Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th of December 2009
June 27, 2008

Cisco releases patches for VoIP products

by Jan Harris
Cisco Security has released patches for vulnerabilities in its VoIP products. VoIPshield Laboratories identified the vulnerabilities in Cisco's Unified Communications Manager versions 5.x and 6.x, and in its Call Manager 4.x. The vulnerabilities could lead to unauthorised access and denial of service (DoS) attacks. The Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) was found to contain a flaw in its Computer Telephony ...

JAJAH now used by Gizmo5 VoIP service

by Alan Harten
JAJAH, managed services provider in IP-telecommunications, announced today its platform has been selected by Gizmo5, a widely-used free mobile and computer-based VoIP service. The partnership adds millions of users to the JAJAH platform, with JAJAH handling all call termination for Gizmo5 as well as additional tailored services including customer care and billing. Softphones, or software-based-phones, enable people to make IP-telephone calls ...

June 26, 2008

Sigma Systems expands operations with Suddenlink

by Alan Harten
Suddenlink Communications and Sigma Systems today announced that they are extending their long-standing relationship to power a new addition to the Suddenlink services portfolio: Advanced Commercial VoIP services for small and medium businesses (SMB). “We have had a great deal of success with our existing Sigma deployment, which automates the fulfilment of advanced IP services including residential voice and high-speed ...

June 24, 2008

Pervasip Partners with Rudder Capital

by Grant Draper
VoX Communications Corporation, a subsidiary division of the Pervasip Corporation, will be entering into a partnership with Rudder Capital Corporation, in their effort to produce a futuristic communications protocol, a SIP-based digital phone solution. The new development, Rudder, is an IP based service provider, linking television to the internet with the inclusion of IPTV, and includes applications that boast vast amounts ...

3CX Phone System for Windows Upgraded

by Jan Harris
3CX, a developer of telecommunications software, has released version 6.0 of 3CX Phone System for Windows, a software-based VoIP PBX which replaces traditional proprietary hardware PBX / PABX. Version 6.0, which has 10 new features, comes only 20 weeks after its predecessor, a time-scale not previously possible with traditional PBX systems. The new features include call conferencing for up to ...

Sipgate app brings VoIP to iPhone

by Rohan Parker
Nearly a year after its release in the US, the iPhone is now able to use third party Voice over IP (VoIP) services, after sipgate.Inc announced the release of an application which enables the iPhone to natively communicate with any VoIP service, so long as it is on the industry's standard SIP. What this means is that now all iPhone users, ...

June 20, 2008

VoxSwap social network adds video and Skype

by Alan Harten
VoxSwap the social network for people learning and practising languages has added a video service and integrated Skype, so budding linguists can now hear and see as well as type text. It means users can now watch education and entertainment videos in a wide selection of languages so they can see and hear the words and phrases they are seeking to ...

June 18, 2008

Researchers highlight threat to VoIP security

by Jan Harris
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA, have identified compression techniques as a potential security risk for VoIP users when used in conjunction with encryption technology. In a paper, called "Spot me if you can: Uncovering spoken phrases in encrypted VoIP conversations", the researchers suggests that the use of variable bitrate (VBR) compression techniques reduces the effectiveness of standard ...

Columbus and Sigma Join Forces

by Grant Draper
Columbus Communications has joined forces with Sigma Systems, to extend Sigma’s deployment of high-speed data services and applications, including VoIP, across its current network, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Grenada. Sigma continues to offer a high level of support, and continues to meet the requirements of its customers, especially the likes of Columbus Communications, who require consistent improvements and revisions to ensure ...

June 16, 2008

TANDBERG introduces business VoIP phone

by Jan Harris
TANBERG has launched the E20, a video VoIP phone for mass enterprise deployment which provides superior audio quality compared with standard office phones. The ultra wideband 20 kHz speaker phone merges voice, video and collaboration into one stylish device. The phone has a number of advanced features including an intuitive user interface and keypad for quick access to all IP ...

June 13, 2008

easyMobile offers Rebtel VoIP

by Jan Harris
Global voice services company, Rebtel, has entered into a brand licensing agreement with easyMobile, to offer mobile VoIP services in the UK. The deal provides an opportunity for Rebtel to strengthen its UK presence. Rebtel's mobile VoIP services will be offered on easyGroup's easyMobile web site. The service will allow users to make low cost international VoIP calls from ...

June 12, 2008

Foundry Networks’ VoIP upgrade for Prodrive

by Jan Harris
Prodrive, the motorsport and automotive engineering group, has upgraded its LAN with technology from Foundry Networks Inc, which provides switching, routing, security and Web traffic management solutions. Prodrive's existing infrastructure was struggling to cope with a substantial increase in data traffic, including large quantities of design, simulation and telemetry information which is shared around Prodrive's campus network. The company has now ...

Psytechnics joins CA Technology Partner Program

by Alan Harten
Psytechnics, real time voice, video and multimedia Quality of Experience (QoE) solutions company, has announced that it has joined CA’s Technology Partner Program at the Premier level. With CA’s Technology Partner Program, companies can use CA technology to build solutions for their customers. As part of the partnership, the Psytechnics Experience Manager will be integrated with the CA eHealth® Network ...

June 10, 2008

Snom announces wideband handset

by Jan Harris
snom technology AG has announced its next-generation handset, the snom klarVOICE. The wideband handset can be adapted to all snom VoIP telephones, and is said to provide voice quality which is just like talking to someone in the same room. Compared with standard phones, the handset allows the capture of more than twice the spectrum of voice frequencies, providing enhanced ...

June 9, 2008

Max Telecom Launches Comverse’s Voice Solution

by Alan Harten
Comverse, supplier of software and systems enabling network-based multimedia enhanced communication and billing services, has announced that Max Telecom, a new telecom operator in Bulgaria, has launched voice and data services for residential and corporate subscribers over its WiMAX infrastructure using the Comverse MyCall® Converged Communications, IPCentrex™ and business trunking solutions. MyCall Converged Communications delivers a complete, pre-integrated, IP-based ...

June 5, 2008

snom launches Euro 2008 service

by Jan Harris
snom technology AG, which develops and manufactures VoIP phones based on the open SIP standard, is offering a new service to users of its phones which will appeal to football fans. Snom is partnering with bevuta IT GmbH, and Ciphron Advanced Security, to send a free Euro 2008 results ticker to snom phones, and to offer a competition, to predict ...

June 3, 2008

3 Monkeys to educate Skype users

by Jan Harris
Skype, which allows users to make free and low-cost calls from their computers, has appointed London agency, 3 Monkeys Communications, for a major PR campaign. Skype worked with the agency in 2007, on the launch of the 3 Skypephone, and has now appointed 3 Monkeys for both its consumer and business accounts. 3 Monkeys will launch a major PR campaign for ...

Paradial RealTunnel(r) is deployed by VIVOphone

by Alan Harten
STUN, TURN, ICE and SSL tunnelling in RealTunnel(r) enables VIVOphone's customers to access VIVOphone's VoIP services from anywhere, even if users are located behind strict corporate firewalls and web proxies. Paradial of Oslo, Norway, and VIVOphone of Miami, Florida, have announced that VIVOphone has enhanced their VoIP service with Paradial's RealTunnel(r) firewall and NAT traversal solution. RealTunnel, which supports ICE, STUN, TURN ...