Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th of December 2009
November 29, 2006

VoIP to be big hacker target

by Brian Turner
It was only a matter of time before the invasion started. According to Message Labs, a managed Service Provider (MSP) that specializes in internet telephony security, that time has finally come. Message Labs is predicting that 2007 will be the year that will see VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) service becoming a prime target for hackers. The hackers ...

SME’s not taking to VoIP

by Brian Turner
Small and medium businesses are interested in the new technology of VOIP, but not so much that their interest over comes the pains involved with getting into the market. The lack of movement by the small business is not a good sign for the VOIP vendors. Small businesses are usually the first to jump on the technology bandwagon, ...

November 28, 2006

VoIP execs in patent rush

by Brian Turner
Always protect your own. Executives in the VOIP industry are doing just that. The number of patents for VOIP technology is growing exponentially. In October of 2006 alone, 76 VOIP related patents were granted by The Patent and Trademark Office. The United States has already issued over 2,000 patents for Voice over Internet Protocol technology. The ...

November 27, 2006

Canada overrules VoIP regulation

by Brian Turner
The giants of the telephone industry will get their way. Canada’s Industry Minister Maxime Bernier has confirmed the government’s overruling of the regulations set up for the emerging VOIP industry. Originally, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) put restrictions on the larger companies to allow smaller companies the opportunity to compete the in the new Voice Over Internet ...

November 22, 2006

Deltathree pushes on VoIP expansion

by Brian Turner
Expanding and retaining the VOIP customer base will require providing toll-quality IP voice capabilities – even in remote areas. The finicky consumer wants land line quality, but with new and better technology. This is proving to be a tough task for VOIP providers and developers. Deltathree, an industry award winning company specializing in internet telephony products, services, ...

November 21, 2006

Middle East catching up to VoIP

by Brian Turner
Understanding what Voice over Internet Protocol is and how it works seems to be the key to helping the Middle East catch up with the rest of the world in this technology. Currently, Internet telephony is the focus of most business communications in the Arab world. With so little known about the budding technology of VOIP, ...

November 20, 2006

India: VoIP remains illegal

by Brian Turner
Voice over Internet Protocol, the technology which allows a call from a PC to a landline at a cheaper rate than landline to landline, is still considered illegal in the country of India. The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) denied reports that VOIP will be liberalized. There had been reports in the Press suggesting other wise. The TRA’s ...

November 17, 2006

Canada to control public release of VoIP

by Brian Turner
Established phone companies in Canada will be able to control their public release of VoIP services. Large phone companies, such as SaskTel, had been told by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) that the voice over internet protocol services (VoIP) would be regulated. When the ruling came down, the complaints were immediate. The regulations would require that ...

VoIP top security risk online

by Brian Turner
The new VOIP technology ranks as one of the top internet security risks. According to the SANS Institute’s 2006 list of “Top 20 Internet Security Attack Targets,” VOIP attacks have continued to multiple as the technology has grown in popularity. VOIP was only one of two network devices that made this year’s list. Their seem to be many ...

November 15, 2006

VoIP market fast growing in America

by Brian Turner
VOIP, or voice over Internet protocol is a technological market that is growing and is quickly finding its way into mainstream America. In 2005, the industry showed earnings of US$256.2 million, but it is expected to more than triple that by 2009. Due to the high demand by consumers and other end users, semi conductor vendors are being ...

November 14, 2006

Spammers target VoIP services

by Brian Turner
It seems that no one is safe anywhere, anymore. Not satisfied that they have filled our e-mailboxes to full so that our own service is interrupted, now the bad guys are targeting the innovative VoIP services. Businesses need to be on alert for these “spammers.” Today is the time for the companies to take action to prevent possible ...

November 10, 2006

Hackers warning on VoIP

by Brian Turner
The hackers are working hard to find a way to listen and use your VOIP. Stop the hackers now. Voice networking security is not difficult. Most of the tricks and tools that are needed already exist in most software and systems. It doesn’t take additional or special programs. It does take consistency in doing ...