• Alcatel shows off IP core for LTE networks

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 9:40 am

    Alcatel-Lucent is introducing its core network gear for LTE at the CTIA trade show this week.
  • Cisco rolls out low-end ($89K) telepresence system

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Cisco is announcing at VoiceCon Orlando a lower cost telepresence system designed for deployment in existing teleconference rooms without upgrading them to accommodate top-of-the-line telepresence gear.
  • Review

    Sneak Peek at Skype for iPhone, Available Tuesday

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 2:27 pm

    Looking more like a traditional iPhone app rather than its desktop Windows counterpart most of its 400 million users are used to, Skype for iPhone features five tabs at the bottom of the screen, displaying contacts, chats, a calling panel, call history and your profile (with Facebook style status).
  • At last, Skype set to launch iPhone application

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:07 am

    Skype is set to launch a mobile application for the iPhone on Tuesday, a long-awaited entry to Apple's App Store, as well as for BlackBerry devices in May.
  • Report: Skype for iPhone May Launch Next Week

    Posted March 27, 2009 - 9:29 am

    Skype may launch a version of its mobile Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and instant messaging service as early as next week, according to a report from Om Malik of GigaOM.
  • Skype is largest international voice carrier, says study

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 9:41 am

    Skype’s international traffic grew by 41 percent to 33 billion minutes last year, or 8 percent of all international voice calls, according to a survey by Telegeography.
  • Clever Free Ways to Connect via Phone and Web

    Posted March 24, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Looking to improve how you communicate? Check out these six great options in free e-mail and phone services.
  • Skype will let its VOIP service talk to SIP phone switches

    Posted March 23, 2009 - 11:23 am

    Skype is diving deeper into the business market with a system that lets companies integrate existing, open VOIP phone systems with its proprietary VOIP service.
  • Google Voice changes landscape of Internet telephony

    Posted March 19, 2009 - 9:35 am

    Last week's announcement of Google Voice was a shot across bow of the telecommunications industry.
  • Skype gives away high-quality audio codec

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:19 am

    Skype will license a high-quality audio codec in its latest VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) software to any developer or vendor free of charge, the eBay subsidiary announced Tuesday.
  • Snom hopes touch will improve VoIP usability

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    VoIP phone maker Snom is jumping on the touchscreen bandwagon with the introduction of the 870 handset.
  • FCC threatens fines on data protection rules

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:05 am

    The FCC may fine 600 operators for failing to properly file annual reports proving that they protect customer data.
  • Extending Existing Infrastructure with Hosted Contact Center Solutions

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 3:12 pm

    Cutting costs and improving customer service are everlasting business goals, regardless of the economic climate. With capital expense budgets shrinking, however, more organizations are adding a third goal to the list: extending the use and the useful life of their existing infrastructure.
  • Covad boosts wholesale network with MPLS

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Due to customer demand, Covad is adding MPLS to its wholesale network to support quality of service for applications such as VOIP.
  • Don't consider VoIP for its own sake. Think of it as voice-plus

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 8:06 am

    It is a well known phenomenon that evolving and new technologies can create a variety of ways to run a business or even a life, writes Greg Anderson, General Manager for the Goldmine CRM solution at FrontRange Solutions. This can result in both a positive and/or negative impact on the way we work and live.

  • Nokia will ship N97 loaded with Skype calling software

    Posted February 17, 2009 - 10:50 am

    Skype is developing a voice over IP software client for Nokia's top-of-the-range N97 smartphone, executives of both companies said Tuesday.
  • Securing VoIP

    Posted February 12, 2009 - 6:12 pm

    There are too many sources of vulnerability for VoIP to ever be completely secure, says Patrick Park, author of VoIP Security. Here he describes the VoIP threat landscape and offers best practices for making VoIP reasonably secure.

  • Get ready for high-def voice

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 2:57 pm

    High-definition voice -- a rarity in today's business networks -- is becoming more common, so it makes sense for corporate telephony executives to figure out now how they will make the transition, experts say.
  • Building business-focused communications solutions

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 10:00 am

    Joe Schurman, author of Microsoft Voice and Unified Communications shares 5 must-dos for getting the most out of unified communications, as well as some things to avoid.

  • Driving business value with unified communications

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 1:38 pm

    What will actually make a difference to people is how voice and unified communications technology can be integrated, how it can affect the business applications they use today and how an organization's unique business processes will be able to leverage the technology for competitive advantage.
  • FCC questions Comcast's treatment of competing VoIP

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    Officials at the FCC have questioned why Comcast, the largest provider of cable-modem broadband service in the U.S., exempts its own VoIP from traffic congestion slowdowns, but doesn't offer the same protections to competing VoIP services running over its network.
  • Fuzzing Is Still Widely Unknown

    Posted January 19, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Based on a recent study by Gary McGraw and other well known security gurus, all major product security teams apparently use fuzzing. But most (even security specialists) still seem to misunderstand what fuzzing really is about. Enter the world of fuzzing!
  • Video

    VoIP Now Voice Over Internet Plumbing

    Posted January 9, 2009 - 2:51 pm

    I've never liked the acronym VoIP because it sounds so stupid out loud (vo-eep). But alas, the world yet again ignored my suggestions. Now I will try to recast the acronym to at least mean something much closer to the perception of many in the VoIP business: VoIP is now just phones over different plumbing, and no longer a Big Deal.
  • BroadSoft acquires Sylantro as VoIP market consolidates

    Posted December 30, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    BroadSoft, a provider of VoIP applications to telecom service providers, this week said it acquired competitor Sylantro Systems for an undisclosed sum.
  • VoIP and the VAR channel

    Posted December 10, 2008 - 11:49 am

    The growth of VoIP has created new opportunities, but like any new technology, it is changing the way people do business. Traditionally, telecom service providers relied on their AR channels to install CPE and lines. The service provider provided the dial tone, and the reseller made money on sales, installation and maintenance.
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