Articles by VoipPlanet.com Staff 

Research: Hosted IP Telephony Struggles to Gain Traction

Despite some clear advantages, cloud-based VoIP services have yet to gain mass adoption.

Research: VoIP, SIP Trunking to Grow

According to Frost & Sullivan, user base for IP telephony and SIP-based trunking services increased 40 percent in 2009.

World Enterprise Telephony Platform Market Hit Hard

Desktop IP phone market contracts more than 22 percent in 2009.

Trends in Unified Communication

Although the technology is now well established, the concept of what constitutes UC continues to evolve.

Avaya Provides UC System to Aid Veterans

Deployment at National Naval Medical Center will enhance care for veterans with brain injuries.

Research: "On-Premises Corporate Unified Communications Market, 2010-2014"

New Study by The Radicati Group forecasts that worldwide revenue for this market will grow to over $1.5 billion by 2014.

Avaya Striving for Dominance in UC, Contact Center Markets

The next nine months are criticial, as the company struggles to digest the giant Nortel Enterprise acquisition.

AdriaComm Introduces Free Online Meeting Software

Provider of VoIP software designs its ICUNOW app for users that want a "higher level of functionality" than Skype offers.

Integrated Broadband Services Buys VoIP Provider SinglePipe

Transforms itself into full service VoIP provider for cable companies.

PanTerra Extends Its Hosted UC Offering

TryUC is a free version of PanTerra's hosted WorldSmart UC platform that WorldSmart customers can in turn distribute to their own customers.

SMBs Finally Warm to VoIP, SIP Trunking

This improvement in comfort level will bring the number of SIP trunks to nearly tripple 2009 levels by 2013.

Junction Networks Teams With PhoneTag for Voicemail-to-Text

OnSIP customers can now receive transcribed voicemails in their e-mail inbox.

News on Many Fronts from MagicJack

In addition to going public in merger with VocalTec last week, the company is moving ahead with its femtocell product -- and more.

SMBs Turning to Hosted VoIP in the new Economy

Providers have found ways to migrate smaller businesses to IP phone systems without having to make large capital expenditures.

Acme Packet Announces SBC OEM Software Program

"Powered by Acme Packet™" program extends the reach of company’s market-leading session border control solutions to new markets and channels.

Avaya Upgrades Call Center, Unified Communications Offerings

Changes to these 'portfolios' aim to set "an aggressive product release pace."

VARs Will Play a Key Role in the Virtualization of UC

NTT's $3.2 Billion acquisition of Dimension Data points to a cloud-based unified communications play.

Making the Financial Case for Unified Communications

Part of knowing whether a technology is cost effective is knowing how much it costs to implement.

YMAX Merges with VocalTec

The company that brought you the MagicJack will absorb the Israeli VoIP pioneer.

Will We See an App Store for Microsoft OCS?

Apparently we will--and soon--but it remains to be seen whether enterprise software can be peddled like consumer apps.

SMB Owner: Should I Switch to VoIP?

Most likely driving factors are cost, failing system, expiring licensing, and movingto new offices.

Jajah Goes Live in Europe Under Telefonica O2 Banner

'Global Friends' mobile VoIP service cuts costs by providing local DIDs for up to five international contacts.

Polycom Demos New CX IP Phones at WPC 2010

New desktop phones and conference phone are specially designed for Microsoft Communications Server "14."

Soon Skype Will Be Everywhere

The release of SkypeKit SDK for Mac and Windows will accelerate the embedding of VoIP capabilities in apps of all kinds.

Polycom and BT Announce End-to-end Suite for Microsoft UC

The companies have collaborated to create a "broad and innovative" set of UC services that integrate with MCS "14."

Another New Web-based VoIP App

CallMe! from TipMeet lets you install a click-to-call widget on your Web page.

What's Driving UC Adoption in the Enterprise?

For a number of reasons, full-blown UC deployments will be the exception, not the rule, for years to come.

netTALK.COM, INC. Debuts netTALK DUO� VoIP Telephone Device

Bargain priced VoIP service wherever there's a broadband connection -- with or without a computer.

New Netgear Switch Enables VoIP, other Media Traffic

The 8-port Gigabit PoE ProSafe Smart Switch lets business add VoIP, video, and wireless LAN services

Fring, Skype Engage in War of Words over iPhone Video

Fring: [Skype is] afraid of open mobile communication. Skype: Fring mis-used our software, damaged our brand.

The Basics of SIP Trunking

With VoIP and UC gaining traction, SIP trunks are all the rage – but what are them critters?

Research: More than Half of European Businesses to Deploy UC by 2012

Multichannel communications taking a firm hold, with many firms regularly using six or more communications modes.

Nymgo: Can this VoIP Service Challenge Skype?

Where price is the main consideration, it might; it charges less than a penny a minute for calls to China.

Can Google's (Possibly) Impending VoIP App Put a Dent in Skype?

The recent revelation that Google may soon release its Gizmo5-based softphone app has touched off a fury of speculation.

Here Comes HD VoIP

Though it's been around for years, high-definition voice has finally achieved critical mass and is entering a wide adoption phase.

BT to Offer Hosted VoIP, UC&C Services in U.S. Market

BT regards this extension of its services into the N. American market as a step in the globalization of its cloud-based product offering.

Avaya, HP Partner to Offer Enterprise UC Solutions

This collaboration is part of a broader trend toward greater interoperability of unified communications offerings.

Cisco's New Tablet Means Business

HD audio plus HD video means the Cius is basically a mobile videoconferencing/collaboration device.

Online Petition Urges Google to Release Desktop VoIP App

Leaked demo of Gizmo5 provkes passionate outcry from would-be users.

VoIP and SIP Trunking Solutions Increasingly Appealing to Business

Analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds the market earned revenues of $717.3 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $3.9 billion in 2016.

CounterPath's Bria Softphone for Mac and Windows Updated

Easier navigation and provision for multiple accounts head roster of improvements.

What's Behind the Cisco Cius Tablet?

In a single move Cisco has entered the mobile phone market and tablet computer markets, and introduced yet another mobile video device.

Hosted UC: Aiming at the SMBs

After a slow start, hosted and managed UC solutions are gathering momentum.

What's Behind the Cisco Cius Tablet?

In a single move Cisco has entered the mobile phone market and tablet computer markets, and introduced yet another mobile video device.

An Inside Look at Microsoft's Upcoming Communications Server 14

A new look and feel and the integration of social networking tools are just two of the coming changes.

Verizon Business Field Testing Hosted UC&C Solution

The new service offering is based on Cisco's 'Unified Computing System.'

A Look at the HP-Avaya Deal

Will the networking infrastructure giant be able to make it in the business unified communications market?

Time for UC and Social Networking to Get FriendlyTime for UC and Social Networking to Get Friendly

While social networking tools would add richness to the communications mix, policies are needed.

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