What is a Softswitch?
A drill-down examination of the telecommunications space could easily uncover information regarding the softswitch. You may hear all about the benefits and why you want to have one in place, but that doesn't help to explain what a softswitch is, or what it means to your organization... More ›
- Bharti Airtel Launches Its Own Messaging and VoIP App
In the global mobile landscape, instant messaging (IM), including over the top (OTT) messaging apps, has seen explosive growth. This technology, now a key element of any UC system, offers a simple, comprehensive way to communicate. It can make a real impact in the way users interact with others in their personal and business life. Use of these apps is booming on personal devices, but even companies have their own instant messages services to facilitate communications between employees and with clients.
- VoIP Battle Intensifies: Viber and Skype Go Head-to-Head
The global softswitch market has also been witnessing an increased use of PC-to-PC calls, in addition to that from smartphone-to-smartphone. Both Skype and Viber apps are used worldwide. So, how exactly does Viber compare with Skype? Which one is better, and why, from a VoIP softswitch technology point of view?
- Hackers Running Up Big Bills on Small Business Phone Systems
Theft of phone service by hackers is becoming a severe problem, serious enough to attract coverage in The New York Times.
- SipVine Cracks the Secrets of Business VoIP
Businesses throughout the world, seemingly regardless of the markets in which they participate, have a key point in common in increasingly large numbers: these businesses are considering softswitch solutions like voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) as an alternative to the standard phone system. But within the VoIP market there's a staggering amount of issues to consider as to finding the best in the field, and a new report from SipVine suggests just how to get the best out of the many possibilities the market has to offer.
- Tata and PCCW Global Expand Network Capabilities for Data and Video
PCCW Global and Tata Communications announced the two companies have agreed to connect the thier IPX and MPLS networks via a network-to-network interface (NNI). As a result, enterprise customers of both companies will be able to connect directly in HD video as well as increase their access to related voice, data and video applications.
- Microsoft to Drop Skype Call Support in India
Softswitch and VoIP technologies are connecting people all over the world cheaply and effectively. But things may be changing soon in India. Despite the fact that Skype is an incredibly popular VoIP calling platform in India, Microsoft made the announcement this week that the company would no longer be supporting calls made to Indian landlines or mobile phones.
- C3DNA Nets $2M in Seed Funding to Build 'Meta-Containers' for Docker
Docker is quietly revolutionizing the way developers package distributed softswitch applications, but a new startup called C3DNA is extending the concept even further with "meta-containers."
- Alianza, WinCable Partner on Cloud-based VoIP Back-Office Solution
Alianza and WinCable have teamed up to create a cloud-based voice delivery and back-office solution. Alianza has integrated its Cloud Voice Platform with the WinCable offering from GLDS, and a U.S. cable provider is already taking advantage of the platform to provide next-generation VoIP services.