voip

Jajah launches Facebook voice call app for Blackberry

IP telephony outfit Jajah, which was bought by Spain’s Telefonica earlier this year, has released what it claims is “the first true calling solution for Facebook”. The service, dubbed Social Call, which launched Tuesday as a beta trial for Blackberry devices, lets users establish single click calls to any Facebook friend who is online, the firm said.

Jajah powers IP calls in Yahoo iPhone app

Jajah, the VoIP provider owned by Telefonica O2, has been selcted to power IP voice calling on Yahoo’s newly released Messenger iPhone App. The app allows iPhone users to make free VoIP calls on Yahoo Messenger as well as low cost calls to external networks.

Facebook in talks with Skype over onsite VoIP

Monster social network Facebook is understood to be in discussion with VoIP player Skype over the integration of voice call and messaging capabilities between Facebook users. Facebook has over 500 million users and Skype has around 560 million.

Google enables phone calls from Gmail

Google has upped its game in the telephony space this week, by introducing new functionality to its Gmail service that allows users to make calls to phones.

Skype in $100m IPO

Internet telephony player Skype has filed for an initial public offering of $100m worth of shares, demonstrating confidence in its business plan despite not having made a profit for the last four years.

Turk Telekom upgrades fixed network

Turkey’s incumbent fixed line carrier and Europe’s fifth largest operator has tapped Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for what it claims is the world’s largest ever fixed network replacement contract.

Skype VoIP over 3G app racks up 5 mil. downloads

So VoIP company Skype finally got to get its service working over 3G, having released an iPhone app a couple of days ago. But the big news is that there was some pent up demand for said app, which Skype claims has been downloaded over five million times already.

Skype makes quick exit from US Ovi Store

Internet telephony player Skype has demonstrated the importance of its newfound relationship with Verizon Wireless, by pulling the Symbian version of its VoIP app from the US Ovi Store.

Nokia puts Skype on Symbian

Using the power of brand to reach consumers, Nokia on Wednesday hopped into bed with Skype to make the VoIP client available to some 200 million smartphone users worldwide.

Truphone launches MVNO operations

One time enemy of the carrier community, internet telephony player Truphone has struck an MVNO partnership with Vodafone UK to bring voice and data services to its UK customer base.

Google grabs Gizmo Project

Google has increased its presence in the web telephony space with the acquisition of VoIP pioneer Gizmo5.

Skype saved by licensing deal

Online auction house eBay has announced a settlement with Skype’s founders and former owners, saving the VoIP provider from potential shutdown due to a licensing issue over key technology.

AT&T allows cellular VoIP apps on iPhone

US mobile operator AT&T Wireless must be feeling the need to be more open. Not only has it recently enabled MMS on its network, but this week it allowed previously outlawed VoIP apps to run on the iPhone.

eBay offloads Skype for a surprising $2bn

Online auction house eBay must have been pleased as punch on Tuesday after agreeing to offload the majority of its ill fitting internet telephony outfit Skype for close to $2bn.

eBay warns Skype in danger of shutdown

Internet auction house eBay made a worrying admission late last week – not only did it pay almost $1bn too much for online telephony darling Skype, it also failed to secure rights to the VoIP firm’s underlying technology.

3 pushes free Skype calls

Disruptive mobile operator 3 is further embracing the open network model, on Thursday announcing plans to allow users free Skype to Skype calls without having to pay data charges.

eBay to offload Skype in 2010

Online auction giant eBay looks to have found a way to escape its unhappy marriage with Skype, announcing plans to spin the internet telephony champion off in an IPO (Initial Public Offering).

Web giants call for VoIP over 3G

A gang of web giants are up in arms over operator attitudes towards Voice over IP (VoIP) applications on mobile networks.