Back to Basics: What is VoIP Origination?

Posted by Mike Woellert on Aug 31, 2016 9:30:00 AM

The VoIP industry is nearly two decades old, but it continues to grow as new players enter the space. Some new entrants, including OTT (Over-the-top) providers, cable companies and managed service providers (MSPs), have a technical background in IT, but come from industries where they know little about the inner workings of telecommunications and VoIP services. For individuals new to voice services, origination and termination are two separate services required for inbound and outbound calling. In a previous post, we explained voice termination. In this post, we’ll explore voice origination.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, Integrated VoIP Services, VoIP Origination

What Is SIP Trunking and What Can It Do?

Posted by Mike Woellert on Aug 24, 2016 9:15:00 AM

Before communications and calls became viable on the Internet, we had the plain old telephone system (POTS). A trunk, not to be confused with a piece of furniture or luggage, is a telecom term that refers to a line that is capable of managing numerous signals at the same time, connecting major switching centers in a communications system.

Trunking is the process in which a system provides network access to several clients by sharing lines instead of on an individual basis.

With the emergence of the Internet and VoIP, Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and SIP trunking are now able to provide connection using the existing link between a business and its Internet Service Provider.

So, what are SIP and SIP trunking exactly?

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, VoIP Business Service, Integrated VoIP Services, SIP Trunking

Back to Basics: What is VoIP Termination?

Posted by Mike Woellert on Aug 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM

The VoIP industry is nearly two decades old, but it continues to grow as new players enter the space. Some new entrants, including OTT providers, cable companies and managed service providers (MSPs), have a technical background in IT, but come from industries where they know little about the inner workings of telecommunications and VoIP services. For individuals new to voice services, “voice origination” is when a call is placed and “voice termination” is when a call is received — they are two disparate services. In this post, we’ll answer the question; what is voip termination?.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, VoIP Termination, Termination

REST versus SOAP APIs

Posted by Mike Woellert on Aug 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

APIs are programming interfaces in which software acts as the middle-man between two applications allowing them to communicate between one another. If you’re using an online CRM, or using the Twitter app, you’re interacting with an API.

Every time you use an API, it goes online and sends data back to a server. The server then performs the requested actions and sends data back to your device. If you’re new to APIs and development, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the two most popular types of APIs before choosing the one which will best meet your needs.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, Integrated VoIP Services, mobile voip developer, API

The SMS Messaging Movement

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jul 27, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Messaging applications are not just for communicating with friends, colleagues and family. Today, messaging applications have wide spread usage among businesses of all types.

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Topics: SMS Solutions, SMS Service Provider, SMS, SMS Applications

VoIP is Evolving Thanks to a Boost from WebRTC

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jul 13, 2016 9:37:01 AM

Web technologies are always evolving with newer iterations. HTML has evolved with HTML5 to improve video and audio playback, due in part to developers abandoning Flash. SMS continues to evolve with multi-media messaging and the ability to use voice in SMS applications. VoIP is experiencing a resurgence with webRTC.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, VoIP Business Service, webRTC

5 Things To Consider Before Adding Voice and Messaging To Your Apps

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jul 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Integrating voice and messaging capabilities can help improve your app with features like in-app calling, SMS push-notifications and tap-to-call. It can transform an average application into a powerful tool for professional and personal use. But, before you dive into the project and start development, it is important to consider the following five concepts.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, hosted voip providers, VoIP Business Service

5 Ways To Secure Your APIs

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jun 29, 2016 9:35:22 AM

Today, more and more businesses, including VoIP providers, are offering open APIs to innovate and attract new business. It’s also a great way for businesses to become more agile in the workplace. However, they live online and are exposed to hacking and breaches, so security needs to be a top priority. The total average cost of a data breach is several million dollars, so you can understand why IT needs to be at the forefront when it comes to APIs. If you’re already offering or you’re considering offering open APIs are part of your wholesale VoIP services, here are ways you can add some peace of mind.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, hosted voip providers, Integrated VoIP Services, API

Reasons To Consider Communications Enabled Business Processes

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jun 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM

At Onvoy, we strive to be a leader in Communications Enablement solutions. But what is Communications Enablement exactly? It’s the ability to communicate seamlessly to or from any application, regardless of device. If you have not already, you should consider updating your businesses processes to be communications enabled and here are two simple reasons why.

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Topics: VoIP Service Provider, VoIP, hosted voip providers, VoIP Business Service, Communications Enablement

A Guide To Business VoIP Implementation Timeline

Posted by Mike Woellert on Jun 15, 2016 9:00:00 AM

VoIP implementation is continuing to gain traction in businesses from SMBs to enterprise-level organizations and we’ve got the numbers to prove it. According to a recent VoIP software study, 64 percent of business owners are looking to implement a business VoIP solution within 30 days.

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Topics: VoIP, VoIP Business Service, Integrated VoIP Services