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The innovative application of broadband internet technology to traditional telephony is set to radically change the world of business
TO ESTABLISH and maintain a successful business operation, modern-day professionals require an ever-growing arsenal of technology and tools at their disposal.
Topping the list of non-negotiable requirements are a computer, an internet connection, a mobile phone and, of course, a fixed phone line.
The digital age has brought a multitude of advancements to traditional telephony, which now uses a combination of fibre optic cables, microwave transmission links, cellular networks and communication satellites to send voice communications across the world.
However, the fact remains that traditional analogue systems such as wire circuitry are still used to connect that vital last mile from the exchange to the telephone.
Despite a global outlook, the modern-day professional is still very much tied to local-level restraints of limited flexibility and costliness.
Today, innovative application of broadband internet technology to traditional telephony is abolishing the need for this last mile of copper wiring, and is consequently bringing the modern-day professional into the global community.
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) transmits voice and multimedia communication through the internet as opposed to the traditional phone line – essentially combining the flexibility and cost efficiency of the internet with the main functions of traditional telephony.
- Compliance with all ITSPA approved Best Common Practice documents
- Porting numbers (in and out)
- 999 Calling
- Membership of an industry standard Telecommunications dispute resolution scheme
- Operate a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for liaison with other telecommunications operators and also the Home Office and other agencies.
Suretec recently got approval from Ofcom, the U.K. communications regulator, to assign U.K. telephone numbers. Therefore, SureVoIP can assign phone numbers across the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The company is also authorised to supply global numbers for over 60 countries.
This is unique in the Scottish market, because other companies act as "middle-men" between clients and service providers.
SureVoIP is partnering with British Telecom (BT) through a VoIP Interconnect to offer clients added benefits. SureVoIP has also partnered with Xconnect on their Global Alliance program, as well as two other U.K. VoIP carriers.
SureVoIP also provides 24/7 emergency telephone support.
Gavin Henry, managing director of SureVoIP, and founding member of the Suretec Group, said, "Our journey to securing the approval from Ofcom has been long and complex, involving the submission of detailed business plans, demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of the Communications Act 2003, various legal requirements, help from ITSPA (we've worked so hard that we will soon be getting the ITSPA Quality Mark), documentation and a significant investment in equipment throughout the U.K. With out FreeSWITCH and the FreeSWITCH community this would not have been possible."
Read original article on FreeSWITCH.org
Quick one to say we've just signed our BT VoIP interconnect contract and paid up our setup fee. Now on to interop testing then hosting of our Ofcom number allocations!
Our new website will be up very soon for our VoIP ITSP - SureVoIP
Don't worry, that website will be very non-technical in most places unless necessary!
This would not have been possible without the power of Open Source software!
OpenLDAP 2.4.23 is now available for download as detailed on our download page:
and should soon be available on all official mirrors:
This is a maintenance release and is made available for general use. Users of OpenLDAP Software are encouraged to upgrade.
Significant contributors to this release include:
Howard Chu (Symas Corp)
Quanah Gibson-Mount (Yahoo! Inc)
Ralf Haferkamp (SUSE Linux)
Pierangelo Masarati (Politecnico di Milano)
OpenLDAP 2.4.23 Release (2010/06/30)
Fixed libldap to return server's error code (ITS#6569)
Fixed libldap memleaks (ITS#6568)
Fixed liblutil off-by-one with delta (ITS#6541)
Fixed slapd acls with glued databases (ITS#6468)
Fixed slapd syncrepl rid logging (ITS#6533)
Fixed slapd modrdn handling of invalid values (ITS#6570)
Fixed slapd-bdb hasSubordinates computation (ITS#6549)
Fixed slapd-bdb to use memcpy instead for strcpy (ITS#6474)
Fixed slapd-bdb entry cache delete failure (ITS#6577)
Fixed slapd-ldap[?] to return control responses (ITS#6530)
Fixed slapo-ppolicy to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-refint to zero out freed DN vals (ITS#6572)
Fixed slapo-rwm to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-sssvlv to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed slapo-syncprov lost deletes in refresh phase (ITS#6555)
Fixed slapo-valsort to use Debug (ITS#6566)
Fixed contrib/nssov network.c missing patch (ITS#6562)
Fixed test043 attribute sorting (ITS#6553)
slapd-config(5) note default rootdn (ITS#6546)
MD5 (openldap-2.4.23.tgz) = 90150b8c0d0192e10b30157e68844ddf
SHA1 (openldap-2.4.23.tgz) = 26027e7020256c5f47e17787f17ee8b31af42378
The iPhone 4, which was officially unveiled on the June 7th at a presentation in San Francisco, includes several new features that will benefit VoIP users. These are touted as:
- Multi-task when making a VoIP call, so customers can access other applications, such as a calendar, during a conversation.
- Built-in noise cancellation to eliminate background sounds when making VoIP calls.
- Videoconferencing will also be possible between iPhones via the Face Time feature, allowing remote employees to partake in business meetings.
- Longer battery life, while the screen resolution has been significantly improved compared to previous models.
The iPhone 4 will be available in the UK from June 24th.
Wow you may think this is amazing, but all these features have been available on Android phones (Google's Open Source mobile operating system) for ages. I've just got an HTC Desire from O2 and it's the No.1 phone in the world right now. It can do all of above and more, plus the Sipdroid VoIP client is free and works on 3G and WiFi using our VoIP services or anyone elses. Best of all it's free software and just works.
Another good blog post covers why the iPhone can never keep up with Android or Open Source:
"Through a bevy of handset makers, Android can offer a variety of phones that will make it difficult for
Apple to beat with just one hardware release a year. While it is hard to
ever go wrong with an iPhone, Android offers a ton of alternative form
factors, price points and carriers: Sprint (NYSE: S) has released the
first 4G phone on Android; T-Mobile has a new competitive Android phone
with a slide-out keyboard; the HTC Incredible sold by Verizon has been
flying off store shelves; and even Google’s Nexus One still boasts some
of the latest hardware. Not to mention new Android phones from Samsung
and LG (SEO: 066570) coming later this summer."
Google now have figures to show that 100,000 open source Android mobile phones are getting activated daily!
Just a quick note to say that our application to join the The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association has been approved!
More about all this next month.
A search for Yubikey Drupal found the Drupal Yubikey plugin. So I dropped that into one of the main Suretec websites, got my Yubico API Key for the plugin config and now I can log in with a password plus the key (or just the one-time-password from teh Yubikey is I so desire)!
I love the usb keyboard that just pastes the OTP key into whereever your cursor is. But what happens if you loose your key and vital services are enabled with Yubikey I wonder?