AstraQom's Immersion in Promoting Industry Peers Wins Kamailio 2011 Award

Astraqom announced today that Kamailio (OpenSER), one of the globe's most popular open source rich communications network and platform has named its VP of marketing and business development Suzanne Bowen as a recipient of its 2011 Awards. She is the co-founder of Super Technologies, Inc. and a popular blogger and podcaster on TMCNET, Broadband Nation, and Techistan.

Ottawa, Canada, March 15, 2012 --( Astraqom announced today that Kamailio (OpenSER), one of the globe's most popular open source rich communications network and platform, has named its VP of marketing and business development, as a recipient of its 2011 Awards.

“We are pleased that AstraQom's team is actively involved with thousands of people and organizations in the telecommunications and social media industries. As a result of Mrs. Bowen's tireless evangelism in the form of podcasts and blogs to promote innovation among our peers, she brings recognition for AstraQom even,” said Jonathan Sowah, CEO for AstraQom. “Because we offer global coverage, multi-lingual support, and international datacenters at AstraQom, we have many opportunities to connect with the world's best, such as Kamailio."

AstraQom provides profitable reseller programs, application development such as mobile and social networks, and many business services such as hosting, voIP and call center services. It assists entrepreneurs and organizations to integrate cloud, mobile and social communications with messaging and voice. Such a combination promotes flexibility and customer retention, two key necessities for today's business success. Suzanne Bowen joined AstraQom in September 2011, becoming an integral part of AstraQom's team.

“Ms. Bowen is an exceptional friend of open source telephony applications. Suzanne was ready to help always with written interviews and podcasts, invitations to conferences and exhibitions, setting up connections, recommendations and discussions to various business entities, to reveal in the best way the benefits and strong points of Kamailio,” said Daniel-Constantin Mierla (Asipto CEO, Co-founder at Kamailio OpenSER, and SIP Router Project Core Developer). “The new award category this year is Friends of Kamailio, for persons that helped for many years in various occasions, in background or foreground, and were always promoting ... the project.”

Winners of the 2011 Kamailio (OpenSER) Awards are published on Mr. Mierla's blog. They include the Chinese Software Developer Network, Gemeinschaft, Homer, Laura Testi, Portugal Academic Network, and Telio. The Portugal Academic Network received an award for its running a large grid of Kamailio and Asterisk servers (about 500) to provide communication services. Ruben Sousa and Olle E. Johansson shared their experience in deploying the services at Astricon 2010 and 10 Year SER event in 2011. Laura Testi won for her numerous and substantial feedback, testing and patches on the SIP SIMPLE Presence extensions of Kamailio (OpenSER).

Kamailio is is an Open Source SIP Server released under GPL, able to handle thousands of call setups per second. Among features: asynchronous TCP, UDP and SCTP, secure communication via TLS for VoIP (voice, video); IPv4 and IPv6; SIMPLE instant messaging and presence with embedded XCAP server and MSRP relay; ENUM; DID and least cost routing; load balancing; routing fail-over; accounting, authentication and authorization; support for many backend systems such as MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, Radius, LDAP, Redis, Cassandra; XMLRPC control interface, SNMP monitoring. It can be used to build large VoIP servicing platforms or to scale up SIP-to-PSTN gateways, PBX systems or media servers like Asterisk™, FreeSWITCH™ or SEMS.

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