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Top Stories of the Week - September 8, 2012

T-Mobile releases CleverConnect, a Bobsled-Style VoIP service for Europe
 
T-Mobile now becomes the latest operator to leverage the popularity of free internet phone calls and texts in the goal of luring in more users around its brand. CleverConnect borrows from services like Skype and Rebtel with an offer of free VoIP calls and text to those who download and use the mobile app, which is now ready for download in the App Store and in the Google Play Android store.
 
GetVoIP.com salutes Fonality for receiving most positive consumer reviews for August
           
GetVoIP.com, a VoIP research website, has applauded business VoIP provider Fonality for getting the most positive user reviews and feedback for the month of August on its site. Whether searching for an model small business VoIP solution or full-featured PBX, the acclaim from Fonality subscribers has been more than positive across the board.
 
Global enterprise draws on AppNeta's PathView Cloud for VoIP monitoring
 
While network performance monitoring has always been essential within the enterprise, it's serving a larger role than just tracking bandwidth utilization. As IT pros must also now fret about maintaining the quality of performance-sensitive, real-time communications services like Voice over IP, monitoring tools can assist them uphold voice quality -- particularly while transitioning from traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM) to VoIP.
 
Tadiran Telecom buys EasyRun's powerful Contact Center Software Technology
 
Tadiran Telecom, a leader in unified communications, announced recenty the acquisition of EasyRun's technology and intellectual property. EasyRun's EPICCenter technology will be included into Tadiran Telecom's Linux-based Unified Communication platform which will be introduced to the market soon.
 
Since its launch in 1991, EasyRun has always provided strong and intuitive VoIP contact center solutions that can run on legacy or IP PBX platforms. These solutions let customers add a mutlimedia contact center solution without having to implement major changes to their existing telephony infrastructure. EasyRun's installed base of over 3000 locations worldwide will have the selection to join Tadiran's client base and benefit from a wider range of Unified Communication solutions.
 
Skype closes deal with Mach for direct billing for Skype Credits
 
Skype announced recently that starting in October, users will be able to purchase Skype Credits by billing them straight to their mobile carriers. The move is a sign of how Skype is getting even more incorporated into the telco establishment — which was once so threatened by the company that several mobile carriers even barred use of Skype on their networks.