VoIP is an attractive proposition for both consumers and businesses – who wouldn’t want more advanced technological features at a fraction of the price charged by telephone companies? Nonetheless some enterprise clients may be paying a lot more for their VoIP installations than they initially expected or budgeted for. Quite a lot of companies opt [...]

Are you Paying an Implicit VoIP Tax?

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Android VoIP users can now check out siponandroid.com for updates on SIP calling on the Android OS. We’ll post full updates there about the new Gingerbread release. Stay tuned!

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Recent announcements of WhatsApp introducing VoIP calling has caused a flurry of excitement and a renewed interest in the mobile VoIP segment. Telephone carriers have traditionally hampered the growth of mobile VoIP in the United States and elsewhere which is not the case in most of the developing world. As a result, many industry players [...]

The VoIP Approach in Underdeveloped Markets

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Cloud and VoIP Synergies – One Feeds off the Other

Enterprises in most industries are in a state of transition as they upgrade existing technology across various business functions. Business class phone systems are giving way to sophisticated VoIP networks even as on premise software and data centers are moving into the cloud. Many businesses see these two processes as completely separate even though hosted [...]

Easy VoIP Security Measures

VoIP security is gaining more prominence as IP phone systems become ubiquitous across the enterprise landscape. With more organizations switching over to either hosted VoIP or through SIP trunking, these networks are becoming attractive for hacking, and criminal and espionage activity (both government and corporate) by unauthorized users. As a result, security measures, audit reports [...]

Does WebRTC Play Nicely with SIP?

Communication technologies are in a constant state of flux nowadays. Just as the world is getting used to VoIP as the next standard in voice communication, along comes WebRTC promising even more integration and fluidity. Little wonder that many people are getting confused over the similarities or differences between SIP and WebRTC. Broadly speaking, both [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]