Daily VoIP News Digest
Thursday 14th of January 2010
November 27, 2009

Narus receives Internet Telephony excellence award

by Jan Harris
Narus Inc was named in Internet Telephony magazine’s 2009 excellence awards for its NarusInsight system. NarusInsight is a cyber protection, intercept and traffic management solution for managing and protecting large, complex IP networks. The solution, used by governments and large service providers, captures, analyses and correlates IP traffic in real time. Yogi Mistry, senior vice president of worldwide engineering at ...

Google VoIP phone expected next year

by Jan Harris
Search giant Google purchased VoIP Specialist Gizmo5 earlier this month, and now rumour has it that the company plans to launch a VoIP-enabled smartphone in the US, early next year. The Google phone is expected to be faster than the Apple iPhone, courtesy of a powerful Qualcomm processor, and a large touchscreen and sleek design are on the cards. The ...

November 24, 2009

World’s First fring & Skype Video Calls on Mobile

by Jan Harris
fring has brought free video calling to fringsters and Skype users for the first time. Fring users, knows as fringsters, can conduct video calls with other fringsters, and Skype contacts via their mobile’s Wi-Fi or 3G internet connection. The fring application also provides free voice calls to other fring users, Skype and GTalk buddies, and contacts on regular phone lines via ...

November 20, 2009

eBay completes sale of Skype

by Jan Harris
eBay has finally completed the sale of Skype to investment group Silver Lake, while Skype’s founders, Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, will receive a 14% stake in the company. Silver Lake will take a 6% share of the company while eBay will retain 30%. eBay will receive $1.9 billion from the deal. The deal was only able to go ...

November 18, 2009

fring available on Android handsets

by Jan Harris
fring is now available to Android users, allowing them to make free VoIP calls. The application is already available on Symbian S60, iPhone, iPod touch, Windows Mobile, J2ME and Linux devices. Fring is a mobile internet community and communication service that lets users communicate and share web-based experiences from their mobile device. Android users will now be able to access ...

November 17, 2009

TeamViewer 5 beta adds VoIP

by Jan Harris
TeamViewer GmbH has released the beta version of its TeamViewer 5 desktop sharing solution, which adds the latest VoIP and video conferencing technology to the software. Audio transmission is integrated into TeamViewer 5 and VoIP can be included with a mouse click, allowing users to discuss documents they are collaborating on. The solution allows a webcam stream to be transmitted directly, ...

GIPS simplifies VoIP app development for Android mobiles

by Jan Harris
Global IP Solutions (GIPS) has launched ‘GIPS VoiceEngine Mobile’ which will allow mobile application developers to build VoIP-enabled clients for Android handsets. The apps will be able to offer HD voice, as well as addressing IP network issues such as delay, jitter, packet loss, bandwidth constraints, noise and echo. Roar Hagen, GIPS’ Chief Technology Officer said: “Today, mobile users desire ...

November 12, 2009

Broadcom releases open source voice codecs

by Jan Harris
In order to support the transition to HD VoIP, Broadcom is offering its BroadVoice family of voice codecs royalty-free and without any licensing fees. Wideband and narrowband BroadVoice codecs, in both floating-point and fixed-point C code, will be available as open source software. The codecs will enhance the quality of voice transmissions by reducing latency, complexity and bandwith usage. They also ...

November 11, 2009

Vyke Mobile extended to Blackberry smartphones

by Jan Harris
Vyke.com has launched Vyke Mobile for Blackberry, which allows Blackberry smartphone users to save up to 98% on the cost of international calls. The service is available in the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland, and will be extended further. The application can be downloaded for free from www.vyke.com/getvyke. In a separate piece of news ...

November 9, 2009

NimbuzzOut offers international call savings

by Jan Harris
Mobile VoIP operator Nimbuzz has expanded its mobile application with the launch of NimbuzzOut which offers low-cost international calls direct from a mobile via VoIP, over 3G or Wi-Fi. Nimbuzz users can buy NimbuzzOut Credits at www.nimbuzzout.com to save up to 95% on the cost of a traditional international mobile call. Nimbuzz out is already available on Symbian, ...

November 4, 2009

Shoretel keeps best IP Telephony provider title

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel Inc has been named Best IP Telephony Provider in the Nemertes PilotHouse Awards for the sixth year running. 1,393 companies participated in the 2009 awards, which rated 39 IP Telephony vendors. The Nemertes awards are based on the experiences of IP-telephony decision-makers. Shortel was selected for its low prices, wide range of features, good customer services and ease of deployment. ...

November 2, 2009

Ingate Systems announces new E-SBC for SIP

by Jan Harris
Ingate Systems has introduced the IX78 Enterprise Session Border Controller (E-SBC) from its sister company Inertex Data AB. The IX78 E-SBC allows service providers to securely launch large-scale SIP trunk services, taking Unified Communications safely beyond the protected enterprise network The company claims that it accelerates SIP service deployment because it solves interoperability issues and NAT and firewall traversal problems between the ...