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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

iiNet slams Telstra over VoIP stance

National broadband provider iiNet has responded to comments by Telstra that consumer-grade Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony isn't yet reliable enough for use by pointing out that it has 170,000 customers using the technology — and they're very happy, thank you very much.

May 4, 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 by

Technolatte: 100% GST-free

Has a war broken out over online coupons? Is there a Chinese VoIP conspiracy afoot? What are Aussie retailers really blowing their horns over and does telco advertising go too far?

January 6, 2011

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

VoIP scores with triple play

The introduction of triple play strategies -- bundling of voice, broadband and pay television services -- is the key to VoIP growth in the Asia Pacific region, but will also reduce its importance as a selling point for telcos.

January 13, 2008 by

BroadSoft picks Sydney for new operations centre

VoIP application developer BroadSoft is planning a new Asia Pacific operations centre in Sydney as it seeks to attract more telco customers.The centre, which will handle training and regional technical support, will be co-located with BroadSoft's existing Chatswood R&D centre, which builds client-side applications for use by telcos and other VoIP service providers.

May 2, 2007 by

Trouble in the tropics: Belize telco accused of blocking VoIP

 For the last few months, VoIP users in Belize have been up in arms at what they perceive to be an organized effort by Belize Telecommunications Limited to block outgoing calls over Vonage, Skype and other Internet phone service providers.Online forums have bristled with frustrated posts.

April 23, 2006 by

Net telephony's mainstream struggle

BellSouth's director of Converged Services, Steve Zimba, told attendees at the VON conference in San Jose that many residential customers are still wary of VoIP. CNET News.com reporter Marguerite Reardon asked if VoIP is merely a defensive tool for the telcos.

March 17, 2006 by

VoIP's future is calling

With massive interest and plenty of contradictory opinions, VoIP is looking lively but confusing. The future is clearer, even if it is not to the telcos' taste.

September 29, 2005

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