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Anixter today announced its alliance with Microsemi, a world leader in PoE (Power over Ethernet) and POH (Power over HDBaseT), to distribute the company's products in Brazil. Microsemi has also partnered with CommScope, a world leader in the manufacture of structured cabling systems. Microsemi's goal is to partner for development and certification of premium channels of integration in Brazil.

VoIP giant Skype announced the latest version of its service for Google Android devices, the Skype 2.6 for Android, which enables users to send photos and videos to contacts from Skype on an Android smartphone. The free service works over WiFi or 3G on a mobile data plan.

"For the fourth straight quarter, Avaya leads the highly competitive PBX market, with about a quarter of the world's PBX revenue in 3Q11, “according to market research firm Infonetics Research. Avaya held on to its top position over rival Cisco as the PBX market enjoyed a better third quarter this year.

Voip-Pal recently announced their so-called state-of-the-art antivirus program for Android smartphones and tablets, PointsPhoneGuard, is now available for download as part of the Platinum Suite package on its retail website PointsPhone.Com. PointsPhoneGuard is a complete antivirus program that provides automatic real-time protection for smartphones against viruses, spyware and other malware. VoIp-Pal spokesman said PointsPhoneGuard and PointsPhoneMobile Android apps are also available for all Google Android tablets and smartphones including the high-performance Motorola ATRIX and Samsung's Galaxy.

A global leader in enterprise and government agencies communications solution, Verizon has expanded its VoIP service within the Asia-Pacific region, allowing multinational companies in key commercial hubs across the region to take advantage of a wide range of the latest unified communications and collaboration applications to help increase productivity and efficiency.

Startup Republic Wireless expects to offer unlimited cell phone plans for $19 per month, providing a cheaper alternative to more expensive plans for budget-conscious customers.

Republic, a division of enterprise VoIP provider,, will launch its hybrid cellular voice and VoIP service on November 8 and offer unlimited talk, text and data for a low monthly fee, with no contract required and no termination fees.

The location-based social network, WNM Live, beats both Tango and Microsoft's own Skype in being the first to offer free VoIP calls in a Windows Phone 7 platform. WNM Live from SynergeTech Solutions was updated recently for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The social network's latest upgrade adds a number of new features that further allows WNM Live's users to meet and connect with other people nearby.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously adopted a radical changeover Thursday to the US$4.5 billion Universal Service Fund, created by a fee attached to telephone bills, and will now channel most of subsidies to expand rural broadband use, rather than rural phone service.

The long overdue change is pitting traditional phone service provider AT&T against Comcast, which provides calling services over its broadband network, and is exposing the FCC’s intellectual confusion over how to regulate communications in the internet age.

Antitrust regulators in the European Union have granted its approval today of Microsoft's US$8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, the VoIP giant.

"In the area of consumer communications, the investigation found that the parties' activities mainly overlap for video communications, where Microsoft is active through its Windows Live Messenger," the European Commission, the EU's antitrust agency, said in its ruling.

Good news for users of Apple devices, VocalTec has recently released the magicJack APP, a free application now available for download in Apple App Store that allows users to make free calls to numbers within the U.S., Canada and to all other magicJack numbers around the world. The app essentially turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod into a free mobile phone and it will never use mobile minutes and does not require a voice plan.

A great many people today still continue to use their home phones as their primary means of communication so Skype has rolled out a new home adapter and cordless phone that will make it easier for non-techies to enjoy cheap calls through the company’s VoIP service. Called FREETALK ConnectMe Home Phone Adapter, it seamlessly connects a normal home landline to a router that enables the user to make and receive Skype phone calls almost as if they were using a traditional landline phone.

As Google expands into social networking, the company is also quietly challenging Skype’s dominance over the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) market. While users have long been able to call others from within Gmail, the tech giant makes it even better by allowing Google Talk users able to call land-line and mobile phones around the world through Google Voice.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently strengthened the Enhanced 911 (E911) location accuracy rules for wireless carriers and consulted expert opinions on improving both 911 availability and E911 location determination for VoIP services, said agency officials to the press. The agency said they have begun to enhance the public’s ability to contact emergency services during times of disaster and to enable public safety personnel to obtain more accurate information regarding caller location.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team today revealed that video calls and an updated chat are coming to their social network.  The new feature is provided by Skype, the world's largest VoIP service recently bought by Microsoft, and makes video calls much easier for Facebook's 750 million users.Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team today revealed that video calls and an updated chat are coming to their social network.  The new feature is provided by Skype, the world's largest VoIP service recently bought by Microsoft, and makes video calls much easier for Facebook's 750 million users.

Microsoft has a patent application pending at the U.S. Patent Office for a technology that will open a legal backdoor in communications equipment to record Voice over IP (VoIP) conversations and chat. The Redmond-based company has developed means to secretly intercept, monitor and record communications on VoIP networks. With Skype soon to be part of Microsoft, it's likely the technology will be used in some role with Skype’s VoIP client.

Rebtel considered to be one of the biggest competitors to Skype, is banking on the said company to not develop fast enough on providing services for smartphone users. Skype does offer mobile applications, but it has been rather sluggish in launching and improving them.

Many Skype users are having problems logging into Skype this morning. Many were disgruntled since a lot of their businesses rely on the online telephony service for their communications. Skype issued a press statement Thursday morning, stating “Some of you may have problems signing in to the Skype service and making calls

After being founded during a wave of national interest in internet telephony, and after losing millions of dollars in investments, Australian company Freshtel has announced it will finally close down its VoIP services and go into mining instead. When the company first launched in January 2004, most of Australia’s consumers still used traditional telephones connected to Telstra’s PSTN network.

Skype has ended its long partnership with open-source Digium Asterisk VoIP PBX, subsequently terminating Skype for Asterisk, which integrated the VOIP service with the open-source telephony platform. After Microsoft announced that it would acquire Skype, the popular VoIP provider has begun distancing itself with open-sourced. Asterisk was the first to go.

A New Jersey man pleads guilty in federal court yesterday to his role in an elaborate scheme to steal more than US$4.4 million from VoIP providers, including AT&T and Verizon, officials said. Vinod Tonangi, 32, of Guttenberg, Hudson County admitted that he and his cohorts set up shell companies - with no operations – and purported to be established VOIP wholesalers.

In the recent past, there has always been confusion around the reliability of 911 calls using IP telephony. US Federal Communications Commission site even states: “Not all VoIP services connect directly to emergency services through 911.”