Daily VoIP News Digest
Monday 21st of December 2009
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% ...

September 19, 2009

XConnect gets $10 million cash injection

by Alan Harten
XConnect, a leader in secure and neutral next generation ENUM-registry services and interconnection, announced that it has now raised about $10 million in Series B funding. It was able to raise this amount with the aid of many different investors, which included Accel Partners of the UK, Crescent Point Group of Singapore, Venrock Associates of the US, and Grazia Equity of ...

March 12, 2008

Texas Instruments and Microsoft achieve VoIP compatibility

by Lin Freestone
Texas Instruments’ VoIP chipsets are now compatible with Microsoft's RT audio codec unified communications platform. The company has been working closely with Microsoft to include its wideband codec into TI's VoIP solutions. The dissemination of unified communications solutions to the market is being supported by Texas Instruments, further enabling Microsoft to quickly meet the application demands of service providers, and small ...

February 26, 2008

European VoIP market growth figures from TeleGeography

by Lin Freestone
TeleGeography’s latest survey of European VoIP market growth estimates that VoIP subscribers in Europe had grown to 28.9 million by the end of 2007. The survey states that, while VoIP is often associated with competitive carriers and cable companies, many European incumbents have counter attacked by launching their own VoIP services, often with great success. France Telecom has emerged as by ...

February 2, 2008

MTNL cuts international call rates to 100 countries

by Lin Freestone
The state-run telecom major in India, MTNL, has cut its international call rates to Re 1 per minute for its VoIP customers. The new rates apply to calls to 100 countries including Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Japan, Malaysia and Kuwait. The company has already cut call rates to the United States, the UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong to Re 1 ...

November 30, 2007

SoliCall’s PBXMate reduces background noise on VoIP

by Lin Freestone
SoliCall has a solution to the problem of noisy business calls over VoIP networks, especially conference calls. SoliCall’s PBXMate reduces background noise and improves voice clarity. SoliCall's PBXMate can work with any VoIP Network that supports SIP and it runs on Linux & Windows. SoliCall offers dramatic improvement of phone calls' quality. By simple configuration, the PBXMate can be used ...

September 14, 2007

InteleCom targets 1.1bn potential VoIP customers in China

by Paul Kerry
US telecommunications company InteleCom, has signed a Letter of Intent with two major companies in China, Panda International Information Technology Co Ltd. and Shanghai NIU Telecom Ltd. The two Chinese companies will focus on the marketing of InteleCom's products and services through their sales and distribution channels to a potential market that includes all Internet, landline and mobile phone subscribers ...

September 13, 2007

Skype launches package for British SMEs

by Jan Harris
VoIP provider Skype has launched a Small Business Pack designed to help British SMEs benefit from low-cost internet telephony. According to Skype's own research, 95 per cent of business users surveyed saved money by moving over to VoIP technology from traditional phone systems. The survey also found that VoIP can help to improve workers' productivity. Skype's new Small Business Package ...

September 4, 2007

ISPhone offers US local, toll-free numbers

by Lin Freestone
ISPhone, a provider of wholesale services to VoIP service providers, has announced the availability of US local and toll-free telephone numbers, or DIDs. The service lets resellers offer their customers a US presence, no matter where they are based. DIDs may be pointed to gateways and other devices anywhere in the world. For example, a company in Tokyo can purchase ...

September 3, 2007

VoIP migration increasing in European and US firms

by Lin Freestone
Forrester Research, an independent technology and market research company that provides its clients with advice about technology's impact on business and consumers, has polled 516 companies across North America and Europe, enquiring about their current telephony solutions and plans to upgrade in the near future. The research discovered that an increasing number of European and North American companies are migrating their ...

Samsung launches two SyncMaster monitors with VoIP

by Lin Freestone
Samsung Electronics has introduced two 22-inch monitors with VoIP functions at IFA 2007 that it claims has opened the era of conferencing and video calls. The company maintains that the monitors with VoIP functions will become a must-have item for individual users and enterprises in the global market. Samsung's new SyncMaster 220TN monitor is embedded with simple networking modules, enabling ...

August 22, 2007

VoIP enhancements from Verizon’s business unit

by Lin Freestone
The Business Unit of Verizon Communications is to launch a VoIP service for customers of its Hosted IP Centrex package that will give users access to new features like text messaging and calendar synchronization. The package allows users to access voice e-mail, control incoming and outgoing calls, manage their online presence, send text messages, and synchronize contacts and calendars. Verizon ...

August 21, 2007

New VoIP network monitor from NetQoS

by Lin Freestone
NetQoS, a Texas-based software and services company, has launched a VoIP monitor to help organisations gauge how well VoIP systems are delivering end-user services and pinpoint the network causes of quality issues. By adding call setup and call quality metrics to its existing VoIP management capabilities within the NetQoS Performance Centre, NetQoS now offers the most comprehensive performance monitoring solution ...

EMC unveils comprehensive solutions for IP telephony management

by Lin Freestone
EMC, the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions, is broadening its VoIP horizons with the release of new performance tracking and reporting capabilities for VoIP devices. EMC has licensed Integrated Research's Prognosis technology for use in its EMC Smarts VoIP Performance Manager and Performance Reporter products. Denver-based Integrated Research is a leader in VoIP management ...

Skype outage caused by massive PC restart by users

by Lin Freestone
It has been established that the blackout that left millions of Skype users without the ability to make Internet phone calls from their PC for two days in August was, in fact, triggered by the users of the service. The recent outage happened after a massive restart of its users' computers across the globe as they re-booted after receiving a routine ...

August 20, 2007

i-Fortuity grows in global VoIP market

by Lin Freestone
US-based VoIP service and distribution company, i-Fortuity, has made considerable gains in global online positioning, distribution channels and customer acquisition in the global VoIP market. Voice over Internet Protocol is the revolutionary new service that is replacing traditional analog phone lines with Internet-based calling. Advantages to VoIP service include free or reduced cost international calling, free business class features and global ...

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 ...

August 13, 2007

Fonality launches free VoIP system for SMEs

by Jan Harris
Los Angeles based Fonality has launched a new hybrid hosted IP PBX offering and IP-based calling service which will lower the cost of voice calls for businesses with between five and 500 employees. The company's new trixbox Pro phone system, combined with its trixNet in-network calling service allows small businesses to make free calls using VOIP - calls over trixNet ...

June 22, 2007

BT helps businesses benefit from VoIP

by Jan Harris
BT has released a new guide - "Understanding VoIP for Business" - to help smaller companies understand how they can benefit from VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) services. The guide was produced after research showed that only 25 percent of small businesses in the UK are already using broadband telephony services. It promotes VoIP as a viable replacement for traditional ...

April 3, 2007

VOIP Expands the Small Business

by Kathryn Lang
VOIP is not just for the casual user. This great internet technology can help the small business man save big bucks in communication expenses. It is especially beneficial to that home office that may have online employees or customers all over the world, or is looking to expand that direction. There are several things that make VOIP attractive ...