- VoIP Service Provider Solutions
Emergent Network Solutions mission is to provide real, deliverable VoIP service provider solutions. Our suite of VoIP service provider solutions software combines the best of proven and emerging telecommunications technologies. Here on the VoIP Service Provider Solutions channel, you can learn more about Emergents ENTICE (Emergent Networks Telecommunications Infrastructure Control Environment) solution, which is designed to interface with new or existing
networks providing control services and a software foundation upon which to layer new services. VoIP service providers, the solutions you seek have
arrived. The primary mission of Emergent Network Solutions is to provide real, deliverable solutions for carriers, service providers and system integrators, and to service and support those solutions. ENS has developed a suite of software products which all operate under Emergent's ENTICE architecture and combine the best of proven and emerging telecommunications technologies.
Internet Phone Service
The cost savings offered by VoIP can be enormous. One of the Packet 8 service plans includes unlimited long distance service everywhere in the US and
Canada. VoIP ('Voice over Internet Protocol') enables you to send and receive phone calls over the internet, rather than over a regular phone line. This can potentially save you money, and nowadays with the low cost of broadband internet, is easy to implement at home and at work.
The VoIP service offered by Packet 8 is (unsurprisingly) quite similar to that offered by Vonage. But, the differences are important and make a positive difference to the overall service.
Packet 8 uses a different type of voice processing interface box to that offered by Vonage. Installing the Packet 8 box was as simple as installing the Vonage box, however. There were simple three step instructions included - plug in the power supply, plug in the network cable, and plug in the phone! What could be simpler than that.
- Complete Guide to VoIP Services
If you've been sitting on the VoIP fence, watching other people make free or nearly free Internet phone calls all over the world, but thinking they're too complicated or low-quality for you, it's time to listen up. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is here to stay, and new providers and equipment bring quality and reliability close to that of regular phones. And we promise you don't need a degree in telephony to use it, either. Read on for a complete guide to using VoIP both at home and on the road.
VoIP may sound like an alien insectoid curse, but it's the hottest word in telecom. Long-distance companies, cable companies, and broadband Internet providers are all competing with VoIP specialists to introduce cost-saving, feature-rich VoIP services that operate over your excess cable-modem or DSL bandwidth.
- Voice-A NetZero VoIP Service Provider
NetZero Voice, a Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service provides local and long distance calling over dial-up and broadband Internet
connections. The NetZero Voice Internet phone service works with virtually any ISP service, dial-up or broadband, and allows the huge universe of global dialup users, including the estimated 45 million U.S. users, the opportunity to finally enjoy Internet phone calling, which has previously been available predominantly for broadband. There are four value-priced NetZero Voice calling plans ranging from free to $14.95 per month. To sign up for a pay service a U.S. billing address is
required. The full-featured NetZero Voice does not require an adaptor, a router or any other high tech hardware and there are no start-up fees. All you do is download and install the free software in a matter of minutes, plug in a microphone and speakers or a headset and start making Internet phone
- BellSouth 8x8 launch VoIP service
BellSouth is following other large local carriers that have begun offering home services powered by voice over Internet Protocol.
As part of a partnership with 8x8, a provider of voice and video broadband phone services, BellSouth announced on Friday that it will, over the next several weeks, offer customers the means to make phone calls via their computers. For $20 a month, BellSouth subscribers can order the new service, which features voice mail, caller ID, unlimited free phone calls to anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, and cheaper overseas calls, said Bryan Martin, chairman and CEO of 8x8.
This validates our technology," Martin said. "We're a small, 200-person company, and to have BellSouth endorse us says a
lot. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Atlanta-based BellSouth chose 8x8 after testing other VoIP providers, Martin said. BellSouth continues to work on creating its own VoIP technology, according to news reports.
- VoIP Provider-Broadband Phone Service
The Velocity Networks hosted VoIP service allows businesses to utilize their existing Internet connections to make phone calls cutting monthly telephone costs by 30% - 80% over traditional phone services.
With the Velocity Networks VoIP solution businesses can utilize their current phone system and handsets so there is no need to purchase new phones or upgrade their PBX. All local and long distance calls are included with the service.
* Keep your current phone number
* Use your existing phone sets or IP phones
* Unlimited Local and Long Distance Calling
* Cheap International Rates
* Hosted PBX with Web Portal
* Nationwide Coverage
- Vonage Adds Video to VOIP Service
Buoyed by a recent FCC (Federal Communications Commission) ruling that its services are exempt from state and local regulation and tariffs, VOIP upstart Vonage plans to enter the video telephony market.
In a partnership with broadband videophone maker Viseon, Edison, N.J.-based Vonage Holdings Corp. plans to add video calling services to its SIP (Session Initiation Protocol)-based VOIP (voice over IP) service early next year.
For Vonage, which already bundles its service with adapter-equipped routers from Linksys and Netgear Inc., the expansion into videophone services could open up new market opportunities nationwide.
Viseon markets the VisiFone, a desktop phone with a 6-inch LCD panel, a CCD (charge-coupled device) camera with adjustable color and brightness controls and a built-in speaker phone. The device has been fitted with audio inputs and NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) or PAL (Phase Alternating Line) video input/output connections. It uses the H.323 protocol.
- The Integration of Robust VoIP Services
In the last five years of the twentieth century, we have seen developments in the telephone network which will affect our lives well into the new millennium. A continuing and massive effort by the industry is bringing closer the day when integrated services and multimedia will finally come to our homes-on demand and at affordable prices. The Plain Old Telephone Service, POTS as it has been known for most of the twentieth century, is giving way to modernization, service integration, and convergence of two fundamentally different types of technologies: voice and data.
There is nothing wrong with the quality of the Public Switched Telephone Network, the PSTN as we have known it for so many years, either in the delivered speech quality or in its reliability. On the contrary, it is the model of robustness and security, and those of us who know its intricate details are amazed by how something this large and this complex can function so reliably and so well.
- Navigata Launches VOIP Service
Navigata today announced the launch of Web Call by Navigata, a Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) application that allows you to make telephone calls over a high speed Internet connection using a traditional phone or a computer instead of a regular (or analog) phone line.
Web Call by Navigata will initially be launched in Victoria, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary and Edmonton.
Additional locations in Western Canada will be added in the near future including: Nanaimo, Kitimat, Terrace, Vernon, Nelson, Whistler, Squamish, Red Deer, Medicine Hat,
Let bridge, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray, Canmore, and Banff.
- AOL offers new VoIP service
The service, called Total Talk, will enable calls to be made through a user's computer in addition to using their regular telephone hardware by connecting a telephone line along with a cable or digital-subscriber modem to a broadband router. Users do not need to have AOL as their Internet provider, according to a company press release.
Total Talk will be "a little bit of a paradigm shift for telephone service" for subscribers, as it will allow the mobility to take a phone line anywhere, said Anne Bentley, an AOL spokeswoman. Through its new AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) software code-named Triton, users will be able to answer calls to their home phone from other computers, forward calls to their cell phones and direct them to their voicemail.
Computer-to-computer calls-a feature of AIM since 2000-will continue to be free. However, the new Triton software allows for calls to land lines or mobile phones
- whether local or international - and priced according three subscriber plans.
- Voxbone Pitches Inbound VoIP Services
Voice over IP (VoIP) service providers have primarily pushed the technology as a cheaper alternative to traditional landline phones. Now, it may also be a way for smaller companies to look a lot bigger in the global pond.
VoIP service provider Voxbone uses the Internet-based architecture as a platform to provide inexpensive local telephone numbers and inbound telephony services to companies anywhere in the world.
This means that a customer in Germany, Italy or one of the 35 other countries signed up by the firm thus far can dial a single number and be connected with a Voxbone company client.
Companies pay Voxbone about $7 to $11 per month per number in each country, without worrying about individual contracts and local taxes, Rodrigue Ullens, one of the company's co-founders, told internetnews.com.