Polycom’s acquisition by Mitel is reversed in a surprise third-party cash buyout, debunking five myths about cloud-based communications, Facebook announces its OpenCellular project, Telecoms Make 5G development in Europe conditional to weakened Net Neutrality, and US Senators including Bernie Sanders call for greater internet privacy.
July 13, 20160
Kira Makagon on voice interfaces and how they’ll change our interaction with devices, Andrew Prokop discusses how Call Flow ought to be re-conceptualized (in a UC and IoT context) as Work Flow, a new Google-backed submarine cable goes live, consumer level full-duplex wireless systems appear on the horizon, and Microsoft launches Skype Meetings, all in this week’s VoIP Currents!
July 6, 20160
Telecom responds to Brexit, WebRTC works to woo Contact Centers, steps to success for Service Providers in onboarding new clients, Vonage embraces UC, and more in this week’s VoIP Currents!
June 29, 20160
New integrated VoIP Support in iOS 10 may spell the end for voice plans, Microsoft strengthens its UC position with the acquisition of LinkedIn, Slack rolls out voice calling, how Brexit will affect telecoms in the UK, how one company weathered the AWS outage in Australia and more in this week’s VoIP Currents!
June 22, 20160
A fascinating Forbes piece on the transition from self-owned to commercial cloud data storage, a new Cisco report that shows a majority of SMBs are considering Cloud-based telephony systems, the latest prediction about the battle between traditional telecom and OTT services, and more in this week’s VoIP Currents!
June 15, 20160
Vonage finalizes its acquisition of Nexmo, BroadSoft expands into the Japanese market, Microsoft teams up with Facebook to construct an undersea internet cable, AWS outages in Australia and more in this week’s edition of VoIP Currents!
June 8, 20160
Telecom’s Role in Smart City development, Facebook’s new Deep Text AI, a new BroadSoft acquisition and more in this week’s VoIP Currents!
June 2, 20160
New Developments in and potential ramifications of the Polycom/Mitel merger, Interesting new possibilities for mobile data in advertising and as a platform for communications and other apps, and more from Jon Arnold on UC as a service in this week’s edition of VoIP Currents.
May 25, 20160
How IT must change its approach to employee use of outside collaboration tools, a useful graphic distinguishes SIP Trunking and PRI, Jon Arnold on how the Cloud can lower barriers to UC deployment, Skype for Business for Mac, and the Mitel/Polycom merger, all in this edition of VoIP Currents.
May 18, 20160
Four new technologies that will change Enterprise communications, the arms race between groups like Anonymous and IT security professionals, how IoT will drive PaaS adoption, the cost of downtime for UC services, and Facebook messenger vs Skype, all in this edition of VoIP Currents.
April 25, 20160