- Privacy on Skype maybe compromised
New surveillance laws being planned in countries from the U.S. to Australia would compel makers of online chat software to build in backdoors for wiretapping. Since launch, Skype has been regarded as private, with its strong encryption and complex peer-to-peer network connections making calls almost impossible to intercept. For some time now, the popular video chat service has resisted taking part in online surveillance. However since Microsoft acquired it though, that may have changed today. And we won’t know about it.
- U.S. school district brings ShoreTel technology to the streets
ShoreTel, the foremost provider of cloud-based business phone system and communication solutions with fully integrated unified communications (UC), revealed its participation in the deployment of Scottsdale Unified School District’s eCoach, a first of its kind mobile learning and technology training tech public bus.
- Top Stories of the Week – July 21, 2012
Blackbelt TV finalizes deal to launch with Canalsat in 51 countries
Blackbelt TV is taking its distribution fight across the globe. The mixed martial arts channel has pinned a distribution agreement with Canalsat, the subscription TV and IPTV service that will see it launch in 51 nations in most of Europe and Africa.
The agreement, financial terms of which were not yet disclosed, will start with a phased rollout, beginning in France on Sept. 18. All of the telecasts will be delivered in French.
- iOS, Android application From Verizon, Zipit allows secure messaging in health care
Zipit Wireless has launched its Zipit Confirm secure-messaging app for iOS and Android that is fitting for use by physicians and health care staff. The company also improved its Zipit Now handheld with VOIP capabilities on Verizon's network.
Zipit, a provider of wireless connectivity for mobile devices, has released an application called Zipit Confirm that lets doctors and clinicians connect using secure messaging.
- Skype to patch bug that sends incorrect instant message to contacts
Skype users were sending IMs that were going to the wrong recipients, many of whom were not even their contacts. However, the VoIP service previously denies it is a big issue and insists it affects just "small number of users" and called the pesky bug a "very rare occurrence."
- Top Stories of the Week – July 14, 2012
Global VoIP maket projected to grow 7.1 percent by 2015
Truphone was indicated in a recent report by market research firm TechNavio, who is predicting that the global market for VoIP services will increase substantially at an annual growth rate of 7.1 percent from 2011 to 2015. The low cost of VoIP services and the growing use of session initiation protocol (SIP) is attributed to the continued expansion, but complexity of deployment may add to challenges for future growth.
- Escalating media shift to digital format pushes the global ad insertion servers market
The global market for Ad Insertion Servers is seen to reach US$235.7 million by the year 2018, driven mostly by the global media’s transition towards digital format, and the increasing demand for high quality video content over satellite, Internet, cable and IPTV networks. Widespread awareness about revenue enhancing potential of targeted advertising also favors growth in the Ad Insertion market. Market is also favored by the declining cost of Ad and Video Servers, which enables their adoption across a wider market segment.
- Mitel delves into personal collaboration
Mitel, a provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) solutions, releases the Mitel UC360 Collaboration Point, an innovative device designed explicitly for the personal office meeting space perfect for office managers. Developed in response to Mitel’s understanding of customer and market demand for simpler and more cost-effective collaboration tools, UC360TM Collaboration Point is a collaboration application that combines multi-party HD video and audio with in-room presentation display and document sharing for remote participants.
- Mobile VoIP usage increasing and changing the telecoms industry
Visiongain, an independent business information provider for the Telecoms, Pharmaceutical, Defence, Energy and Metals industries, the author of a recent report looking at mobile Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market over 2012 – 2017. The report examines both the mobile VoIP market and the impact that LTE is the mobile VoIP. In the current VoIP market, it sees revenue up to $ 2.5 billion.
- Top Stories of the Week – June 30, 2012
YouView on again with 'launch event' set for next week
Britain's on-again, off-again YouView IPTV service is apparently on-again, according to several reports. All of which is odd considering many just a few weeks ago had declared it over. Now, according to some sources, YouView's not only kicking off an in-home trial but is "set to reveal the timetable for … launch, presumably timed to coincide with the summer's Olympic coverage."
- MediaTek releases new dual-core chip smartphone
MediaTek this week unveiled its new dual-core chipset for sub-$ 200 Android smartphone Ice Cream Sandwich that combines a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, an imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX GPU Series5, and MediaTek's own 3G/HSPA modem.
- IPTV, satellite soon to dominate the global pay-TV business
Good old cable TV will continue to be leading the way in which consumers around the world get their pay-TV service, but its reign at the top may be nearing an end, according to a report by Infonetics Research estimates and study of telco IPTV, video cable and satellite video services.