Articles by Staff 

The future of Unified Communications: telephony or social networking?

Forward-looking enterprises now see communications as relationship based; the phone is just one tool for nurturing relationships.

Skype: IM server overload responsible for outage.

The overload affected a particular version of the Skype for Windows application, causing shutdown.

Research: SMS traffic to surpass 7 trillion messages next year.

Falling costs and an ever-younger subscriber base drive growth.

Research: UC Will Have Massive Business Uptake

Infonetics study finds 96 percent of companies are planning to enjoy the increased value and efficiency of unified communications.

Talkatone Google Voice Client Now Available on Apple App Store

Free app ranks among the top 300 iPad/iPod applications.

Updated Skype App for iOS Devices On the Way?

Help document that appeared breifly on the Skype website suggests yes.

Vantage Acquires of VoIP Provider Digital Ingenuity

Deal boosts Vantage's presence in the Philadelphia IP communications market.

IP Telephony Gains a Foothold in Financial Trading Markets

Wall Street firms are building out their IP infrastructures to leverage new capabilities enabled by the convergence of voice and data.

The Current State of the SMB IP Telephony Market

Contrary to the common wisdom, premise-based, not hosted systems are the most popular solution.

Grandstream Announces New Linux-based Videophone

New model GXV3175 features a seven-inch touchscreen and 1.3 Mpixel camera.

Google Extends Free Gmail Calls Through Next Year

Merry Christmas, VoIP users, says Google!

Research: Telecom Outsourcing Thriving

Will Ericsson, NSN, ALU, and Huawei soon be running 3/4 of the world's networks?

Six IP Communications Predictions for2011

Telecom analyst Zeus Keravala gazes into his crystal ball.

VoIP over 4G Prediction: Take two.

Preditions for VoIP over 4G in 2010 were optimistic; we'll see it, but just barely.

Skype Updates VoIP Support for Symbian

Upgrade incorporates the SILK codec for clear audio, even on low-bandwidth connections.

Avaya Updates, Simplifies Its Communications Enabled Business Process Environment

The Agile Communication Environment – ACE – is now easier to use, more tightly integrated with other communications apps.

fring's VoIP App for Android Raking In the Bucks

Joins a growing list of Internet-based VoIP providers doing well on the Android platform.

Research: N. American Carriers to Reap $246B in 2010

Telco IPTV now makes up a substantial piece of the total revenue picture.

VoIP: The number one application running over the Internet.

Predictions that voice communications would simply disappear were misguided, to say the least.

Research: Tablet PCs Will Drive New Convergence

Consumer, computer, and communications apps are coming together, and mobile OSs will run them all.

Want Secure VoIP Calls? VPN is the Answer

Secure VoIP gateways and VPN encryption are the surest way to ward off evesdropping.

Six Benefits of Mobile VoIP for Business

As mobile VoIP becomes ubiquitous, businesses will need to carefully assess their policies on the use of this technology.

Tribair Launches VoIP App for iPhone, Android and Blackberry

Aims at creating the world's largest Wi-Fi-based community carrier for smartphone owners.

Research: Telecom Carrier Spending to Grow in 2011

Video, 3G, LTE investments expected to be the main drivers.

Siemens Fusion Developer Program Fosters New UC Solutions

Portal provides tools and support that let developers turn OpenScape UC into a platform for new communications apps.

Considering Hosted Communications? Read This.

Here's an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of Communications-as-a-Service.

Alteva Launches Local Anywhere VoIP Service

Multiple DIDs in different area codes can now ring a single desk phone.

Nimbuzz Android App Updated

New version features HD voice capability.

Want Good Home VoIP/Video Performance? Tweak Your Router

Most home routers are up to the job, but older ones will need some re-configuration.

Three Key Steps to Ensuring Good VoIP Quality

Network infrastructure, capacity, and traffic levels are often the unseen causes of quality issues.

Boost Productivity, Cut Costs with Siemens UC Suite 2011

Enterprise strength communications tools with consumer grade ease of use.

Genband Launches Apps Store to Showcase Its UC Technology

Popularized by smartphone vendors, apps stores have become key sales drivers.

VoIP from Space, Courtesy of Cisco

Upgraded Cisco IP router on Intelsat 14 manages first space-generated phone call.

Research: SMB Migration to VoIP on the Up-Tick

AMI study predicts: As recession eases, pent-up demand for cost saving communications technology will kick in.

Features of Android 2.3 Include VoIP Support

"Gingerbread," as the new OS version is called, is faster, and more capable on a number of fronts.

Is Skype Invading the Browsers?

Rumor has it that the VoIP service provider is readying a browser-based version.

Do Tablets Have a Place in Corporate UC?

There is growing recognition that tablets are not just a consumer play, but may also have a serious role in business.

Integrating Videoconferencing Into Microsoft Lync: Five options.

An evolving partner ecosystem is bringing full multiparty video functionality to the Microsoft UC platform.

Truphone Changes Name, Moves Onto Desktop

One of the earliest providers of VoIP roaming for mobile phones, Tru, as it is now known, is offering a more comprehensive solution.

Junction Networks Announces 10,000th OnSIP PBX Account

MBLM NYC joins 9,999 other customers enjoying self-service hosted VoIP.

Grandstream Debuts Sub-$100 IP Phone with HD Audio

New two-line GXP1450 SIP phone delivers state of the art communications experience with HD Audio and personal productivity applications.

Research: UK Slow to Adopt VoIP

In spite of good growth in the last three years, Brits still lag far behind countries like France and the Netherlands.

A Fresh Look at the IP Communications Market for SMBs

Frost & Sullivan report anticipates small businesses will spend on IP telephony as economic conditions improve.

Viber Challenges Skype, Other VoIP Providers

New privoder launches with free VoIP app for iPhone and free on-network calling.

ippi, Voxbone Partner for Free International VoIP Calls

Voxbone makes 150,000 iNum phone numbers available to the French service provider's customers.

VoIP Client for Blackberry from fg microtec

Application automatically routes calls to VoIP when within range of a Wi-Fi network.

Siemens Updates Its OpenScape UC Suite

New to the suite is an integral multimedia collaboration application.

Get the Latest Scoop with Enterprise Networking Planet Newsletter