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November 2005

Samsung Introduces Mobile VoIP Application

Samsung has introduced its latest enterprise-level wireless application, called OfficeServ Wireless, which is designed to transfer voice data over a wireless VoIP connection.

October 2005

Fraudulent Behavior the Biggest VoIP Security Threat

The VoIP Security Alliance (VoIPSA) has recently reported that the greatest threat to VoIP security is the growth of fraudulent and deceptive behavior around the technology.

New Mobile VoIP Network Planned in Japan

Recent reports suggest that Japan’s Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry is considering starting a government-sponsored mobile VoIP network.

Telus Strike Causes Surge in Vonage Subscriptions

Ever since the strike begun at Telus, Vonage has had a surge in new subscribers from Alberta and British Columbia (Telus’s primary service areas).

September 2005

Major Shift in VoIP Testing Methods

Several announcements by VON (Voice On Net) vendors over the past week indicate that the focus of this VoIP testing may be switched from testing equipment in labs to monitoring the quality of live network calls.

EarthLink Introduces VoIP Service

EarthLink is currently in the process of launching their new internet telephony service, called "EarthLink True Voice".

UK Start-Up to Launch Internet Telephony Service

The British telecommunications start-up, Timico is planning to launch a Skype-style internet telephony service, for business users.

Cell Wireless Launches Free VoIP Software

Cell Wireless Corp. has just launched a VoIP software product. The software will be provided free of charge to the company’s 80,000 existing customers.

BroadSoft Acquires Australian Software Company

US-based BroadSoft, a developer of VoIP software applications has recently acquired the Australian multimedia and software firm, Carbon Twelve.

US Robotics to Enter VoIP Market

As of next month, US Robotics will enter the VoIP hardware market with the release of their first USB internet phone. The new phone will work with Skype and other instant messaging services that support voice communication.

UK RailNet to Undergo Major Technological Improvements

RailNet, the UK rail industry’s biggest telecommunications network, serving over 230 private branch offices across that country, is about to undergo a major technological upgrade.

eBay Finalizes Skype Acquisition

eBay has announced this morning that it plans to acquire Luxembourg-based VoIP telephony company Skype Technologies.

Bell Canada Launches New VoIP Network

Last Thursday saw a major announcement by Bell Canada, the country’s largest telephone company, regarding the company’s plans to launch a new VoIP telephony service.

China Telecom Bans Skype Services

China Telecom has struck a major blow to the advancement of technology in that country, as it moves to block citizens’ access to SkypeOut, Skype’s popular PC-to-Phone telephony service.

eBay to Buy Skype?

Shares of eBay Inc. tumbled almost 4% today due to reports that the online auction company was considering purchasing Luxembourg-based Skype Technologies.

Skype Makes Deal with Mobile Phone Carrier

The new deal will allow E-Plus’s 9.8 million customers to bundle unlimited Skype VoIP service with their wireless web subscriptions.

August 2005

Microsoft Buys VoIP Startup

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Teleco Inc., a small San Francisco company that distributes VoIP software, which allows users to make phone calls from computers to traditional telephones.

3Com and Ingate Announce VoIP Partnership

Ingate Systems and 3Com Corporation announced this week that they are planning a partnership to offer enterprise class VoIP telephony solutions to workers on the go.

Vonage Plans IPO

The New Jersey based Vonage Holdings Inc., a quickly growing provider of residential phone service has recently made plans to go public.

Google Talk Lacks Competitive Advantage

People are used to innovation and excellence from Google, and this new service has no main selling point; no major advantage over Skype and other competitors.

OECD Predicts VoIP Revolution

The telecommunications industry is once again back into profitable territory these days, but landline and mobile providers can’t afford to ignore the increasing popularity of VoIP telephony, warns the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in a new report today.

Google Launches VoIP/Instant Messaging Service

As of last night, Google Talk is the newest player in this growing industry and a formidable competitor to the currently dominant Skype service.

VoIP 911 Deadline Approaches - Providers Rise to Challenge

American VoIP providers are scrambling to meet with federal regulations forcing them to offer the same access to 911 emergency services as traditional landline phones do by November 28th of this year.

Critics Attack VoIP Wiretapping Ruling

A recent ruling from the FCC says that internet telephony services must allow for built in wiretapping capabilities, just as conventional phone companies have to.

New Software for Making Skype Calls Over Cell Phones

The new start-up company, iSkoot is piggybacking on Skype to allow cell phone users to make wireless long distance phone calls at very little or no cost.

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