Monday, April 13, 2015

Difference between Modem and Router

It may seem like a silly question to ask: what is the difference between a modem and a router? But, every day people ask that question.

We met Bob McMillion, senior sales director for ZyXEL Communications, Inc. at ComptelPlus Spring 2015. His company sells the client devices called modems and routers. A modem enables users to connect to the Internet via dial up, DSL, cable, fiber or electric lines. A router, on the other hand, is connected to the modem. It enables the Internet connection to be split up among as many devices as is needed. These devices can be video game systems, Internet watches, smart phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and so on.

It's like this: Internet Service Link <--> Modem <--> Router

Look for an audio podcast interview with Bob soon.

... 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.

Meet Telecom Movers and Shakers of Day One, COMPTELPLUS Spring 2015

Be sure to use #COMPTELSPRING15 on social media sites that support hash tags. When you use #COMPTELSPRING15 on, for example, Twitter, you become a part of a very powerful and quickly searchable group of people and organizations who are sharing information about COMPTELPlus Spring Expo and Conference 2015. Click to see photos some of the people and organizations that empower the telecommunications, wireless and other technology industries who are participating in COMPTELPlus Spring Expo and Conference 2015 in Orlando, Florida from April 12 - 15!



If you cannot view the slideshow, feel free to browse the photo gallery for Day One ComptelPlus Spring 2015. Booths highlighted include those of TelecomReseller, Unico, Axcent Networks, MAPCOM, Infinera, Sonus Networks, CSF Corporation, TransNexus, Compliance Solutions, NetSapiens, GeoResults, Netboss Technologies, Inc., and Hypercube. Many thanks to the First Night ComptelPlus Spring 2015 Conference Party sponsors: Alpheus Communications, ANPI, EarthLink, HyperCube, TSI, XO Communications, andYourTel Wireless.

At COMPTELPLUS Spring Conference and Expo, you have the opportunity to learn from and develop business with those who provide the following types of products and services: telecom marketing and media, HR solutions, network management, M4 solutions software, optical, SIP solutions, tollfree provisioning, tax solutions, database marketing and consulting, voip solution, least cost routing, billing, profit analysis, number portability, fraud detection, QoS controls, customer experience analytics, direct inward dialing, termination, dark fiber, and 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.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Prince Albert was a Phone Prank, Now a Much Coveted VoIP DID Area

"Prince Albert" used to be one of the most popular phone pranks usually conducted by kids ages 11 - 14 during unchaperoned after school time or during slumber party late at night.

Kids would randomly dial phone numbers of the Yellow Book and ask, "Is your refrigerator running?" and "Do you have Prince Albert in a can?" If you don't know what we are talking about, listen to Weird Al Yankovic's "Phony Calls" parody. By no means are we condoning prank phone calls. We recommend: do not participate.

Seriously now, new on wholesale www.didx.net are voIP DID phone numbers in several areas of Saskatchewan, Canada, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw and Swift Current! Swift Current is home to Saskatchewan's oldest operating theater: the Lyric Theatre, built in 1912. Prince Albert is famous for its historic trails and their ice hockey team. Natives of Moose Jaw are known as Moose Jawvians. It has a NATO Flight Training School and is popular place for tourists. If you need phone numbers from these areas, ask your service provider if it is a member of DIDXchange, so you can take advantage 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 to offer phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fiber Optic Broadband Friendenemy Competition and Customer Loyalty

Digital is how we live. We monitor and motivate our fitness with FitBit and mobile fitness and nutrition applications such as Fat Secret, Runkeeper, and Runtastic. We toss our hard copy maps and prefer Google Maps or other GPS-related assistance. Our cars, houses and even clothing are more and more augmented with digital gadgets and services. Of course, the Internet plays the biggest part in these "taken for granted" features of digital life. Internet service providers are expected to supply fast and reliable service, so people can live their lives the way they want to...now.

Incumbent telecommunications providers and government bureaucracy may want to do business as usual to insure their jobs and investments. I mean, put yourself in their places. But this keeps smaller service providers from being able to upgrade their services to rely on faster Internet and transition to fiber. Some of the largest deployers of fiber such as Verizon FiOS, Google Fiber and that of AT&T, Cox, Level3, Netcarrier, and Zayo Enterprise have a sort of friendenemy competition, and competition, as we all know, is of great benefit to users. (Meet the big players at www.comptelplus.org April 12- 15, 2015 in Orlando.)

The fact is that FIBER OFFERS FASTER SPEEDS OVER MUCH LONGER DISTANCES THAN TRADITIONAL COPPER-BASED TECHNOLOGIES LIKE DSL and CABLE. In cases, for example where broadband speed may become 100s if not 1000s of times faster in the next couple of dozen years, one fiber-optic connection can handle it as is now.

Why is fiber optic broadband faster? Fiber optic uses light, not electricity, to transmit data. (Visions of E=MC2 are in my head now.) The frequencies are transmitting data over light instead of electricity, and those frequencies are much higher. The capacity is what we have all dreamed of. The cable of fiber optic is made of plastic or glass. It is not a potential victim of electromagnetic interference in the way that cables made of medal are. Data moves across long distances minus degradation. 

We are not saying that fiber is perfect. It is expensive. Companies offering the most reliable services have done so copper-based with huge investments. People still love their cable and DSL connections. On the other hand, the maintenance of old copper networks gets more and more expensive every year. 


What can help service providers to keep their customers who want to move to fiber NOW while the provider is working toward that move? Service providers can join DIDxchange to buy phone numbers from areas outside their footprint locally and overseas and then resell them to their customers who want them. Corporate and consumer users will stay loyal because the service provider's competition doesn't offer such a versatile DID phone number range. The corporate and consumer user wants to have access to such a unique service. DIDx offers a simple interop and set of agreements process for service providers on a wholesale level, in fact, much simpler than most and the completion results in access to DID phone numbers of 60 countries and 1000s of cities to resell almost immediately. Check out www.didx.net/interop now. There are other ways to retain customers using technology and communications services you sell, and we recommend to learn from experts at conferences such as at ComptelPlus, ITEXPO, CommunicAsia, CeBit, EXPOCOMM, Cluecon, Astricon and Kamailio World Conference.


... 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 to offer phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Advanced VoIP DID Phone Number Search: SMS, T38, Calling Card, Vanity, Price

So, DIDx makes available VoIP DID (direct inward dialing) phone numbers of area codes associated with 60 countries.

How robust and in depth is the wholesale search engine to look for the perfect numbers? Does it have the potential to easily show phone numbers available for sale that service providers and operators' clients need? Are there numbers that are ready to handle SMS, T38 faxing, or calling card use? Is there a choice of vendor quality, price, number of channels (simultaneous call capability), and minutes (from one to unlimited)?

Check DIDxchange's "Advanced Search" function. Every wholesale VoIP DID phone number buyer member using DIDX.net to buy and resell has this awesome capability. Check the image for the empowering details!


... 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 to offer phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Technology Track Record of COMPTELPLUS Speaker Senator Bill Nelson

COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo and Conference's congressional keynote, on April 15, 2015, will feature Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), Ranking Democrat on Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. He was the second sitting member to participate in a space flight (Space Shuttle Columbia) in 1986. (Republican Jake Garn was the first.)
Florida Senator Bill Nelson (6726958191)
Here's an opportunity to visit Senator Bill Nelson's track record (not all inclusive) on technology in chronological order with most recent first:

1. Headed the US Senate Special Committee on Aging, i.e., how to be proactive about and combat computer scams that involve fraudsters tricking elderly consumers into believing their computers are riddled with malware and then charging them to "fix" the problems. (2014)
2. Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
3. Required websites to police for copyrighted materials. (May 2011)
4. Defended NASA moon program & its jobs in Florida. (Jan 2010)
5. Worked to overturn FCC approval of media consolidation. (Mar 2008)
6. Worked to create online database of science & math scholarships. (Dec 2007)
7. Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
8. Worked to facilitate nationwide 2-1-1 phone line for human services. (Jan 2007)
9. Voted NO on restoring $550M in funding for Amtrak for 2007. (Mar 2006)
10. Voted YES on disallowing FCC approval of larger media conglomerates. (Sep 2003)
11. Represented Space Coast; flew on Space Shuttle. (Oct 2000)
12. Pushed for a Chief Information Officer to digitize federal government. (Aug 2000)
(Youtube: Senator Bill Nelson on Science Cannot Be Muzzled, March 26, 2015)

Be sure to sign up to sponsor, exhibit at, and participate in other ways at COMPTELPLUS April 12 - 15, 2015 in Orlando, FL now at http://www.comptelplus.org.


... Are you an IP communications-related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, 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 to offer phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX. Conference producers are welcome to include DIDX as media partner, too!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Telecoms and VoIP Meet Goals with DidX at COMPTEL PLUS Orlando April 12 - 15

March 25, 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA

DidXchange, the wholesale DID phone number marketplace, announces today that it will showcase
its versatile and robust domestic and international phone number solution for wholesale providers and vendors at COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo and Conference, held April 12 -15, 2015, at the Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida. ComptelPlus is the business technology tradeshow that inspires and cultivates the smartest collaborations. Highly effective educational sessions with thought-provoking experts, innovative products and services on display for testing, and all kinds of networking activities will bring conference and expo participants together, each one a treasure of information technology professionalism and thought leadership.

"DidXchange will be at booth 712 and will encourage hands-on discovery of how the world's most popular wholesale DID phone number systems empowers the vendors (sellers) and buyers involved. At least 30 % of the wholesale users of DidXchange, not only sell to the other wholesale members, but also buy DID phone numbers from other members and then resell to their business, social and/or consumer customers. DidXchange saves money, time and effort in both directions for telecommunications, contact center, governmental, wireless service, cable and satellite, mobile application solutions and other organizations that need to buy more in bulk wholesale. Phone numbers are one of the most effective ways to keep customers loyal, whether wholesale, resale or consumer, and local or international," states Suzanne Bowen, VP marketing.

Suzanne and Jessica (representatives of DidXchange) will be on hand to listen to and understand COMPTEL PLUS participants' business needs and to help discover ways that DidXchange can assist organizations to meet goals. Booth visitors will determine how to use DidXchange to choose and manage DID in real time. They will accentuate the highly useful features and functionalities that make up seller and buyer dashboards such as vanity number search feature, different DID minutes and channel strategies, vendor experience rating, pricing model choices, and more.

Current DidXchange phone number marketplace includes DIDs (direct inward dialing numbers) from the respected nations of USA, Canada, Dominican Republic, Russia, South Africa, Greece, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Switzerland, Austria, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Germany, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Japan, China, Turkey, India, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Namibia, Ireland, Iceland, Malta, Finland, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Bahrain, and Georgia.

Mr. Allahwala, CEO and founder of DIDX, shared regarding DidXchange's role in business and wholesale communications' conferences, “Our goal includes the sharing of stellar opportunities to learn about, teach, showcase and grow communications combinations such as platforms, services and products. For the past 16 years, we have been a reliable source of which US and international conferences, trade shows and workshops to participate in and why. Not only do we sell an extremely integral product for wholesale communications (DID phone number marketplace,) but we also care about the business communities we serve enough to keep everyone enlightened and informed about important events such as COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo and Conference. They provide the necessary face-to-face talks with so many potential business partners. We look forward to your respected presence at COMPTEL PLUS."

At COMPTEL PLUS Expo and Conference in Orlando from April 12 - 15, CXOs; technology buyers, sellers, resellers; nextgen entrepreneurs and innovators and product manufacturers among companies of all sizes and industries will converge to spring new business partnerships, mix and learn from each another. Sign up now to exhibit with a booth of products and services, attend dozens of conference sessions, keynotes, and panel talks which focus on enabling attendees to gain a massive number of strategies to put to work right away and to move their businesses to success in sales, technology, customer loyalty and more.

For the hottest in COMPTEL PLUS news, updates, and information, follow the event on Twitter at @ComptelPLUS and @DIDXGlobal.

About DidXchange:

DidXchange (an Inc. 5000 partner and winner of past Teradata National IT Award of Excellence and  Digium Innovative Product of the Year) that focuses on the empowerment of DID VoIP footprints, both USA and international. The network includes more than 17 million DIDs in the most important rate centers of the world. To learn more about taking advantage and finding ways to meet telecommunications and business goals, visit www.didx.net.


Original press release is published on Newswire at http://www.newswire.com/press-release/telecoms-meet-goals-with-didx-at-comptel-plus-orlando-april-12.

... Are you an IP communications-related entrepreneur, telco of any type, wired or wireless, contact center, social or business community portal provider, 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 to offer phone numbers from around the world. Advise them to interop and interconnect with DIDX. Conference producers are welcome to include DIDX as media partner, too!