Telia's plans to charge customers extra for mobile subscriptions with IP telephony included have been put on hold in Sweden and Denmark - but VoIP-less plans are still on the cards.
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Microsoft is adding advertising to its voice over IP (VoIP) service Skype. Fortunately, there are lots of alternatives that don't stick an ad in your face while you're talking.
The web-based tool can scan IP ranges to find multi-function printers and photocopiers, VOIP devices and video-conferencing systems that are currently available over the internet.
Today's data-intensive network world means operators need to adopt service-first attitude toward assessing network functions and differentiating service offerings, say insiders, who add MPLS still plays key role.
Maturing tech, availability on multiple devices and cheaper price points keep consumers' interest in home telepresence offerings alive, observers say.
Deployment of telehealth services in Asia still in infancy stage but quick uptake in rural areas and shortage of skilled workers indicate positive future outlook for industry, researcher says.
Remote patient monitoring also needed to encourage patients to manage their own healthcare so they're less likely to end up in public healthcare institution where bedcrunch is a challenge, explains Singapore HealthPartners CIO.
Web-based collaboration, driven by changing work environment and cloud computing, shifting from just e-mail to suite of technologies that can be supported across multiple form factors, insiders note.
Deal to acquire IP telephony provider, announced in May, finally ratified and Redmond plans to incorporate Skype's technology into key products such as Windows Phone and Xbox, reveals CEO Steve Ballmer.
Approval yet to be made public, and one of the remaining regulatory hurdles for Redmond to cross before finalizing its Skype acquisition.
Launched nearly 10 months ago, 3G services not picking up demand amid customer complaints about slow speeds and patchy connectivity. Some subscribers have even returned to 2G networks.
Google+ Hangout's simplicity may help it gain greater enterprise adoption in future, industry analyst says, urging companies to embrace social collaboration as an internal tool for faster decision making.
Traditional networks not optimized to deliver new and future workloads effectively in converging environment, and enterprises need to invest to keep up, market players say.
Region's enterprise telephony market on growth path as customers demand for unified communication products, especially around video and Web conferencing, Frost & Sullivan reports.
HiTech Telecom has been told to get its act together in a case it has brought against NEC Australia over the intellectual property of a voice over IP (VoIP) iPhone app.
Social networking giant now offers Skype video chat, but industry watchers say the new deal simply part of business strategy, rather than groundbreaking technology.
Customers have a range of options if they're unhappy with Telstra's prepaid mobile international call price hikes, including switching to Voice over IP (VoIP) services, according to the government.
Vodafone has moved to shut down a strange glitch in its system that allowed customers to use BitTorrent, make Voice over IP (VoIP) calls, check email and do online banking, all without being charged for data usage.
Social increasingly permeating enterprise communications, but e-mail--"basic" and "necessary"--remains top form of interaction, analysts say.
Managing relationships with over-the-top service vendors such as Microsoft, which owns Skype, and Google with YouTube, will be vital in determining telcos' success in evolving telecommunications arena, say industry watchers.
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