Ireland’s Imagine joins Epsilon’s SIP Trunk Federation

13 April 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe

Privately-owned global communications service provider, Epsilon, has announced that Irish telecoms provider, Imagine Communications Group, has joined the SIP Trunk Federation.

The SIP Trunk Federation is a group of service provider partners that collaborate to offer seamless end-to-end SIP Trunking capabilities across the globe. It makes it simple for small or regional providers to interconnect and serve the global needs of customers.

Epsilon provides international connectivity between local providers making it easier for them to grow the scope of their businesses and win new and bigger contracts. The SIP Trunk Federation enables Imagine Communications Group to rapidly deploy Unified Communications (UC) services globally for its customers across western Europe.

“The SIP trunking market is growing rapidly but so far there has been no way for local and regional service providers to connect and efficiently serve the global needs of their enterprise customers,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon.

“Our federation bridges that gap and provides a neutral location for service providers of all sizes the ability to interconnect and work together to grow their SIP Trunking businesses. Imagine Group are able to find partners with comparable services and rapidly roll out new international networks to create a global and unified SIP Trunk service.”

The SIP Trunk Federation provides Imagine Group with on-demand access to local and regional service providers around the world, enabling it to provision SIP Trunk requests beyond its borders and network boundaries. As a result, it can connect its locally hosted applications on a global scale and differentiate its service offering with end-to-end SIP solutions.

Imagine Group offers fixed and wireless communications services to both business and residential customers throughout Ireland and it is currently rolling out a national TD-LTE network. However, it also delivers a portfolio of voice and data products that are available across its network technologies throughout western Europe via its wholly-owned subsidiary Coolwave Communications in the Netherlands.

“As we begin to extend our service reach, the Federation will provide us with all the tools that we need to be successful while competing in the global SIP market,” said Ronan Higgins, commercial director of Coolwave Communications.

Brian O’Donohoe, commercial director and CFO of Imagine, added: “Imagine is an innovator in the telecoms industry and Epsilon’s forward thinking along with the world’s leading fixed wireless network is bridging the digital divide in Ireland at a pace and cost that greatly exceeds what can be delivered through traditional telecoms infrastructure and thinking and this partnership helps us deliver leading edge solutions to our customers.”