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Vodafone closing free BitTorrent loophole

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.

June 27, 2011 by

Freshtel to close its VoIP doors

More than seven years after it was founded during a wave of national interest in internet telephony, and after burning through millions of dollars in investment, Australian company Freshtel has revealed that it will finally get out of the Voice over IP (VoIP) market and go into mining instead.

May 25, 2011 by

Telstra invests $600m in VoIP upgrades

Telstra has announced a $600 million Quality-of-Service upgrade to 1600 exchanges across Australia as part of a five-year plan to help small businesses switch to Voice over IP (VoIP) phone services.

May 1, 2011

Wi-Fi use can slow downloads by 30 percent, study finds

Video-on-demand, VoIP and online gameplay applications are noticeably slower over Wi-Fi than using wired Ethernet connections, the broadband analytics firm Epitiro has said.The company said on Thursday that a small drop in wireless signal can lead to a drop in download speeds of 30 percent and an increase of between 10-20 percent in latency, with packet loss and jitter also being affected.

March 10, 2011 by

Finance dept to proof network for outages

The Department of Finance and Deregulation will upgrade its IT data infrastructure network to remove points of failure as well as enable the the introduction within three years of new technologies such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and wireless networking.

June 16, 2010 by

VoIP the default for Optus HFC customers

Customers of Optus' hybrid fibre-coax (HFC) network who sign up for new home phone services are being given Voice over IP (VoIP) services rather than conventional circuit-switched land lines, the company has admitted — but prices have not been lowered in line with other commercial VoIP services.

March 31, 2010 by

Skype for SIP goes public

Skype for SIP, a service that lets businesses plug their IP-based PBXs into the popular VoIP firm's services, has gone public after a closed beta period

December 2, 2009 by

Cheaper not to do VoIP: JB Hi-Fi

Although JB Hi-Fi has rolled out an IP telephony-capable Nortel phone system across 120 of its 135 stores, it said it was cheaper to continue to use the legacy Telstra voice service than power up the VoIP feature.

July 8, 2009 by

Dude, Where's My Phone Bill?

The OOMA is a Voice Over IP (VOIP) appliance that plugs into your broadband connection which provides you unlimited local and long distance telephone service. What's the difference between this and other consumer VOIP solutions such as Vonage or Packet8?

April 27, 2009 by

VoIP hackers strike Perth business

A hacker recently obtained unauthorised access to the IP telephony (VoIP) system of a Perth business, making 11,000 calls costing over $120,000, according to the Western Australian police.

January 20, 2009 by

Four obstacles to implementing VoIP [video]

Voice over IP is growing in popularity because companies are attracted to its potential for saving money on long distance and international calls. Still, fewer than half of all businesses are using VoIP because of a few drawbacks.

December 4, 2008 by

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