Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Telecom Giant and Pioneer Tata Communications Offers White Label Global SIP Connect Service

So you think that telecom giants are not ready to foster new IP communications service companies? Think again! On January 18, 2016, Tata Communications launched its absolutely empowering Global SIP Connect service as a white-label solution for service providers. The SIP trunking platform gives service providers the opportunity to expand new voice services to customers via Tata Communications' global network and unified communications portfolio with a tiny up-front investment. Contact Tata Communications to get started in the highly lucrative IP communications business and easily integrate DIDX API with the solutions to let your customers buy, own and use USA and international phone numbers of 64 nations.

Meet Tata Communications, DIDX and 100s of other communications-enabling corporations at Carriers World Asia March 15 - 16, 2016 at the beautiful Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Bangkok, Thailand.


Get Business Phone Number of USA from DIDx from Muntwo Productions on Vimeo.

Visit our current SIP DID phone number footprint that can be integrated with Tata Communications white label solution and can be yours now. Be local but offer global!




... 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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Horrendous Boo-boos to Bypass when Bustling over to a New Communications and Collaboration Platform in the New Year

Four horrendous boo-boos to bypass in migration to new communications and collaboration platform:
1. Accept equipment on the premises that very few companies are "licensed" to service. No!

2. Accept a new communications and collaboration platform from a company with no maintenance contract. No!

3. Accept "on the premises" or "in the cloud" communications and collaboration platform without understanding its benefits and seeing how it fits your business needs. No!

4. Forget due diligence before accepting a new communications and collaboration platform. No!

Numbers "1" and "2" can be verified by listening to a popular Northwest Florida real estate agency office manager Barbara McNeil discuss bad telecommunications service choices for equipment on the premises and telecommunications maintenance contracts with Suzanne Bowen (DIDX VP and Suzahdi co-founder). In this case, the company was not convinced to use a communications and collaboration platform in which equipment is stored in the cloud. They chose on the premises equipment with no maintenance contract because the consultant convinced to do the first and not the second. The nightmare began. Listen to the podcast link to learn more.

Which is more secure: the public cloud or on-premises infrastructure? What are the arguments? Which are credible? The worry about security is one of the three main reasons that businesses hold back on the decision to migrate from on-premises to the cloud (hosting equipment and services somewhere else). Compliance and data sovereignty are the other two. People want to know that privacy regulations will be enforced per their business's local government laws. They do not want to take a chance on their data that is stored, for example, in another country...could be subpoenaed by the cloud hosting company's nation’s laws. The security issues include data loss and breaches, insecure application programming interfaces, denial or distributed denial of service.

Last...due diligence! From conversations with hundreds of DIDX telecom, mobile and other wholesale Internet service providers, it is just too easy to jump into the cloud and embrace a unified communications or other combination of communications service provider without conducting due diligence. The most successful providers say they take the first step to provide due diligence information to their potential and current customers. They do not wait for the potential client to ask. They have the proof of their validity, track record and compliance to standards and laws important to the potential client. They not only explain their cloud environment, protection capability, use of encryption, security monitoring practices and actual incident response records without violation of non-disclosure agreements BUT THEY ALSO SHOW PROOF of THEM.

Find out more about Communications/Collaboration in ITEXPO East 2016 sessions, presented by the Society of Communications Technology Consultants International, Inc. (SCTC). Below are a few of the session titles.

Developing your Communications and Collaboration Strategy
Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid when Deploying a New Communications and
Collaboration Platform
Mobility: 6 Things Top Telecom Departments Know and Do Well!
Migrating to UC – Making a Smooth Transition
How Long Can You Tolerate Your Phone/UC System Being Down?
Working with Independent Consultants: Value for the User, the Channel and the Vendor

... 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, December 5, 2015

Meet a New, Passionate and Destined for Success VoIP Startup - Only at ITEXPO



What happens at ITEXPO conferences? Pure business development, startup hotness: the Channel, Internet of Things, content marketing, Asterisk from scratch, NFV for mobile coolness and communications solutions. DIDX meets the most inspiring people at ITEXPO events. Trusted by ChinaTel, Aloha Connect and 254 more Internet communications and technologies companies, iNextrix Technologies Pvt. Ltd., its leadership is fresh, smart and its team is  surely destined for success. Listen to Arpit Modi build confidence, belief, and new revenue for any entrepreneur or veteran businessperson who needs VoIP billing, VoIP PBX, DID numbering solution, security solutions, call center solutions, mobile SIP dialer, Asterisk Live Call Monitoring and more? Talk Arpit Modi, Co-Founder & Director at iNextrix Technologies Pvt. Ltd., ASTPP OpenSource Contributor.

Voip, web, and mobile development as well as graphic design are the talents of his 25 member team. Watch the video in which Arpit Modi describes iNextrix, the excellent partnerships he set up during one of the world's most attended IP communications and technologies' events and his passion for his open source telephony platforms such as freeSWITCH and Asterisk and serving his customers. Where did I meet this successful young man with such a positively infectious attitude? Of course, ITEXPO West 2015 in Anaheim, and he'll be back in Ft. Lauderdale, FL January 26 - 28, 2016.


... 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, November 27, 2015

Conectrix Pat Lawless on Cloud vs Premise Business - ITEXPO 2015

Conectrix Pat Lawless on Cloud vs Premise Business - ITEXPO 2015 from Suzanne Bowen on Vimeo.

"One of the main reasons that businesses are afraid to 'virtualize' is in what they perceive as the lack of control over security," Suzanne Bowen, VP marketing at DIDX.net noted during an interview with Pat Lawless, master agent for Effortless Office during ITEXPO West 2015 in Anaheim.

But on the other hand, some businesses believe the cloud is more secure than on the premises. A certain famous actress—bless her heart—knows how not secure the cloud can be.

"The Effortless Office security product lays on top of, for example, the desktop as a service. It monitors packets coming in and out of one's network. It helps to protect intellectual property and assets," says Pat Lawless.

He shared, "Wherever there is Internet access, companies and users' information can be stolen. Visit www.effortlessoffice.com or www.conectrix.net to learn 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.

Monday, November 9, 2015

South Africa, Priority on Education and Technology Exciting - Attend AfricaCom!

"There will be zero increase in university fees in 2016," promises President Jacob G. Zuma of South Africa. Talk about increasing the quality of life! EOH founder Asher Bohbot, BCX CEO Isaac Mophatlane, and Internet Solutions founder Ronnie Apteker all have either a Masters' degree or Bachelor's degree and are all technology entrepreneurs, the most successful in fact, of South Africa. International Computer Science Week is scheduled December 7 - 14, 2015 with people and groups poised to celebrate from 180 nations. South Africa's Africa nonprofit group Teen Geeks, and the Department of Science and Technology, as well as Unisa and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, Stellenbosch, Free State and Western Cape universities will work together in the Hour of Code collaborative event.

Cape Town, South Africa is also the venue for the 2015 AfricaCom conference scheduled November 17 - 19. All MVNOs, CLECs, MNOs, ITSPs, other wholesale telecom related companies, investors, and technology evangelists are invited to participate in the highly respected event that will be charged with energy, education, and inspiration.


All wholesale level telecommunications-related companies are also invited to join DIDX.net. Doing so will enable each to sell DID numbers to the other 25,000 members who buy DID numbers from South Africa, USA, UK, China, Turkey, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Ukraine, Australia and 55 other nations. The same wholesale level telecommunications-related companies are invited to join DIDX.net as a buyer and have access to buying via the DIDX marketplace and then reselling to their customers. What a highly effective way to gain new customers and retain them! Gain them by being able to say, "Yes, we can sell you phone number of any of 65 nations that you can use for personal, business, social or nonprofit reasons!" Keep them because your competition probably is not taking advantage of this offer. We'll see you at AfricaCom November 17 - 19, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Contact DIDX COO Muneeb Iqbal via mi at didx dot net to make an appointment to meetup 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.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Africa Com Recognizes Lightning Fast Approach to Improve Quality of Life

DIDX is taking the lightning-fast approach to closing the global digital divide under the direction of its CEO Rehan Allahwala. Corporate social responsibility is the innovation and execution of ideas to improve the lives of any group of people on planet Earth. Tons of telecommunications companies are delightfully dedicated to such! The DIDX team and its leadership work to place a laptop in the hands of as many people as possible in developing and emerging nations. The people are selected according to their level of drive and action to reach out, interact and collaborate with those who do not live them or even better, who are supposedly "their enemy." The goal is to encourage interaction among these talented people to gain employment and other economic opportunities, improved reputation, and friendships with those in more developed nations. One's perceived enemy is exactly that, perceived. "Let's change the perception," says Rehan.

DIDX is a media partner for Africa Com from the Com World Series. The event includes the annual Africa Com awards competition showcasing the brightest telecommunications and technology businesses with the categories of Best Pan-African Initiative, Most Innovative Service, Best Device for Africa, Best App for Africa, Best Mobile Money Service, Best Marketing Campaign, VSAT Innovation for Africa, Best Connectivity Solution for Africa, Best Cost Efficiency Solution for Africa, Breakthrough LTE Development and more, but the most exciting of all is the Changing Lives Award. The following grabbed a place in the top shortlist.

Ericsson and MTN Benin – Eco Management:
Together, the two started the first electrical and electronic equipment waste (e-waste) collection and awareness drive in the nation of Benin. Benin is known for its Pendjari National Park, a popular safari destination with elephants, hippopotami, and lions as well as its delicious "chicken on the spit." But why is "eco management" so important to Benin?  Huge quantities of "end of life" materials from around the world end up at dumps in Benin which, of course, can affect the quality such important resources such as drinking water. Ericsson guarantees that the e-waste collected does not end up in trade-restricted areas, in landfills, or in places where unethical business practices are executed. What will the e-waste collected in Benin go?  It will be delivered to an Ericsson-approved recycling partner in Durban, South Africa. What will happen to it from there?

GoMetro – GoMapp/GoMetro Pro:
GoMapp/GoMetro Pro app enables the mapping of public transport routes, stops and other public transport related information. The app works online or offline. It began as a project among a group of mappers in South Africa. Commuters enter the route they wish to travel with details such as vehicle type (bike, bus, train, car, etc.) and preferred route. One can start and stop the trek through the right by tapping a button. Users also press "finish" to reveal the arrival time and final destination. GoMetro invites all who are interested in mapping a South African city not available yet can join the South African Mapping community by emailing "admin" at GoMetro.com. Is Google Maps in South Africa, and how is GoMapp/GoMetro Pro different?

ISON BPO – BPO Services, IP to Work:
ISON BPO Services, IP to Work plans to employ approximately 4000 in call centers with around $20 million of investment just in 2015. It currently has many call center facilities including one in Ibadan. It wants to keep the high standards set everywhere including the latest in Nigeria. 

The founder and Chairman of ISON Group, Ramesh Awtaney declared that the company will not outsource local work outside of Africa."

ISON BPO has a presence in 25 Sub Saharan African countries already, and typically, one very important goal is to employ the local people and to upskill that local talent as needed.

Liquid Telecom – Office of the President (Kenya) and Liquid Telecom – free WiFi in Nakuru County:
The Office of President of Kenya's Presidential Strategic Communications Unit announced via Twitter early in 2015 that it had partnered with Liquid Telecom in order to provide free connectivity starting in Nakuru County. The plan would soon after cover Egerton University, Njoro, Naivasha and Gilgil areas.

Millicom Ghana Limited – Changing Lives:
The DIDX team is looking for someone to put them in touch with Millicom Ghana Limited about their "Changing Lives" program.

Mindset Network – Ukusiza Project:
The Ukusiza Project works to "strengthen teacher professional development by developing and distributing high-quality digital teacher training content." It wishes to help children improve literacy and language skills and equip teachers with resources and knowledge to encourage exactly that. The teaching resources include broadcast television, the Internet, Video on Demand, DVDs and USB devices to teachers in South Africa.




Orange – Mobile Health Services:
In early February 2015, Ariel Pablos-Méndez, USAID’s assistant administrator for global health, said, "Partnering with companies such as, telecommunications operator, Orange will allow them to have a larger cost-effective impact on the continent [of Africa."

The mHealth applications are set up to assist groups dedicated to the improvement of services in the areas of health, donors and NGOs. They are meant to augment quality consumer education, mobile money and data collection activities.

The Apprentice Valley – Xenophobia citizen tool:
The DIDX team is looking for someone to put them in touch with The Apprentice Valley about their "Xenophobia citizen tool" program.

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group, Speaking Books – The Speaking Book:
The customizable 16-page books are read by local celebrities and recorded. The goal is to ensure that vital health and social messages can be seen, heard, read and understood. They began with books on teen suicide prevention, HIV, AIDS and depression, and the understanding of mental health. There are at least 30 books completed with full color pictures and positive appeal on specific topics such as TB, Malaria, Polio, Vaccines and shared with readers in more than 30 African nations. Their sponsors and partners include Nashua, CHUBB United Technologies, pfizer, and Pharma o Dynamics.

Article by Suzanne Bowen, VP Marketing
WIOCC – Improved connectivity transforming Somalia:
WIOCC & Dalkom Somalia efforts to improve connectivity in Somalia have helped millions of people in Somalia gain direct access to the Internet through the EASSy cable and its landing station in Mogadishu.


The DIDX team would like to showcase more businesses that are working to make a positive change for better quality of life for all. Let us know what you are doing at media@didx.net and address it to Suzanne and Muneeb. Don't forget. One's perceived enemy is exactly that, perceived. "Let's change the perception," says Rehan.

... 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, October 15, 2015

Help Next Generation Changemakers Get the Inbound Call They Need

The inbound telephone call (inbound call on anything...telephone, tablet, VoIP app, etc.) holds immense value for a business. It serves as a true measure of a current or potential customer, vendor or other's interest in what the business has to offer. It is much less expensive and much more promising when someone picks up the phone and calls your business as opposed to you calling them. They want to talk to you! Phone numbers that a business owns, whether local to them or local to their VIP, are on the bleeding edge crucial to do business and grow and who knows...get acquired!

Some of the potentially biggest business transactions for your business like gaining a new or keeping a very important current customer, distributor, investor, or acquisition occur when the other person calls you. Whoever makes the call is the most interested at the time of the call, of course. Ms. McNeil, office manager for a popular real estate agency in North Florida proves this during the "Telecom Nightmare" audio podcast interview recorded by DIDX between her and Suzanne Bowen.

Real-time human voices share the urgency, the calmness, the happiness so much better than most written or recorded words. In DIDX's market, among anyone from entrepreneurs to megacorps that require wholesale level of DID phone numbers of 65 nations and 1000s of cities available, most of the buyers are reselling to their customers these phone numbers have either on-the-premises or hosted PBX system that channel calls.

Walk the streets of your downtown area, and ask, "What is a DID?" It is okay if they do not know. Their expertise is somewhere else: ballet, cleaning supplies, party catering, and cool crowd-sourcing platforms such as Peerbackers, Citizen Effect, Uber, AirBnB, and IndieGogo. They may not know that owning a phone number that is local to the people who are very important to them (VIP) can make dreams come true. It's up to their mobile phone service providers, their Internet communications service provider to join DIDX and buy phone numbers from up to 65 nations and make available those phone numbers available to tomorrow's positive changemakers. Help them get that inbound call they need from that city that may not be the city they live, work and play in. Ask your service provider to join DIDX 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.