Posted by Mike Oeth at 05:07 PM EDT
Posted by Mike Oeth at 09:39 AM EDT
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski set forth the FCC's stance on Net Neutrality last week with his speech at the Brookings Institution where he summarized the four Internet principals as: "Network operators cannot prevent users from accessing the lawful Internet content, applications, and services of their choice, nor can they prohibit users from attaching non-harmful devices to the network." Additionally, he added the fifth principal of non-discrimination: "[service providers] cannot block or degrade lawful traffic over their networks, or pick winners by favoring some content or applications over others in the connection to subscribers’ homes. Nor can they disfavor an Internet service just because it competes with a similar service offered by that broadband provider. The Internet must continue to allow users to decide what content and applications succeed.
Posted by Leo Zheng at 05:10 PM EDT
Posted by Leo Zheng at 02:20 PM EDT
'VoIP’s Best Week Ever’ is a segment of our blog dedicated to fresh and interesting links to all things VoIP, from unified communications news to VoIP phone releases. If you want to know what stories have the Junction Networks team buzzing, then be sure to check in every week for updates. Apple, AT&T, Google, and Vonage Does anybody else remember the Apple commercial back in 1984 in which the woman throws a sledgehammer at a giant screen of a man talking down to his mindless minions? Besides being a really well done commercial, it delivered a strong message against the evil monopolies and ‘anti-competitive’ monsters dominating the markets at the time. Well, it seems a lot of people are viewing Apple quite differently now that it’s at the top of the food chain.
Posted by Mike Oeth at 02:38 PM EDT
Testing version 1.3 of the iPico iPhone SIP client. We have a rule-of-thumb around here that the more SIP settings a SIP user-agent has, the better. Sipura devices have taken that to an extreme, but they do allow you to tweak nearly every aspect of the device. The new iPico iPhone application is the opposite. It has 7 and only 7 fields. That's only three more than are minimally necessary. The issue for this device is that some form of a STUN server is turned on by default and there is evidently no way to disable it. The STUN server setting is causing Junction Networks not to see that the phone is behind a NAT and therefore not do our NAT-fixup magic which causes the iPico to have one-way audio in many situations. I have put a request into iPico asking for the ability to disable STUN. I'll let you know what they come back with. Until then, iPico is not recommended for OnSIP compatibility.
Posted by Mike Oeth at 04:09 PM EDT
Rob is out sick today. Bummer for Rob. But, also, potentially bad for the company if he comes back when he's feeling well, but still contagious. Since we use VoIP and for the most part work apart for each other, this is not an issue. Rob can come back to work whenever he is up to it without the threat of giving us all the sniffles. That is pretty much the thrust of this article: http://www.telcom-data.com/articles/172.aspx I am certainly not one for fear-mongering, but the point of the above is that VoIP is great for companies that are spread out and allows them to be just as efficient when spread-out as they are when all clumped together with less risk of spreading illness among co-workers. A little VoIP and chicken soup and we'll all be better in no time.
Posted by Leo Zheng at 03:37 PM EDT
'VoIP’s Best Week Ever’ is a segment of our blog dedicated to fresh and interesting links to all things VoIP, from unified communications news to VoIP phone releases. If you want to know what stories have the Junction Networks team buzzing, then be sure to check in every week for updates.
Posted by Tim Cleves at 02:55 PM EDT
I have been using my Polycom 550 in wireless mode for the past few months and I love it. I'm not the lucky recipient of a new model of Polycom; mine still has an Ethernet cable plugged into the back of it. But that Ethernet cable then plugs into my wireless Apple Airport Express. The Airport Express allows me to extend my wireless network wherever I have a power outlet. Now that summer is here and the weather’s good, I can even work out on my deck (if only the neighbors would quit mowing their lawns during office hours!). The setup is surprisingly easy to install and the call quality is as good as a regular Ethernet/LAN tethered phone. The real question is when will all the SIP phone manufactures embrace truly wireless VoIP phones. According to Gartner research director Michael King, 70% of new Internet connections will be wireless by 2011. That figure seems low to me when you consider the smartphone and Netbook phenomenon currently taking place.
Posted by Leo Zheng at 10:44 AM EDT
‘VoIP’s Best Week Ever’ is a segment of our blog dedicated to fresh and interesting links to all things VoIP, from unified communications news to VoIP phone releases. If you want to know what stories have the Junction Networks team buzzing, then be sure to check in every week for updates.
Posted by email@example.com at 08:59 AM EDT
Hosted Unified Communications is hot! Or so they say. But what it actually means is up for debate. We have our opinion of what it is and we will get to sharing it very publicly later this summer. In the meantime, there's lots of media covering the topic as a result of some research recently done by a few firms. Here are some stats... According to Khali Henderson in a Phone+ article, Wainhouse Research puts annual revenue for Hosted UC at $200 million today and $5 billion in 2014. Henderson states that "UC, at a base level must include three elements - telephony, messaging and presence - integrated into a single interface". Does anyone offer that? Do you know of provider who claims they do that? Are you using a HOSTED service that does that? We want to know. Tell us what you think and share your experience. Please post a comment on our blog and let us know.