetWebs

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    Nice One.

    I have been very impressed with your service since switching from BT.


    Posted: Dec 11, 2009 By: DotNetWebs Member since: Feb 16, 2005
  15. My Owl 1

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    Congratulations Colin.

    Posted: Dec 12, 2009 By: My Owl 1 Member since: Nov 17, 2008
  16. accountancyextra

    accountancyextra UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Well done Colin :D

    As a user of your service myself, I know that the award is truely deserved!
    Posted: Dec 13, 2009 By: accountancyextra Member since: Dec 14, 2007
  17. british steve

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    Congratulations. Very well done.
    Posted: Dec 18, 2009 By: british steve Member since: Oct 1, 2009
  18. Scott-Copywriter

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    Well done Colin.
    Posted: Dec 22, 2009 By: Scott-Copywriter Member since: May 10, 2006
  19. An Oasis

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  20. cjd

    cjd UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Very interesting results from the empirical testing of VoIP providers:

    Posted: Dec 22, 2009 By: cjd Member since: Nov 23, 2005