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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 ›

  • Colorado House of Representatives Battling AARP Over VoIP Bills
    The popularity of softswitches and VoIP-based phones in the business world is starting to bleed over into the residential world. A set of five bills that are making their way through the Colorado House of Representatives could continue that push. The bills, which are being supported by Democrats and Republicans in the House, are geared towards streamlining, permitting, construction, maintenance, and operation of cell towers, fiber optic lines and infrastructure while also working with deregulating VoIP and other advanced telephone services.
  • Will the Proliferation of VoIP Mean Higher Rates?
    One of the biggest advantages to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has been the lower price for the technology. Companies and residents alike flocked to the offerings promoted by vendors so they could eliminate their reliance on the traditional landline and gain more control over their communications spending.
  • Calling Cards Represent an Opportunity for VoIP Providers
    Voice-over-IP (VoIP) is a growing telecom segment, and a plethora of VoIP providers and resellers have cropped up to service businesses and consumers that are looking to lower their phone costs and provide added mobility to their calling.
  • Offering More Work Location Flexibility a Necessity for Modern Businesses
    I always find it interesting how things change, and how those changes take on changes themselves. Perhaps I am showing my age, but back in my day, having flexibility in work location meant that instead of working for the New York office, you could work in your home town if the company had an office there. You still had to drive to work, but you didn't have to move.
  • What Softswitch Means for Billing and How It Can Bring ROI
    In telecommunications, a softswitch is one of those things that connects calls from one phone line to another, entirely by means of software running on a computer system. There is less hardware required, it makes telephony more affordable, and it can route all types of calls. Given that, what does a softswitch have to do with billing and why should it matter?
  • Why It's a Good Time for Softswitch
    The telecommunications media space has had a lot to talk about in the area of VoIP. While this technology has been around for more than three decades, it's really just been in the past 10 years that companies and residents alike have adopted its benefits to streamline communications and get a better handle on the cost of staying connected.
  • magicJack Earnings Highlight How Far VoIP Has Progressed
    There are many residential voice over IP (VoIP) providers, but last week one household name, magicJack, hit a high with its stock price on news of better than average performance, making it a good time to pause and reflect on the industry.
  • The Impact of Adding Voice Calling to WhatsApp
    The softswitch and VoIP market in the smartphone sector is very busy, as many other companies continue to seek opportunities in what most experts feel is the communication platform of the future. Viber is just one of the competitors, but smartphone users are increasingly using VoIP to make voice calls and avoid the wireless carrier's calling minutes altogether.

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