VoIP Makes Sprint Most Innovative US Cell Carrier

One argument competitive market and consumer advocates have stressed in opposing AT&T's $39-billion bid to purchase T-Mobile in the United States is that the resulting GSM monopoly would stifle innovation in the cellular carrier industry. It turns out that the deal, which is still awaiting regulatory approval, may have been a key factor in one of the more innovative mobile service features introduced in several years. Ironically (or some would say understandably) neither AT&T nor T-Mobile are … [Read more...]

Smartphone Apps Make Calls Through OBi Devices

OBiOn on Android

Dozens of mobile applications for smartphones allow you to make calls from a mobile phone through a VoIP service provider. Some iPhone and Android apps can be configured to make calls through your own IP-capable PBX. But, there has been no way of making a smartphone call directly through a typical consumer-level VoIP analog telephone adaptor. Until now. A recent update of Obihai Technology's smartphone apps gives the company's hot OBi110 desktop analog telephone adaptor the … [Read more...]

Voxbone Gains iNum Traction, Reports Solid Growth for 2010

Voxbone, the Brussels-based company working since 2008 to develop iNum (an area code for IP Communications within the +883 global country code created by the International Telecommunication Union), reported solid year-on-year revenue growth Tuesday and indicated the telecommunications market continues to see increased demand for VoIP-centered innovations among global carriers and both mobile and fixed network operators. The company reported revenues 38 percent higher than in FY2009, while … [Read more...]

Cisco Killer OBi110 Puts Google Voice on Any Phone

Obihai Technology's poerful OBi110

It's been a long six-year run, but the Cisco SPA3102's reign as the most powerful consumer VoIP adaptor is over. A new device, the OBi110 by Obihai Technology, selling for less than $50, has stepped in to invigorate the sleepy consumer VoIP hardware space. The device offers virtually all the features that have made the SPA3102 the chosen adaptor among VoIP do-it-yourselfers, and sports a slew of enticing new powers. These include: The ability to make US/Canada calls and receive calls … [Read more...]