Daily VoIP News Digest
Wednesday 30th 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 ...



July 1, 2008

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 ...



November 28, 2007

Vonage chases Skype 0207 customers

by Brian Turner
Vonage is looking to accommodate Skype users who want to continue using their 0207 numbers. Skype shocked their UK community earlier in the year by announcing that 0207 numbers would not be supported after December 20th, which could impact as many as 10,000 Skype users. Vonage have set up a helpline specifically for Skype users to call if they wish to continue ...



August 17, 2007

Temporary software glitch for users of Skype VoIP network

by Kathryn Lang
Many users of the online VoIP service, Skype, were affected by a software glitch on 16 August which prevented them from logging on and using the popular internet voice platform. Skype’s engineering team determined that it was a software issue and estimated it could be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Users were recommended to leave their Skype client running so ...



June 13, 2007

VOIP for Beginners

by Kathryn Lang
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand VOIP, but it might help. Voice over Internet Protocol is used by millions through out the world and many of the users don’t even know it. That’s because the customers know it by their server’s name, not by the industry terminology. Larger companies like Skype and ...



May 25, 2007

VOIP Features Perfect for SMB

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is a great option to get for any business. The ability to use the internet for a phone service is opening up many doors, particularly for the small business market. It can be especially beneficial if the right features are included in the over all service. Shopping around with the different providers will help you ...



April 13, 2007

VOIP in the Business Community

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is drawing some of the business community, but they are not abandoning traditional telephone service as some experts initially predicted. Most companies are choosing to step into the new technology lightly, with almost half of them keeping the traditional service as well. It is likely that the adoption of VOIP by businesses will continue to grow. This ...



April 6, 2007

VOIP Struggling to Survive

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is running into problems that are more than just the recent patent cases - this is according to some experts in the industry. Not only have many of the providers been struggling financially (including Vonage, one of the largest providers), but with recent patent losses in court, the situation is only going to get worse. For a long ...