The first winner of the FCS VoIP solution of the Year award was IPTEL who demonstrated to the judges that their solution delivered real business benefit to their customers. Martin Andrew of IPTEL received the award from Lord David Currie, chairman of Ofcom, at the recent FCS AGM.
Dave Dadds, chairman of the judging panel said, “This new award has stimulated the rapidly developing VoIP sector. We were deluged with entries, which covered a wide range of products including mobile, VoIP, service providers, resellers and manufacturers, demonstrating hyperactivity in this market. The landscape is changing. Now networks can be deployed by small companies offering flexibility and simplicity as well as the larger players.
“The judges were looking for suppliers that can demonstrate innovation, excellence and best practice, which particularly meet the needs of the customer and are deliverable today.
“We congratulate the winner IPTEL from the reseller community and also to Voipfone the runner up, which has developed a hosted solution for the SME market.”
On receiving the award Martin Andrew of IPTEL said, “I’d like to thank everyone who has helped and contributed to IPTEL gaining such a prestigious accolade. Not just our internal team but also our key suppliers with whom we have a great working relationship. This enables to IPTEL to deliver business driven, efficient technology services at a competitive price point and ensures we can meet and exceed the expectations of our client base.
“A special thank you to the FCS and the VoIP Group for their work on behalf of organisations such as IPTEL and keeping us informed of regulatory and legislative procedures and changes within the Voice over IP arena.
“We’ve all worked very hard over the last 12 months and it’s great to have this work acknowledged by the FCS Judging Panel; here’s to the next 12 months!
Colin Duffy, CEO of Inet Telecoms Ltd (Voipfone) said “I’m really pleased that we have won this award.
“VoIP is the most important development in the telecommunication industry for a generation and has created exciting opportunities for new companies like ours.
“As a young, independent, UK, company it’s great for Voipfone to be part of this revolution and we value the endorsement of the UK’s major Telecommunications trade body in our efforts so far. “