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WWIII: Fight Between BigTech AI, Regulators and Lawyers is Coming

The EU's GPDR or allows General Data Protection Regulation which goes into effect next year includes a right to an explanation of decisions...

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EU GPDR Devastating to AI

Very important guest blog post originally found on Techzone360.Last September, a U.K. House of Commons committee concluded that it is too soon to regulate...

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Where is the Money in Communications Platform as a Service

How can today's wholesale carriers, operators and service providers meet the needs of those hanging on to PSTN and such while at...

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Where your UC solution should be is not the same for every business

There are quite a few debates about where a business Unified Communication solution should physically be located.  Should it be customer premise...

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CafeX Sees Call Center Converging with CRM

CafeX EVP Sajeel Hussain sees a convergence between the CRM space and contact centers and he's in a great position to know...

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External Battery Power Bank for Microsoft Surface Book

If you are looking for a large, external battery which can power a Microsoft Surface Book, we have good news for...

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Back from Hiatus and what Went on at MWC - The 5G and AI Hype Game

  After a short blog hiatus, I am back in the blogging saddle.   The integration of Dialogic CCD into Sangoma has been...

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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 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 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 ?  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

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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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