Archive for July, 2008

AT&T spending reduction hitting Cisco

Friday, July 18th, 2008

Talk of AT&T cutting back on its capital expenditures for this year have hit Cisco’s stock as well as the prospects for other telecom equipment vendors. Credit Suisse this week downgraded Cisco to neutral from outperform on reports that AT&T will cut back on its 2008 capex budget. Credit Suisse estimates that AT&T spends [...]

Jajah Now Offering Hosted PBX

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I have to admit, I'm actually a bit confused by the Jajah's plan to provide services to small and medium businesses (SMBs) using their new SMB Solution Suite. The press release I got in email suggested it was a PBX, but I am having a hard time calling it that. How does this solution look [...]

VoIP Supply To Supply Bandwidth, Too

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

In what is a move away from just selling hardware and being able to provide a complete solution, VoIP Supply has partnered with bandwidth.com in order to be able to provide business with everything they need for VoIP. Often times, that includes providing Internet bandwidth and a VoIP provider-both of which bandwidth.com provides.
It opens up [...]

Why Dell Partnered With SightSpeed

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

SightSpeed CEO Peter Csathy really didn't have to respond to the various speculation about why Dell chose SightSpeed as their partner for their video calling service. It was more of a surprise to me that Dell was considering doing video calling than that they chose SightSpeed to deliver that service.
Really, it boils down to one [...]

Voice APIs Not Your Road To Riches

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto, christine balderasMany companies are now offering voice APIs for their telephony infrastructure, making it possible to create so-called voice mashups. One of the first was Jaduka, another that has gotten a lot of press is Ribbit.
APIs are necessary to create voice mashups. They allow you to treat voice and data [...]

MyGlobalTalk: Where's The Difference?

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I think the PR folks have added me to their email lists, as I seem to be getting a lot more emails lately. Like this one from i2Telecom, which is now offering MyGlobalTalkâ?˘, which places Internet telephony in the hands of every cellular phone user, independent of wireless carrier, handset manufacturer, or the type of [...]

Massive DNS security problem endangers the internet

Monday, July 14th, 2008

US-CERT and other security experts have warned of a critical design problem affecting all DNS implementations. The Domain Name Service is responsible for converting readable names like www.heise-online.co.uk into the IP addresses that computers can handle, such as 193.99.144.85. DNS is thus the internet equivalent to a phonebook and without it, nothing works. Anyone who [...]

Snom rolls out another HD Voice offering – klarVOICE

Monday, July 14th, 2008

snom technology AG, developer and manufacturer of IP phones for the commercial and residential markets, announced today the next generation of voice: snom klarVOICE. This wideband handset, which can be adapted to all snom VoIP telephones, captures more than twice the spectrum of voice frequencies than standard phones enabling phone conversations with greater clarity and [...]

BroadSoft Wants Your Voice Apps!

Saturday, July 12th, 2008

BroadSoft are running a contest to try and get you to write one. Started on 8 July 2008, and running through 2 September 2008, the Xtended Voice Mashup Contest is about getting Web 2.0 and telecom developers to integrate BroadWorks VoIP features with other applications using the Xtended Services Interface (Xsi) RESTful API.
The developers who [...]

libpri version 1.4.5 Released

Friday, July 11th, 2008

The Asterisk development team has released version 1.4.5 of libpri. This release was made solely to correct a problem introduced in version 1.4.4.
In February of 2008, a change was made in libpri to support inband audio (progress) when the far end of a PRI circuit issues a RELEASE message, indicating they want to terminate the [...]