Daily VoIP News Digest
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September 29, 2007

Truphone demos VoIP for iPhone

by Jan Harris
At the DEMOfall07 emerging-technology conference in Munich, UK-based VoIP company, Truphone, demonstrated how iPhone's Wi-Fi capability can be used to make calls over Truphone’s VoIP network. Truphone revealed how calls can be made from an iPhone handset and then routed to Truphone’s server via Wi-Fi. The company pointed out that this was not intended as a commercial launch of the technology, ...

September 28, 2007

Digium acquires Switchvox

by Lin Freestone
Digium has acquired Switchvox, one of the vendors that has built an IP-PBX on its Asterisk VoIP platform. Digium is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry's first open source telephony platform. Digium made the announcement at the AstriCon 2007 open-source telephony conference in Phoenix on 27 September. Switchvox exhibited at the show the day before under its ...

September 26, 2007

Truphone announces Apple iPhone VoIP demonstration

by Paul Kerry
Truphone has announced that it will demonstrate viable VoIP service integration with the Apple iPhone today. According to a statement by Truphone CEO James Tagg, he will make a demonstration of a Voice over Internet Protocol over Wi-Fi phone call in front of a live audience of 350 people at DEMOfall 07 in San Diego. Truphone also stated that it will demonstrate ...

Viatel unveils uncontended broadband for SMEs

by Jan Harris
Viatel has announced an uncontended ADSL service for SMEs called Maxstream Broadband, which costs significantly less than a leased line. MaxStream is designed to provide small businesses with a cost effective solution to run both voice and data over a single line. With quality of service measures in place, VoIP and other business critical application traffic is prioritised. The service provides ...

Vibe deploys Genband platform for VoIP

by Jan Harris
VoIP provider, Vibe Communications, has deployed Genband Inc's M6 Communication Applications Server, an integrated, scaleable, standards-based platform for delivering voice and multimedia applications. Vibe Communications provides a total communications package for business customers with a wholesale service focus. The M6 platform is a key element in Vibe's service, providing VoIP, fixed, mobile, and Internet in a managed network environment. All ...

September 25, 2007

Pudding Media’s monitored VoIP calls raise privacy concerns

by Lin Freestone
US-based Pudding Media has announced that it will offer free VoIP calls to those willing to let the company's voice-recognition software monitor the conversation for keywords. The tracked keywords will then be used to trigger targeted on-screen ads for the duration of the call. Pudding Media is building a platform that opens new advertising opportunities, allowing consumers to immediately receive and ...

September 24, 2007

Small businesses adopting VoIP faster than larger firms

by Jan Harris
According to Maren Bennette of the Communications Management Association, small businesses are now adopting VoIP services at a faster rate than that seen for larger firms. Bennette believes that this could be because the first users of VoIP, around seven years ago, were mainly medium-sized enterprises which quickly outgrew their existing telephony systems. Larger companies then followed suite, when it became ...

Report shows VoIP maintenance service customer satisfaction a critical success factor

by Lin Freestone
The latest "InfoTrack for Maintenance Services Report" examines the impact of maintenance service and support on VoIP solutions and vendor selections in current and software model fashions, concluding that maintenance-service customer satisfaction has become a critical success factor. The report also looks closely at the attractiveness, structure and willingness to pay for a combined voice-and-data equipment-maintenance program. In part, it ...

Check Point introduces Skype security block

by Lin Freestone
Australian internet security company Check Point Software Technologies is leading the way in ensuring that management and blocking capabilities extend to the most recent versions of consumer software applications. Check Point has revealed that its enterprise security gateways can now block the latest version of consumer VoIP application, Skype v3.5. This is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to help enterprises ...

September 21, 2007

Vcomm strengthens VoIP offering

by Jan Harris
Vcomm UK Ltd, of Newbury, Berkshire, has entered into a partnership agreement with communications vendor Polycom. The agreement means that Vcomm will supply Polycom’s voice over IP handset range to its UK resellers, providing them with more choice and making the market more competitive. Polycom's SoundPoint IP handsets are designed to provide excellent performance in SIP-based environments. VoIP solutions ...

iRiver bundles VoIP and GPS in PMP

by Paul Kerry
iRiver have announced plans for a W10 Personal Media Player (PMP), which bundles a host of features together that would normally be expected of more advanced touch phones. As a PMP it comes fully prepared as well, with FM tuner, AOL XM radio streaming, support for MP3, Ogg, WMA, Mpeg4 and WMV9 audio and video formats, as well as a miniSD ...

Vyke upgrades Vyke Pro software

by Brian Turner
Vyke has upgraded its Vyke Pro software, to allow mobile phone users with limited-access mobile internet service to send and receive free text messages. Vyke Pro is downloadable software that will run with all recent Java enabled handsets. The aim is to undercut current text messaging services, as Vyke Pro users can send text messages for free between themselves, or send normal ...

September 20, 2007

JAJAH aims For VoIP in 22 new countries

by Paul Kerry
VoIP provide JAJAH has announced plans to aggressively expand their VoIP network services to an additional 22 countries. The company aims to increase its customer base by increasing the availability of its services to a wider audience, with a particular focus on Europe. By expanding their VoIP network to the additional 22 countries, JAJAH aims to tap into an increased potential customer ...

Tirebuck Career Solutions achieves cost-savings with IP Telephony

by Jan Harris
Knowle-based Tirebuck Career Solutions Limited, has gained 35% cost savings through the installation of a Swyx software-based IP telephony system, from Birmingham-based reseller Ortiga. The company is also introducing IP Exchange Lines, which should save 40% in costs compared with traditional BT exchange lines. The telephone system provides all the benefits of business-class VoIP. It is routed directly through the ...

September 19, 2007

Complex issues affect the deployment of VoIP 911 services in the US

by Lin Freestone
In the United States, a Government subcommittee is to examine the effectiveness and expansion of the 911 emergency service, especially for mobile and Internet-based phone callers. The subcommittee on Communications and the Internet will also focus on proposed legislation, which is designed to ensure that people who use Internet phone service, VoIP, can access the 911 emergency service. While people who call ...

Speakeasy VoIP adds Polycom desk and conference phones

by Lin Freestone
Speakeasy, one of the leading broadband VoIP, data and IT service providers in the US, is offering its small and medium businesses customers two high-quality Polycom SoundPoint desk phones along with a SoundStation IP Conference phone option. The Polycom phones are part of Speakeasy's leading Business VoIP solution, a hosted service aimed at small business customers focused on reducing costs and ...

UK VoIP industry expanding

by Jan Harris
According to the Internet Telephony Services Providers Association (ITSPA), the VoIP communications industry is growing strongly in the UK, but the country remains behind most other European countries on the take-up of the software. The comment follows statistics released by Ofcom, which show around one million VoIP users in the UK, with figures continuously growing. Ofcom also found that more ...

September 18, 2007

Tesco launches VoIP service for consumers

by Paul Kerry
Supermarket chain Tesco is launching a VoIP service targeted at consumers rather than businesses. Users of the service will be able to pay for their Internet calls in the same way as they would for a traditional land line calls, with Tesco price-plans providing good-value or free calls. Unlimited UK-wide calls will be available for £5 per month, and unlimited ...

September 17, 2007

TalkShoe launches ShoePhone VoIP service

by Lin Freestone
TalkShoe, the Pittsburgh-based leader in Internet topic-based voice conversations, discussions and live interactive podcasts, has made its VoIP service ShoePhone generally available. ShoePhone is an easy to use service for unlimited group calling with anyone, anywhere, anytime. Up to 250 people can participate in a live call, and thousands more can listen to the simultaneous live Internet audio stream. Users can ...

September 14, 2007

InteleCom targets 1.1bn potential VoIP customers in China

by Paul Kerry
US telecommunications company InteleCom, has signed a Letter of Intent with two major companies in China, Panda International Information Technology Co Ltd. and Shanghai NIU Telecom Ltd. The two Chinese companies will focus on the marketing of InteleCom's products and services through their sales and distribution channels to a potential market that includes all Internet, landline and mobile phone subscribers ...