VoIP News: February 2011
There is "every chance" the level of cybercrime could rise as communications increasingly moves online, it has been suggested. David Blackwell, director of cybersecurity at information intelligence expert Detica, said the growth of the industry will lead to more avenues for criminals to try and exploit. However, Mr Blackwell went on to state that firms that provide digital telecommunications solutions including VoIP services can do a lot to curb this prospective growth in dishonesty.
The price of hosted VoIP has remained static and even decreased in some cases despite increased levels of functionality, an expert has revealed. Robert Douglas, president of IT services provider Planet Magpie, said new features of IP telephony solutions include better integration with existing systems and a wealth of tie-ins with digital communication platforms including video conferencing. However, even though a better product usually means higher prices, the opposite has happened when it come to VoIP, he suggested.
Posted on: 2011-02-28, in: General VoIP
Superfast broadband has now gone live in Woodley, news which could mean more households and businesses using VoIP services. Offering speeds of 40 Mbps, potentially increasing to 60 Mbps in the future, the infrastructure has been provided by telecommunications company BT, the Reading Post reports. As part of a £2.
Posted on: 2011-02-25, in: Broadband
Hosted PBX offers a range of dynamic features that can provide numerous benefits for small and medium-sized businesses, it has been claimed. Bob Leibholz, senior vice-president of sales and business development at email hosting company Intermedia, said this type of service can allow firms to deploy tools such as unlimited domestic calls, extension dialling and voicemail to email. He explained that hosted PBX can act as a manageable front end for small companies, which can dramatically improve customer service.
Northern Ireland's enterprise minister has welcomed the news that high-speed internet access could be up and running for almost nine out of ten households in the country by next year, news which could mean more people using VoIP services. Arlene Foster said the decision by communications firm BT to roll-out superfast broadband represents a "significant investment" in the region. The project will install fibre-optic technology into more than 780 cabinets and could create more than 60 jobs.
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