MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) service assurance market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes VOIPFUTURE with the 2010 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Company of the Year. This promising company has carved a niche for itself by undertaking a new approach to service assurance, taking Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) flow analysis as a base to bring value to RTP monitoring. VOIPFUTURE is the first to identify this area as a dedicated field, separate from the other existing areas of monitoring.
VOIPFUTURE's Smart RTP Monitoring Probe provides passive, non-intrusive full line rate monitoring and analysis of network performance in real time up to 10 Gbit/s. Its post-processing platform enables its customers to analyze the detected problems. This diagnosis covers five-second segments of all call streams, generating a detailed report that identifies overall network problems as well as a drill-down analysis into specific areas with a very high levels of accuracy.
"While the service assurance market offers tremendous revenue potential to vendors, it is a competitive and highly fragmented one," says Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Olga Yashkova "Vendors are challenged to keep track of new network technologies and ensure that their solutions support the breadth of technologies required to meet the monitoring and management needs of a given call or session, end-to-end, across the entire network."
VOIPFUTURE entered the market with a novel voice evaluation algorithm (patent pending) that it uses to draw out highly accurate and detailed information regarding voice quality. Telecom operators are then able to identify the exact affected parts of the networks during high load conditions, and take prompt actions to upgrade infrastructure such as routers or central processing units (CPUs).
However, starting in 2007 as a small company, VOIPFUTURE had to prove its technical competence and the corresponding value it had promised to deliver to its prospective customers, which are large telecom operators. To validate its claims regarding its technology, the company spent all of 2009 creating proof of concepts and pilot projects, with revenue structures that deliver value to VOIPFUTURE's prospective customers. Based on this, the company became more active in implementing new marketing initiatives, increasing appearances in exhibitions and trade shows, and engaging in new partnerships.
By successfully identifying impairments, VOIPFUTURE's solution helps increase application performance and quality optimization by 10-15 percent for service providers and enterprise customers. By monitoring the networks and analyzing network performance, the system is able to detect and identify even the smallest impairments in the VoIP service.
"From real time monitoring and analysis, constant network health check, to service monitoring according to service level agreements (SLAs), VOIPFUTURE's tools help service providers optimize their performance and increase customer satisfaction levels," notes Yashkova. "As a result, they are able to not only retain customers but also grow their subscriber base."
VOIPFUTURE's strategy is focused on making Tier 1 and 2 telecom carriers and other prospective clients aware of the company's unique technology as well as solutions and educating them about the benefits of its product offering. The company continues to form strong relationships with established partners to leverage their huge sales force to market its products.
The company's outstanding technology and strategies have served exceedingly well in helping the company increase its geographic market penetration and revenue. VOIPFUTURE has worked on projects across the United States, Germany, Sweden, Hungary, South Africa, and several countries in the Asia Pacific. The company is also in the process of closing a number of significant projects in the United States and several Asia Pacific and European countries in 2010.
In spite of its size, VOIPFUTURE continues to invest in cutting-edge technology and create effective solutions that not only meet, but exceed current and future needs of its customers. The company works closely with customers on product upgrades and is quick to respond to market needs with effective, feature-rich solutions. Its growing customer base and an increasing global footprint proves that VOIPFUTURE's solution is a 'must have'.
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VOIPFUTURE is a provider of connection quality RTP monitoring solutions that has been making inroads in the VoIP service assurance market. The Siemens-spinoff caters to telecom carriers, system integrators, service providers and large enterprises. Established in 2007, the company's headquarters are located in Hamburg, Germany. Its executive team consists of highly experienced senior experts and managers. VOIPFUTURE receives strong support by its lead investor Hasso Plattner Ventures. For more information on the company, please visit http://www.VOIPFUTURE.com.
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