Daily VoIP News Digest
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March 30, 2007

VOIP Making It a Small World

by Kathryn Lang
When you make that call to your helpline (for your DVD player, your BBQ grill, or whatever else may be giving you trouble) it is very likely that you are going VOIP and you don’t even know it. Even more exciting it that you have no idea where your call may end up. India is leading the world as the ...

March 29, 2007

VOIP Choices if Vonage Sinks

by Kathryn Lang
Vonage is not the only VOIP provider on the market, although there are days that if feels that way. Vonage has had a vocal advertising campaign that has pushed it into the eyes of consumers more than the other internet phone providers out there. With the all the trouble that Vonage has found itself in lately, many of its ...

March 28, 2007

Problems with Skype’s VOIP

by Kathryn Lang
Skype is one of the world’s leading VOIP providers. As an innovator in the industry and one of the first to tap into the market, it is no surprise that it has such a strong market share. There are some surprises to Skype’s VOIP services, though. The following surprises in the services are just a few of the ...

March 27, 2007

VOIP Better Than Traditional Telecommunications

by Kathryn Lang
The arrival of VOIP has changed the landscape of telecommunications for everyone in the industry. The quality of the new internet technology, when it is good, is far superior to land line calls. The traditional telephone communications has been locked in the time warp. Many of the older companies still have a small bandwidth of only 300 to ...

March 26, 2007

VOIP Gets Another Hit

by Kathryn Lang
Vonage, one of the leading VOIP providers, has been knocked a hard blow. A court recently granted an injunction to Verizon against Vonage that prohibits the VOIP provider from using technology a jury recently found infringed on Verizon’s patents. Vonage is not giving up without a fight. It hopes to be able to win a stay ...

March 23, 2007

VOIP is NOT a Phone Service

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is not a phone service, this is according to a three judge panel that ruled just this past Wednesday that it is not a telephone service, but is instead a data service. This is a great victory for the internet providers out there. By ruling that VOIP is actually a data service, the panel has saved the internet ...

March 22, 2007

VOIP Losing Ground?

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP may have already reached its peak. At least one blogger out there is making the case for just such a scenario – and he’s not alone. There are many things that could cause the technology to peak before it seems its time has come. The number one thing in this instance is the control of the ...

March 16, 2007

VOIP Blamed for Revenue Decline

by Kathryn Lang
The traditional telecoms are taking notice of VOIP, and it isn’t in a good way. Many industry executives are blaming the new technology for their own falling revenues. As the popularity of internet calls continues to grow, it is likely that the main source of income for the telecoms in the near future will not be voice ...

March 15, 2007

VOIP Gets a New Contender in Microsoft

by Kathryn Lang
Microsoft is getting into the VOIP game. It has announced its own “Skype-like” program that will integrate specifically with the companies Office 2007. The beta tests for the program will begin immediately. Office Communications Server 2007 could be just what Microsoft needs to make it a contender in the VOIP market. The most recent versions of Microsoft ...

March 14, 2007

VOIP Has Patent Problems

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP could see some bumps in its near future. Patent problems are effecting even the mightiest of the providers in the industry. A jury has found that Vonage infringed on three Verizon patents on VOIP technology. The cost of this verdict will likely be felt all the way down to the subscribers. The court has ordered that ...

March 13, 2007

VOIP Providers Sharing Networks

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is making its way to the Instant Messenger. This week, SIPPHONE and the Gizmo Project announced together that it will be possible to call from the Gizmo client on a PC to other PC-based Instant Messenger clients like Yahoo and Google Talk. This agreement where users from more than one network communicate with each other is called federating. ...

March 12, 2007

VOIP - Gone Phishing

by Kathryn Lang
If it’s not one thing then it’s another. VOIP is being attacked through a Phishing scheme. For me, the most interesting point of this recent attack it the victims. It seems that Bank of America customers are being targeted. I can’t help but wonder if all the negative publicity that the bank has received lately ...

March 7, 2007

VOIP Hurt or Helped by AT&T

by Kathryn Lang
AT&T is making a move into VOIP. Like other large conglomerates, it is willing to take a financial hit in one aspect of its income in order to directly effect the competition. In other words, AT&T is willing to lose money in order to stop the advancement of VOIP providers like Skype. AT&T is offering 75 percent ...

March 2, 2007

VOIP Could be the Phone of the Future

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is a fun new form of telephone technology. Companies, like Skype and Vonage are piquing the interest of consumers with fun advertisements and great prices. Although many people are signing up for the new services, they aren’t abandoning traditional telephones. They learned their lessons from cell phone experience (many consumers signed up for cell service ...