Daily VoIP News Digest
Saturday 23rd of January 2010
January 22, 2010

Melcrum uses ipadio’s technology to share conference content

by Jan Harris
ipadio – the live phonecasting & social media service, has announced that its technology is being used to share exclusive content and speaker insight in the lead up to Melcrum’s Social Media Conference on 9th and 10th February 2010. In the run up to the conference, interviews with all the speakers will be broadcast live via ipadio at http://www.melcrum.com/socialmedia/index.html, allowing delegates ...

Revenue from hotel IP telephone networks to exceed $2 billion by 2015

by Jan Harris
Sophisticated systems based on IP telephone networks in hotels will increasingly enable a range of new services aimed at improving customer service in hotels and resorts. Although worldwide revenue from such systems totaled only $869 million in 2008, by the end of 2014 annual earnings will exceed $2 billion. These systems will eventually penetrate mid-range hotels, but in the initial period ...

January 21, 2010

ShoreTel 10 UC sofware released

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) hasa announced ShoreTel 10, the latest version of its award-winning UC software. With support for T.38 fax integration, enhanced multisite capabilities, and extended integration to Microsoft Exchange 2007 with enhanced SIP capabilities which allow for native integration, ShoreTel 10 is ideal for large enterprises looking to increase user productivity and integrate communications into existing investments. News ...

Truphone and Vodafone in MVNO partnership

by Jan Harris
Truphone™ has announced a strategic MVNO partnership with Vodafone UK. The agreement will give Truphone access to Vodafone UK's network to deliver voice and data services to its Truphone Local Anywhere™ customers. The partnership is the first in a series of building blocks for the launch of Truphone Local Anywhere, a global SIM-based mobile service, launched yesterday. Similar wholesale partnerships are ...

ascom deploys UC system

by Jan Harris
ascom has chosen to deploy Unified Communications as its new communications platform. The newly created Division “Network Testing” will communicate internationally across three continents at more than 20 locations in an initial step, with the platform linking some 600 users. ascom is renowned as an international provider of Security and Wireless Solutions. The new Division “Network Testing” emerges from the ...

January 20, 2010

Fonality appoints new CEO

by Jan Harris
Fonality, Inc. (www.fonality.com), a leading provider of cloud-based business phone systems, today announced that it has appointed Dean Mansfield to serve as the company's chief executive officer. Mansfield succeeds Chris Lyman, the company's founding CEO. Lyman will remain as chairman of the board. Mansfield has more than fifteen years of global sales and executive management experience, including business development and sales operations ...

XConnect announces trial of the first HD voice IP peering federation

by Jan Harris
XConnect, the leader in next-generation interconnection and carrier ENUM-registry services, announced today a trial of the first IP peering federation specifically for service providers capable of offering high-definition voice services. The trial, open to qualified operators, waives sign-up and monthly fees for its April-June duration. Multiple providers using the G.722 wideband codec will be able to test the interoperability, ...

Snom makes broadcasts possible from VoIP phone

by Jan Harris
snom technology AG, a developer and manufacturer of IP phones, has developed a new audio device that will allow SIP-based VoIP telephones to be used as an extension of any public address system, significantly reducing the costs associated with this type of system. The PA1 will be unveiled at CeBIT in March in Hanover, Germany (Hall 13/Stand C42). The snom PA1 ...

January 15, 2010

Tektronix Unveils Spectra2u Core Network test platform

by Jan Harris
Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of Network Intelligence and Communications Test Solutions, today unveiled the Spectra2u Core Network test platform for the Spectra2 protocol test product line. Built on an Intel® Dual Quad Core® processing architecture, Spectra2u allows network equipment manufacturers and telecom operators to test NGN, VoIP and converged networks for functionality, conformance, performance and media quality – ...

Voispeed Conference Call Service Launched

by Jan Harris
A free conference call service is one of the great new features in VOIspeed's software version 4.4.12, enabling users to create a conference call with any number of participants from their VOIspeed server. In addition to the existing conference call facility in which a user can start a conference call from the soft-client by inviting other users, in version 4.4.12 ...

xMax Mobile VoIP to be Featured at ITEXPO 2010

by Jan Harris
xG® Technology, Inc is proud to announce that it will be participating in TMC’s ITEXPO East 2010, to be held January 20-22 at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, Florida. At the event, xG staff will be on hand to discuss xMax® – the world’s first comprehensive mobile VoIP network. xMax is the first 4G-capable network optimized for the delivery ...

January 13, 2010

Voxbone revenues soar in 2009

by Jan Harris
Voxbone, an innovative provider of IP network services, saw another year of substantial growth in revenue, network traffic and new customers in 2009 despite one of the worst global economic recessions in decades. The company today said 2009 revenue was up 60 percent over the prior year, and minutes of use for inbound trafficgrew 110 percent to 1.5 ...

January 12, 2010

David Gurle to Lead Skype for Business

by Jan Harris
Skype today announced that it has hired David Gurle as the new General Manager and Vice President of its Skype for Business unit. He replaces Stefan Oberg, who will be leaving Skype in March 2010. David brings more than 17 years of telecommunications and collaboration technology industry experience to this role. He joined Skype on January 7, 2010 and reports ...

January 11, 2010

Are VoIP HD phone systems ready for market?

by Brian Turner
We've seen KT Networks, iNum and other companies offer HD VoIP. HD VoIP is one of the more recent developments in the VoIP market, and in theory, the specs make this a product to watch. Looking at Audiocodes for HD VoIP it can only look attractive - free or low cost voice over internet calls to even better ...

Paradial listed in Deloitte Technology Fast 500

by Jan Harris
Paradial, an award winning provider of standardized IP connectivity and security solutions today announced that it has been included in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2009, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the five years from 2004 to 2008 inclusive. Ingvar Aaberg, CEO of Paradial, said, ...

January 7, 2010

Shoretel Continues European Expansion

by Jan Harris
ShoreTel today announced the growing momentum of its voice over IP (VoIP) and UC solution offerings in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Following successful campaigns in France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland earlier this year, the increasing demand in the three Benelux countries reflects ShoreTel's growing popularity among European businesses, and its continued growth and leadership in the global VoIP and UC ...

January 4, 2010

Gradwell Supports Partner At Education Technology Show

by Jan Harris
Leading Internet services provider Gradwell is joining its partner RTS Technology Solutions at BETT – the world’s largest education technology show – to demonstrate how the two companies have solved many technical issues within education environments. Budget constraints and the push for operational efficiently means 21st Century schools need to communicate more effectively than ever. Gradwell and RTS allow schools to ...