Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th of December 2009
March 31, 2008

Snom technology announces IP DECT phone

by Jan Harris
snom technology has announced the launch of the snom m3, a new IP DECT phone which represents the company's first cordless offering. The snom m3 is designed to provide VoIP communications to businesses of all sizes, and helps to fill a gap in the market for IP DECT phones. The phone was designed by Sebastian Stroschein of Stroschein Product Design, ...

March 29, 2008

Improved customer service most important for Vonage revival

by Lin Freestone
Internet phone company Vonage is currently striving to revive its operations, and has placed answering a customer’s call at the top of its list of improvements to be made. New software for the company's customer service operations is being rolled out to make sure there are enough bodies in the seats, and to redirect calls to call centres that are less ...

March 28, 2008

Voipfone launches new business broadband ADSL package

by Jan Harris
UK service provider, Voipfone, has expanded into the broadband market with the launch of a new business broadband ADSL package for £45 a month. The service can be used as a voice line, and can host up to 25 simultaneous calls. Voipfone's bradband service addresses the problem of voice 'stuttering', which can occur during VoIP calls if a large web page ...

March 27, 2008

Nokia introduces 6300i GSM, VoIP Phone

by Jan Harris
Nokia has announced the availability of the Nokia 6300i in Q2 2008, a GSM mobile phone offering a fully integrated VoIP client. The phone has a high-speed WLAN Internet connection and allows up to two thousand VoIP, home and mobile numbers to be listed side-by-side. Dedicated WLAN and VoIP symbols indicate the connection status and whether the GSM network ...

Thomson’s VoIP softswitches selected by artemis

by Lin Freestone
Artelis, a telecommunications group, has selected Thomson’s VoIP softswitches for the deployment of IP telephony by its two subsidiaries, which have more than 250,000 subscribers in Luxembourg and Germany. Artelis owns two telecommunication companies - Cegecom in Luxembourg and VSE NET in Germany. It also provides wholesale communications services to other operators. Thomson's Cirpack VoIP platform has been selected in order ...

March 26, 2008

Voipfone highlights benefits of VoIP for SMEs

by Jan Harris
Colin Duffy, the chief executive of UK Voip provider, Voipfone, has highlighted the benefits that VoIP can bring to SMEs and students, claiming that these two groups are the clear winners from the new technology's accelerating profile. Duffy asserts that the advent of VoIP brings advanced telephony features to SMEs, which were previously only available to big companies for tens or ...

March 25, 2008

VoSKY and AltiGen partner for Skype Extension Anywhere

by Jan Harris
VoSKY, which specialises in developing Skype for business solutions, has entered into a partnership with VoIP company, AltiGen Communications Inc, to provide 'Skype Extension Anywhere'. Combining AltiGen's VoIP solutions, with Skype, 'Skype Extension Anywhere' allows companies to connect their employees via Skype's VoIP network, with significant savings on communications costs. The solution is designed to allow employees working away ...

March 22, 2008

OnRelay’s mobile PBX will replace desk phones

by Lin Freestone
OnRelay has made its Hosted MBX product suite generally available. Hosted MBX is a network independent software system that enables operators to offer a complete hosted office communication system with mobile phones instead of desk phones. The system enables business customers to utilise public mobile networks in place of expensive VoIP LAN infrastructure. This will allow organisations to significantly reduce infrastructure ...

March 20, 2008

Velofone enhances VoIP service

by Jan Harris
Velofone, a Global Mobile Service Provider, has launched a data roaming service which allows business travellers to download data to a laptop, at a low cost, from locations such as airports and hotels. The company has also made its Velofone Mobile service available on the Nokia E65 and E61i handsets, as well as on the HTC S620. The Velofone Data ...

March 19, 2008

ShoreTel collaborates with IBM on unified communications solutions

by Lin Freestone
ShoreTel, Inc. is working with IBM to integrate its distributed unified communications solutions with IBM's unified communications and collaboration platform, IBM Lotus Sametime. The plug-in will allow joint customers to access ShoreTel's powerful distributed IP telephony features from within their IBM Lotus Sametime application. This will provide greater freedom to choose the right communications to optimise the business processes. With ...

Launch of BroadSoft Xtended

by Lin Freestone
BroadSoft Xtended, an initiative created to highlight the integration of voice and Web 2.0 technologies, has been launched by BroadSoft Inc. Based in California, BroadSoft provides VoIP application software that enables the delivery of hosted telephony and multimedia services. Innovative new applications are driven into the hands of BroadWorks VoIP application platform service providers and end-users by making them available online ...

March 17, 2008

Carphone Warehouse has 1 Million next-gen network users

by Jan Harris
Carphone Warehouse Networks now has one million UK users on its next generation network infrastructure, which is supported by the Sonus IP-based platform. This milestone was achieved in just 27 months. Sonus Networks, a leading IP-voice infrastructure company, expects to carry 3.5 million UK Broadband users by 2010. Carphone Warehouse Networks' IP-based voice network supports the wider group's TalkTalk ...

March 14, 2008

Thomson announces Symbio VoIP phone at CeBIT

by Jan Harris
Thomson announced the Symbio all-in-one DECT phone and wireless internet radio at the CeBIT technology event in Hannover. The wireless DECT and VoIP phone features caller ID, which is displayed on a 128x128 colour screen; an address book for up to 200 names and numbers; and hands-free functions. It also provides a log of the 50 most recent incoming calls. ...

March 13, 2008

Vyke Mobile VoIP available via Nokia download store

by Jan Harris
Vyke Communications Plc has upgraded its Mobile VoIP service, through an agreement with Nokia. Vyke users now have access to Nokia's 'Download' store in order to download Vyke's mobile VoIP software. The store is located in the main menu of compatible Nokia mobile phones, and the service is initially available to customers in the UK, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. The agreement ...

March 12, 2008

Texas Instruments and Microsoft achieve VoIP compatibility

by Lin Freestone
Texas Instruments’ VoIP chipsets are now compatible with Microsoft's RT audio codec unified communications platform. The company has been working closely with Microsoft to include its wideband codec into TI's VoIP solutions. The dissemination of unified communications solutions to the market is being supported by Texas Instruments, further enabling Microsoft to quickly meet the application demands of service providers, and small ...

New features for Qwest’s OneFlex VoIP product suite

by Lin Freestone
Qwest, a provider of voice, video and data services across the US and the world, has launched a series of new features for its OneFlex VoIP product suite. These include an application that lets users compress their voice calls to free up more bandwidth for data transmissions. OneFlex is a business VoIP service introduced by Qwest in 2004. The compression feature ...

BT and RingCentral offer VoIP for SMEs

by Jan Harris
BT Business has entered into a partnership with RingCentral, a US-based online communications company, to launch BT RingCentral, the latest in its range of web-based tools. RingCentral helps UK SMEs present a more professional image by intelligently managing their phone, mobile, and fax communications. BT RingCentral is designed to be easy for small and medium-sized businesses to set-up and ...

March 11, 2008

Timico enhances VoIP revenue-sharing scheme

by Jan Harris
Timico Ltd, a provider of converged communication services to business customers, is more than doubling the revenue its business partners can earn through VoIP. Companies registered on Timico's Business Partner programme, benefit from a combination of connection bonus, hardware earnings and ongoing revenue share. A Timico business partner can now earn up to £185 from an average revenue customer on ...

March 10, 2008

iPhone SDK to enable VoIP

by Jan Harris
Apple has announced that it will allow VoIP clients on the iPhone and iPod, through its new software development kit. However, any VoIP solutions developed with the kit will have to work over Wi-Fi and not through the cellular network. The iPhone SDK agreement says that "If an Application requires or will have access to the carrier network, then additionally ...

March 7, 2008

Reading FC deploys SonicWALL VoIP appliances

by Jan Harris
Reading Football Club has installed new security appliances, in preparation for the roll out of VoIP, together with a contactless and cashless ticketing and hospitality system. The club is investing in the new technology to replace an existing Cisco PIX appliance that was coming to the end of its life. The new system will better meet the club's needs after ...