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The E.U. Fights Mobile Carriers to Allow VoIP


The European Union is considering “binding guidelines” that could force wireless operators to allow mobile VoIP services such as WUG’s service and Skype run over their data networks. According to German newspaper Handelsblatt the company explicitly responsible for bringing the wrath of the EU is Germany’s Deutsche Telekom. The T-Mobile subsidiary balked at allowing their customers’ access to the more affordable (i.e. free with wireless access) communication tool and categorically denied the use of any form of VoIP software on its network – even the perfectly legal Skype app for the iPhone. Deutsche Telekom apparently pulled a Time Warner and cited “risk of excessive bandwidth consumption” for their restriction, but the EU isn’t buying it. (Check out our blog on Time Warner’s decision to effectively limit online video consumption) However, as you are so aware, blocking a competitor’s service by monopolizing the market makes you very vulnerable to antitrust charges – and […]

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Can the network carry the load?

I have made the point in my Technology Seminars in USA and Canada that VoIP imposes additional network requirements. This story in IT Business Canada illustrates the point nicely. “When voice over IP first began appearing on business networks, many people expected to simply fire it up and start talking. But when they tried it, a lot of what they had to say never made it to the other end of the line – which was probably a good thing, because when they discovered how well VoIP worked on their existing networks, some of their language wasn’t very polite. Because many early VoIP adopters expected it to be plug and play, networks often got no pre-implementation testing to see if they were ready to handle voice, recalls Brad Masterson, product manager at Mississauga, Ont.-based Fluke Electronics Canada LP, a maker of network testing tools. That frequently led to problems when […]

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FMC- Convergence of another kind

A recent eWeek article talks about yet another kind of convergence; that between fixed and mobile VoIP. As voice over IP completes its first decade, the technology has become firmly established in corporate voice, data and video communications networks. Now the eyes of the VOIP community are turning to what might be the next big thing on the horizon, FMC (fixed-mobile convergence), or the ability of cell phones and VOIP devices to send and receive voice and video calls—even though significant technology hurdles stand in the way. “[FMC] is a good cool thing. I hope it happens in our lifetime, but if it does, it means we have a secret sauce for seamless roaming,” said Jeff Pulver, chairman of Pulvermedia, which sponsored the VON Enterprise conference here, at which his remarks came. In a demonstration that such convergence might not be too far off, Pulver initiated at the show a […]

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VoIP Security Challenges: 25 Ways to Secure your VoIP Network

I recently uncovered a cool post on VoIP Lowdown. VoIP technology has the tech geeks buzzing. It has been touted as: – the killer of telecoms – a solution for the third world’s communication gap – revolutionizing factor in international business But despite all the buzz, and the predictions that everyone will be it using it by 2009, why does it seem that every time you make a phone call with Skype the quality stinks…or that your Vonage calls constantly get dropped…or worse, that teenage hackers are stealing your personal information and bringing down the whole network? A VoIP network is susceptible to the usual attacks that plague all data networks: …viruses, spam, phishing, hacking attempts, intrusions, mismanaged identities, Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, lost and stolen data, voice injections, data sniffing, hijacked calls, toll fraud, eavesdropping, and on and on and on. The only difference is, with other technologies […]

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Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional Selected by Intelimind to Power Managed Network Monitoring Services

WhatsUp Professional(R) Enables Intelimind to Deliver Enterprise-Class Network Monitoring Services to Small and Mid-Sized Businesses LEXINGTON, MA — (MARKET WIRE) — October 30, 2006 — Ipswitch, Inc., a leading developer of network management, messaging and file transfer solutions, today announced that Intelimind, a leading service provider of network infrastructure managed solutions, has selected WhatsUp Professional to provide enterprise-level network monitoring services to the SMB market. Intelimind uses Ipswitch WhatsUp Professional to extend its core level of network infrastructure managed services to organizations that do not always have the resources to employ full-time network managers. “Although SMBs may not have access to the same level of IT resources that enterprises do, their networks are just as critical to their businesses and they must constantly manage network activity in order to identify threats and maximize uptime,” said Ennio Carboni, director of product management at Ipswitch. “They are becoming increasingly reliant on their […]

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