Articles by VoipPlanet.com Staff 

Sidestepping VoIP Quality Issues

Although numerous, the sources of voice quality problems are known—and avoidable.

Asterisk Set to Take On UC Vendors?

Having firmly established itself in the IP PBX world, Digium appears now to be challenging vendors of business-grade unified communications.

Microsoft Lync Released to Manufacturing

Official release date is less than three weeks away.

Microsoft Lync, Avaya Flair Battle for the Desktop

Can one of these technologies dominate, or will it end in peaceful coexistence?

Acme Packet, SIPHON Networks Enable Cloud-based UC and SIP Trunking Services

Seventeen customers have already implemented joint Acme Packet-SIPHON Networks SBC solution.

UC in the Cloud from BroadSoft

Platform built to provide the IP communications services enterprises say they want most.

JAJAH Launches VoIP App for Facebook

Claims to be the first-ever calling application to be embedded in the social networking site.

Unified Communications Entering a New Phase

The first phase has mostly been about bringing UC to users; that's about to change.

Consumer Broadband/VoIP Bundles Growing in Popularity

Research from Point Topic shows one in five broadband account also has VoIP service.

New Mobile VoIP Service from MyNetFone

VoIP provider to launch apps and mobile service for iPhone, Android, and Symbian.

Three Unified Communications Security Threats

UC systems introduce new vulnerabilities that voice-only IP telephony deployments don't have.

U.S. DoJ Taps VBrick Systems to Bolster its UC Capabilities

VBrick technology embeds streaming video into Microsoft's communications applications.

Telmar Partners with Tango for Worldwide Mobile UC Solutions

Telmar will resell Tango's mobile UC solutions, and provide spare parts management and out-of-warranty repair services worldwide.

Three Ways a VoIP Deployment May Fail

Accurate network assessments before, during, and after deployment will bypass the potential pain.

ShoreTel Acquires Mobile UC Provider Agito

This acquisition will expand ShoreTel's mobile UC portfolio and give it access to more Fortune 1000 companies.

Skype and Facebook: Working together

The integration of Facebook into Skype 5.0 fills gaps in both services.

A Whole New Way of Doing VoIP?

The OBi110 is a little white box that's like 'having your own phone company.'

SIP Trunking Basics: Q & A

An expert takes on 18 questions on the hows and whys of SIP trunks versus traditional PSTN trunking.

UC Deployment for SMBs

A key issue is how to effectively enable communications and collaboration for a distributed workforce.

engin Introduces iPhone App for Low Cost VoIP Calls

The engin2go app gives iPhone users with an engin home VoIP plan immediate access to that plan’s services.

Yahoo Integrates JAJAH iPhone Mobile VoIP App

The partnership will let Yahoo Messenger users make free calls to friends, low-cost calls anywhere.

A Look at the New Unified Communications Tablets

Are recently released tablets, Cisco Cius, BlackBerry PlayBook, and Avaya Flare really enterprise tools?

VoIP Provider Broadvox & UC Provider Cypress Agree to Merge

Merged company will offer unified communications as a service, SIP trunks, hosted IP PBX.

Research: Use of SBCs for VoIP Interconnection Is Growing

Infonetics SBC Deployment Strategies study shows SIP trunking the number one use of SBC technology.

Skype-Facebook Combo A Powerful Communications Platform

Together, Skype's VoIP and video calling and Facebook's text messaging put you in contact with a whole lot of people.

BroadSoft Agrees to Acquire Messaging Provider Casabi

The acquisition will add fixed-line SMS to BroadSoft's roster of cloud-based communications service offerings.

Industry Luminary Sees VoIP and Mobile as a Powerful Duo

Metaswitch CEO dubs the VoIP-enabled mobile phone the ultimate communications device.

Skype Streamlines Its Interface with v. 5.0

The latest version also brings Facebook integration and expanded videoconferencing capability.

Microsoft Lync 2010: The real deal.

Touted as a PBX replacement, the successor to Office Communications Server adds capabilities and is easier to deploy.

Fujitsu Launches UC as a Service

Company will manage the services in its data center, delivering them to customers over the Internet.

ShoreGroup Virtualizes Cisco Unified Communications on UCS

Next-generation platform offers quicker application deployment while providing greater scalability, performance, and reliability.

O2 announces International Favourites VoiP service

Program provides 50 hours of JAJAH-driven VoIP calling to three international landline numbers for modest monthly charge.

Microsoft Phone 7 Launched

Updated telephony OS faces a sea of stiff competition.

Open-Xchange, eZuce Partner for Next-Gen UC

Alliance provides open alternative for enterprise collaboration.

xG to Test Its Mobile VoIP Technology at Fort Bliss Military Base

xMAX 'cognitive radio' technology will be put through its paces in the 1,700 sq. mi. desert training area.

Top Seven Ways VoIP Saves Money

IT managers seeking to make a business case for VoIP deployment need to document every potential cost saving.

VoIP and Network Services Provider 8el Tames Management Issues with Scrutinizer SPM

The Service Provider Module automatically delivers discrete, secure management reports to each of the 8el's customers, averting network problems.

Ooma VoIP Service Moves Up to HD Quality Audio

Owners of the Ooma Telo VoIP device will have their firmware automatically upgraded to HD compatability.

Skype for Android Reviewed

The application lets you make free VoIP calls and text-chat with your Skype contacts, but it lacks video and works only on a Wi-Fi connection.

MegaPath Offers Free VoIP Phone to New Customers

Program continues the promotional offer instituted by Speakeasy, which is now part of MegaPath.

Toktumi's Line2 VoIP App v.3.0 Adds SMS Texting

Users send more than one million SMS messages in the first four days.

Skype's Android App Now Available to All

The application, previously restricted to Verizon phones, can now run on any Android device running v. 2.1 or higher.

Feds Looking to Tap Into VoIP, E-Mail

Legislation sought by law enforcement to require easy decryption of lawfully authorized intercepts.

8x8 Launches Virtual Office Pro Version 2.0

Hosted UC offering gets a host of feature improvements.

Ingate Announces New SIPerator, Firewall Products

Security module and session border controller logic facilitate secure SIP firewall traversal.

Sprint, CallTower Partner for Hosted UC

Uniting CallTower's existing UCaaS offering with Sprint's wireline/wireless network makes for truly mobile UC.

Cisco's Tony Bates Joins Skype as CEO

Is Skype, which appears to be replacing its entire executive team, up to something big?

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