Tag Archives: Caller ID

Nokia: New SIP App Server for Fixed-Mobile Convergence

February 11, 2005


nokiaA SIP application server will converge legacy voice and SIP-driven VoIP.

Nokia Corporation announced the launch next week of its Telecommunications Application Server (TAS) which will allow mobile operators to deliver standard mobile telephony services to customers independent of fixed VoIP or mobile cellular access.

These features would include Caller ID and SMS, as well as Intelligent Network features such as Prepaid. A part of the Nokia IMS solution portfolio, the Nokia TAS is built upon the 3GPP Rel 4 compliant Nokia MSC Server system.

Its functionality can be added to any existing Nokia MSC Server with a software upgrade, providing a cost-efficient implementation of VoIP that meets carrier-grade requirements.

Nokia also announced the second quarter release of its Presence Solution 2.0, adding SIP support which allows operators to apply Presence to SIP-based applications, such as its Push-to-talk-overCellular (PoC). Then PoC users will be able to detect the presence of another mobile before initiating the PoC call.

CallWave Gets Patent for Call-Return to Caller ID-Blocked Numbers

December 20, 2004


callwaveCalled parties can return a missed call, even if the caller’s number is private or blocked.

CallWave, Inc announced the award of US Patent 6,738,461 for another VoIP technology software enhancement to mainstream telecom technology.

The ability to return a missed call from a private or blocked number is a new element of CallWave’s services that integrate landline, mobile and IP technology by adding software-based call-handling features and by bridging all three networks to help subscribers communicate more effectively.

Since its founding in 1998, CallWave has grown to over 800,000 paying subscribers, focusing on delivering VoIP-enabled call-handling innovations to mainstream consumers and small businesses.

Czech Company Introduces 2-way SIP-to-GSM Fixed Cellular Gateway

December 15, 2004


The new device, VoiceBlue, offers inexpensive two-way exchange of SIP-based VoIP with GSM, least cost routing, and linked SMS messaging.

2N Telekomunikace a.s., a 13-year old Czech business known for its Ateus products, has introduced VoiceBlue, a VoIP-GSM gateway that complements a SIP-based IP-PBX.

With built-in least cost routing, VoiceBlue chooses the cheapest route to any GSM network used, and retains full control over all outgoing GSM calls. It also combines voice prompts with caller ID to route incoming GSM calls to the right IP phone.

VoiceBlue’s features include:

* Gateway for up to 4 GSM channels

* Standard SIP client

* Least Cost Routing according to free minutes

* Intelligent incoming call routing with callback

* Enhanced Full Rate codec

* Worldwide use (GSM 900/1800 MHz)

* DISA with voice navigation

* Auto-attendant

* AT command-based administration

* Compact flash CDR buffer for up to 500,000 records

* LOG and statistics saving

* RJ-45 Ethernet connection * Integrated antenna splitter

VoiceBlue also allows connection to a corporate SMS server, to provide an additional communication channel to users over IP.

RNK Gets Attention with Free-VoIP-for Life Offer

December 6,  2004


Promise of “No More Phone Bills” with $999 one-time payment and unlimited domestic calling offers resellers a quick way to gain market visibility, company says.

RNKVoIP Broadband, a division of RNK Telecom, announced today its “Phone for Life” program, offering a lifetime of unlimited phone service for a one-time fee of $999, MSRP, through ita authorized resellers Galaxy Internet Services, ProSpeed.Net and VoIP2SAVE.

The service includes a VoIP line, a telephone, a phone number, a full feature set (including caller ID, voicemail notification via email, call forwarding and call return), unlimited free domestic outbound and inbound calling, free calling to 20 foreign countries and 21 additional foreign cities, 911 and 411 services, and porting of existing numbers to its VoIP service.

It comes with a 60-day full money-back guarantee, and a five-year 50%-money back guarantee. RNK Telecom is a privately-held facilities-based, tariffed telecom carrier established in 1997, that provides wholesale services for broadband providers, carriers and retail distributors.

RNK believes in its longevity, and expects that that resellers will be able to recoup their investments quickly by being able to rapidly build their customer base and gain competitive advantage in a crowded VoIP market, while opening the door to up-selling and cross-selling opportunities.

Packet8 Videophone and VoIP Service to be availablew on Voxilla

December 3, 2004


packet8Packet8’s DTA Broadband Phone Adapter and DV 326 Broadband VideoPhone are to be available at VoIP online etailer Voxilla.com

8×8, Inc (NASDAQ:EGHT) announced that its complete service line will now be available in the Online Store secion of etailer Voxilla.com, a component of Voxilla’s web-based VoIP information portal.

The Packet8 VoIP solution uses a high speed connection to deliver VoIP telephony bundled with advanced features (e.g., voice mail, caller ID, call waiting, call waiting caller ID, call forwarding, hold, line-alternate, 3-way conferencing, web access to account controls, real-time online billing, etc.) not included with traditional circuit-switched telephone services.

The standalone Packet8 VideoPhone is a consumer-priced videophone that uses a standard broadband internet connection to transmit high quality audio and instant-on video.

8×8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions for individuals and small to medium sized business users. Packet8 Virtual Office is a hosted PBX with business class features.