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Today's IP Communications Technologies Make SMBs Competitive

New developments open competition at all levels.

Rebtel Upgrades its Mobile VoIP App for Android

Unlike most competing apps, Rebtel's uses the 'callback' technique to complete calls.

Realtime Worlds to Run Ads on VoIP Chat for APB

Users will have to pay a fee to disable the ads.

U.S. VoIP Subscribership Tops 20 Million Mark

FCC study pegs VoIP lines at about 13 percent of wired connections.

SkypeKit SDK could Make VoIP Ubiquitous

Developer kit could allow just about any connected device access the Skype network.

Skype Set to Infiltrate a Host of Devices with New SDK

As of the recently released SDK, the Skype client can be used with no visible UI, making it easy to embed.

Vox Communications Releases Mobile VoIP Application for iPad

Downloadable app works over both Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

New Skype 2.0 for iPhone Enables 3G Skype Calls

With a strong 3G signal, users can now make free Skype calls without access to a Wi-Fi network . . . for the time being.

New UC&C Services from Verizon Business

Offerings aimed at helping Verizon better enable enterprise adoption of unified communications systems.

Digium Unveils Mobile VoIP Apps

Free applications extend Switchvox's PBX functionality to BlackBerry and iPhone platforms.

Google Voice Now Open to All

It no longer takes an invite from an existing user to sign on to the popular VoIP/voicemail service.

Is Unified Communications Delivering on Its Promise?

InformationWeek surveyed more than 400 business technology professionals about their goals for UC – and their notion of success.

IMS Operator Surveys Show Trend toward Mobile Deployments

Infonetics studies indicate that no major barriers to IMS deployment remain.

ADSL2+ Modems with VOIP: A look at two choices.

Is it better to buy a product with more features, or one with fewer features – that work reliably?

A Look at the Ooma VoIP Service

This Calif.-based company provides users free VoIP throughout the U.S. – you just have to buy the box, a one-time expense.

The Coming Unified Communications Wars

Heavy hitters Cisco, Avaya, Polycom, and the recently formed Microsoft/HP partnership bring different histories, approaches, and strengths.

Secure VoIP Softphone from ageet Corporation

Solution is available for Windows sytems now; Windows Mobile version later this year.

A Look at Alteva's Hosted UC Offering

Combining the strengths of Microsoft's desktop communications apps and its own BroadSoft-based VoIP platform makes a viable product.

Entel Systems to Sell M5 Network's Hosted PBX Solution

Regional distributor of IP phone and voicemail systems will now offer hosted business VoIP as well.

Grandstream's Latest GXP SIP Business Phone

The Singapore-based vendor should continue to rule the under-$99 space with this sophisticated offering.

Call Global iPhone App Support HD VoIP Calls over 3G

iPhone users are now able to make HD VoIP calls from any location where signal is available.

Frost & Sullivan Honors PAETECss VoIP, SIP Trunking Products

Research and consulting firm highlights PAETEC's reliability and hybrid solutions as key factors in the conferring of prestigious award.

Vertical Enhances SBX IP Telephony System

Release 3.5 includes many voicemail feature enhancements, expands endpoint support to include Vodavi digital phones, and offers improved administration.

Unified Communications: It's all in the Deployment

For UC to really deliver on its promise, it needs to be unified at the network layer as well as at the point of delivery.

Beyond Find me/Follow me

Today’s unified communications providers are adding new capabilities centered on instant messaging, message conversion, analysis, and cloud-based contact centers.

Multi-Platform VoIP Engine from Unicoi

The Fusion HD solution provides a fully-integrated suite of codecs, algorithms, and critical voice services.

Google Integrating Voice Service with Gmail?

Although it's not official, it seems Google has been testing such an integration.

M5, CorData Partner to Offer VoIP and IP Infrastructure in Atlanta Area

Integration and one-stop shopping are key to partnership offering.

The Allure of Cloud Computing for VoIP

The promise of immediate payback is strong motivation to move all networking services – even voice – to the cloud, but it isn't quite that simple.

IPsmarx Partners with snom to Deliver VoIP Services

snom's full line of IP phones is certified inteoperable with IPsmarx's IP PBX platform.

UC is Changing How We Communicate´┐Żand How the Channel Functions

With new paradigms for communication UC is bringing new challenges and new opportunities for channel partners.

Memphis Schools Migrate to Hosted VoIP

Overahaul of the school district's entire network includes installation of over 13,000 IP phones.

New iPhone will Make VoIP More Versatile

Front-facing video camera will facilitate on-the-go videoconferences.

Impending Version of Microsoft OCS Demo'ed at Tech-Ed

Code-named 'Communications Server 14,' the product is promised for 'later this year.'

Cisco Unveils Quad, an Enterprise UC/Social Networking Tool

New collaboration tool uses presence to facilitate contacts and interactions among enterprise employees.

Aspect Joins Unified Communications Interoperability Forum

Specialist in applying Microsoft UC solutions becomes member of newly formed industry group.

Polycom Telepresence Technology Integrates with Microsoft UC

A strong proponent of IP communications interoperability, Polycom has introduced videoconferencing control technology that works with a number of Microsoft apps.

Voxbone Adds DID Service in South Africa

Coverage reaches South Africa in time for World Cup.

Despite Hype, Mobile VoIP Will Not Alter the Telephony Landscape

Flat-rate pricing for cellular voice/data bundles means we all overpay; VoIP doesn't change that much.

Verizon's Digital Voice Service Transitions to VoIP

The tier one telecom provider clearly sees IP telephony—over fiber—as the way of the future.

Cable Opps Provide VoIP Service to 20 Million+ Subscribers

New Report from Research and Markets finds cable companies providing an ever-increasing share of the VoIP market.

Verizon Launches Fiber-based VoIP Service

Digital voice is now an option for Verizon's FiOS customers.

Google Wave: UC for the Rest of Us?

Although it's got a ways to go in terms of features and integration, the now-free collaboration platform has potential to become ground zero of UC interoperability.

Research: Shift Coming Toward Hosted UC&C

Wainhouse Research studies find that almost every conferencing and/or networking services technology provider is offering managed UC of some sort.

HP's Small Business UC Strategy

The tech giant is offering Microsoft's SharePoint, Exchange, and OCS on its own hardware platforms.

Skype to Charge Fee for iPhone Calls

Wi-Fi calls will remain free between Skype callers, but a new as-yet-undisclosed charge will be leveled at Skype iPhone users beginning in 2011.

Junction Networks to Review Mobile VoIP Apps for OnSIP Customers

Technical experts will evaluate mobile VoIP applications for business, compiling recommendations, tips, and instructions.

Skype 3G for iPhone Has Arrived

Skype updated its iPhone application over the weekend to let users make free (for the moment) calls over AT&T's 3G network.

Skype 3G for iPhone Has Arrived

Skype updated its iPhone application over the weekend to let users make free (for the moment) calls over AT&T's 3G network.

Apple iPad Can Be Your Phone

Third-party software apps like Skype or Truphone turn the appliance into an HD telephony device.

Software-Only PBXs

Communications solutions that run on off-the-shelf hardware have definitely arrived.

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