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Session Border Controller

SBCs – Maintaining Your Network’s VoIP Security

Session Border Controllers (SBCs) can greatly enhance VoIP security, all but eliminating toll fraud while also maintaining voice connectivity. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Simon Horton, the Director of Sales, EU for Sangoma. The term SBC (short for Session Border Controller) is liberally used in the VoIP industry today, but from my travels around the telecom channel […]

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VoIP BYOD

VOIP BYOD

Those who build or sell VoIP systems need to begin coping with BYOD, because soon enough it will inevitably be on your system’s spec sheet. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Paul Hayes, ProVu Communications Ltd.’s Product Development Director Whether you’re a developer of IP PBX or a provider of hosted VoIP telephony services, you need to […]

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VoIP Security

VoIP Security and Your IP Phone

Concerns about massive growth of telephone tapping incidents has led to a growing demand for IP telephone handsets that provide VoIP security. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor David Kirsopp, Technical Director snom UK Ltd An IP-PBX can be reached from potentially anywhere in the world, and your communications network is vulnerable if not properly secured. As such, making sure […]

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encrypted voip

Why are the Major Telcos Afraid of encrypted voip?

A significant disconnect exists between the reality of today’s IP communications and the security concerns and needs of the customer (read encrypted voip). Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week guest contributor Peter Cox, UM Labs Ltd. Founder and CEO. One of UM Labs’ long-standing customers is using our product to provide encrypted VoIP connections from remote users […]

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Emergency Calls and VoIP

Emergency Calls and VoIP have always been a contentious issue, but the need for ever increasingly innovative and cheaper ways of communicating means the tensions are getting worse than ever. Despite what many of you may think, Regulatory Affairs is fun. Bear with me for a second. This isn’t quite like a train spotter defending a […]

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cheap voip chips

VoIP, the bible and own brand chips!

Cheap voip? Get what you pay for says Simon Woodhead. It has been many years since I had to persuade someone that you got what you paid for with VoIP and that cheap voip routes were not the same as quality voip routes into bona fide networks, even though the transport may be the same. […]

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Desktop VoIP Telephone

Why the Desktop VoIP Telephone isn’t Going Away

Major leaps in technology allow business phones — the desktop VoIP telephone — to serve a rapidly growing range of needs. Trefor.net welcomes “VoIP Week” contributor Jeff Rodman, Polycom‘s Chief Technology Evangelist. Since co-founding the company in 1990 Jeff has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom’s iconic products for voice, video, network communications, and […]

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Yealink T46G small business voip setup

Small business VoIP setup.

In which trefor.net looks at a small business VoIP setup. Last week I took delivery of a new IP phone. Twas a Yealink T46G. I’ve been using my SGS4 with a skype client to make outbound calls to the pstn.   The droid has got an intermittent problem with the audio and whilst I’m waiting for […]

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VoIP Fraud: Money Lost

VoIP Fraud — Technological Conventionality Achieved

VoIP has reached the mainstream. We know because the fraudsters are coming after us. Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week guest contributor Colin Duffy, CEO of Voipfone and ITSPA Council member. VoIP merges two of the largest industries in the world: Telecommunications ($5.0 trillion) and the Internet ($4.2 trillion). It is big business. Estimates of VoIP market […]

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voip security workshop sponsors yealink secure voip provisioning

trefor.net/itspa voip security workshop sponsors announced as Yealink

Yealink announced as trefor.net/itspa voip security workshop sponsors at Sandown Park on 8th October Further to last week’s announcement, IP phone vendor Yealink have come on board as ITSPA/trefor.net VoIP security workshop sponsors. The workshop being held during Convergence Summit South at Sandown Park on 8th October. This is quite apt as Yealink are one of […]

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Announcing ITSPA trefor.net VoIP security workshop sponsored by Yealink

trefor.net is teaming up with ITSPA, the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association, to produce a twice yearly VoIP security workshop. The first one is during the Convergence Summit South show at Sandown Park on October 8th, Read on to find out more. Announcing the ITSPA/trefor.net VoIP security workshop Telecom Fraud – Part 1 – A Case […]

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Old Phone VoIP week

VoIP week on trefor.net 6th – 10th October

Advanced notice of VoIP week on trefor.net 6th – 10th October There are times in the year where VoIP becomes a natural subject to talk about. On these occasions we have a VoIP week on trefor.net. This is where we get lots of guest contributors to write stuff about VoIP. In our case the guest […]

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So Long 084 and 087 (and Thanks for All the Fish)!

Trefor.net welcomes guest contributor Alex Kinch, Founder and CEO of Ziron. The game is finally up for many ‘rip-off’ 084 and 087 numbers. Thanks to the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive – and the corresponding UK legislation (The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013), as of 13-June-2014 customers will not pay more than the […]

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Wot? No Password?

UM Labs Ltd. Founder and CEO Peter Cox’s post is based on a presentation given at a recent ITSPA workshop on the risks of auto provisioning. Everyone understands the need for security on the Internet. We all know the importance of using strong passwords and — painful as it may be — regularly changing those […]

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VoIP not working over your broadband connection? We may have the explanation.

VoIP over broadband not working? It may be the router. Routers provided by some major ISPs are preventing their customers from using VOIP services such as Skype. For some time now members of the Internet Telephony Service Providers Association have been keeping a list of routers through which VoIP doesn’t appear to work. The routers themselves include […]

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Snom Audio Lab

Dusan Aleksic is the Head of Hardware Development for Snom Technology AG In the end of nineties Serbia was under UN sanctions and as a young electro engineer I was a part of the small team tasked with maintaining the gas masks in stock. I had an open issue before me: the carbon microphone was […]

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When You Look Behind You There’s No Open Door

Someone asked me, “What is the future of VoIP?” I can’t even predict my future living situation, let alone the fate of the Internet. I went to dinner last night with an out-of-town friend. We met some other friends down in a part of south Austin that not long ago was a dinky mostly-Hispanic neighborhood, […]

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#VoIPweek roundup

Last week was #voipweek on trefor.net. This follows on from #peeringweek and will be part of an ongoing programme of themed weeks focussing on particular technology subjects relating to the internet. Although we do occasionally ask for specific posts the contributors to our themed weeks are by and large left to choose their own topic. This […]

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Invest Wisely to Get the Best from VoIP

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Dan Winfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Voxhub and 2014 ITSPA Council member. Starting in, I want to say that this is only my second blog piece on Trefor.net (the first being The Smoking Rooms of Net Neutrality, published yesterday), so please excuse me if I state the bleeding obvious. Yes, I […]

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Hosted VoIP/UCaaS is Going Upmarket!

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Huw Rees, Senior Vice President of Business Development at 8×8 The hosted VoIP/UCaaS (aka cloud communications) market is growing strongly in the US and it seems that the UK market is not far behind. According to Frost and Sullivan, Gartner, and others, US CAGR is somewhere around the 25%+ mark, […]

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Secured SIP Provisioning

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Tim Bray, Technical Director for ProVu Communications Most SIP providers in the UK use auto provisioning to look after their SIP phones, with the phones calling home to a central server via HTTP to download configuration files. Auto provisioning is an essential part of the hosted SIP and SIP PBX […]

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Provisioning, Cloud Management and Obihai

The name may be new, but you’ve probably provisioned, configured or used an IP phone or ATA over the years that Obihai’s core engineering team had a hand in developing. Back in 1999 a company called Komodo released the first ever voice ATA.  The Komodo product quickly caught the attention of Cisco, the company was […]

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The Smoking Rooms of Net Neutrality

Trefor.net welcomes VoIP Week contributor Dan Winfield, Co-Founder and CEO of Voxhub and 2014 ITSPA Council member. Net neutrality is a hot topic amongst those in the VoIP industry and something all VoIP providers have had to deal with in one form or another, usually looming its head in the land of large network providers and mobile networks. […]

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Voice Technology Makes Conference Calls Sound Amazingly Clear and Life-like

Trefor.net welcomes “VoIP Week” contributor Jeff Rodman, Polycom‘s Chief Technology Evangelist. Since co-founding the company in 1990 Jeff has been instrumental in the realization of Polycom’s iconic products for voice, video, network communications, and other media. When was the last time you used a conference phone? Today or perhaps yesterday? For a good many of […]

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A VoIP Spring

A regular trefor.net contributor, Peter Farmer is the Commercial and Regulatory Manager at Gamma, as well as an ITSPA Council member and Chair of ITSPA Regulatory Committee.  We are pleased to present his “VoIP Week” post. So, Trefor asked me to approach an article for “VoIP Week” from a commercial perspective as opposed to regulatory…. took me a […]

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