VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is one of the most promising Internet telephony technologies to save money and add communications applications. Cisco leads for in-house VoIP solutions; open source PBX Asterisk is also popular. Vonage, Comcast and traditional telcos focus on hosted VoIP and offer a wide assortment of IP telephony services for call centers, remote offices and other business needs. Cost is a huge concern, but so are quality of service, network bandwidth, message archiving and security.


Articles

FCC Close to Key Step on Connect America Fund

The Universal Service Fund (USF) - the complex set of rules by which rural telephone companies are subsidized - is on the point of great change.   In early October, the Federal Communications More >

All Signs Are Good for Videoconferencing

Even before the announced acquisition of Skype by Microsoft, videoconferencing was evolving at a rapid rate, driven by changes in the business structure and technology itself. Two recent studies More >

Careful Pre-Assessments Vital to Unified Communications Success

In "greenfield" builds, in which an organization deploys unified communications in a pristine environment, successful rollouts -- at least from the technical perspective -- are fairly More >

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Interviews

Videoconferencing Options Depend on Organization Size

In most cases, the size of the organization, type of connection and  bandwidth considerations all play a part in the support of videoconferencing in the enterprise.

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Real-Time Phone Translation Gets Real

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Lexifone CEO and Chief Scientist Ike Sagie. This week, Lexifone and international telephone number provider Voxbone announced a partnership that will utilize Lexifone's real-time translation capabilities.

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The PBX Market Recovers, but Slowly

Carl Weinschenk spoke to Diane Myers, the directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research. Last week, Infonetics released research entitled, "Enterprise Unified Communication, VoIP, and TDM More >

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