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Stay Ahead Of The Curve And Migrate To VoIP

Small businesses in the UK should re-examine their communications infrastructure and if they haven’t already, should migrate to a VoIP based system in order to save money and improve communication as BT prepares to stop providing traditional phone systems. VoIP basically allows users to make calls over an internet connection and the technology promises to help companies grow because it can be integrated into any IT infrastructure.

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VoIP Makes It Possible To Stay Home And Watch Sports

For Business The Future Of VoIP Is Now Mobile

Approximately 8 per cent of US businesses are using mobile phones as their primary business number and that figure is likely to rise rapidly in the future as offices transform in response to a digital and mobile first world. 29 per cent of companies polled said the primary reason for switching to VoIP is they wanted an easy way to forward calls to mobile devices. 25% said they wanted a flexible voicemail system that employees could access whilst travelling. Both responses strongly suggest that the future of business is mobile.

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VoIP Patent Troll Initiates Legal Action Against Amazon For Alexa Patent Infringement

VoIP technology company Voip-Pal.com has initiated legal action against Amazon accusing the company of infringing its patents in Amazon’s Alexa calling and messaging services. Voip-Pal claims Alexa’s calling and messaging service uses patented technologies for voice and video calls. Voip-Pal says the same 4 patents that the company has also accused Apple of infringing have also been infringed by Amazon.

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Father Of VoIP Turns His Attention To VR As He Seeks To Build The Workspace Of The Future

Richard Platt considered to be the ‘Father of VoIP’ has put together a team of specialists who between them have centuries of combined experience in the fields of telecoms, networking, cloud and VR. Mr Platt has constructed his team in order to build what he believes will be the workplace of the future, something he calls vSpatial. The new platform is being developed so that new immersive technologies such as VR can be leveraged to allow remote workers and teams to better connect and become more productive.

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Five Reasons Why Remote Working Is Taking Over

UAE Considering Lifting Ban On Free VoIP Services

Apparently, discussions are under way regarding the potential lifting of the ban on Skype and FaceTime in the UAE, something residents of the region will more than happy to learn. Right now, free VoIP services are not available to UAE residents and they are forced to use alternative services provided by telecom incumbents such as Etisalat. Officials claim an increasing number of people are using those services however their cost is simply prohibitive for many in the region.

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Chinese Government Co-Ops Apple Into Cracking Down On VoIP

iOS app developers who have their software distributed in China have been asked by Apple to remove any software such as CallKit that allows the integration of VoIP calling service into their apps. One app developer posted in a forum that their app was rejected by Apple’s review process because it made use of CallKit. According to the post, the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has requested that CallKit functionality be deactivated on any app that is available on the China App Store.

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BT Opens Consultation Period For Communication Providers In Preparation For The Shift To VoIP

BT Openreach has begun consulting with communications providers as it seeks to begin the mammoth task of shifting 16 million phone lines in the UK to VoIP by 2025. Recently BT announced it would shut down its public switched telephone network (PSTN) in the country and migrate all its customers onto a fibre-based network. This means BT will no longer be offering Wholesale Line Rental products which depend on PSTN.

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VoIP Makes It Possible To Stay Home And Watch Sports

Google Calling For Beta Testers Of Its VoIP Upgraded Communications App

Google has done its fair share of experimenting with a number of communication apps and services, many of which more often than not overlap with one another. Some apps have failed to achieve the loving embrace of consumers and have languished in purgatory for years. One could argue for example, that Google Voice got the short end of the stick because as an app it is incredibly useful but not widely adopted. Google seems to be tackling this head on and is preparing for its most important update to the app in a very long time.

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Game Over BT To Abandon Tradition Telephony In Favour Of VoIP

In a sign of the times BT has made the decision to abandon its existing public switched telephone network (PTSN) and instead switch to routing all phone calls over broadband using VoIP technology. What this means in reality for BT is once it has made the switch to VoIP it will no longer offer wholesale line rentals. BT Openreach which runs the network for almost all the providers in the UK bar one says it is beginning consultation next month to work out the best method to manage the transition.

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Ofcom Says Super Fast Broadband Should Be A Priority

VoIP Has Really Come Of Age

It’s rare that technology gets a second act, so it is really surprising to see a tech solution that first made the Gartner Hype Cycle more than a decade ago being touted as if it’s the next big thing. Whilst VoIP first emerged in the mid-nineties its majority adoption phase only began in 2015. Compound annual growth rates from now until 2023 are estimated to be at just under 10 per cent. Part of the delay of widespread adoption can be traced to the financial crisis but after a long period of slow burn, why the sudden interest?

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