Cypress Claims Hosted VoIP Enhances Business

By Sharla Sikes

Entrust your communications to someone offsite eliminates the need for expensive solutions to combat disaster situations. Hosted VoIP solutions can provide an added dimension of flexibility in times of disaster. It’s scalable; resilient; and can handle a “wide range of applications.”

Cypress Communications has aimed its new product at the hosted VoIP solutions market. The complete end-to-end hosted VoIP and unified communications solution, called C4 IP, earns its name from its design to “help organizations connect, communicate, collaborate and continue even during a disaster or catastrophe.” Continue reading Cypress Claims Hosted VoIP Enhances Business

FCC to Recommend Sanctions Against Comcast

By Sharla Sikes

The Federal Communications Commission will recommend sanctions against Comcast, a cable services provider, for blocking file-sharing traffic, according to the Associated Press.

FCC chairman Kevin Martin will circulate the order to other commissioners today, according to the AP. The commissioners will vote on the sanction at an open meeting Aug. 1. Continue reading FCC to Recommend Sanctions Against Comcast

Citrix Incorporates VoIP With Conferencing Software

By Sharla Sikes

Citrix Online will release new versions of GoToMeeting and GoToWebinar software that now incorporate VoIP capability.

Both software suites feature support for Mac and telephone audio, and one-click web conferencing, designed for small and medium businesses. Continue reading Citrix Incorporates VoIP With Conferencing Software

VoIP-Pal Terminates Big Apple Agreement, Hints About New Product

 By Sharla Sikes, a telecommunications products, announced the termination of an agreement between it and Big Apple Consulting USA.

“We have had many inquiries asking us if we have an investor relations firm working with us,” said Richard Kipping, chief executive officer of “So to clarify, we thought we should announce that, Inc. suspended its agreement with BigApple Consulting USA on October 17, 2007 for a three-month period pending clarification on certain matters relating to the agreement. After an internal review we decided to terminate the agreement.”

VoIP-PAL and WorldTel Xchange Inc. announced an alliance in April. The two companies will be jointly marketing an “exciting new product” through VoIP-PAL’s Niche Sales Channel, according to a news release.

Steve Lipman, pesident of WorldTel Xchange, Inc., said, “The combination of VoIP-PAL’s relationship with the Airline Points Program and WorldTel’s new ‘1ButtontoWiFi’ patented cellular/VoIP 1-touch technology will have a tremendous impact with consumers that have accumulated thousands of unused miles.”

The new product aims to capture the “untapped market of 3.2 billion cell phones worldwide,” and is purported to turn any cell phone, PDA or Smartphone—including the iPhone—into a WiFi phone. offers local and long distance voice over IP phone services for both retail and business customers, as well as turnkey solutions through its Partners for the Loyalty Transactional platform, according to officials.

VoIP Supply Named to Fast Track 50

By Sharla Sikes

For the third consecutive year, VoIP Supply earned a place in the Fast Track 50, a list of the 50 fastest growing companies in Western New York. Buffalo’s Business First newspaper bestowed the honor based on VoIP Supply’s growth in two areas: Total sales and number of U.S. employees. Continue reading VoIP Supply Named to Fast Track 50

T-Mobile Offers $10 VoIP

By Sharla Sikes

T-Mobile, best known for its wireless service and Catherine Zeta-Jones as spokesperson, recently announced the nationwide availability of its $10 per month @Home service.

The @Home offer invites wireless customers to cancel their land line phone service and opt for T-Mobile’s wireless router. The installation carries a one-time $50 fee. Continue reading T-Mobile Offers $10 VoIP

New VoIP Vulnerabilities Found

By Sharla Sikes

Avaya, Cisco and Nortel are expected to release patches for newly found security issues in their VoIP systems.

The vulnerabilities, found by VoIPshield Laboratories, could allow attacks in remote code execution, unauthorized access, denial of service and information harvesting if targeted by online criminals. Continue reading New VoIP Vulnerabilities Found

MediaRing Introduces Mobile VoIP

By Sharla Sikes

Mobile VoIP is the talk of the town, and has been since VoIP became widely accepted. With new applications available for the market-dominating iPhone, it’s getting closer and closer all the time. More and more VoIP providers are jumping on the bandwagon to provide low-cost calling using cellular headsets. MediaRing Limited, a VoIP service provider based in Singapore with offices worldwide, introduces its new MediaRing MobileVoIP. Continue reading MediaRing Introduces Mobile VoIP