Daily VoIP News Digest
Sunday 07th of February 2010
December 29, 2009

Nortel to Sell Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions Business

by Jan Harris
Nortel Networks Corporation announced that its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited, and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. and Nortel Networks UK Limited (in administration), have entered into a "stalking horse" asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. The agreement is for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin ...



December 23, 2009

VoIP maturity drives Rostrvm growth

by Jan Harris
As businesses plan to meet the challenges presented by 2010, one of the items on many Christmas lists is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol technology), in the contact centre. Ken Reid of Rostrvm Solutions says, “With the ultimate vision of Unified Communications in mind and seamless use of multiple channels, it is no surprise that every single system that Rostrvm has ...



December 18, 2009

snom’s innovation honoured by ITSPA

by Jan Harris
snom technology AG, a developer and manufacturer of IP phones, has been awarded a Highly Commended accolade for most innovative VoIP product by The Internet Telephony Services Providers' Association (ITSPA) at the annual ITSPA Awards which showcase the best products in the VoIP and Unified Communications market. snom was awarded Highly Commended in the “Most Innovative VoIP Product” category for ...



Voipfone Wins 2009 Best Business Voip Provider Award

by Jan Harris
Voipfone (www.voipfone.co.uk) is 2009's best UK VoIP Business Provider for SMEs, according to ITSPA, the Internet Telephone Service Provider's Association. The second annual ITSPA Awards were announced in the Strangers' Dining Room at the House of Commons a few days ago, when Andrew Miller MP hosted more than 100 VoIP industry representatives, parliamentarians and civil servants for the awards ceremony. Accepting the ...



December 17, 2009

Wick Hill Appointed By Yealink As Distributor Of VoIP Telephony Hardware

by Jan Harris
Wick Hill has been appointed as a distributor of Yealink’s VoIP telephony hardware. Wick Hill has a long-established reputation as an award-winning value-added distributor of secure infrastructure solutions. This appointment is one of a number of new distributor relationships, with more to come, which are part of a further expansion by Wick Hill in the converged voice/data market. Wick Hill will ...



FCC Counsel Invests in xG Technology

by Jan Harris
Members of the Washington law firm Blooston, Mordkofsky, Dickens, Duffy & Prendergast, LLP announced today that they have taken advantage of an opportunity to invest in xG® Technology, a client. “We have worked with xG Technology since its inception,” explained Hal Mordkofsky. "We believe that the technology xG has developed represents a unique approach to addressing the need for ...



December 16, 2009

Broadcom Announces Next Generation Persona

by Jan Harris
Broadcom Corporation, a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced its next generation Persona™ Internet protocol (IP) communications platform for multimedia connected consumer devices. The Persona platform, consisting of the Broadcom® BCM11211 communications processor and the Broadcom BCM11181 multimedia processor, enables full-featured multimedia applications and advanced capabilities such as 3D graphics and a superior audio ...



December 15, 2009

ICAEW expansion in Belgium supported by NextiraOne

by Jan Harris
NextiraOne, Europe’s leading expert in communications services, has won a further international order from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). The agreement will see the implementation of a new telephony system for the ICAEW’s growing Brussels office, in line with its policy of international expansion. It follows the successful implementation of a complete Unified Communications system ...



ShoreTel Furthers Integration with the IBM UC2 Portfolio

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel announced it has completed interoperability testing with IBM Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) to offer ShoreTel customers the option to access the advanced capabilities of SUT for collaboration and communications. The ShoreTel UC system is already enjoyed by more than a million end users in organisations of all sizes around the globe. With this validation, ShoreTel extends its feature-rich capabilities to ...



VAS provider Silverback opt for Squire PSTN connect to Starhub

by Jan Harris
Value Added Service Provider within the rapidly growing consumer and corporation communications market Silverback ASP, required a cost effective carrier grade PSTN interconnect to Starhub, Singapore’s major telco. Silverback sought to expand whilst improving its modern, reliable excellence of service. The provider of ‘Virtual Office’ solution and VoIP services to call centres, small and large corporations needed a SS7 signaling solution ...



December 14, 2009

Royal Agricultural Society Deploys Shoretel UC

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel today announced that the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE), one of the leading organisations for the development of British agriculture, has deployed a ShoreTel UC system to improve employee efficiency and enhance customer service. RASE was looking for a flexible telephony system for its new exhibition venue and has selected ShoreTel's Unified Communications because of its rich feature ...



December 11, 2009

Gradwell Offers New Incentives Through Re-Vamped Partner Scheme

by Jan Harris
Internet services provider Gradwell has launched its VoIP (Internet Telephony) and Broadband partnership scheme to boost the growth opportunities, support and incentives offered to partners. The newly launched scheme aims to help partners benefit from Gradwell’s ready-made solutions, while offering a range of partnership options tailored to meet individual business needs. It encompasses five packages, from ‘Certified Partner’ level offering 10% ...



Shoretel Strengthens Presence In Italy

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel today announced that the Italian Municipality of Solbiate has selected a ShoreTel UC system, together with system integrator Impianti, to transform communications at its headquarters. The Municipality of Solbiate, located in the Province of Como, reviewed several competitor solutions before migrating its dated analogue phone system over to ShoreTel's IP-based UC solution. Local government organisations in Italy are required ...



VoIP Providers Honoured in Parliament at ITSPA Awards

by Jan Harris
VoIP Providers were announced in Parliament today at the 2nd annual ITSPA Awards. The ceremony was attended by over a hundred people including parliamentarians, civil servants and industry representatives. It took place in the Strangers Dining Room of the House of Commons and was hosted by Andrew Miller MP. The awards were presented in five categories, representing different areas of ...



December 10, 2009

xG Technology Embraces Google Voice

by Jan Harris
xG® Technology, the developer of xMax®, an innovative, low-cost, mobile VoIP and data communications system, is excited to embrace Google Voice, the new voice communications management tool from Google. Google Voice is a telephone and messaging service designed to facilitate personal communications. Google Voice allows users to manage their communications channels, enabling unified communications through one single phone number. ...



December 9, 2009

Phone.com in deal with Voxbone

by Jan Harris
Phone.com, a hosted IP PBX provider, has entered into an agreement with Voxbone, which will see it provide iNum numbers to its customers. iNum numbers allow users to be called through one number, from 4,000 cities in 49 countries at local call rates. The +883 code assigned to iNum is the international code for the internet. Calls to numbers ...



December 7, 2009

Vodafone’s unified communications recognised by Microsoft

by Jan Harris
Vodafone has been recognised by Microsoft for its competency in providing unified communications. The award celebrates Vodafone’s ability to integrate and deliver VoIP, instant messaging, voice and videoconferencing, and unified messaging services. Recently the company delivered a unified communications solution to Cambridgeshire County Council, which has improved communications for over 5,000 employees. Back in October Vodafone Netherlands launched Internet Totaal ...



December 4, 2009

Skype for SIP beta program expanded

by Jan Harris
Skpye is extending its Skype for SIP beta program so that businesses can use Skype for SIP with their existing SIP-based PBX or Unified Communications (UC) systems and save money on international calls. All a business needs to do is create and register a Skype Business Control Panel, then follow the instructions to configure Skype for SIP to work with ...



December 2, 2009

ITSPA announces VoIP Service Provider awards shortlist

by Jan Harris
ITSPA, the UK’s industry body for Internet Telephony Service Providers, has announced the finalists for the 2009 ITSPA Awards, sponsored by Magrathea. The 2nd annual awards ceremony will take place in the Houses of Parliament on 10th December, and will recognise achievements in the following categories: Best Consumer VoIP, Best Business ITSP (SMEs), Best Business ITSP (Large Enterprise), Best VoIP ...



December 1, 2009

fring announces world’s first Video Calls on iPhone

by Jan Harris
fring has announced the first video over internet service on the iPhone and iPod touch. The news follows fring’s recent launch of the new version of its app which allows smartphone users to make video calls through Skype over 3G or Wifi. iPhone and iPod touch users can now make free voice calls to other fring users, Skype and GTalk users, ...