Mobile messaging has become quite the crowded landscape over the last couple of years. New services are being launched frequently while older ones are consolidating their user base by introducing new features. WhatsApp and Viber are two of the most popular mobile messaging apps that are growing rapidly. Increasingly, the two apps are competing in [...]

Viber vs WhatsApp – What are the Selling Points?

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ISDN PRI and BRI are terms that should be familiar to anyone who has been involved in setting up a business phone communication system. Although many companies are switching over to VoIP with either SIP trunking or hosted services, the majority of enterprises still use ISDN lines to connect their offices. ISDN stands for Integrated [...]

ISDN and PRI – What’s the Difference?

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With WhatsApp Turning Pro, Did Microsoft Make a Mistake with Skype?

With Apple and Google both launching VoIP calling on the respective mobile platforms, the competition is increasing for Skype. But perhaps Microsoft is looking at the wrong competitors. Even though Google and Apple have shown interest in capturing the instant messaging/mobile VoIP space, WhatsApp is currently the king of the mobile messaging market. Until its [...]

WhatsApp Privacy Concerns

WhatsApp Privacy Concerns after Facebook Acquisition

Facebook’s recent multibillion-dollar acquisition of the popular mobile messenger WhatsApp had caused quite the uproar in the tech industry. Technology journalists and industry experts alike were stunned at the news and media outlets have written many articles speculating about the benefits that each side could garner from this deal. Apart from the excitement generated by [...]

VoIP Regulation

Are US States Regulating VoIP?

With more companies and consumers switching to VoIP technology every day, it is clearly here to stay. Even legacy carrier networks such as AT&T are investing in VoIP because they see the writing on the wall: VoIP will become the standard for voice communication, replacing copper line networks. While retail and business consumers can rejoice, [...]

WhatsApp and Faceboon - What's in Store?

Will Facebook Turn WhatsApp into a VoIP Solution?

Billion-dollar valuations are not new in Silicon Valley and many startups have received significant investments on that basis. Billion-dollar acquisitions, on the other hand, are much rarer. Naturally Facebook buying Instagram for $1 billion caused quite the storm in the tech industry. However, the furor over Instagram pales in comparison to the commotion caused by [...]

Leaving WiFi On

Preventing Wi-Fi from going to Sleep when your Phone is idle

VoIP allows enterprises to provide phone connections for employees who are working from home or a remote location. It enables managers to keep working even when they are traveling, especially when it means going out of the country. Most VoIP vendors offer mobile apps which can be installed and used on the go. However, such [...]

Will Landlines Die Out?

Can we get rid of the Landline Phone?

The landline phone has been a staple in homes and offices for decades. It was reliable, cheap and everybody had one. However the number of users has been steadily decreasing in the last 10 years, exacerbated by the growth of other devices such as mobile phones and VoIP products. Many businesses have already made the [...]

Net Neutrality Implications

How does the Court’s Ruling on Net Neutrality impact VoIP?

Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs and governments should treat all Internet traffic equally and without discrimination regardless of the type of content, devices used, point of origin or destination, application or site etc. Net neutrality is also the reason why many ISPs are not charging differential prices based on the type of content [...]

VoIP and IPv6

VoIP and IPv6

As more businesses move their communication systems onto IP networks, there is a growing need for enterprises to become familiar with the continuing evolution of the Internet. Historically, telephone systems were separate from data networks and so managers did not need to worry about IT issues. However with VoIP, any alteration which happens to the [...]

VoIP Headsets

Choosing the proper VoIP Headset

One of the foremost concerns for an organization when switching to VoIP is audio quality. The sound quality of a VoIP call depends on a number of factors: Internet connection speed, network QoS, audio codecs etc. The type of hardware used will also impact the call experience and it is vital to choose the proper [...]

Is Microsoft Handing over Skype's data to the Feds?

Why is Microsoft Silent about Skype’s Snooping Capabilities?

Skype is one of the most popular VoIP and instant messaging clients used by millions of people all over the world. When it was released 10 years ago, it was an innovative technology which utilized peer-to-peer architecture as opposed to the client/server model used by most programs. The backbone of Skype relied on thousands of [...]