VOIP Currents

VoIP News 21 September, 2016

How voice communications will be incorporated in messaging applications, drone use will revolutionize the telecom industry, Twilio’s acquisition of Kurento and Voice Insights, the top 100 Influencers and Brands in Unified Communications, and why American internet is so slow.

VoIP News 13 September, 2016

Telecoms win as the EU gets ready to announce plants for regulating IT-based communications services, how platforms can allows telecoms to leverage their advantages in infrastructure and user-data, Google acquires Apigee Corp, experts urge VoIP encryption inside and outside of an organization’s network, and developments in 5G are assessed on a country-by-country basis.

VoIP News 8 September, 2016

A provocative article asks whether true Unified Communications is farther from us now than it ever has been before, while the best automated-call blocking apps are gathered for your convenience. The European Commission is expected to announce controversial new telecom- and internet-related legislation towards the end of this year, and Verizon has plans for a new service for IoT devices. Finally, the viability of Skype and Office 365 as a replacement for traditional phone systems is assessed.

VoIP News 31 August, 2016

Kaspersky releases a new report on security threats facing telecom, cyber-criminals are turning to insider attacks, how contraction in the UC Industry could benefit buyers, Agora.io rises to challenge Twilio, and a potential fiber ‘super-cycle’ affects the telecom industry.

VoIP News 24 August, 2016

An overview of 5G networks, Cable companies try to lure back customers with IPTV, Intel and SK Telecom join forces to produce WebRTC capable IoT devices, Bruce Kornfeld asks whether email is dead, Google, Apple and other heavy-hitters join and FCC-sponsored initiative against robo-calls, and Jon Arnold asks why we are still working in offices.

VoIP News 17 August, 2016

Tips for enterprises worried about the transition to Cloud-based UC, TPG purchases several small cable-companies in a bet on internet and video, Verizon seeks to transform itself with Yahoo purchase, Google releases Duo in direct competition with Facetime, and a new report highlights security problems associated with cloud services.

VoIP News 9 August, 2016

Vonage’s CEO discusses the company’s transition in focus from consumer/residential to enterprise, another mobile app allows for free calling around the world, why telecom companies are going to smash the Google/Facebook advertising duopoly, the importance of VoIP security for organizations, and panic among IP Communications companies as the European Commission considers new regulations.

VoIP News August 3, 2016

Gartner releases its annual ‘Magic Quadrant for UC’ market report, Broadband Service Providers challenge Net Neutrality again, a new application ‘solves’ the problem of long-distance calling fees, Broadband will become a legal right under new EU plans, and Barclays becomes the first major commercial bank to rollout voice recognition security for phone banking.

VoIP News 27 July, 2016

What the IoT explosion mean for MNOs, the FCC tells Service Providers to make robocall blockers available to subscribers, Microsoft announces plans to kill p2p Skype, how Skype’s evolution at Microsoft may reveal its plans for LinkedIn, and VoIP Service is predicted to reach more than 340 million subscribers by 2020.

VoIP News July 20, 2016

Coverage of several recent FCC decisions setting rules for the transition from legacy infrastructure to 5G and Fiber infrastructure, how 5G, IoT and other tech will make contact centers more effective and efficient, tips for SMBs thinking of adopting cloud communications, and the rundown of an interview with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins.