RingCentral Announces Integration with New Google Hangouts Chat

March 01, 2018 — BELMONT, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE:RNG), a leading provider of global enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions, today announced its integration with Hangouts Chat, a secure collaboration tool within G Suite designed to bring teams together. As one of the inaugural partners of the...Learn More

ILY Family Phone Looks to Reinvent Home Phone Service

Looking to create a smartphone for the home that’s easy for children, the elderly and their families is what start-up firm Insensi is aiming to do with the debut of its ILY Family Phone. The ILY Family Phone has an 8-inch touchscreen that can be...Learn More

With New Skype for Business, Microsoft Set to Compete With Hosted PBX, UC

News from Microsoft illustrates a changing competitive environment. In this environment, a software company like Microsoft can more easily compete with a telecom carrier for hosted PBX or unified communications (UC) services. And that’s exactly what Microsoft intends to do with the new Skype for...Learn More

With the fring Alliance, Genband Hopes to Empower Carriers to Play in OTT World

Over-the-Top (OTT) services like Skype, Viber, WhatsApp and others have long ridden communications service providers’ (CSPs) networks to reach end consumers with interactive communications applications. In so doing, they have cut into CSPs’ profits by lowering usage for text messaging, voice calls, conference calling, and...Learn More

Free WebRTC App Template Helps Developers Create Skype-Like Chat

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WebRTC World) – Nov. 20, 2013 – PubNub, the only global Real-Time Network, today released an open source template to allow developers to quickly and easily add Skype-like video chat into their apps. The free template provides a fully functional video chat...Learn More

Skype Registers 2 Billion Minutes of Use Daily

The FCC recently released a report on Universal Service which also included statistics on minutes of use (MOUs) for switched access across the PSTN. The data revealed that MOUs on the PSTN are down considerably to about 200 billion in 2011, from a peak of...Learn More

CEA Measures Interest in Voice-to-Text, Voice Control

Americans are keen to expand the range of mobile telecommunications options available to them. Fast-growing awareness of the capabilities afforded by digital network convergence and cross-platform devices and delivery services are fueling Americans’ desire to make use of voice-to-text, text-to-voice, voice control and video chat...Learn More

Comcast Begins Skype on XFINITY TV Roll Out

One of the benefits to consumers of competition between cable, telcoTV, and DBS is innovation. All of these telecompetitors are looking to integrate new products into their TV and broadband experience that they hope will provide some sense of differentiation and create stickyness. Case in...Learn More

Report: Video Calling to Increase Five-Fold by 2015

The total number of active video calling users will surge over the next five years, expanding more than five-fold, from a 2010 total of 63 million to more than 380 million in 2015, according to new research from NPD-InStat.  Diffusion from PCs – via which...Learn More

Skype-Facebook Get Closer With Launch of Facebook-Facebook Video Calls

The Skype and Facebook platforms are becoming more tightly integrated. Today, Skype’s Rick Osterloh announced the launch of Skype 5.4 Beta for Mac and Skype 5.7 Beta for Windows, which allow users to make Facebook-to-Facebook calls from within Skype. This latest announcement builds on successful...Learn More

Prospects Looking Up for Mobile Video Calling

Mobile video calling is catching on, according to a report from Juniper Research. Big telecompetitors have launched mobile video calling services in the last 18 months. That along with the growing number of smartphones with front-facing cameras and technology improvements are fueling usage. Juniper forecasts that...Learn More

Skype Comes to iPad

Skype continues its multi-platform quest to enable its communications experience anywhere, anytime with the news skype is now available for the iPad. Skype users can now complete video calls, instant messaging, skype calling (requires skype credit), and SMS texting on the most popular tablet platform...Learn More

Don’t Miss Any of Our Content

What’s happening with broadband and why is it important? Find out by subscribing to Telecompetitor’s newsletter today.

You have Successfully Subscribed!