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SIP trunks – what is the adoption in NZ?
SIP trunks have been around for a number of years but you could say that New Zealand has been slow to get going with SIP.
Why VoIP resellers become service providers
Being a provider allows full control of a business which can bring higher revenue, but at the same time, there are additional responsibility and risks
Portable devices fuelling VoIP growth
"Corporates and consumers are increasingly adopting smartphones and tablets. Hence, the demand for VoIP services that are affordable is increasing."
Scammers using VoIP to target mobile phone users
Scammers are using technology to do their dirty work, and new applications are making it easier to orchestrate scams to steal personal information.
Meet SkipRoaming: "Like WhatsApp on steroids"
“It's a combination of the best features of WhatsApp, Skype, Viber, and Facebook Messenger all put together in one app and on steroids."
VoIP and IMS market hits $1.3bn
The carrier VoIP market is off to a strong start in 2015 and shows no signs of letting down, with more providers expanding their offerings.
Wi-Fi calling dials New Zealand
With Skype and WhatsApp snapping at their heels, mobile phone operators are turning to Wi-Fi calling of their own, aided by iOS 8 and Hotspot 2.0.
WhatsApp: Not so free after all?
WhatsApp is quick to say its calling feature is free, even between countries, but only when a user has an unlimited Wi-Fi hotspot...
VoIP trends to keep an eye on
“Hosted VoIP provides the flexibility and mobility needed for growing a business without the need for large CapEx or in-house expertise."
2degrees throws down gauntlet to competitors
Bundled offerings combining mobile, fixed line, broadband and PABX-like services on the cloud are on the way from 2degrees.
Facebook: 10% of VoIP market - and aiming much higher
Facebook is claiming 10% of the mobile VoIP market via Messenger, as it looks to ramp up that figure with its WhatsApp voice offerings.
WhatsApp finally shares VoIP love with iOS users
iOS users can today jump on the WhatsApp bandwagon with the popular app finally announcing the voice calling capability is now available on iOS.
SMBs not taking advantage of business phone systems
the vast majority of SMBs are unfamiliar with telecommunications terminology such as IP telephony, hosted PBX, IP PBX, virtual PBX, SIP trunks or UC.
Cisco funds VoIP security research project
Cisco has partnered with a university in the United States to improve online communication security, including securing VoIP systems.
Know the benefits before making the switch to VoIP
Christchurch-based provider PhoneVoIP says businesses can benefit from using VoIP instead of the ‘outdated’ copper network.
VoIP and employee productivity
A strong unified communications system using VoIP can be used to make employees more productive by aiding mobility and more.
VoLTE market 2015-2020: Responding to the VoIP threat
Data revenues have surpassed voice services, which have also been hindered by low-cost, third party VoIP applications.
WhatsApp increases VoIP play
WhatsApp ramps up its push into voice, prompting suggestions that it is one of the most disruptive forces in telecommunications history.
Mobile VoIP vs. Static VoIP
The static VoIP market is responsible for more than 96% of global VoIP revenues and these are expected to grow steadily in the next five years.
Making VoIP part of your disaster recovery plan
VoIP can be used as a tool in business continuity and disaster recovery planning, enabling a business to continue operating even in the event that sta
3CX announces partnership with New Zealand-based VoIP provider
3CX customers can use Kiwi company Ufone as their chosen VoIP provider following successful interoperability testing.
WhatsApp’s voice service a wake-up call for operators
The sheer size of WhatsApp's network could disrupt the market and some operators are already adopting a defensive stance.
VoIP services market to triple by 2019
The global VoIP services market will experience significant growth in the years leading to 2019, driven by business and consumer demand.
Calculating your bandwidth for VoIP
A crucial step of planning for a VoIP service is calculating the bandwidth that will be needed.