Articles by Ted Stevenson 

Network Security Essentials: Deep Packet Inspection

Strong security is a must for any network provider and deep packet inspection as well as behavioral analysis are leading the way to more secure networks.

Asterisk Grows Up, Turns '10'

Latest version of the open-source IP PBX engine emphasizes high-quality audio, video conferencing, and 'insane' sampling rate.

VoIP forms core transport for new wireless service

republic wireless, a startup division of Bandwidth.com, uses Wi-Fi as its primary network, with 3G cellular backup.

snom announces a pair of new SIP phones

The 720 and 760 IP phones mix features from snom's original 3xx and the 8xx executive models.

Vonage launches final piece of Extensions program

One-touch dialing app lets iPhone users make Vonage VoIP calls—domestic or international—from their mobile.

BroadSoft bolsters UC&C capabilities

Acquires iLinc collaboration solution, which it will deploy on the BroadCloud service distribution platform.

Neustar announces Text Everywhere

New cloud service supports SMS messaging to and from any device, mobile or fixed-line.

Bandwidth.com, dash Carrier Services meld to form inetwork

New brand represents the largest integrated VoIP and emergency services network in the U.S.

Vocalocity launches telephony/app integrations for Desktop

The developer toolkit announced last March bears its first fruits with a set of CRM plug-ins.

Telcentris takes on new white-label VoIP services customer

Arizona ISP, DataMax, is ramping up to bring up-to-date IP telecommunications services to rural residents and businesses.

Siemens enriches OpenScape UC suite with desktop video

Low-cost, easy-to-use, on-demand video joins the core mix of Siemens' IP telecommunications modes.

A VoIP provider for all seasons

Hybrid technology lets Star2Star offer cheaper, faster, more reliable service—and scale up to enterprise size.

Neutral Tandem: Helping to grow the HD cloud

This major global provider of IP interconnection services offers end-to-end wideband voice support to all its customers.

Hosted VoIP meets SMS

NY-based M5 Networks brings texting out of the personal cell phone world and into its managed IP communications suite.

Toshiba launches all-in-one IP communications for SMBs

New IPedge EP PBX system will serve the needs of businesses with 40 phones or less.

The best-kept UC secret: IceWarp Server

This European technology import is quietly gaining a firm foothold in the North American unified communications market.

Cool international calling plans from two VoIP providers

Residential VoIP operators are making it cheap and easy for their customers to talk to the world.

Edgewater Networks launches EdgeProtect E-SBC

Appliance simplifies the secure deployment of UC systems in distributed enterprises.

Hosted UC provider Alteva to be acquired by WVT

The combined entities should be well positioned to address a much broader spectrum of communications markets than either can alone.

Hosted IP communications industry gets a certification program

Alteva has put together a training regime for its channel partners to position hosted UC in a different, value-based, way.

Kerio launches Operator 1.1 IP PBX

Affordable, easy-to-use, easy-to-deploy VoIP for small businesses.

VoIP provider Telesphere announces on-demand videoconferencing

Telesphere's VideoConnect service promises a high-definition experience that's affordable and easy to use.

AudioCodes, Microsoft partner to bring UC to wider audience

AudioCodes introduces Lync-compatible call recording and certified survivable branch gateways.

Sipera's E-SBC: a device with a difference

Sipera's recently released enterprise SBC provides interworking for SIP trunks—as well as enterprise security.

Toshiba launches 'pure' IP phone system

New IPedge system expands Toshiba's well-established VoIP equipment line with an open-standards-based product.

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