Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th of December 2009
July 25, 2008

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council to use speech self service payments

by Alan Harten
Not previously known for being on the cutting edge of Silicone valley, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has decided to opt for a 21st century solution for its automated payment transactions. The council has taken on Telephonetics VIP speech self service solution which is the latest in speech recognition and voice automation payment methods to service around 50,000 homes ...

July 24, 2008

According to Nemertes, Shoretel is best VoIP provider

by Alan Harten
The annual Nemertes PilotHouse Awards for Unified Communications & Collaboration has for the fifth year running deemed ShoreTel to be the Best Overall VOIP Provider. Each year VOIP vendors are assessed on the opinions of customers, this year 426 customer opinions and experiences were examined with reference to 24 different VOIP vendors. The results showed that ShoreTel had achieved the position of ...

July 17, 2008

Fring available on Java ME & Linux phones

by Jan Harris
Fring, which allows users to call their social network contacts for free using their handset's internet connection, has extended its service to Java ME & Linux handsets, which includes most Sony Ericsson and Nokia phones. Fring has created a 'minifring' version for phones that don’t yet support voice over IP calling, allowing users to communicate with other fringsters worldwide. Previously ...

Indafon integrates Jabber, phone and more

by Alan Harten
A new web-based communication service which integrates browser based SIP telephony and Jabber IM services, Indafon is a combination of a flash phone application connected to a jabber server to achieve a complex service integrating telephony, instant messaging, text message sending, and contact management which works in your browser. What is Indafon? Indafon is a web based communication service enhanced with contact ...

July 14, 2008

Snom launches VoIP installation training

by Jan Harris
VoIP company, snom technology AG, is launching a series of training events, to help new VoIP users install VoIP telecommunications systems by Asterisk, and also its own VoIP telephones. Snom is introducing the training sessions in response to requests from dealers for introductory level training. Anyone who has purchased a snom VoIP starter package will be able to participate in ...

July 11, 2008

Truphone comes to iPhone

by Jan Harris
iPhone users can now make lower cost international calls via Truphone, after Apple made the service available at its new App store today. Truphone can be downloaded to the iPhone with just a few clicks, and is free to download. There are no monthly subscriptions or other charges, and users get £2 of free credit when they register. Users ...

July 10, 2008

Snom and Konftel Get Together For Mutual Benefit

by Alan Harten
snom technology AG and Konftel AB have reached a mutual agreement on a future co-operation. The objective of this co-operation is to share experience and technology with each other. In April they introduced a new cordless DECT VoIP phone, the snom m3. The mobile VoIP phone is the company’s first cordless offering and is being targeted to home offices, SMBs or ...

July 9, 2008

3 Skypephone upgrade rumoured

by Jan Harris
Pictures are emerging of an ugrade to 3's Skypephone, a 3G mobile phone which allows users to make free Skype to Skype VoIP calls and send free Skype instant messages to other Skype users. The images of the upgraded version were published on 'Just Another Mobile Phone Blog', following approval of the device by US communications regulator, the Federal Communications ...

July 7, 2008

SPIRIT DSP & Tensilica Team Up

by Rohan Parker
A new partnership was announced today, between industry leaders in voice, audio, and video software engine providers, SPIRIT DSP, and configurable processor technology creators, Tensilica. The two are teaming up to create 18 separate software packages, designed specifically for Tensilica's HiFi 2 Audio Engine. A few of the packages already announced are AAC-LC decode and encode, aacPlus v1 and v2 ...

Vopium expanding in Europe

by Alan Harten
The existing competition among the VoIP market has mushroomed with a large number of high profile players such as the very popular Skype as well as several other large providers including Truphone, Jajah and Fring. This has forced the companies to reduce their call rates and update to a more user friendly service enabling users to reach their family and ...

July 3, 2008

Fring adds Facebook application

by Jan Harris
Users of Fring, a mobile internet service and community which brings VoIP calls and IM applications to a range of mobile phones, can now use Facebook directly from their cell phone. The service, which is available via a new Settings menu option called fringAdd-ons, allows 'Fringers' to use the Facebook platform for tasks such as messaging, updating statuses and sharing ...

Nimbuzz gets $15 million shot in the arm

by Alan Harten
Nimbuzz is a mobile VoIP and IM provider that also brings IM and voice to social networks. They have announced that they have managed to raise $15 million of Second Round funding to assist them with their growth plans Nimbuzz intends to use the new cash injection to assist in the development of its product range, to enable the software to ...

July 1, 2008

Citrus extends DIGITALK VoIP platform

by Jan Harris
Citrus Telecom is extending its DIGITALK Multiservice Platform with the deployment of IP Virtual Office and Service Numbers. The company launched VoIP services for residential and business users in 2005, with the deployment of DIGITALK Broadband Telephony and Web calling Card. Its new offerings, IP Virtual Office and Service Numbers, are targeted at business users, and provide virtual office features ...

Telchemy Has Shipped 30 Million VQmon Units

by Alan Harten
Telchemy,® Incorporated, the Voice over IP and IPTV fault and performance management technology company, today announced that over 100 equipment manufacturers have successfully integrated Telchemy’s VQmon software into a wide range of products, such as IP phones, VoIP Gateways, Routers, Session Border Controllers, Probes and Analyzers. Over 30 million units of VQmon have been shipped, representing an annual growth rate ...

Will bonded ADSL see bigger take-up?

by Brian Turner
One thing is clear: the internet needs of business is escalating, not least on bandwidth issues. Triple play offerings mean that business is being offered more choices, but ISP's may be over-subscribing what they can deliver. VoIP has always suffered from Quality of Service (QoS) issues, there's no getting around that. Crackling lines, dropped connections, and incompatible VoIP formats results in ...