Sunday, May 24, 2015

Curl up with Kevin Roebuck's 2012 Voice Over Internet Book

One of the most all-inclusive voice over Internet books, written by Kevin Roebuck, was published in October 2012. Relish the title! Read and learn from Voice over IP (VoIP): High-impact Strategies - What You Need to Know: Definitions, Adoptions, Impact, Benefits, Maturity, Vendors about businesses, open source developers, mobile voIP and SIP trunks, RTP video profile, and more:

 Kevin Roebuck VoIP book
Voice over IP, 1legcall, Voice Funnel, Arbinet, Call-recording software, Generic Access Network, International gateway, Internet telephony service provider, Iobi, VoIP phone, IP-DECT, Media phone, Mobile VoIP, MoIP, One Source Networks, Peer-to-peer SIP, Purple minutes, SIP connection, SIP provider, Telephone VoIP Adapter, UMA Today, VoATM, Voice engine, Voice over WLAN, VoIP recording, VoIP VPN, Web-based VoIP, 8x8, Aastra Technologies, Aculab, Apex Internet, Apptix, AT&T CallVantage, AudioCodes, AVST, BabyTEL, Bandwidth.com, BlueFace, Bond Wireless, Brekeke PBX, Brekeke SIP Server, BroadVoice, Broadvox Communications, Callware, Clearwire, Com Hem, Comcast, Covad, Damovo, Deltathree, Dialogic Corporation, Dreamtilt, EarthLink, Eicon, Engin Limited, Eventis, FaktorTel, Fastweb (telecommunications company), Fibernetics Corporation, Jeff Pulver's Free World Dialup, Freephoneline.ca, Freshtel, Gizmo5 whch was bought by Google, GlobalRoam, Grasshopper (company), HipVoice, IConnectHere, Inphonex, Internode (ISP), IPdrum, Ipkall, Iristel, Jajah, Jaxtr, Lingo (VoIP Service operator), Mind CTI, Mitel, MKC Networks, Mobivox, Morodo, NEC Unified Solutions, NetTALK, NextGenTel, Nokia Siemens Networks, Nortel, Nuvio Corporation, Ooma, Orbitel, OVETEL, PhoneGnome, Primus Canada, Primus Telecom, Primus Telecommunications (Australia), Radvision, Rebtel, Rigatta, RingCentral, SIP Broker, Sipgate, Sipservice, Skype, Skype Limited, Snapvine, Snom, Speakeasy (ISP), Spikko, SPIRIT DSP, SunRocket, Super Technologies and its DIDXchange, T-Home Macedonia, TalkFree, Inc, TalkSwitch, Tdsoft, Telesphere, Telio, Time Warner Cable, TouchWave, Tpad, Troy Cablevision, UTStarcom, Veraz Networks, Vivox, Vocalocity, VocalTec Communications (who bought MagicJack and was also the creator of one of the first VoIP tools around called iPhone, nothing to do with Apple), VoicePulse, Speedflow Communications, Voipfone, Vonage, Voxofon, Vyke, White Label Communications Ltd, ZON Multimédia, Zoom Telephonics, Zultys, Analog telephone adapter, Avaya Communication Server 2100, Avaya Communication Servers, Avaya IP Phone 1120, Avaya IP Phone 1140E, BT Fusion, Chatter bug, GXP 2000, LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540, Linksys iPhone, Linksys PAP2, MagicJack, SPA2102, SPA3102, Tk6000, Convergence Technologies Professional, SIP Forum, SIPfoundry, Voice over IP Security Alliance, Voice over the Net, Authenticated Identity Body, Call Admission Control, Distributed Universal Number Discovery, H.248, H.323, Hookflash, Inter-Asterisk eXchange, IpTTY, Jingle (protocol), List of SIP request methods, List of SIP response codes, Media Gateway Control Protocol, Media Gateway Control Protocol (Megaco), Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP), Message Session Relay Protocol, MiNET, Network Voice Protocol, Network-based Call Signaling, Open Phone Abstraction Library, Open Settlement Protocol, Real-time Transport Protocol, Registration, Admission and Status, RTP audio video profile, Session Initiation Protocol, Signaling Compression, Simple Gateway Control Protocol, SIP Trunking, Skinny Call Control Protocol, Skype protocol, T.37 ITU-T recommendation, T.38 ITU-T recommendation, UNIStim...and much more

... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

ITW 2015 Story via DIDX Phone Number Marketplace




Your telecommunications company really should participate in your industry's most rewarding conferences such as International Telecoms Week. Were you there in 2015? If yes, you remember all these super happening events such as the expo hall, the social media Business Selfie contest, the ITW TSF Charity 5K, Bankai Group's Bollywood party and Sansay's party at the Billy Goat Grill in Chicago, Illinois. 



Our DIDx team met with 184 current buyer and seller members of www.didx.net and helped sign up 76 new companies to start making money buying DID VoIP phone numbers on DIDx and reselling to their customers or selling to the other DIDx members. Thank you, ITW producers Capacity Media and the business teams that participated!

 ... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sell, Buy, Resell DID Phone Numbers and Transfer Funds

Billions of people make billions of voice calls over cellular networks, Internet, and other forms of transport throughout the 1,440 minutes of each 24 hour cycle. The myriad of service providers that make such communication possible provide extremely valuable components:  and the DID (direct inward dialing) phone numbers.

DIDxchange is the world's communications service provider platform to buy and resell DID phone numbers. The platform also enables wholesale communications companies to sell phone numbers from their DID footprint. Can the DIDx sellers transfer balance from a seller DIDx account to a buyer DIDx account? Yes. Any member of DIDx that has both a buyer account and a seller account, may transfer any part of a positive balance from the seller account to the buyer account.




To transfer any part of this balance, DIDx sellers will login to the DIDx seller account, and click on "Tools." DIDx seller account holders will see: "Payment transfer to another DIDx account" link. Click and land on the balance transfer page.

Provide the target DIDx buyer account number to transfer any part of the balance.

The DIDx platform automatically sends an email to both the DIDx seller account and the DIDx buyer account for confirmation.

Being able to transfer funds balance from a DIDx seller account to a DIDx buyer account provides convenience and time-savings. Thousands of DIDx members make available phone numbers from their phone number footprints for sale to other DIDx members. The members who sell phone numbers are termed "DIDx sellers." The ones who buy phone numbers are termed "DIDx buyers."

Let's say that Aditalaada is a telecommunications company that provides mobile phone and office phone systems and services to enterprises and small businesses in parts of South America. For additional income, Aditalaada sells phone numbers to DIDx buyer members from its footprint, i.e., South American phone numbers. Aditalaada's business customers have inquired if Aditalaada can sell them phone numbers of Western Europe, Australia, China and Japan, so they can have a "presence" there for commercial, academic, social or even personal reasons. At first, Aditalaada has to say, "No," but after a few months, Aditalaad has accumulated enough money in its DIDx seller account to open a DIDx buyer account, transfer funds from the seller to buyer account and start buying phone numbers outside its typical footprint to resell to its business customers.


Not only is the option to transfer funds from a DIDx seller account to a DIDx buyer account very convenient, but it also assists that DIDx seller, in this case Aditalaada, a chance to retain a customer (that wants international phone numbers as well as local phone numbers). We all know it is less expensive to retain a customer than to lose one!

... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Smile! DIDX COO Shares Direct Inward Dialing Revenue Opp


Hear the name "Muneeb Iqbal" and thousands of Information Technology  and personnel involved in cloud communications, unified communications, and wholesale telecommunications will mention his big smile, patience and drive to please DIDX customers. He is, in fact, chief operating officer of DIDX. Click the video of this guy with the big smile in return and hear him share exciting opportunities for CLECs, ILECS, voIP companies, mobile operators, MVNOs, contact centers and other entities that need to sell and/or buy DID phone numbers and SIP trunks! Sign up at www.didx.net to get started today.



... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Phone Number, Incumbent Telephone Company Export and Revenue Generator

The telecommunications industry has a rep of being somewhat like the military in its love for acronyms. ILEC, CLEC, RBOC, PSTN, POTS, VoIP...are all so lovely to utter. ILECs are to be appreciated though. They were here way before any of the progressive changes that produced the Skypes, Vonages, 8x8s, Net2Phones, Super Phones, or IPKalls. Incumbent local exchange carriers may be missing out on the profits, new industry business development and larger reputation that can be made in the area of direct inward dialing...phone numbers for sale. The DID phone number is a way to develop new business relationships with other telecom operators and wholesale communications-related service providers. It is a way to GAIN new subscribers and RETAIN current subscribers. It is a valuable national export!


An incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) is a local telephone company that held a regional monopoly on landline service before until a market was opened to competitive local exchange carriers or the corporate successor of such a firm. In most of the United States, these were originally Bell System companies, although various regional independents (including GTE) in the US held incumbent monopolies in their respective regions. Incumbents in other areas of the world may include Etisalat, TeliaSonera, Du, British Telecom, BelgaCom, Swisscom, TelMex, MTN Group, Zain Group, QTel, and Telefonica.

Today, there is a trend for them to acquire other operators and communications-related companies and to grow and provide more powerful services such as advanced roaming voice and mobile data services, WiMAX and cable TV, high speed fibre optic cable, mobile money transfer and payment solutions.




What can help them increase the number of wholesale business relationships but also help them to gain and retain more of their own subscribers?

1. Sell their un-used, local DID phone numbers of their footprint to other wholesale members who want to buy phone numbers from their area to other wholesale telecom operators and service providers via the DIDXchange marketplace.

Example: www.didx.net marketplace of 25,000 wholesale communications-related companies are using DIDXchange because they want to buy from DIDX sellers such as ILECs and resell those local and international phone numbers to their respected customers.

2. Buy international DID phone numbers from other wholesale telecom operators via the DIDXchange marketplace. Resell them to subscribers who need them.

Example: when SMB 1 has service with ILEC 1, but learns that another communications and technology provider can offer them international phone numbers to buy when they need them, SMB 1 make cancel its current subscription to ILEC 1 and move to the other. If ILEC 1 sold international DID phone numbers to SMB 1 to own when it needed them, SMB 1 will be loyal to ILEC 1. Virtually none of ILEC 1's competitors have a solution that enables international DID phone numbers.

The DIDX.net team sends an invitation to incumbents and all types of wholesale communications-related companies to set up an ITW meeting with DIDX at our booth 716, at a bilateral table, or meeting room during ITW (International Telecoms Week). Talk to Suzanne or Muneeb about getting started on the new, lucrative profits and customer retention gained via DID phone number sales. Feel free to sign up any time at http://www.didx.net to see how it works and send us an email or call us.


... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcastswatch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

DID Phone Numbers for Dummies and Experts

DIDX team member Fahdi made this DID phone number tree
Dummies, you are welcome! Experts, please correct me (Suzanne) and/or carry on the conversation. Traditionally a telephone company would provide one or more trunk lines to a customer for connection to her PBX (a private telephone network) and allocate a range of telephone numbers to this line (or group of lines) and forward all calls to those numbers via the trunk. The telephone company would sell a set of telephone numbers to the same line or even group of lines and then forward all calls to these phone numbers via the trunk. Still feel lost?

Don't worry. This older system is used by a very small fraction of individuals and organizations. SIP and VoIP, broadband Internet, and the world of beautiful, dedicated Asterisk, FreeSwitch, Kamailio, OpenSer and other open source telephony developers changed everything.

Nowadays, people define DIDs as virtual numbers or virtual phone lines that let you route incoming calls to your existing telephone lines. So, why have DIDs and existing phone lines? Doesn't that mean you are spending more money?

No. DIDs are used now so that you can, for example, assign a specific employee of your company a direct phone number, without needing or praying* for, I mean paying for more than one physical phone line. One DID number has the capability to route and process thousands of calls at the same time to the proper extensions such as to communicate with company sales, accounting, customer service, business development, human resources, social media communications, new product development and thousands of other departments.

Again, with a DID number, a company can route calls to an unlimited amount of extensions, while only having to pay for and maintain one DID number. Even the cost of channels on one DID number which enable the multiple number of call capability at one time, are much less expensive than the traditional method mentioned in the first paragraph.




Direct inward dialing was created as a way to make the best use of phone lines and waste as little as possible of their capability. One company can use one DID to route all of its inbound calls to the right place at the right time. Companies no longer need a separate phone number for each department or team member.

* Sometimes a typo is pretty cool.

... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dare to Do the ITW 5K Run with Telecom Movers and Shakers

Join International Telecom Week runners at ITW's 2nd Annual TSF 5K Run May 14, 2015 Tuesday. For some who read this, you're thinking, "I have not run since I played Red Rover, Red Rover as a child, and you're asking me to run 3.1 miles in a row?"

It's true. I must be crazy, but I'm a risk-taker and that risk-taking has enabled me to travel the world, co-found three businesses, sell two of them, and gather the brightest people as personal and professional friends into my life.  Every single one of you who signs up for and completes this race will be a pioneer, a trend-setter, and an inspiration. You'll discover new friends and business relationships not possible in traditional methods of biz dev during ITW.


         


Many of us will ask ourselves, "Can we finish this thing before bedtime?" But, we're going to step out and go for it. Along the way, there will be locals, tourists, friends and strangers who will cheer your determination and drive. So...don't sleep in. Come get hyped and energized with us. You can walk, run, cheer or even nap along the way on one of the park benches.

At least one hundred ITW (International Telecoms Week) participants will pull on their running (or jogging or walking) clothes March 14, 2015 Tuesday 6 AM and will traipse over to meet you, me and other daring telecommunications related business-people by the three flags at the Chicago Riverwalk. Make sure some of them are you, your colleagues, customers, vendors and other industry friends.



Don't know where that is? To get to the start line, start off about 6:15 AM from the Hyatt Regency so you won't miss ITW's Ross Webster's warm-up just for us, turn right as you leave the East Tower of the Hyatt Regency and look out for a member of the ITW team across the road directing you to the stairs. Turn right at the bottom of the steps and follow the path until you reach the three flags at DuSable Harbor.





Two quotes in September 2012 from industry thought leaders fit our aim here.  Remember Rich Tehrani's advice on his popular TMCnet blog, "Here is a great opportunity to network with your peers and advance your career and business." And Jeff Pulver's daring declaration, "This turns the entire telecom industry picture on its head." When you and I channel that kind of attitude that challenges others, suddenly the possible becomes a bit boring and the impossible fills us with life and energy. Shoot! Beat your telecom business competitors in the race. Wear your VoIP or Dark Fiber or cloud communications company's t-shirts. Let's do this. Follow the directions to sign up at http://www.internationaltelecomsweek.com/ITW5kmRun.html.

Shared by Suzanne Bowen, VP Marketing for DIDX

... Are you an IP communications related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, conference producer and such? Join us at DIDXchange, where you will connect with thousands of telecom-related companies on the wholesale marketplace for virtual phone lines, virtual phone numbers from over 70 countries! Listen to podcasts, watch videos, and go to global events we recommend. If you're not a telephone company, find out how to get your telephone company offers phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.