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Posts Tagged ‘voip’

  • Mitchell Barker, CEO of WhichVoIP.co.za. (Image source: WhichVoIP.co.za)

    Can Dynamic Spectrum Alliance help sort out broadband availability?

    January 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern AfricaComments Off

    Bringing internet to people in rural areas where infrastructure deployment is expensive and tricky, is becoming a priority throughout the world. Twenty three companies and organisations from around the globe – including South Africa – recently got...

  • Zamir Telecom announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa (image: Zamir)

    Zamir Telecom to take on Africa

    October 2, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Zamir Telecom today announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa in response to increasing demand from its customers.  Zamir has signed its first partner, Exchange Telecom Ltd, one of Nigeria’s six interconnect exchange carriers,...

  • Riaan Pietersen, CMO at Tele-Enterprise (image: Tele Enterprise)

    The new frontier for: Mobile

    September 3, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    Just as Voice over Internet Protocol is in the process of becoming firmly entrenched as a standard approach for ‘landline’ telecommunications, a new frontier is rapidly opening up. The consumerisation of technology has consumers of all kinds carrying with...

  • Wi-Fi plays an ever-increasing role in effective Unified Communications

    June 19, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    While many organisations have made the move to the cloud and virtualised applications and servers in their data centres, they have been slow to virtualise Unified Communications (UC) applications says Ruckus Wireless, Inc. However, with the technological...

  • Mobility, connectivity and the cloud – trends driving ICT

    April 8, 2013 • OpinionComments Off

    In the last few years, there have been several factors that have driven the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market, creating shifts in the way businesses operate. These trends include the explosion of the smartphone and tablet market, the Bring...

  • Net2Phone’s SIP Trunking Solution now rated Avaya Compliant

    February 13, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Net2Phone, one of the largest distributor-based VoIP providers in the world, has announced that its SIP Trunking solution is compliant with key small and medium enterprise solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration systems, software...

  • Who still cares how much money VoIP can save?

    December 3, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Voice over IP. What’s left to say? You can save money. Lots of it. It’s great for moves and changes, super easy, even the receptionist can do them. Sure. Tell me something I don’t know. How about this: most of what you hear in these conversations about...

  • Burnt by sub-standard VoIP? Hold on, please.

    November 28, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    How often have you heard a small business owner, friend, colleague or online forum contributor bemoaning the terrible quality or support of their network connectivity, Internet and telecoms services? All too often.   And while this may give grim comfort...

  • Settling the great VoIP Debate

    November 6, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    The argument for using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) as a cost-cutting tool in businesses has long been won. In many instances, VoIP has cut costs in organisations by up to 50%. For others, the experience with VoIP was less than satisfactory –...

  • VoIP comes of age – business-grade quality, scalability and functionality

    October 18, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    Organisations that still doubt the suitability of Voice over IP for business must have missed the final act, in which VoIP grows up, gets the girl and drives off into the sunset in smoking hot yet reliable wheels.  Today, IP solutions can offer...

  • ADSL killed my baby

    August 15, 2012 • OpinionComments (3)

    The arrival of voice over IP and cloud-based telephony undoubtedly started a new era in South African telecoms. However, the reliance by small companies on ADSL as a link for their voice communications is threatening the uptake of VoIP and putting their...

  • 3 Tech Trends that are taking businesses to the next level

    July 23, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    “There can be no doubt that businesses have to employ technology if they hope to compete,” says Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom. “When it comes to investing in cloud computing and virtualization, the return on investment may very well be the...

  • VoIP – Horror Story or Euphoria?

    June 21, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    Public cloud telephony is on the rise in small and medium enterprises. Companies in the five to 50-user segment (including distributed offices) are sold on the benefits of outsourcing the skills burden, upfront cost and risk of owning, maintaining and...

  • VoIP in South Africa – a somewhat muffled user experience

    May 2, 2012 • OpinionComments Off

    There are rumblings emerging from the midst of the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) space – they are the groans of frustrated users who have invested in the technology with little or no guidance and support. Like most other areas of ICT and telecoms, the...

  • VoIP commoditises another business model

    April 3, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    “Mobile voice over IP (MVoIP) is taking off, and mobile operators are coming under considerable strain as a result,” says David Meintjes, MD of Connection Telecom. The rise of mobile soft phones With the rise of smart phones, there has been a...

  • VoIP quality and reliability? No problem.

    March 28, 2012 • OpinionComments (1)

    Rubbish in, rubbish out VoIP is often derided for quality or reliability issues with phone and call centre systems, but in reality it is completely ready for carrier-class communications. As evidence of their belief in their own technology, it is common...