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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 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."

The number of mobile phone calls made in the UK has dropped for the first time, while the text-based communications continues to take over, according to telecoms regulator Ofcom. Ofcom compiles a 'Communications Market Report' once a year, and this time around it found SMS use to be soaring, with the use of social networking as a means of communication.

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, 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.

VoIP users now have a choice of endpoints, including Toshiba’s IP5000-series desk telephones, IP4100 wireless telephones and Call Manager with integrated voice. Toshiba America Information Systems announced recently the launch of VIPedge, a cloud-based business telephone solution that enables companies to pay a monthly service fee—scalable to meet system size and usage needs.

In the last few months, the Nigerian telecommunications sector is embroiled in near crisis. Hardly any weeks have passed within the period of dispute between telecommunications operators and a government agency.

Verizon Wireless' overhaul of their mobile data pricing has been restructured to head off Apple and possibly others in offering Internet calling plans. So said Citigroup analyst Simon Weeden in a report published recently.

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.

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.

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.

TiVo has its very first pure IPTV play. Com hem of Swedish IPTV provider has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with the US-based company DVR under which Com Hem’s 1.74 million connected households have access to traditional TV content, VoD, OTT and applications by traditional TV viewing methods.

The launch of the much-awaited YouView, free-to-air IPTV service backed by the BBC and friends is moved to a later date, but it's getting close. The service should make its long-awaited arrival with a splash during the Summer Olympics in London next month. Now that is not going to happen, a BBC executive lamented.

Most third-party charges are charges for the interconnected VoIP and wireline telephone services were banned, under federal law aimed at shielding consumers from hard-to-detect bogus charges on consumer and business phone bills. By the unlawful practice of cramming, third-party vendors put unauthorized charges - often for undesirable and unused services monthly telephone bills.

Ethiopia has banned the use of Skype and other Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) services that offers audio and video related communications over the Internet. The new law passed late last month and breaking the law is punishable by 15 years in prison.

Mobile network Orange has resolved to purchase, by January 2013, 51 percent of the video site Dailymotion it not already own for more than € 72 million, according to media reports.

It should not come as a surprise at all. When Orange got 49 percent of Dailymotion for around € 60 million investment in January 2011, it was described as a "two-part transaction, others to follow shortly."

RACO Wireless and  Enterprise Mobile joined forces to help companies who lack the expertise to get M2M (machine-to-machine) service off the ground, and in the process increase the popularity of the sector, RACO said recently.
The cellular M2M market is expected to grow from nearly 110 million connections worldwide last year to nearly 453 million connections in five years' time, according to ABI Research.

Pervasip Corp’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Vox Communications, a cloud-based voice and video communications solutions, apps and services provider, is now providing fixed price calling plans in Brazil through its Android mobile voice app available in Google Play. The fixed price calling plans include mobile phones in Brazil at a price of only 12 cents a minute, which is significantly lower than the prices charged by other wireless carriers.

A report from Digital TV Research predicts that the year 2013 will be a very good year for pay-TV revenues in North America. It will also be the point from which revenues subsequently drop off almost US$91 billion to US$88.2 billion by 2017.

In the US, Samsung Electronics Co. new flagship smartphone for the U.S. market will be called by one name – the Galaxy S III. They are saying no to individual carrier brands such as Captivate, Fascinate, or 4G Touch.

The world's leading smartphone manufacturer has revealed plans for the Galaxy III S in the U.S. The rollout is Samsung’s latest effort to challenge Apple Inc at the high end of the smartphone market and reflects the growing clout Korean electronics giant has over wireless carriers and consumers.

Nymgo, a leading provider of VoIP, recently announced the official launch of an enhanced PC applications and new mobile app that offers the lowest rates and best quality Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) call from iPhone, Android phones and desktop computers to mobile numbers and landlines anywhere in the world. Nymgo users can now able to make VoIP calls with the clearest quality possible to their preferred mobile or computing device, with the lowest rates available anywhere.

Industry-backed legislation may help to prevent agencies from California to further regulation of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone service handily won approval this week from the Democratic-led state Senate.

In support of top Senate Democrat, pro tempore Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), Senate Bill 1161 advanced Wednesday in the state Assembly, by a vote of 30-6.

More smartphone users are competing for the Google Android operating system in the three months ending in April than Apple iOS and other systems, according to the latest data from comScore.

The market researcher reported 107 million Americans now own smartphones, up 6 percent from three-month period ending in January

Rebtel, which bills itself as the largest mobile VoIP company after Skype, is expanding its emphasis on the mobile with the launch of its first iPad app. The company is looking to ride the wave of growth iPad and get even more people to its free and low-cost calling service.