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Top Stories of the Week - August 18, 2012

snom introduces mini IP PBX for the small office
 
snom technology AG, a foremost developer of IP desktop phones and communications solutions, announced recently the increase of its IP PBX portfolio with the snom ONE mini, an amazingly compact business telephony system for the Small Office Home Office (SOHO) market.
 
The smooth, pint-sized, solid state device – tiny enough to fit in the palm of your hand – supports 20 extensions and offers the full range of snom ONE telephony features, as well as total support for the award-winning snom IP desktop and wireless phones.
 
4G could be the means for rural VoIP adoption
 
The advantages of deploying VoIP now seem to be widely recognized and accepted by business leaders across a vast variety of industries.
 
From the fall in costs to the progress in efficiency that VoIP can bring to its users, there is no doubting that the hi-tech option is a attractive one in commercial environments. However, even in the UK, there are still pockets of land that are not able to run it at its optimum level.
 
This is because these spots - which are often in the countryside - do not have the latest and fastest internet connections, meaning their service is stripped down compared with those in major cities.
 
Imo combine free VoIP calling to iOS instant messaging app
 
Imo is already recognized for their instant messaging aggregator that combines 11 of the most popular services into one. The app even supports free VoIP calling for Android users but now the company is presenting the same calling feature for iOS users. The app requires iOS 3.1 or higher and a 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi Internet connection to work.
 
Bell Canada adds 38,000 IPTV subscriptions in Q2
 
Bell Canada’s flourishing IPTV service ‘Fibe TV’ is helping to offset its declining voice customers and even draw more customers to its high-speed broadband services, according to the company’s latest quarterly results.
 
The company added 38,447 new subscribers for Fibe TV throughout the second quarter of this year – a 168% increase over the net additions of one year earlier – and enlarged its IPTV footprint to over 2.4mn households. Bell is planning to expand this footprint further to 3.3 million households by the end of 2012.
 
Nokia: Windows Phone 8 Smartphone soon to come
 
Nokia is reportedly preparing a new smartphone based on Microsoft's upcoming Windows Phone 8, re-emphasizing its promise to the software giant's mobile OS.
 
According to a news report from Reuters, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has promised to launch a new smartphone running Microsoft's latest mobile software, Windows Phone 8, in the "somewhat near term." Elop did not divulge an exact launch date for the new device, but Nokia investors are speculating that the new smartphone will be unveiled during Nokia World, an event hosted by the Finnish handset maker on Sept. 5-6 in Helsinki.