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Mobile VoIP, Other Communication Tech Cross the Generational Divide
Technology has evolved to a point that ease of use has become a key element for any consumer-focused product. After all, the Baby Boomers make up a large percentage of the consumer market, so capturing their interest is of equal or greater importance than that of just younger generations.
Vadacom Provides Greater VoIP Flexibility with its Buddy Client
When it comes to selecting an Internet telephony platform, there are a lot of factors to consider, but the key factor that traditionally gets the most attention is cost savings. However, according to Vadacom CEO Igor Portugal, this has begun to change.
The Gift of VoIP is an Affordable One
According to My VoIP Provider, a good VoIP phone service is not only a cost-effective way to make phone calls, offering all the ease and convenience of a regular call at 80 percent less cost, but it is even more affordable than most traditional Father's Day gifts.
Philippines Sees Brisk Growth in Next-gen Networks
The Philippines isn't a stranger to the boom in telecom and networking services. The nation has already taken the crown when it comes to call center outsourcing, surpassing India several years ago.
Infonetics: Enterprise PBX Faces Heat, But Unified Communications Remains Bright Spot
Recent research from Infonetics Research reveals that demand for unified communications is increasing in all regions as businesses seek tools to help them boost employee productivity and flexibility.
SIM Swap Fraud Cases Increase in South Africa
South Africa has been the site of many cases involving SIM Swap fraud - and two companies are actively responding to the scams. What is SIM Swap fraud? It's a phishing scam that gets someone to release logon names and passwords for mobile or Internet banking - as well as their mobile number.
VoIP Faces Hurdles in India, South Africa
In the case of India, use of high-encryption VoIP services such as Skype have become the standard for terrorist communications. Because VoIP providers aren't currently required to setup servers within India or be registered in the country, there's nothing the Indian government can really do to intercept terrorist calls.
REVE Systems Extends Mobile VoIP Capabilities
To that end, there is a growing demand for mobile VoIP solutions, including those available from REVE Systems. The company's iTel Mobile Dialer Express is a mobile application to enable the completion of VoIP calls from the mobile phone. It's designed to extend the desired capabilities to the user, while also protecting the revenue opportunities of the VoIP service provider.
iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer a Perfect Fit for Calling Card Users in North and South America
While it's true that the prepaid calling card market in North America saw a decrease in sales in 2001 and 2002, but the market has since experienced steady growth, according to a recent post on the blog, VoIP for All. In fact, prepaid calling card revenue is again approaching the $3.3-billion high it saw in 2000, which is directly related to the use of international calling cards and the increase in travel.
Will A Hosted Softswitch Solve Business Problems?
The good news is that once you decide on your strategy, there are a number of options available for execution - especially where hosted communications are concerned. And, if VoIP is a priority for you, hosted VoIP options are extensive, giving you the benefit of multiple providers to choose from at competitive rates.
Carrier Ethernet Market to Grow to $39 Billion by 2017, Analysts Predict
That's partially because softswitches are evolving to be more than just IP versions of traditional digital TDM switches. REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus, for instance, is a carrier-grade softswitch with integrated billing and interactive voice response.
VoIP Calling: Cheaper, Better Long Distance Communications
For a long time, if you wanted to speak with someone who wasn't within walking or driving distance, your only option was to use the telephone. However, this quickly changed as the popularity of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology grew. Now, phone service providers aren't the only ones you can turn to when you need to make an important call.
REVE Systems Offers Bounty Of Mobile Dialer Systems
But REVE Systems' offerings don't just encompass the mobile VoIP market; there are products available for softswitch and billing functions, for advanced carrier grade platforms, and even for value added services. REVE Systems even offers a Live Astrologer service, where users can call in with a short code and interact with an IVR to get a daily horoscope, charging the user and giving the provider access to a new potential revenue stream.
REVE Systems' iTel Mobile Dialer Boasts Benefits for Businesses, Resellers and End Users
Indeed, the iTel Mobile Dialer has long supported Symbian, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and the iPhone. Meanwhile, REVE Systems announced Android support on its Facebook page recently, expanding the iTel Dialer's support to include the vast majority of the mobile market - about 400 handsets.
Managed Services Spending to Stay Strong Through to 2017
Curiously, while slow economic growth will reduce spending on basic telecommunications and IT services in the coming years, many businesses will turn to managed services as a cost-effective alternative to increasing internal staff.
FCC Proposes Direct Access to Telephone Numbers for VoIP Providers
Millicorp is one of fifteen companies that have applied to the FCC for a waiver of existing and outdated rules that limit the ability of VoIP telephone companies to directly obtain access to telephone numbers. VoIP providers must currently purchase telephone numbers from the legacy telephone companies with which the VoIP providers compete. In the Order, the FCC established a trial program to provide VoIP providers with pending waiver petitions on file at the Commission to directly access telephone numbers on a limited trial basis.
VoIP Market Reaches $63 Billion and Should Hit $82.7 Billion by 2017
Catering to the mobile VoIP space, REVE also makes it easy for service providers to deliver VoIP on handsets of all types, including Symbian and Windows Mobile in addition to iOS, Android and Blackberry. Its iTel Mobile Dialer Express is a brandable mobile VoIP solution that quickly and easily lets service providers offer VoIP through a mobile app that is available on all platforms.
Two Sides Squaring up over Fight to Allow VoIP Providers Direct Access to Phone Numbers
There's a fight coming in the telecom industry, and the two sides are already squaring up against one another. It involves voice over IP (VoIP) telephone service provider access to telephone numbers.
VoIP & Video Makes For Tricky Regulation Matters
Technology moves fast. There's simply no other way to put it. With things like Moore's Law and even Cooper's Law making their presence known on the market, it's hard for even the technologically adept to keep up with all the changes in the field. If those who focus on technology have a difficult time, then it's easy to imagine how much trouble regulators are having with technology. That's a problem that's becoming particularly apparent with issues relating to voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and online video.
REVE Systems' iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer Makes Multiple Appearances, Big Impact
While some may not have heard of the iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer from REVE Systems yet, the application is already making a large number of appearances across a variety of different platforms. With these appearances, the iTel Mobile Hybrid Dialer is also looking to make a big impact in terms of what it brings to the table.
Hosted Mobile Softswitches, the Next Evolution in Switching Technology
Switching technology is an unsung hero of the telecommunications revolution, making the convergence of mobile, analog and voice-over-IP (VoIP) calling look easy.
Mobile VoIP Service Providers Benefit with Branded Opportunities
Benefits also exist for the mobile VoIP service provider thanks to companies like REVE Systems which offers its iTel Mobile Dialer as a way for the mobile VoIP provider to optimize current market opportunities for new revenue generation. The iTel Mobile Dialer Express allows users to make a VoIP call from a mobile phone and was designed to match VoIP service provider requirements as well as consumer needs.
Is this an End to PBX? Has Unified Communications Technologies Replaced it?
A once popular telephone system for call handling, where calls were routed manually, was the private branch exchange (PBX). It allowed telephone exchange for the general public for many years. In the 1990s with the availability of the Internet, business telephony led to the development of the VoIP PBX. It was then when people had either a hosted or an on-premises PBX solution.
Arrow S3 Helps CounterPath into the Reseller Channel
CounterPath has entered into an agreement with Arrow S3. Said agreement will not only help CounterPath enter into the reseller channel, as well as help connect CounterPath's softphones with Arrow's expansive network of partners, customers, and more.
TelcoDepot.com Describes Ethernet Switches as 'Building Blocks of Business VoIP Solutions'
TelcoDepot.com, a business telecom equipment provider, recently said that Ethernet switches are the 'building blocks of business VoIP solutions,' and they play an important role in the design and deployment of functional business VoIP phone networks.
Kerio Upgrades its Control 8 and Kerio Operator 2.1 for Mobile Devices
Kerio Technologies announced the addition of new features to it products, Kerio Control 8 and Kerio Operator 2.1. The new features will match the evolving IT network environment, and are expected to provide the flexibility required by IT managers and employees using iOS and Android-powered smartphones.
U.K. Broadband Speeds Grow 34 Percent, Average Now 12 Mbps
Actual U.K. fixed network broadband access average speeds increased by 34 percent in the six months from May 2012 to November 2012, Ofcom, the U.K. communications regulator, reports.
Big Gains Over Last Year for IP Multimedia Subsystems, Says Dell'Oro Group Report
With all the tales of woe commonly associated with a slow economy, an unexpected ray of sunshine has emerged thanks to a new report from the Dell'Oro Group. The Dell'Oro Group report showed that, while the Carrier IP Telephony market has been on a bit of a downtrend, the sales of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core systems were on an absolute tear, bringing in over 80 percent in boosted sales over the previous time last year.
REVE Systems Rolls Out New Enhancements to iTel Switch Plus
The benefits associated with VoIP have helped create an industry with significant opportunity. Service providers without a clear value strategy in an intensely competitive industry suddenly had an opportunity to drive millions in revenue, seemingly overnight.
TechSci Research Predicts Increase in VoIP Subscribers in India
TechSci Research has unveiled its latest report, "India VoIP Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2017". With the execution of the National Telecom Policy 2012, several key alterations for voice over Internet telephony, or VoIP, will be carried out in India. In the next few years, an increasing number of users, especially in India, are expected to subscribe to VoIP services. According to TechSci Research, VoIP subscribers in India are expected to increase by 300 percent in the next five years.
Infonetics Reports on the Health of the Softswitch Market
As North America experienced a loss in the fourth quarter of 2012, the region did increase 13 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. This result is the highest year-over-year gain for any region. Core router sales slowed more than edge routers in 2012 as the shift toward 100G is causing carriers to be more cautious as they select their next move to higher-capacity core routers.
FCC Accessibility Law Applies to VoIP Providers, too
The CVAA is a 2010 law ensuring telecommunications access for people with disabilities, and the FCC began issuing regulations implementing the legislation in October 2011, according to an article by law firm, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton.
Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment Market Enjoys Growth
One company leveraging key opportunities in the softswitch space is REVE Systems. Its iTel Switch Plus is a hosted offering ideal for small and medium sized IP telephony platform providers, yet also delivers equitable benefits for carrier grade VoIP service providers seeking to enjoy the benefits associated with the opportunities in the market, without monitoring and maintaining a softswitch.
Why Carriers Should Consider Hosted Softswitch
One of the lessons I learned from that business mistake is the value proposition for the hosted softswitch. Voice-over-IP (VoIP) providers can own and manage their own softswitch infrastructure, but in cases like mine, it didn't make sense.
International Wholesale Voice Market is Now Driven by Mobile Calling
Total international voice traffic grew nine percent in 2011, to 467 billion minutes, TeleGeography says. Traditional time division multiplexed (TDM) international traffic grew three percent, to 317 billion minutes, while traffic carried as Voice over IP (VoIP) grew 25 percent, to 150 billion minutes.
Improved Outlook for Core Voice Equipment and Softswitch Spending
Core voice equipment spending will finally stabilize at roughly $7 billion annually over the next five years, according to a new report by the Dell'Oro Group, which tracks the networking and telecommunications industries. According to the group, the market has been declining the previous five years.
The Greener Side of VoIP
Businesses today are making the switch to hosted solutions, UC and VoIP. To keep up with this pace, manufacturers are focusing on how to make products more eco-friendly, from start to finish. As green advocates know, the entire design - what the products made out of, how it can be recycled, how much power the manufacturing uses - has to be accounted for to be truly "green."
REVE Systems to Showcase New Hybrid Mobile App at ITEXPO Miami
Singapore-based, mobile VoIP solutions provider, REVE Systems has announced that not only will it attend ITEXPO Miami 2013 being held this week, but it will also be showcasing its latest innovation in mobile applications at the event.
Call by Number or Name?
IP telephony advocates have argued the benefits of using names or other natural language "handles" for people, instead of "telephone numbers." But growing use of smartphones and social applications, better directories and IP telephony itself seem to be solving the problem, as a practical matter, even if telephone numbers still are linked to the other identities.
New Study Says 2013 is the Year IP Mobile Messaging will Match SMS
Indeed, the results of the study state that 2013 will be the year that IP mobile messaging matches SMS with nearly 10 trillion of both types of messages estimated to be sent this year. This isn't altogether too surprising, however, with the popularity of OTT technologies such as WhatsApp and Facebook Chat.
REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus Keeps Account Balances in Check
REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus runs on a proprietary system that allows them to bring out a substantial array of new features. It can be run in single server environments, as well as in distributed architecture. It's both sufficiently scalable and durable to be run in smaller venues and large ones alike, and can work not only for calling card and call shop applications, but also IP devices, PC softphones, and even mobile VoIP systems.
Mobile Top-Up Benefits Make Prepaid Services More Appealing
As carriers push to offer best-in class services to keep customers interested, and as the demand for instant access to communications, information and entertainment continues to grow, convenience is at a premium. Today, there are a growing number of mobile customers who prefer the benefits of mobile communications without a contract. Prepaid service offers considerable flexibility and control, as long as minutes are available.
Benefits of an IP-PBX Infrastructure
When the traditional Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) based PBX market fell, premises equipment and telephone switching became almost obsolete - due to the growth of the Internet, which led to the development of the IP-PBX and hosted PBX. This technology development reflected the growing need for diverse applications that support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) over the IP (Internet protocol) to carry calls or data.
Softswitches Continue to Play Key Role in VoIP Calling
Softswitches are often located in a building owned by a telecom provider. Or, they can be hosted - whereby a cloud-based service lets a telecom company use a third-party for the softswitch layer of a network. That leads to lower costs and less hardware to maintain.
iTel Switch Plus Brings Unique Features to the Market
There are many IP softswitches on the market, but not all are created equal. REVE Systems has developed a particularly full-featured softswitch offering - one that brings with it a number of original features.
Bandwidth Clogs Don't Stop Operators Who Use iTel Byte Saver from REVE Systems
The iTel Byte Saver solution basically is server-side software that provides tunneling, NAT service and bandwidth management for mobile VoIP. It works efficiently in between the provider's mobile VoIP client and softswitch to boost quality and cut down on bandwidth.
IBISWorld Sees Mobile a Major Factor in Expected VoIP Growth
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology has seen massive growth since its inception, particularly from 2007 to 2009. After all, using data networks for conducting phone calls offers a number of benefits, particularly reduced prices. However, in 2010, VoIP growth abated somewhat due to the growing popularity of mobile phones, as residential users decided to go without a home phone of any kind in pursuit of even greater cost savings.
Reve Systems Unveils iTel Switch Plus Security Device for VoIP Switch Customers
VoIP software vendor REVE Systems has just unveiled its iTel Switch Plus Security Device to deliver secondary level authentication to VoIP switches.
REVE Systems Receives Top 100 Global Award
REVE Systems, a provider of VoIP software solutions based out of Singapore, was recently honored by Red Herring as a recipient of the Top 100 Global Award. Red Herring announced the Top 100 award winners at an event in Los Angeles toward the end of November, recognizing leading private companies from around the world.
A Year of Success in Mobile VoIP & IP Softswitch for REVE Systems
As another year comes closer to an end and some companies are scrambling to round out revenue projections, others are celebrating a successful 2012.
REVE Systems Introduces Secondary Layer Authentication in iTel Switch Plus
According to company officials, REVE Systems is the first softswitch provider to introduce this kind of advanced level security system for the VoIP industry. The company's iTel Switch Plus, the Softswitch & Billing Platform, is already known for its security - including a dual level protection of IP and Username/ Password that is built-in its access authentication systems.
Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment Market Growing
The Carrier VoIP and IMS Equipment market is getting by nicely, with a healthy growth in the third quarter. According to a report from Infonetics Research, while there may be some rough patches, the market is on a nice track of growth, and is set to do nicely.
Mobile VoIP Opportunities Gaining Steam in the US, REVE SYSTEMS Reaching out in Los Angeles
Mobile VoIP, the ability to use a cell phone's Wi-Fi connection to make free or low cost call, has become a preferred mode of communication in many countries - particularly in areas like the Middle East and Asia, where bandwidth issues and concerns over blocked communications are common.
REVE Systems Shares Plans for U.S. Expansion
Today's world has become increasingly mobile, whether in the U.S., or on the other side of the world. For REVE Systems, mobile solutions for service providers and carriers have proven successful in the Middle East and Asia, as consumers and professionals seek to leverage mobile VoIP through their devices.
Let VoIP be a Boon and not a Bane, Cautions Telappliant
A couple of decades ago, VoIP was perhaps unheard of and when it slowly gathered momentum, the hype around it increased as it provided the means to cut operational cost. Suddenly, it became the buzzword for businesses and everybody wanted to get aboard.
Service Provider Looking for the PC Dialer? Look No Further than REVE Systems iTel Hosted Softswitch
Companies still reliant on the traditional landline telephone are missing out on major cost savings and programmatic advantages available in VoIP solutions from the personal computer. The growing demand among those individuals who have given up their tethered existence, however, is creating a market of opportunities for the service provider interested in offering a PC dialer and hosted softswitch.
REVE Systems Brings Mobile VoIP to Gitex Technology Week
Singapore-based REVE Systems, a provider of VoIP software solutions, offers the tools companies need to deliver cutting edge VoIP technologies for today's customers. The company, which has development offices in Bangladesh and India and branches in the U.K. and U.S., not only prides itself in the technology it provides, but also puts a strong focus on meeting customer needs.
Growth Ahead in Mobile VoIP, Hosted Softswitch Markets
To meet the demand, REVE Systems is offering solutions such as the iTel Mobile Dialer Express that allows users to leverage their mobile phones for VoIP calls; the iTel Call Back Dialer that enables the use of any regular call back service from a mobile phone; and iTel PIN Protector to keep mobile users and their information safe while on the go.
Don't Overlook VoIP Security
Wiretaps have always existed, but until recently it was relatively hard to intercept a phone call on a landline. Mobile calling has opened up the door for far more security concerns. Now calls can be intercepted by software installed on a device, on networking gear carrying the call to a cellular provider-or by more traditional internet snooping methods when it comes to VoIP calling.
REVE Systems Supporting Opportunities in Mobile VoIP
REVE Systems is right at the forefront in mobile VoIP technology, offering three innovative solutions, the iTel Mobile Dialer, the Call through Dialer and the iTel Switch Plus solution. Let's dive a little deeper into each one, examining what they are and what they have to offer to determine whether or not they make sense for your mobile users.
REVE Systems Receives 2012 Red Herring's Top 100 Asia Award
REVE Systems, a VoIP solution provider that offers a complete range of Mobile VoIP platform, softswitch-billing and other software applications, has been recived the 2012 Red Herring's Top 100 Asia Award. Red Herring is an international media organization which recognizes young companies and startup's technology innovations around the world.
IMS Core Market Grows Almost 40 Percent Over Last Year, Led by Huawei
Exact Ventures, an independent market intelligence and advisory firm, recently released a new report stating that the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) Core market grew by almost 40 percent in the second quarter of this year over the same period in 2011. The report added that China-based Huawei led the IMS Core market during this strong period of growth, followed by Nokia Siemens, Ericsson and Mavenir.
PBX Sales Slower Worldwide but Growing in the Americas
According to a new Infonetics study, worldwide PBX sales have slowed in Q2 2012 because many businesses, especially in Europe, are averse to spending money on new telephony equipment in a slumping economy. In North America and Latin America, however, PBX sales are more robust. In North America, Q2 2012 PBX sales grew 6.4 percent over Q2 2011 levels.
REVE Systems Keeps Global Customers in Mind, Grows Across 70 Countries
Customers play an inarguably important role in the success of companies today. Customers can provide feedback on how a company is doing, offer clues on how to improve, and are a strong source to bring in new business. Paying attention to customer needs and catering your business around them is key.
REVE Systems Lands Finalist Slot in Top 100 Asia List
Late last week, REVE Systems made the formal announcement that they had landed a Finalist's slot in the Red Herring Top 100 Asia. While a Finalist's slot isn't the same as actually being on the list itself, it does offer some prestige all by itself, and that makes REVE Systems' announcement all the more important.
EMEA IP-PBX and IP Phones Markets Spike as Much as 35 Percent
A new report from IDC has found that the IP-PBX and IP Phones markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa grew a collective 35 percent last year, although growth was uneven by region and by vendor.
What is a Hosted Softswitch?
Working as a gateway among different protocols and software, a softswitch allows both sides of a call to communicate effectively. It generally controls the connection services for a media gateway and native IP endpoints, chooses processes that are applied to a call, routes a call within the network based on signaling and customer database information, transfers control to other network elements, and supports management functions such as provisioning, fault and billing.
ZyXEL Introduces Series of 10G and Gigabit Web-managed Switches for SMB Market
A lot of changes hare occurring in the field of computing, data communication, and telecommunication and these changes are pushing growth of gigabit networks.
Calling Cards Back in Vogue Thanks to Mobile App from REVE Systems
Tulp Solutions, a European Cheap International Calls Services company who introduced this mobile application in Belgium and the Netherlands have seen rapid customer adoption of this mobile app, primarily through word of mouth.
Infonetics Research Unveils EMEA Top Hosted Business VoIP Providers
Recently, Infonetics Research unveiled parts of its annual list showing the top business VoIP service providers in the EMEA's--Europe, the Middle East, and Asia's--hosted IP PBX / IP Centrex market. Some familiar names made the list, and the rankings will prove to be quite an honor for those who pulled it off.
Mobile VoIP Here to Stay, Says Report
The best defense is a good offense. That's the message for telecom operators from a new report by London-based market research firm, Visiongain. The report, "The Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) Market 2012-2017: Prospects for Skype and Other Players," notes that mobile VoIP is here to stay and operators should embrace the technology instead of fighting it.
Craig Span to Head REVE Systems' Regional Sales in North America
Span will be based in Philadelphia and brings more than 16 years of experience in the VoIP industry. In his new role, Span will be responsible for the company's business and helping to improve its market share in North America & Latin America.
REVE Systems Brings Home the Gold with iTel Switch Plus
The iTel Switch Plus is a carrier grade softswitch that comes with an integrated billing solution and interactive voice response (IVR) system. It was designed to suit VoIP service providers with retail and wholesale operations irrespective of scale, the company said in a news release.
Hosted Softswitch: iTel Byte Saver Helps VoIP Providers Deliver Better QoS
That's where REVE Systems' iTel Byte Saver solution comes into play. It is server-side software that lets providers offer VoIP services where client firewalls or low-bandwidth issues hinder usage, a quality of service advantage.
Mobile VoIP: iTel VAS Service Lets Operators Offer the Stars
Providers who use either the iTel Mobile Dialer Express or iTel Switch Plus offered by REVE now have the ability to offer non-voice value-added services (VAS) to their customers through the iTel VAS service, REVE explained. Customers just need to enter a short code and follow the interactive voice prompts to use the service, which sits between customer and the provider's softswitch.
Service Provider Switching and Routing Market to Hit $15.4 Billion
According to market research from Ovum, the global service provider switching and routing (SPSR) market is expected to improve on recent performance and grow 4.4 percent this year to $15.4 billion. There was no recorded growth in Q1, noted the market research firm, as the market was off to a slow start.
Mobile VoIP Subscribers to Skyrocket
Key highlights from the report include the fact that the number of global OTT mobile VoIP subscribers has more than doubled from 2010 to 2011 to 98 million with EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) accounting for 40 percent of this.
REVE Systems: Bandwidth Optimization on Deck at CommunicAsia 2012
Bandwidth optimization of mobile networks is key to improving VoIP communications. With better, more optimized bandwidth, CAPEX and OPEX savings are possible while still providing the high voice quality subscribers demand.
Study: Mobile VoIP CAGR to Reach 64 Percent by 2015
The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of mobile VoIP is forecast to be around 64 percent by 2015, a study by Reportstack finds.
VoIP Widely Available in India Following National Telecom Policy 2012
India's National Telecom Policy 2012 was approved in the cabinet, allowing major changes for voice over Internet telephony (VoIP). In the past, India had strict restrictions when it came to such communication, but the new policy allows companies to offer VoIP services with the proper license.
North America Gearing Up for Commercial VoLTE Deployments
Overall, Alcatel-Lucent's purchases propelled the VoIP equipment market to $715 million, a one percent increase over 2011 Q4 revenues. Myers believes that fixed-line network transformation, fixed-mobile convergence, and voice over broadband (VoBB) projects over IMS will continue to drive market growth.
IDC Quarterly Numbers Show Huge Growth in Routers, Ethernet Switches
The business of providing infrastructure tools for the Internet, things like routers and Ethernet switches, is steadily growing, as evidenced by a new set of figures recently released from the International Data Corporation, or IDC.
IDC Study Predicts Growth of CPE-Based Voice Connections
A new study from International Data Corporation (IDC) explored trends and forecasts for voice connections via customer-premises equipment (CPE). According to the study, CPE-based voice connections will continue to be the most predominant business connection type in Western Europe, and by 2015, they will represent 73 percent of the total voice connections in Western Europe.
Hosted Softswitch Supports Growing Demand for VoIP Communications
The success of a VoIP call relies on the functionality of a hosted softswitch. Due to the growth of VoIP calling throughout the commercial and residential sectors, the need for a quality hosted softswitch solution has become integral in that growth.
VoIP Services, Hosted PBX Markets Seeing Rapid Growth
In an economy fraught with constant challenges, it's no surprise that businesses are constantly looking for ways to save time, and by extension, save money. Flexibility, easier management and outright cost savings are the order of the day, and many businesses are discovering that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like hosted PBX are providing those time and cost savings.
New IGW Entrants to Face High Competition, Review of Roll out Strategy Necessary says REVE Systems
In recent years, the Telecommunication sector in Bangladesh has seen a drastic change. The public and government incentives have helped the sector to expand rapidly, and this change can be seen by the move of government to grant licences to 25 more IGWs in Bangladesh.Earlier, the nation had only four IGW operators namely- BTCL (Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited), Bangla Trac Communications Limited, Mir Telecom and Novotel Limited. However, the scenario has changed and soon we will see new IGW operators taking their places in the Telecommunication sector.
GGL Enables Real Time Monitoring of Video Traffic
GGL Communications has announced the availability of its product PacketScan software to monitor live IP, VoIP, and IP based video traffic. GGL provides PC-based test, analysis and simulation products and consulting services to the global telecommunications industry. The company's newly released tool boasts several features such as monitoring QoS (quality of service) on voice and video calls.
Small Businesses Adopting Cloud Services Faster than Enterprises
The reasons are probably quite practical. Enterprises have a more-complicated adoption environment, and are less likely to embrace new services that might not have the stability or reliability enterprises often require.
Survey Suggests High Customer Satisfaction with VoIP in Britain
Telappliant, a U.K.-based Voice over IP (VoIP) provider for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs), released the results of a new survey, suggesting almost seven out of 10 U.K. business are going to be using VoIP services by 2013. The study surveyed 100 British businesses from different industries and showed 41 percent already use VoIP, while 25 percent more plan to review and implement the service in the next year.
VoIP Services Becoming Increasingly Popular for Enterprise Communications
According to recent surveys conducted by Infonetics Research, voice over IP (VoIP) services have been gaining a lot of popularity due to the demand for a simpler, more flexible management solution.
Hosted PBX Revenue Remains Low
Hosted IP telephony is a very-important revenue stream for many competitive local exchange carriers, to be sure. But the revenue generated by hosted IP telephony remains far below what many had expected.
REVE Systems Keeps IP Softswitch Solutions Simple
Singapore-based REVE Systems is a company most known for its mobile platforms and solutions and currently serves more than 1,300 VoIP service providers across more than 65 countries.
Mobile Billing Systems Cause Revenue Losses in 2011, Automated Systems Needed
According to a recent report by Juniper Research called, 'Mobile Revenue Assurance & Fraud Management: Business Strategies & Forecasts 2012-2016," the industry has seen inadequate fraud management (FM) and revenue assurance (RA) procedures in place. This, the research firm said, is because "operators have been obliged to integrate an ever-expanding array of devices and to simultaneously manage a surge in cellular network traffic" causing billing systems to fail to keep pace.
REVE Systems to Participate in Convergence India 2012
REVE Systems will be showcasing their complete IP Telephony platform for service providers ranging from start-ups to the Tier-1 carriers. Which includes iTel Mobile Dialer Express, iTel Mobile Call Back Dialer, iTel Call through Dialer, iTel PC Dialer, iTel Pin Protector, iTel Switch Plus & Billing and iTel AMR Codec Converter
Ovum Report Shows IP Softswitch Technology Demands Continue
In a recent press release, Ovum announced growth in the IP softswitch space as revenues are expected to hit $20.5 billion in 2017 in the global service provider switching and routing (SPSR) market. This total is an increase over $13.3 billion in 2010. Ovum goes on to predict that CAGR will be 6.4 percent over that period.
Hosted Softswitch Advantages are Clear, When Obstacles Overcome
Enterprises today are rapidly adopting cloud-based technology, such as the hosted softswitch, to support the increased drive toward the mobile workforce. And while the migration to a Unified Communications platform offers significant promise, a number of companies are hitting delays when it comes to staff training and headcount issues.
Mobile VoIP, Softswitch Solutions Featured at Mobile World Congress
The mobile space is abuzz this week as companies from across the world come together to showcase all their latest innovations at Mobile World Congress, which kicked off today in Barcelona.
Infonetics Projects Strong Growth in IP Softswitch by 2016
This recent announcement included excerpts from Infonetics Research fourth quarter 2011 Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers vendor market share and forecast report. IP softswitch will benefit as Infonetics projects the global carrier VoIP and IMS equipment market will turn to a path of growth, reaching $3.8 billion by 2016.
IP Softswitch: The Advantages And Four General Areas to Check Out
You can get a good quality hosted product for as low as about $300 a month and upwards, which gives users a quick start on their VoIP business, since like with other hosted products users can get a quick service set-up ready for business in just a few days.There are also the advantages of 24x7 managed services, where the client's IP softswitch is managed and hosted on the hosting provider's servers.
Kolmisoft's MOR Front-End Allows Users to Self-Manage Services
For those companies that are just entering the VoIP industry or for those that are looking out for a more advanced softswitch or billing platform, Kolmisoft has released MOR Front-End, the new addition to its advanced VoIP Softswitch.
REVE Systems Touts 'Quick Call Connectivity,' Improved Call Quality
REVE Systems thinks they do, so to this end they're offering a technological advancement company officials call, "Quick Call Connectivity" as part of their iTel Switch Plus. The added functionality means users of iTel Switch Plus get connected to their second party in less time than it usually takes, and are getting better voice quality as well.
Cell Phone Carriers in India Could Plummet after Supreme Court Throws Out Licenses
In a ruling that could have far-reaching consequences for consumers, carriers and the scandal-plagued government of India - the nation's Supreme Court has ordered that 122 licenses made to mobile phone companies be revoked.
Rich Communication Suite Market to Grow by 2013
The study reveals that RCS has spread out to three main camps of telecom operators pursuing rich communications initiatives: those pursuing formal RCS, those that have switched to RCS-e, and those offering RCS-like services.
What Do You Need to Run a Cloud-based Telephony Application?
Ok, you're sold on the benefits of cloud computing. You understand it means you can take advantage of computing resources that are owned and managed by someone else. That's great! But you want to know what that means in relation to telecommunications, if you need any additional hardware or software, who takes care of the PSTN connection, how you can access the telephony resources in the cloud, how does it compare to the traditional deployment options. In short, you want to know what you need to know, in order to be able to develop and deploy your telephony-based application, whether it's an IVR, voice-broadcast or conferencing system. This post intends to answer your questions.
REVE Systems Offers iTel Switch Plus As Hosted Service
Many small and medium size IP telephony platform providers, as well as carrier grade VoIP service providers, find hosted a good way to go, especially when they don't want to the hassle of maintaining and monitoring the softswitch. Because let's face it, who really needs more hassle?
VoIP, Cloud on the Rise for Business
The good news is that VoIP and cloud and hosted services are on the rise.
REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus Awarded for Excellence in UC
REVE Systems, a New Delhi-based provider offering software applications and mobile VoIP for service providers across 65 countries, was recently awarded for its Excellence in the Unified Communications marketplace.
Hosted Softwitch: Flexible and Versatile VoIP with iTelBilling
If you're in the Internet telephony business, nobody has to tell you how competitive it is. Internet telephony service providers know what competition is, and are looking for a comprehensive business tool to serve as "the most secure business tool for ITSPs."
Hosted Softswitch: Study Reveals Managed Services Deliver Real Cost Savings
With the advent of VoIP services, hosted softswitches are gaining momentum and more and more IT mangers are tapping the benefits of these services. As a central device in a telecom network, hosted softswitching connects IP-to-IP telephone calls over the Internet and brings substantial savings in telephone costs to companies. It is bundled with other hosted IT services as part of hosted managed services.
SMB UC Adoption Projected to Increase: AMI Report
In a recent research, AMI- Partners has analyzed the SMB Unified Communications (UC) market in North America and concluded that while there is a general reluctance toward deploying a full or complete UC solutions there is a lot of enthusiasm to adopt individual UC components.
Avaya Grabs Nearly a Quarter of the World's PBX Revenue in Q3
The PBX market, which consists of PBX phone systems, VoIP gateways, unified communication applications, and IP phones, has been highly competitive and continued its slow and steady recovery according to the research findings. Global PBX/KTS phone system revenue also grew 5.5 percent sequentially in 3Q11 to $2.15 billion, reversing the sequential declines from the first two quarters of the year.
Dell-Oro Group Reports Heavy Declines in Softswitch Revenues for Third Quarter 2011
Quarter-over-quarter growth was reported in the Voice Application Server (VAS) segment, yet this growth was not enough to offset declines in the SBC, Gateway and Softswitch segments. Two areas did demonstrate strength, however, including business-focused VAS services and Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) infrastructure spending.
Businesses within EMEA Expected to Spend Over $1.5 billion on IP Business Telephone Systems by 2015
The communications research giant predicted that total business telephony equipment sales from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) should grow at approximately 11.9 per cent in the five years following 2010.
Hosted VoIP Prevalent Among SMBs
Hyoun Park, lead analyst in collaboration and integrated communications for Aberdeen Group, spent the past four years surveying the best practices of more than 2,500 organizations seeking to optimize their collaborative environments. He recently wrote that while hosted VoIP has provided strong business value, "traditionally the benefit has been associated purely with cost savings."
Enterprise Telephony Equipment Revenue Down; Cisco Remains Market Leader
Although Cisco still leads the enterprise telephony equipment market, total revenue in this sector fell by four percent during the second quarter of 2011 over the same period last year, according to new data released by Telegeography partner Synergy Research Group.
Combined SMB VoIP Services Market to Hit $76.1 Billion in 2015
Recently industry observer Ian Mansfield wrote that Infonetics Research forecasted the combined business and residential/SOHO VoIP services market to grow to $76.1 billion in 2015.
REVE Systems Partners with Mobikwik to Offer Mobile Top-Up for India
Mobile VoIP solution provider REVE Systems has signed an agreement with an Indian mobile recharge service provider "MobiKwik", to offer its customers mobile recharges to India mobiles. According to this agreement, MobiKwik will integrate their Mobile recharge services with REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus in order to serve the VoIP service providers across the globe.
Arizona Baseball Spring Training Facility Gets Improved IP Phones
Saddleback Communications, an incumbent local carrier in Arizona, and Aastra, an enterprise communications provider, have announced that Salt River Fields at Talking Stick has implemented BusinessFlex Hosted iPBX with Aastra SIP phones.
VoIP Services Market to Cross $76 Billion Mark by 2015: Infonetics Research
The latest research from market research firm Infonetics Research finds that Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services market will reach upwards of $76 billion in revenues by 2015.The growth will be primarily driven by Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking and hosted business VoIP services.
Hosted Softswitch Figures to Loom Large for VoIP Providers, Nationwide Says
"Strong subscriber and revenue growth rates" are carving out a strong position for VoIP in the US telecommunications map, according to officials of Nationwide Telecom, who add that since the entry of Comcast and other cable companies, "VoIP services are given good preference over other modes of telecom."
Hosted Softswitch Adoption to Grow with Demand for Hosted Communications
The vast array of communication channels taking priority in the enterprise has a number of companies searching for more cost effective approaches to keep everyone on one platform. This desire is driving the growth of Unified Communications and collaboration and it's possible that the best is yet to come.
Smartphones Adoption Rises among Small Office and Home Office (SOHO) Customers: In-Stat
A new research, "Wireless Handsets in US Businesses: Unit Purchases by Size of Business and Vertical, 2010-2015," from In-Stat predicts that the smartphone unit purchases among small office and home office (SOHO) customers will increase over 44 percent from 2010 to 2015.
Seven Reasons to Choose Communications in the Cloud
Martin Northend outlines seven reasons why the cloud can help improve communications in your organization.
Hosted Softswitch Series: Industry's Best Rated Security Features
Eventhough many renowned softswitches claim to be the best in the industry, they still lack basic features required by softswitch owners. As a VoIP service provider, have you ever wondered, how a small feature can be a win or lose for your VoIP business? Being a softswitch owner, it is essential for you to understand the basics of softswitch security.
IP Telephony an Opportunity, But for Whom?
Much has happened in the voice business over the last decade, since the advent of IP communications and VoIP. But much has not happened. Some might have thought a whole new industry might arise. Instead, VoIP and IP communications arguably are more aptly seen as the latest evolution of voice services.
Hosted Mobile VoIP Will Help Operators Monetize 4G Investment
To help put operators at ease, recent research conducted by Wireless 20/20 proves that mobile VoIP can increase the ARPU and ROI of 4G operators when compared to offering data only services. The study also recommends cloud-based delivery solutions over in-house mobile VoIP platforms.
REVE Systems Ties up with TransferTo to Launch Cross-Border Mobile Top-Up Facility for VoIP Users
Leading VoIP solution provider REVE Systems has signed an agreement with leading international mobile top-up service provider 'TransferTo' to facilitate its customer base with cross border mobile top-up utility. According to this agreement, REVE Systems will integrate TransferTo's international airtime transfer service in their IP telephony platform 'iTel Switch Plus' to serve VoIP service providers across the globe.
Telephony, Mobility Solutions Push New Zealand's UC Market Growth
Though BFSI accounts for more than 70 percent of the year's UC revenues, these verticals are approaching saturation point for traditional applications such as enterprise telephony, e-mail and instant messaging. Future growth within these sectors will mainly come from infrastructure refreshes and uptake of mobility, conferencing and collaboration solutions like telepresence.
Chinese Unified Communications Market Shows Great Prospects: Ovum
However, amongst those companies currently using IP telephony, the use of UC applications is encouraging. According to Ovum, more than 40 percent of those enterprise users are deploying IM and PC softclients including offerings like a hosted softswitch or IP softswitch.
iTel Switch Plus- Hosted Softswitch Platform Offers 'Migration with Ease'
Integrated with iTel Switch Plus, iTel Billing allows users to easily handle multiple softswitches from a single billing interface. That means, a single PIN can be used within the iTel Switch Plus to drive all call origination devices, such as the mobile dialer, PC2phone dialer, IP devices and also the calling cards. Users can eliminate the complication of maintaining multiple PINs for multiple devices. iTel Billing, also available as a standalone billing product, enables the softswitch owners to view their active call reports without requiring a login.
REVE Highlights Advantages of VoIP Telephony with iTel Switch Plus
As company officials say, hosted offerings are particularly good for small and medium size VoIP telephony (voice over IP) providers, as well as for carrier grade VoIP service providers who don't want to take hassle of maintaining and monitoring the softswitch.
Enterprises Look to Displace Desktop Phones
It might come as a shock for enterprise information technology managers who have been used to thinking about "phones" as essential tools, but as use of mobile devices has grown, that cannot be a foundational assumption anymore, says Brownlee Thomas, Forrester Research analyst.
REVE Systems' iTel Byte Saver Receives TMC's Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award 2010
REVE Systems announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named iTel Byte Saver as a recipient of a 2010 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.
VoIP in South Africa: A Local Perspective On the Adoption Perceptions
Besides all the usual advantages of VoIP in terms of cost and ease of installation, and funkier phones with more features and capabilities, considerations which apply anywhere in the world and certainly aren't unique to South Africa, Reed says education is "a crucial element" in the South African VoIP sector, since "many decision makers still perceive VoIP to require intense effort in terms of administration and organizational governance," when in fact they're cheap to run, maintain and control
REVE Systems' iTel Switch Plus Explained, VoIP Advantages Stressed
The IP softswitch has dual levels of security; to restrict unauthorized use of IP, as well as IP and password-based protection which can be further enhanced with iTel Pin Protector (to prevent unauthorized use of PIN as it comes with IMEI based authentication).
REVE Systems Launches Hosted Softswitch Channel on TMCnet
The Hosted Softswitch channel promotes an array of solutions available from REVE Systems. In addition, visitors can find valuable resources such as product guides, testimonials, feature articles and industry news.
Hosted Softswitch: Fireproof Solutions for all VoIP Firewalls
The tunneling feature of iTel Byte Saver is a boon for the end users living in areas where SIP signaling is blocked by their ISPs. As a result, iTel Byte Saver forms a tunnel between itself and iTel Mobile Dialer Express in order to bypass any firewall or blockage.
REVE Systems Offers Hosted Softswitch Starting at $290/month
REVE Systems offers Hosted iTel Switch Plus at a fairly scalable package of $290/ month for start-up VoIP service providers. An affordable monthly rent charged by REVE Systems allows many aspirants to start their own VoIP business with complete peace of mind as the entire management of the softswitch is looked after by REVE.
Hosted Softswitch: REVE Systems Announces iTel Switch Plus 2.0
REVE Systems has announced the launch of iTel Switch Plus 2.0, an advanced and complete retail VoIP platform. Based on REVE's proprietary technology, iTel Switch Plus 2.0 has improved security features, a Never Go Negative feature, 'N' level of resellers creation feature, single PIN for all call origination devices feature and another feature that even allows it to run behind NAT or on private IP.
VoIP Market to Generate $40 Billion Annually by 2015: Report
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) has more than 120 million subscribers worldwide. The VoIP market is set to accelerate to generate $40 billion annual revenue by 2015, according to research by Point Topic.
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