Articles by VoipPlanet.com Staff 

What the Google Talk Launch Says About the Skype IPO

The barriers to entry for would-be Internet telephony providers are dropping away rapidly.

Carriers: New VoIP Service Model, but Antiquated Management

More and more, carriers are delivering calls over IP, but their back office systems are an anachronism.

Can Google Talk Knock Skype Out of the Ring?

Skype is incredibly entrenched, but Google Talk has some real advantages.

Five Ideas for Getting to Unified Communications - Painlessly

ShoreTel's CTO offers five ways to ease the transition to IP-based UC.

Skype Connect Emerges from Beta

The service formerly known as Skype for SIP is now officially open for enterprise business.

Has Cisco Made an Offer to Buy Skype?

So far it's just a rumor, but on a certain level, it makes sense.

Google's Call Phone VoIP Service Hits a Million

On the day of its launch, the search giant reports, the system delivered more than one million free VoIP calls.

Mobile VoIP Will Change the Telephony Landscape

As calls on smartphones become all but free, who will want to pay for a voice plan?

UC Security: Why aren't we taking it seriously?

It's tough diagnosing complex problems remotely, but now there's a solution.

Your VoIP Gateway Is Vulnerable to Attack

Here's a list of five steps you can take to harden your gateway.

Will Google Voice Live in Gmail?

The search giant has been testing a Web-based voice app that strongly resembles the Google Voice interface.

Avaya and BT Extend their Contact Center Partnership into UC

The firms sign a three-year extension to their longstanding partnership and look to work together on higher-end technology.

Microsoft's Hidden Advantage in the Battle for UC Ascendancy

The key to ultimate success in unified communications technology is adaptability – spelled CEBP.

SBCs Return Carrier VoIP Equipment to Growth, IMS Market Jumps in 2Q10

Infonetics Research releases Q2 report on Provider VoIP Equipment and Subscribers market share.

Research: Carriers Are Planning to Deploy VoIP over WiMAX

Infonetics Research survey reveals two-thirds of providers intend to use WiMAX for voice and mobility services by 2012

AT&T Integrates Its VPN Service with VoIP

The move will allow SMB customers to consolidate their voice and data functions to a single network.

Finally: A native VoIP client for the BlackBerry

New application from Indian startup TringMe can make VoIP calls via Wi-Fi

How to Plan Your Unified Communications Deployment

The right roadmap will bypass major pain points and largely self-fund the project through cost savings.

Skype Mobile Proliferating Among Verizon Phones

Skype is available for many smartphones, but only Verizon routes the calls over its own voice network.

Hosted VoIP Provider IP5280 Leaps from Largely Local to Nationwide

Rapid revenue growth spurs the company to open branch offices, build out a nationwide channel program.

Time Warner Cable's Share of VoIP Market Slipping

Fierce competition from many different providers is chipping away at TW's chunk of the market -- despite overall revenue growth.

Analysis: The dynamics of the Skype IPO.

Competitor sees strategy to achieve improved numbers as the VoIP provider nears its initial public offering.

Unified Communications: A journey, not a distination.

The trip is slightly – or vastly – different for each enterprise.

Frost & Sullivan: Google Storms UC&C Market

Recent acquisitions pave the way for the search and advertising titan to become a major player in unified communications and collaboration.

VoicePlex Unveils Traveler VoIP Calling Service and VoIP App for Apple's Mobile Devices

Traveler VoIP service is a flexible plan without long-term contracts that can be used with Wi-Fi and 3G networks.

A Look Under the Hood of IBM Sametime Collaboration Technology

Unlike Microsoft's OCS, Sametime is designed for a multi-vendor environment and has several optional configurations.

Coming Soon: Video Chat Chaos

Devices and software systems abound, but compatability is often lacking.

Free VoIP Calls from the Folks that Brought You magicJack

MagicTalk, a new service from VocalTec, will allow free PC-based calls to any phone in the U.S. or Canada.

LG-Ericsson USA to Serve SMB's Voice and Data Network Needs

Joint venture launches U.S. operations today.

Deutsche Telekom Picks CommuniGate to Provide UC Services

Partnership aims to bring affordable unified communications applications to cost-conscious SMBs.

Mitel Updates Unified Communicator Advanced Solution for BlackBerry

New release give mobile access to the full range of unified communications anc collaboration functions.

Research: Top Hosted Business VoIP Services Leaders in EMEA

BT, T-Systems, Vodafone head the list.

VoIP Service Provider Sipgate Launches Team Edition

New, business-oriented version aims to replace phones, phone lines, adds business functions like CRM.

C2Call FriendCaller: New free VoIP service.

Claims to be the first browser-based VoIP-and-video app – and no registration is required.

Nimbuzz Android App 2.0 Now Available

New features include NimbuzzOut for cheap international calls to landlines and mobile phones.

New P2T Radio over IP Technology Announced by Harris Corp.

At least two wireless carriers will deploy the VoIP-based push-to-talk system.

New Vonage Android App for Facebook

Enables free VoIP calls to Facebook friends who have Vonage service.

TCS Adds Satellite-based VoIP Bundles for International Calling

Unlimited calling to as many as 40 countries for a flat monthly fee.

Mindspeed Launches Comcerto 300xv Family of VoIP Processing Solutions

Newest Comcerto family member is tailored for low-density access and enterprise IP-PBX applications.

Intermedia Launches Hosted PBX Service for SMBs

Combined with Intermedia's hosted Microsoft OCS and Exchange services, this makes a complete UC play.

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