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3CX Reviews and Awards

3CX has garnered recognition from industry-leading publications and tech insiders. Positive reviews, awards and special recognition are being published across the web and below is a selection of some of the most recent. 3CX develops a simple, flexible and affordable PBX solution and the industry has taken notice. To see the latest product announcements from 3CX visit our  VoIP news section of the 3CX Blog.

3CX wins MKB Best Choice award for 2018

3CX Claims WinMag Pro 2018 Best Choice Award
The WinMag Pro Best Choice Awards have bestowed 3CX with yet another award: MKB UC Best Choice 2018. The Dutch magazine’s annual awards have again recognized 3CX for the innovation, affordability and overall quality that we offer to the UC market. 3CX focuses on improving all aspects of our product to increase usability, manageability and affordability for end-users, administrators and channel resellers, something that the WinMag Pro editorial team has acknowledged once again with this title.

cna award 2018

And the winner is…3CX! Best Enterprise Telephony System at Comms National Awards
3CX has been awarded with the title of “Best Enterprise Telephony System” in the Comms National Awards 2018. CNA is one of the biggest and most respected awards programs in the industry and has once again recognized 3CX for its contribution to the channel. Our commitment to the continuous innovation of our product and to the 3CX Channel Partner Program has once again placed 3CX amongst the leaders of the UC industry.

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German magazine funkschau awards 3CX as Best ICT Product 2018
3CX is honored to be recognized by funkschau, one of the most important German publications in the ICT industry, as their ICT Product of the Year in the UCC Solutions category. More than 7,000 readers participated in the magazine’s reader’s poll which landed 3CX another award for it’s innovation and development in the UCC industry. Over the last year, 3CX has significantly grown in the UCC market with it’s on-premise and hosted solutions and has taken strides forward in becoming one of the top solutions in the world.

3CX software given special recognition at this year’s Comms Business Awards
3CX has been recognized for its innovative channel products, receiving the “highly commended” recognition as part of the 2018 Comms Business Awards. We always strive to provide our partners with the best UC solutions by constantly updating and improving our product offering. Building fruitful partnerships with our channel partners is vital and receiving recognition as one of the best, by the UK’s leading ICT Channel media outlet, Comms Business, is a great honour.

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3CX gets 5 stars from IT Pro Editor’s Choice Awards
IT Pro, one of the leading online sources for technology news and advice for businesses has recognized 3CX with a 5-star editor’s choice award. They tested and recognized 3CX’s innovative product as the perfect choice for SMEs due to the super-easy setup and provisioning, great management tools, excellent call handling options and affordability. IT Pro editor Dave Mitchell, commented that “We were extremely impressed with how easy it was to deploy 3CX Phone System and the range of communications features on offer.”

Brand of the year 2018, Trophees Distribution

Brand of the Year, Trophies of Distribution
3CX has received the title of Brand of the Year 2017 at the Trophies of Distribution in Paris, France. The French magazine Distributique, in collaboration with IT Partners, celebrates the very best distributors and vendors in the market and, after counting the votes of French resellers, 3CX took home the trophy.

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2018 Editor’s Choice Award, Technology Reseller Magazine
The UK’s Technology Reseller Magazine has recognized 3CX’s software PBX for it’s high levels of innovation, design and functionality by selecting it for the 2018 Editor’s Choice Award. According to the magazine, 3CX was chosen for “making it simpler than ever to implement, manage and use its software-based unified communications platform”.

WinMag Pro Awards 2017

3CX Goes for Gold with Two Best Choice Awards from WinMag Pro
WinMag Pro has awarded 3CX with the Best Choice and Editor’s Choice award 2017 for Unified Communications. The awards were deliberated by the WinMag Pro editorial team and were presented to 3CX for its high scores across all criteria including price, usability, functionality and overall quality. Editor Peter Guldenpfennig commented that 3CX scores well across the board and that ” One of the highlights is the inclusion of WebRTC technology, which makes the phone system of 3CX a definite UC solution when compared to other products on the market.”

Business Software of the Year 2017

3CX Triumphed at Technology Excellence Awards: Wins Business Software of the Year
3CX has been awarded the title of Business Software of the Year 2017 by one of the UK’s biggest I.T. magazines, PC Pro. The Technology Excellence Awards B2B winners were decided by the PC Pro Editorial team who reviewed several products in the category and decided that 3CX came out on top. A PC Pro Editor commented that the phone system is “Mature, feature filled, excellently supported with rapid feature improvements, and tight integration with quality phones.”

MKB Proof Award 2016

MKB Proof 2016: 3CX listed on the best SMEs solution for 2016
3CX has been awarded with the MKB Proof 2016! WINMAG Pro and Baaz Magazines expert editors, have included 3CX IP PBX to the best business solutions for SMEs 2016. All products and services have been tested and approved 100% by the expert editors and selected based on the quality, price/ performance, durability, functionality and usability. Read more here

Frost Sullivan Awards

Frost & Sullivan Awards 3CX for Innovation and Performance
Frost & Sullivan, a global leader in the information and growth consulting industry has awarded 3CX for its market leadership and price/performance offering. “3CX is on the cutting-edge of technology,” the award note said, adding that 3CX software-based Phone System “excelled in terms of user features, architectural flexibility, ease of use and management”. Read more here.

3CX Named as One of CRN’s 2015 Top Tech Innovators
3CX been named one of the IT industry’s leading tech innovators by CRN®. The 2015 CRN Tech Innovator Awards recognize standout companies that have brought to market hardware, software or services that have substantially impacted the industry. 3CX WebMeeting took top honors in the Software Productivity category. Read more here.

Comms National Award

3CX Wins “Best SME On-Premise System” Award at Comms National Awards 2015
For the second year running 3CX has won one of Comm National’s massively prestigious awards within the telephony category. In 2014, up against a dynamic set of competitors, 3CX won “Best Enterprise On-Premise System” and due to its constant innovation of the PBX and its groundbreaking partner system, in 2015, 3CX has gone on to win “Best SME On-Premise System”. Read more here.

3CX Wins “Most Innovative Product” Award with 3CX WebMeeting
3CX Phone System has beaten the competition to win the award for the “Most Innovative Product” in the category of Unified Communications with 3CX WebMeeting. The award ceremony was held at this year’s CeBIT, in Hannover, Germany, one of the largest IT expos globally. Read more here.

CNA Awards 2014

3CX Triumphs at Comms National Awards 2014 Winning ‘Best Enterprise On-Premise Solution’
3CX has beaten the competition to win the award for ‘Best Enterprise On-Premise Solution’ at the Comms National Awards 2014. 3CX Phone System was chosen for its high-quality Unified Communications solution and excellent partner program Read more here.

Network Connectivity Services

3CX Featured in the CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide
3CX has been included in the prestigious CRN 2014 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide (PPG), which highlights the service providers and technology vendors whose offerings provide the underpinnings of today’s mission-critical network connectivity solutions. Read more here.

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The 3CX Partner Program is recognized as being an elite IT Channel Program by CRN
3CX has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. 3CX Phone System drew praise for being innovative, easy to manage, and because it works with any SIP IP phones and runs on a standard Windows system. Read more here.

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CRN Awards 3CX as an Emerging Technology Vendor for the Second Year Running
3CX has been selected by UBM Channel and CRN as a 2012 Emerging Technology Vendor. 3CX Phone System drew praise for being innovative, easy to manage, and because it works with any SIP IP phones and runs on a standard Windows system. Read more here.
– Everything Channel, August 2012

CRN 2011 Award Page

3CX Named a 2011 CRN Emerging Technology Vendor
3CX has been selected by Everything Channel as a 2011 CRN Emerging Technology Vendor. The annual list features the most innovative vendors who not only deliver technology that is easy to use, but can generate the high margins solution providers require. 3CX has been added to the list due to its robust product, 3CX Phone System. Read more here.
– Everything Channel, August 2011

3CX Receives Unified Communications Magazine 2009 Product of the Year Award
Technology Marketing Corporation announced that they have named 3CX Phone System for Windows as a recipient of its 2009 Unified Communications magazine Product of the Year Award. Read more here.
– Unified Communications Magazine, April 2010

3CX Phone System wins Readers’ Choice Award
Leading Windows Networking resource site,, announced today that 3CX Phone System for Windows was selected the winner in the IP PBX Server category of the Readers’ Choice Awards.
– WindowsNetworking, May 2009

3CX – An IP-PBX for Windows in Under 10 Minutes
In’s Internet Television show, Matt Lestock shows just how easy it is to set-up 3CX. Some Qoutes: “I really would suggest anyone with a Windows machine lying around the house who has a need for a basic PBX for use with either a VoIP provider, or a PSTN gateway look at 3CX.” “My company is a Microsoft shop, end of story. I have no need, nor the time to do something in linux that would take me personally longer than it would in Windows.”
–, February 2009

Version 7.0 Upgrade Makes 3CX’s IP PBX More Complete, Easier to Use published a story by Ted Stevenson following the roll out of 3CX Phone System for Windows version 7. In this very complete article, Ted covers everything from 3CX’s interface improvements, added APIs, enhanced mobility to users, the system’s Windows integration, virtualization and Sangoma support. Read the article here.
– Voipplanet, December 2008

3CX is “Certainly the Biggest”
Daniel Sweeney interviews Nick Galea, CEO at 3CX, for Processor Magazine and writes about 3CX dominance within the enormous PBX marketplace as the leading Windows-based IP PBX and how it is rethinking the software PBX.
– Processor Magazine, October 2008

Computer Shopper Highly Recommends 3CX Phone System
Karl Wright reviews the free edition of 3CX Phone System for Windows for UK’s biggest technology magazine, Computer Shopper, and concludes that he, “couldn’t really fault 3CX’s Phone System. The free edition has most of the functions a home office or small business will need… considering you can download it for free, we highly recommend it.”
– Computer Shopper, October 2008

3CX VoIP Solution Makes an Impression on PC PRO Editor
Jon Honeyball with PC PRO UK believes that analog telecom is a thing of the past, and that to get more value from a computing infrastructure it is wise to switch to VoIP. He went on to test 3CX Phone System for Windows and after installing the IP PBX he concluded, in his own words, that “Overall, I’m very impressed with this solution.”
– Computer Shopper, October 2008

Libera il VoIP Interview with Nick Galea
Italian blog Libera il VoIP published an interview with Nick Galea, CEO 3CX, where he answers some very interesting questions on 3CX Phone System for Windows, the company’s vision, the advantages of a software-based PBX and the future of VoIP.
– Libera il VoIP, August 2008

VoIP & Gadgets Blogger Tom Keating Writes About 3CX Free SIP Softphone
Tom Keating, CTO, VP and founder of TMC Labs, posted a blog entry on 3CX Free VoIP Phone where he highlighted the soft phone’s integration with MS Outlook. He also wrote about the other key features of 3CXPhone such as: support for several SIP profiles, MWI, easy deployment and more. Read more here.
– TMCnet’s VoIP & Gadgets Blog, July 2008

VoIP Blogger Garrett Smith Reviews 3CX IP PBX
Well-known VoIP blogger Garrett Smith reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and wrote a very positive post on his blog. He concluded that: “Honestly, it was tough to find much wrong with the software. It is easy and simple to set-up and maintain, it has a pretty robust feature set, supports a wide variety of hardware and is very affordable…”Read the full review here.
– IT Reviews, April 2008

IT Reviews: 3CX Phone System for Windows
IT Reviews, the UK website for independent reviews of hardware and software, reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and declared that it is “a surprisingly easy to manage alternative to hardware-based IP telephony products,” and that, “the end result is a fully featured in-house PBX, offering support for as many SIP-enabled handsets as you like plus voicemail, PSTN connectivity, automated call handling and a whole lot more”. Read the full product review.
– IT Reviews, April 2008

PC World Review: 3CX Phone System Free Edition IP Telephony
A very positive review of our free edition was published by Personal Computer World. The editor invites readers to “build your own small-business PBX with this easy-to-deploy Windows software”.
– Personal Computer World, March 2008

3CX Solves SIP/NAT Woes for SMBs
Following the launch of 3CX Phone System for Windows version 5.1, Adam Stone from interviewed Nick Galea, CEO 3CX, on the many benefits of the IP PBX and the new 3CX tunneling functionality. Read the full interview here.
– Voipplanet, February 2008

3CX Phone System Review in ZDNet
Alan Stevens from ZDNet reviewed 3CX Phone System for Windows and found it to be a very good product: “Very easy to configure and manage, 3CX Phone System for Windows scores well on functionality and is compatible with most SIP handsets, gateways and services.” Read the full product review.
– ZDNet UK, February 2008

“Our IP PBX is Only 30% of the Cost of a Cisco Phone System”
Following an interview with 3CX’s CEO Nick Galea, Computerwoche’s editor Jurgen Hill writes about 3CX Phone System for Window’s market position, the advantages of an IP PBX against a traditional PBX, and the free edition of 3CX Phone System. Read the full article in German.
– Computerwoche, November 2007

3CX Phone System Free Edition Wins Gold Award
Ricky Magalhaes in his review for WindowsNetworking, awarded 3CX Phone System free edition the Gold award with 4.6 points out of a possible 5. “I found the PBX to be stable and easy to use and in a few minutes I was able to set up a replica to our more costly hardware (proprietary alternative) that we use in our office. I could not believe this system was free.” The reviewer goes on to state, “If you are looking at moving to VoIP consider this product as a great introduction to the VoIP/SIP space.” Read the full review.
– WindowsNetworking, May 2007

A Great, Free VoIP System
In an article for Network World, Gearhead columnist Mark Gibbs reviews 3CX Phone System free edition, describing it as a “great, free VoIP system”. “3CX Phone System is excellent. It is a lot simpler to set up and manage than, say, Asterisk®*, and is a useful test bed and learning tool as well as a great small-business solution,” comments the reviewer. Read the full review.
– NetworkWorld, April 2007

3CX Challenges Asterisk® With its Very own Windows-Based Solution
Beniamino Profeta, author of “Libera il VoIP” blog reviewed 3CX Phone System and remarks that, releasing a new PBX based on Windows, in a world previously dominated by Linux-based solutions, is no easy task. However, in his opinion, 3CX rose to the challenge and the result is an easy-to-use, well-developed, complete application, which is a breath of fresh air compared with the Asterisk® applications the industry is familiar with.
– Libera il VoIP, April 2007

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