VoIP Training CenterWritten by Michael Lemm
There's a nice little VoIP training center courtesy of VoIP News anyone interested in VoIP should visit. Actually it's a comprehensive listing and review of training and certification programs offered around world, online, and in CDs, videos and books. Perfect resource for every business considering deploying VoIP technology is some form or other.
Is Skype Taking Over VoIP In North America??Written by Michael Lemm
If news from broadband management company Sandvine is any indication...the answer is yes. At least for residential anyway. Calls using Skype account for nearly half of VOIP minutes used (46.2%) and about 40% of VOIP bandwidth used in North America, according to an analysis done by Sandvine. That puts Skype usage ahead of Vonage, Cablevision, and other popular branded residential VOIP offerings. In fact, Sandvine says Skype users account for 35.8% of individual VOIP callers on North American networks.
Now again....look deeper. That's residential users......not business. Skype can't deliver capability, capacity, and reliability businesses require. Plus residential Skype users are tied to a PC and headset arrangement. Businesses balk at that restriction. So Skype is still a nice alternative for regular Joe....for now.