Category Archives: VoIP

What WebRTC Enables

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

Web real-time communication (WebRTC) has the potential to transform the World Wide Web by embedding peer-to-peer sharing applications into browsers and enabling live video streaming over mobile phones. WebRTC is fully supported by Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, for example, thereby enabling websites to become service providers. While this situation could increase competition for voice carriers, it also provides additional revenue opportunities for entrenched carriers via unified communication services (UCS), mobile text, video and voice services, and WebRTC, both as a platform and for WebRTC termination to PSTN and mobile networks.

WebRTC is simple to deploy via JavaScript code on any device that can run a web browser.  WebRTC provides an IP-based open source application program interface (API), and depending on one’s point of view, can be compatible or competitive with VoIP. WebRTC is only available through browsers, while VoIP can be used over several protocols. More importantly, WebRTC enables web developers to build VoIP into their web-based applications. WebRTC and VoIP can be used concurrently, and WebRTC allows developers to embed VoIP service directly into a web browser.

Streamlining VoIP Termination Services

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai

VoIP traffic is increasing because it is a more affordable alternative to time-division multiplexing (TDM) calling and satisfies the need for wholesale termination arrangements to ensure that calls reach their intended destination regardless of whether the originating carrier has facilities in that geography. A carrier’s success depends highly on which carrier it chooses for VoIP termination services due to its impact on expenses, revenues, profit margins, and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

While previously, large carriers worked directly with one another to create termination agreements, the number of wholesale providers has since increased and smaller carriers with tighter local presence have emerged, creating a competitive marketplace with additional options for carriers. The larger operators now need to position themselves such that the smaller carriers can interact and exchange information with them easily.

Challenges in VoLTE: Why Deployment Has Been Slower Than Expected

By Manoj Jain, Chief Operating Officer, Bankai Group

Technology throughout the telecom industry is continuously evolving to enable fast and efficient communication. Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) is a revolutionary service that is taking the industry by storm, replacing antiquated voice networks with faster and more reliable LTE networks. VoLTE is an entirely new way of transmitting voice, allowing wireless carriers to deliver voice services over existing data networks rather than traditional circuit-switched 2G or 3G networks. In this case, voice becomes just another packetized application on the user’s phone, resulting in a new standard for high-speed wireless communication that delivers a clear and reliable signal, while making more efficient use of existing network resources.

Orchestrating Hyperconnectivity for the Global Enterprise

Businesswoman hand press web telephone button sign. business, technology andGlobal enterprises now require on-demand access to borderless voice and data services across disparate devices and diverse communications technologies. Obtaining this access, however, can be challenging when working with multiple service providers.

It’s much more efficient to consult with a single source that can orchestrate the hyperconnectivity of these disparate elements seamlessly, securely and without interruption.

China Telecom and Hutchison Global Communications Sign IPX Peering Arrangement to Enable Greater Mobile Operator Coverage in China

Originally posted to Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

China TelecomOn Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) President of International and Carrier Business, Andrew Kwok, and China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) Executive Vice PresidenDatat, Ou Yan, met in the International Telecoms Week (ITW) Press Room to sign an official peering agreement between their unique Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) networks. This collaboration will enable HGC’s service provider and Mobile Network Operator (MNO) customers to expand their coverage across mainland China, generating the opportunity to reach more than 200 individual mobile users via a highly diversified network. In addition, CTG’s global coverage will be extended by way of the expansive Hutch-IPX network reach.

BridgeVoice™ Launches New Automated Carrier Platform

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BridgeVoice™, the global leader in retail and wholesale VoIP termination services, and an integral part of multinational telecom technology and carrier services provider Bankai Group, announced it will launch its new Automated Carrier Platform during International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2016 in Chicago. The new platform will enable wholesale VoIP service providers and carriers to buy, sell and trade numerous high-end wholesale VoIP termination services and routes across a global network of operators through a secure, easy-to-use online portal.  The end result is an automated online funding and bidding platform that can generate profit.

Warning: Plenty of Holes Exist in SIP Security Practices

As originally published on TMCnet

By Peter Scott, TMCnet Contributor

imgresSession Initiation Protocol (News – Alert) (SIP) has delivered us VoIP calling, which reduces costs while increasing what we can do with voice communications. Another gift from SIP is less welcome, however: Added security concerns when it comes to calling.

Panamax’s “Tomorrow Starts Today: Security for SIP-Based VoIP Communications Solutions” White Paper Now Available Online

White Paper Examines How Enterprises and SMBs That Use Session Initiation Protocol Services Can Protect IP Networks from Cyber Attacks

Panamax LogoKew Gardens, NY – November 30, 2015 – Panamax Inc., a leading telecom technology company, recently published a white paper, “Tomorrow Starts Today: Security for SIP-Based VoIP Communications Solutions,” which is available as a complimentary download. The white paper examines how enterprises and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are exposed to potentially debilitating cyber attacks and exploitation of their IP network when they use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) services, and how to become better prepared against these threats.

Capacity North America 2015 Releases Additional Agenda Details

Ever want to be in a room filled with thought leaders and influencers from the Voice, Data and content sectors to discuss challenges and opportunities in the North American wholesale market?

Capacity NAThen register to attend Capacity North America 2015, taking place September 30 through October 1, at the Hyatt Regency in Toronto, ON, Canada. This conference is considered to the premier networking events for C-level executives working in Canada and the U.S., as well as the global telecommunications industry.

Panamax Unveils New iMax Carrier Self-Care Portal for Optimized Management of Prepaid VoIP Services

panamaxSalesforce, Cision, Hootsuite: all names synonymous with premier platforms for the management of business services and applications. A new name is now rising to prominence: iMax, an integrated carrier switching platform that enables carriers on the Panamax system to simply buy and sell routes from one another. Panamax Inc., a leading global telecommunications provider, has released a new feature of its iMax platform called the Carrier Self-Care Portal.