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Network Slicing - An A La Carte Network Service in 5G?

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Feed the world :)

August 7, 2008

Ok, this isn't anything to do with SIP but we think that's it's going to be perfect for spreading the word of SIP via our blog in Multiple Languages!!!

The idea behind Mloovi is simple.  Take the Blog, feed it through the language translator @ Google and then produce the output in the chosen language.  Ok, there may be a few 'typos' etc. in the output but then Googles translation service does have some quirks.  The good thing is that audiences that would never read your blog will now at least be able to understand what you are writing.



If you want to get started, then go visit www.mloovi.com to try out the service.  The guys @ Mloovi get their revenue via ads but of course if you pay them, they'll remove these for you.  Since it was launched (yesterday) 1000+ blogs have been translated so it looks like this could really catch on.





Hitch Hikers guide to SIP

August 5, 2008

Mobiles to drive SIP

August 1, 2008

As we all know, mobiles are everywhere and are probably used a lot more than desk phones and soft-phones so it's going to be the implementation of SIP into these devices that really makes the SIP revolution take off. Some expected numbers are detailed in the post on the Comms Dealer UK site that predicts 435 million sip users on mobile devices by 2012. Of course the adaptation of SIP and SIP services within developing IMS systems will be important as well as mobile device manufacturers realizing that it's not fair shipping devices with the SIP functionality disabled. People will want to use their phone over the GSM and 3G networks but also Wi-Fi networks 'seamlessly' (when a hotspot is available) and still be able to call people from their contacts list easily without having to use separate client software loads on their mobile - i.e.

BIG shake-up for the DNS system

August 1, 2008

Not SIP related but will definitely have an effect on everyone as ICAAN are to allow the creation of thousands more domain extensions such as .Car  .Sport  .Football  .SIP (maybe), which is the biggest shake-up to the DNS system since it was put in place.  I have already received pre-registration details from telnic.org inviting me to register for a .TEL domain, very useful in my industry sector.   Where will it all end and does it really matter?  I think that if you notice the search habits of people, including yourself; how often do you type in a domain name of a company based on their cool domain name?  Are you more likely to type in a search in Google such as 'Cheap TV' and then click on the link in the results list than type http://www.Iwantacheaptv.com ?  If so, will all these new domain names serve only to be a kind of branding for a company?  Let's wait and see, can't wait to get my hands on www.grababeerandtakeagreatbig.sip

Full report @ http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/22/business/net23.php?page=1

Sipgate and the iPhone

August 1, 2008

Sightspeed gets a foothold!

July 30, 2008

We absolutely love the Voice/Video/IM product from Sightspeed as it's quick, clear, supports multiple webcams with a variety of resolutions and best of all it's SIP based.  And now we hear that Dell is bundling a 'branded' version of Sightspeed on all it's new PCs and Laptops.  It's called Dell Video Chat.

Link to the site is here to download the client for your PC - Dell or not!
 


 

I suppose it's worth asking the question why Dell chose Sightspeed over Skype?  Maybe the folks at Sightspeed were so flexible in delivering a 'branded' and customized product that met Dells needs that Skype couldn't compete - Maybe Dell didn't even ask them?.  It will also be interesting to see if any more manufacturers go along this path.

SIPit23 announced

July 25, 2008

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