Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th of December 2009
June 28, 2007

OMTA promotes standard for VoIP on cellphones

by Jan Harris
The Open Mobile Terminal Platform Alliance (OMTA), a mobile-phone industry body which aims to steer the development of handsets, has published new guidelines on provisioning and maintaining VoIP settings on new handsets. The guidelines, which are aimed at network operators and handset manufacturers, cover VoIP clients that are pre-installed on handsets, such as that used by Truphone. They are ...

June 26, 2007

Raketu launches RakWeb VoIP for Mobile Devices

by Jan Harris
Raketu has announced RakWeb VoIP telephony services for use on mobile devices. The service will be available on Symbian handsets such as the Nokia E70, Mobile Windows Smartphone models 8125/8525, and Linux-based mobile devices such as the Nokia 770. RakWeb is web-based and consumers will not need to download any software. The service is available over any Internet connection, ...

June 25, 2007

FreshTel provides VoIP products in ASDA UK

by Jan Harris
FreshTel, the Australia-based VoIP vendor, and its hardware partner Binatone, have started to sell their Internet Phone service is Wal-Mart's UK retail arm, ASDA. ADSA began selling the Freshtel Internet Phone in 122 of its UK stores in June 2007. The retailer is selling the device under the Binatone Internet Phone brand, and it is powered by Freshtel. Freshtel hopes the ...

June 22, 2007

BT helps businesses benefit from VoIP

by Jan Harris
BT has released a new guide - "Understanding VoIP for Business" - to help smaller companies understand how they can benefit from VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services. The guide was produced after research showed that only 25 percent of small businesses in the UK are already using broadband telephony services. It promotes VoIP as a viable replacement for traditional ...

June 21, 2007

Fring launched on Windows Mobile smartphones

by Jan Harris
Mobile VoIP company, fring, has extended its service to all Windows Mobile 5.0 and 6.0 series handsets. fring is a mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (mVoIP) application that allows users to make free calls and live chat over cellular data networks or a Wi-Fi connection. With fring, Windows Mobile users can now make VoIP calls at no extra cost. They ...

June 20, 2007

Vyke launches free mobile text messages

by Jan Harris
VoIP provider Vyke Communications Plc has launched Vyke Pro which allows its customers to text each other for free and text anyone else for just a penny. According to Vyke, although texting seems a cheap alternative to voice calls, the actual cost is exorbitant. The company has worked out that it costs around £750 per MB to send a text ...

June 19, 2007

VoIP revenues down but outlook is positive

by Jan Harris
Although revenues for VoIP equipment suppliers fell 8 per cent in the first quarter of 2007, this is a seasonal variation and the outlook for the industry remains positive according to a report from Infonetics Research. The 8% dip in revenue was in comparison to the previous four months, which were very robust, so a slowdown was to be expected according ...

June 18, 2007

T-Mobile blocks Truphone calls

by Jan Harris
T-Mobile is blocking calls from VoIP operator Truphone because it believes Truphone is overcharging for interconnection. Truphone enables users to make cheaper calls with its VoIP client, which operates over dual mode phones. However, when T-Mobile customers make a call using Truphone, they receive a recorded announcement saying they must have misdialed. T-Mobile is blocking the calls because it believes Truphone's termination ...

June 15, 2007

WiFiMobile connects Nokia phones via PBX

by Jan Harris
VoIP provider WiFiMobile has announced its innovative Enterprise Solution which enables a Nokia mobile phone to be used as an extension to any SIP compliant corporate PBX system. The product is an easy, scalable solution for businesses whatever their size. The software enables mobile workers to use their mobile phones as a PBX extension to the corporate private branch exchange ...

June 14, 2007

Nortel/IBM simplify transition to VoIP

by Jan Harris
Nortel and IBM have formed an alliance to provide a solution to small and medium sized businesses which makes the transition to IP telephony and unified communications as easy as a software upgrade. The Nortel-IBM System i Unified Communications solution combines Nortel IP telephony and multimedia capabilities with IBM System i servers. It should be available to customers in October. ...

June 13, 2007

VOIP for Beginners

by Kathryn Lang
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand VOIP, but it might help. Voice over Internet Protocol is used by millions through out the world and many of the users don’t even know it. That’s because the customers know it by their server’s name, not by the industry terminology. Larger companies like Skype and ...

Global Crossing extends government VoIP contract

by Jan Harris
The UK government has demonstrated its commitment to VoIP telephony by extending a contract with managed telecoms services provider Global Crossing. In a £105 million deal, Government procurement agency OGCbuying.solutions has entered into an agreement for Global Crossing to provide hosted IP telephony services and mobile working facilities for public sector employees. UK e-government initiatives have been a key factor in the ...

June 12, 2007

Tennis championship uses VoIP

by Jan Harris
VoIP has been introduced at the Stella Artois Tennis Championship at the Queen’s Club in London, which is taking place this week. Max WiFi has supplied the championship with WiFi services for the past five years, but 2007 is the first time that VoIP communications have been utilised. The company upgraded Internet connections and the network, with 60 phones made available for ...

June 7, 2007

VOIP Software Makes Calling Easier

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is becoming even more user friendly. Arcosoft Inc. has announced the release of computer software that will allow a user to use VOIP gateway numbers to connect to destination numbers at low-cost rates. VONaLink DialBridge is completely software based and doesn’t require any ATA network device or USB gadgets. This solution for getting most of your calls ...