VoIP apps make headway on handsets

Mobile internet telephony firm Vyke said this week that it has extended its existing agreement with Finnish handset vendor Nokia to bring its VoIP application to more smartphones.

Clearwire trials WiMAX VoIP handsets

Clearwire says it is trialling mobile VoIP handsets in Portland, Oregon, where it launched commercial mobile WIMAX service in January 2009.

Nokia and Skype join forces

Disruptive VoIP player Skype has announced at Mobile World Congress that its eponymous VoIP application will be integrated on Nokia N97s from Q309. The application will be integrated into the device’s address book and be visible to users as a mobile widget. Making the announcement both Scott Derchslag, COO, and Josh Silverman, CEO of Skype […]

EC investigates VoIP blocking in mobile ops

The European Commission is understood to be probing the practices of mobile operators who block or restrict internet telephony (VoIP) applications on their networks. The EC has sent questionnaires to a number of unidentified European carriers asking for information on their tools and techniques for filtering and blocking VoIP traffic. The assumption is that the […]

Fring brings true VoIP over 3G to Austria

Mobile VoIP player Fring made wave on Wednesday, announcing a partnership with leading Austrian mobile operator, mobilkom. Under the agreement, mobilkom austria, which offers products under the popular A1 brand, will give customers access to a dedicated version of the Fring mobile client. The fact that this service will use proper VoIP over 3G, rather […]

iPhone gets VoIP, operators get worried

Apple iPhone users will be able to circumvent cellular networks to make calls thanks to a voice over internet protocol app supplied by Belgian phone firm Nomado Telecom. The tech provider claims callers could make savings of up to 80 per cent connecting to the internet via the terminal’s wifi connection. Calls made via Nomado’s […]

Intel backs VoIP for the masses

Internet telephony company JaJah proposed to take VoIP services to the masses on Thursday, by partnering with chip giant Intel and playing the green card. Next month Intel will begin the rolling out its Remote Wake technology on new motherboards, and the US chip shop has tapped JaJah to implement the Remote Wake feature into […]

Mobile VoIP on major growth curve

Analyst firm Disruptive Analysis is prediction big things for VoIP over 3G, with the number of VoIPo3G users predicted to grow from virtually zero in 2007 to over 250 million within five years. The anticipated explosion in VoIP over 3G usage would rapidly eclipse voice over wifi, including FMC and dual mode cellular phones, to […]

Security flaws emerge in VoIP

Security experts caused a stir this week when they revealed how easy it is to hack VoIP software. During a presentation at the Black Hat USA IT security convention taking place in Las Vegas this week, the Viper Lab division of security firm Sipera demonstrated one of several VoIP security flaws. The flaws allow a […]