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Pakistani Entrepreneur Allahwala's SIP DIDxchange Invention Wins 2010 Teradata National IT Excellence Award
15 December 2010
The Teradata Corporation shared the winner of the 2010 Teradata National Information Technology (IT) Excellence in Software Development Award to US-based Super Technologies' DIDXchange wholesale SIP trunking and exchange service and software, an invention of Rehan Allahwala.
The organization TC (Ernst & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder) announced the winners on December 6th of the 2010 Teradata National Information Technology (IT) Excellence Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements by individuals in the Pakistan Information Technology community. The complete list of winners are:
Excellence in IT Software Exports, NetSol Technologies Limited
Excellence in Internetworking, Atif Nazar Ali
Excellence in IT Research and Development, Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Sangi
Excellence in CIO of the Year, Sajjad Kirmani
Excellence in IT Education, Dr. Anwar M. Mirza
Excellence in IT Project Management, Syed Ali Raza
Excellence in IT Media & Publication, Khalid Athar
Excellence in IT Student, Ather Sharif
Excellence in IT Enabled Service Offering, Muhammad Amir Malik
Lifetime Achievement, Dr. Hamayun Mushtaq Mian
Excellence in Software Development, Rehan Allahwala
Khuram Rahat, Teradata Managing Director for Pakistan and Bangladesh stated, “Teradata is very pleased to host the awards program and recognize individuals who have been instrumental in introducing, promoting and implementing IT in Pakistan. This was the ninth annual awards event; however, Teradata started granting individual awards in 1997, as part of Pakistan’s Golden Jubilee to recognize professionals in the information technology.”
DIDxchange is a wholesale service that creates the marketplace for buying, selling, and trading session initiation protocol direct inward dialing, also commonly known as phone numbers. It is a public peering exchange of over 18,000 telecommunications companies in 163 nations. The phone numbers which are geo-based in 55 countries include:
Canada, Jamaica, USA, Northern Mariana Islands, Dominican Republic, Russia, South Africa, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Australia, Philppines, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, China, Pakistan, Angola, Portugal, Luxembourg, Ireland, Iceland, Cyprus, Finland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Panama, Hong Kong, Israel, Bahrain, and Georgia.
"What an honour. We are pleased that TerraData has chosen DIDX as the recipient of the 2010 Teradata National Information Technology (IT) Excellence in Software Development Award. This only makes us want to develop it and other current and future software and services to renown, but even more so to see that they all enable people and organizations in positive ways. It brings pride not only to our US-based headquarters but also to Pakistanis who are developers, users, and business creators of technologies, all over the world," stated Rehan Allahwala, President of Super Technologies, Inc. after reading the announcement.
Suzanne Bowen added, "Before the DIDxchange, the traditional format of buying and selling DIDs was in a carrier-based to CLEC or voIP company model and in many cases, a provider was only able to offer DID phone numbers in one or more areas of one nation. Once DIDxchange was formally rolled out in 2005 in a peering form where voIP companies, CLECs, social community networks providers, calling card operators, and other nextgen or traditional wholesale groups were suddenly able to buy and resell phone numbers that are geographically based in 50-70 countries to their end-users, both individuals and organizations. Only one interconnect and one interop connects each with all."
She continued, "Even better, now in 2010, the wholesale members using DIDX, can use ring to options of SIP, IAX2, H323, and Skype, plus offer incoming fax, SMS and other features on select DIDs. We're are working to help more countries' governments 'export' their DIDs for maximum entrepreneurial activity, increased gross national income and even more new businesses and jobs as a result. Governments, citizens, traditional carriers, and new kinds of IP communications companies stand to benefit."
Other products, software and services by Super Technologies, Inc. include School Management System, Health Management System SMS which won a Mobile Monday Peer Award 2010, Virtual Phone Line also awarded TMC Internet Telephony Excellence, Muntwo video production with a social twist, and an online magazine Techistan.
Visit www.supertec.com and www.didx.net for more information. Connect with Rehan Allahwala, the inventor of DIDX, at http://www.linkedin.com/in/rehanallahwala.