Daily VoIP News Digest
Friday 18th of December 2009
February 27, 2009

SS7 – Reports of its death are somewhat premature

by Robin Kent
At the start of the 21st century, many people in the telecommunications industry were predicting the death of SS7 as a mass market signalling protocol. It was seen to be too old, too expensive and not advanced enough to cope with the changes that were predicted to revolutionise telecoms such as convergence; a move to all IP; and increased ...

New Company Telephone Installation Scam

by Alan Harten
A story in several publications has warned IFA firms over false sales information coming from some unethical communications providers, who are telling companies that they have to install new telephone systems, costing as much as £30,000, to comply with new regulations from the Financial Services Authority (FSA). Director of major supplier of telephony equipment 500 Limited, Séan Ryan, said lack of ...

February 24, 2009

snom Flexor CTI for Dynamics CRM announced

by Jan Harris
Cambridge based Camrivox Ltd, a developer of Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) software, has joined with snom technology AG, which specialises in VoIP phones, to develop snom Flexor CTI for Dynamics CRM. The new software combines Dynamics CRM, a customer relationship management system, with snom IP telephony, providing a CTI-CRM solution designed to help businesses maximise their return on investment. snom Flexor ...

February 19, 2009

Truphone launches international roaming SIM

by David Masters
VoIP provider Truphone announced Tuesday plans to launch Truphone Local Anywhere, a low-cost single-SIM international mobile service. Any mobile calls made on the SIM in supported countries will be charged at local rates, with users saving up to 80% on roaming charges compared to traditional networks. The service - to be launched later this year - will feature full number portability for ...

Traditional telcos threatened by IP services

by David Masters
Traditional network providers are concerned about threats from Internet-based competition, new research from JAJAH has revealed. IP-based services like those offered by Google and Skype threaten to undercut carriers because they are quick to market and don't have the costly overheads of conventional telecom operators. As such, operators are becoming increasingly receptive to partnering with innovative service providers. "Subscriber behaviours are changing, value ...

Truphone integrates AIM into iPhone app

by David Masters
Mobile VoIP provider Truphone has integrated AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) into its iPhone and iPod Touch applications. AIM is the latest messaging service to be integrated by Truphone, joining Google Talk, Skype, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger - all of which blend voice and instant messaging communications across multiple platforms. Truphone customers using both devices will now be able to message ...

February 18, 2009

Snom VoIP uses less power

by Jan Harris
According to a recent study, snom technology’s VoIP telephones are the most efficient in terms of power consumption. The study, by the Research Group for Telecommunication Networks at the Frankfurt am Main University of Applied Sciences, involved testing 23 VoIP telephones from major manufacturers. It looked at power consumption in idle mode, during conversations, idle mode after a conversation, during ...

February 13, 2009

VoIP technology used for railway announcements

by David Masters
Docklands Light Railway is set to upgrade its public address system using VoIP-based technology. Serco Docklands, the franchise operator of Docklands Light Railway (DLR), has chosen communications technology provider telent to install the new high performance LAN infrastructure that will make VoIP announcements possible. The new VoIP announcements system will be controlled from Linux PC workstations at the DLR control station, and ...

February 12, 2009

Vopium launches in the UK

by Jan Harris
Vopium is launching its VoIP service in the UK, as part of its European expansion strategy announced last July . Vopium, which can be downloaded for free onto a mobile handset, offers low-cost and free international mobile phone calls. The service can be downloaded from Vopium’s website. New users can also register by sending a text message with ...

February 3, 2009

SIP Print Call Recording Solutions Announced

by Jan Harris
SIP Print has expanded into the UK market, announcing the availability of its SIP-based VoIP call recording platform for the UK financial services market. The systems are fully compliant with the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA’s) call recording mandate. They also meet the future requirement to record calls originating from mobile phones. From 6 March, the FSA requires all UK financial ...