July 15, 2009

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Open Source PBXs Gain Traction

Posted By Michael Francois

A report out by The Eastern Management Group states that Open Source PBXs (such as Asterisk) were used to deploy more new installed lines than solutions from Cisco, Avaya and Nortel last year. The report indicates that Open Source PBXs now have 18% of the market, and that growth in 2008 was 40%.

This clearly indicates something that we knew, which is that Open Source PBXs are not a niche market, but a solution that customers have embraced. Keep in mind that regardless of the PBX solution you deploy, you want an experienced partner who can deliver the connectivity and VOIP features you need. SIP Trunking solutions from MegaPath work great with any IP PBX solution, including Asterisk. And, if you are using a digital PBX from a vendor like MITEL or NEC, a PRI solution is available to assist you in realizing the benefits of VoIP.

If voice quality and security are key concerns for you, please look into layering MPLS into your VoIP solution. MPLS+VoIP from the right partner will give you a simple, scalable and managed solution that will increase your communications capabilities while lowering costs.

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