Articles by VoipPlanet.com Staff 

Facebook, Skype to Partner

Is this integration evidence of Facebook's telephony ambitions?

Pinger: Another VoIP App for iPod Touch

Free service provides a phone number in addition to texting and VoIP calling.

Google Communications Could Transform UC into Something Really New

Google's platform is more homogeneous than many of its competitors'; it just needs to get its act together.

Analyst: The Age of Unified Communications Is Upon Us

The ubiquity of IP-based technology fosters the integration of communications modes.

VoIP Thief Jailed in Venezuela

Misappropriated more than ten million VoIP minutes for illegal resale.

Polycom Gears Up to Compete in Unified Communications

Restructures business units and adds a bevy of new executives.

Minnesota Moves to Cloud-based UC&C

Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite will provide for the communications and collaboration needs of state employees.

FCC's White Space Ruling: A shot in the arm for IP communications.

The relaxation of rules regarding unused TV spectrum could generate a $7 billion per year industry, according to one study.

Polycom Nabs Former Cisco Executive to Run UC Effort

Move is part of a broader effort by Polycom to establish a commanding presence in the unified communications market.

Is Google Now a Carrier?

With the launch of its Call Phones VoIP app Google may be susceptible to the regulation that traditional carriers enjoy.

fring Offers VoIP at Rock Bottom Prices

The pioneer in mobile VoIP now offers calls starting as low as a penny a minute.

Research: Consolidation in the VoIP/UC Industry

A small group of large companies increasingly dominates the IP telecommunications field.

AccessLine Hosted VoIP Now Available over New Edge's Nationwide MPLS Network

VoIP service from the veteran provider joins New Edge's ecosystem of business applications.

New SIP Business Phone from Grandstream Features HD Audio

The fully featured GXP2110 SIP phone is engineered for top quality sound and comes with built-in Web applications.

Avaya Goes Head to Head with Cisco on Tablets

The Flare Experience communications tablet will vie for the same enterprise audience as Cisco's Cius.

Avaya's Flare 'Nails' User Interface for Unified Communications

While the tablet device may make enterprise communications 'fun,' its $2k price tag may deter some potential customers.

A Better Way to Unified Communications

The overhead associated with integrating IP communications apps can make UC cost prohibitive – or cut RoI to the bone.

Avaya UC: In a class by itself?

This week's launch of Flare Experience family of UC devices and software leaves competitors in the dust opines managing director of Avaya's Australian division.

Cicero Networks Launches Mobile VoIP App for Android

Cicero's convergence engine will allow calls to be moved back and forth between cellular and wireless IP networks.

Open-Source Unified Communications from eZuse

Enterprise solution is based on SipFoundry Community standards.

Speedflow's Guardian System Automates VoIP Call Routing

Working along with the company's Mediacore softswitch, Guardian lowers costs for VoIP providers.

Making VoIP Compliant with Regulatory Rules Can Be Tricky

It's hard to know when regulations actually apply to VoIP calls.

UC the Easy Way: Go hosted.

This article breaks down the options, advantages, and costs of hosted unified communications services.

A Look at Polycom's VVX Multimedia Phone

This desktop unit, which offers great audio and video quality, is becoming popular with SMBs.

Smartphone Sales Go Through the Roof

Android phones lead other handsets in overall market share growth.

What Really Defines UC?

While the term brings to mind massive integration of communications modes, the reality is often much simpler.

Skype in Search of Channel Partners

The Internet-based VoIP giant is looking to attract Skype integrators and Skype evangelists.

BT to Deliver SIP Trunking Beyond the UK

Already available in the UK, BT's Onevoice service will soon be available in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the U.S.

Choosing Between Hosted Fax-over-IP and an On-Premise Solution

Both solutions have their pros and cons, but the lines between them can get blurry.

Are Skype and Cisco a Good Fit?

Cisco has long wanted to be top dog of video-conferencing; Skype already is.

Skype 5.0 Beta Features Ten-Way Video

Announcement comes one week after Google launches free Call Phones service.

Truphone Drops Price of Its Mobile VoIP Plans

The UK-based pioneer of VoIP over mobile phones has re-priced its service to a little over two cents a minute.

BT Expands Onevoice Converged Platform with SIP Trunking

The move is part of a thrust to drive IP-based communications apps to the enterprise desktop.

Skype and Cisco: Match made in heaven?

In contrast to the Skype/eBay mismatch, Skype would fit neatly into Cisco's product line.

snom's Green VoIP Phones

Saving energy resources isn't just about the data center anymore.

Getting a Handle on Google Voice

The recent launch of Google Voice has certainly caused a stir, but it isn't clear to everyone what it is . . . or how it works.

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