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From snail mail to email and telephones to video conferences – the way we communicate has come a long way. As our technology continues to advance, so does our modes of communication. Thanks to some scientists in Berlin, 3D video conferencing may soon become a reality. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz […]
For years, Microsoft has fought to find a role within the office telephony realm. Currently, the main contenders in office telephony are Cisco, Avaya, NEC, Mitel, and ShoreTel, with Ring Central, 3CX, Vonage, Ooma, and Grasshopper leading the online-only alternatives. Despite building a strong supporting role in most businesses, Microsoft is looking to make a […]
In case you missed it, a couple of weeks ago the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made two votes that could impact our mobile and landline networks. First, the FCC voted to open up high-frequency spectrum enabling the creation of faster 5G networks. The second vote allows carriers to turn off landline phone networks with the […]
Remember a few years ago when 4G networks came out and provided better connections and signals than 3G? There was speculation on what we could expect, but we were not certain about it until it was finally released. Today, there is buzz surrounding the anticipated 5G network. While it does not technically exist yet, wireless […]
If you haven’t heard, Facebook is now looking to improve high-speed wireless deployment around the world through the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) aims to bring operators and companies together to build-out wireless networks in underserved areas. Because our networks need to keep up with our advancing technology and capabilities, rather […]
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Thanks to new gadgets and the Internet of Things, telecom networks are forced to handle more while still maintaining efficient speed and quality. Luckily, we have software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). When it comes to networking, SDN separates the control and data planes, while NFV virtualizes network functions into swappable building […]
As a small business owner, with proper leverage of technology, you can get ahead of the game. Of the many technologies that are available, cloud telephony is often approached with hesitation. However, biting the bullet will reveal that cloud telephony can offer a multitude of benefits. But what is cloud telephony, exactly? When you implement […]
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It seems a telecom merger is in the works. Nokia has decided to buy Alcatel-Lucent for the operational and financial benefits that would ensue. Originally, Nokia had proposed an offer for Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless business, but it was met with rejection. After some time, Nokia decided to acquire the entire company. Now, thanks to the U.S. […]
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It’s hard to predict what the future will hold. In terms of technology, business, and communication, we’ve seen quite an evolution. From private branch exchange (PBX) systems to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) systems and cloud services, our communication systems seem to be growing more convenient, accessible, and connected. So what’s next for our business […]
Our phones serve a myriad of purposes, but its true function is now hardly ever used. While, yes, they still keep us connected, they are meant to allow us a way to actually talk to people who are far away. The same message can be conveyed very differently when spoken live versus through text or […]
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