For a first pass, I wanted to talk about some of the high-level reasons Erlang was chosen for KAZOO back in 2010. Even if you aren't technical I hope you'll find some value in reading this.
(And here’s what 2600Hz is doing about it)
If you have ever dealt with phones, chances are you hate provisioning. If you do it manually, it is exceedingly tedious. If you do it automatically, it can be disastrous. Many organizations opt for a homogeneous equipment mix, supporting only one manufacturer with a proprietary provisioning solution because it works and that’s good enough.
As summer came to a close, so did a major open source acquisition. There’s been a lot of activity disrupting the industry, so in case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the top headlines that have been making waves and changing the unified communications landscape.
The year was 2005. Vonage, an innovative communications pioneer, had introduced a little analog to digital box that allowed residential customers the ability to connect their home phones and call over the internet for significantly lower rates than the local telecom providers. They had just closed a $40M funding round...
This year we are proud and excited to announce that we are sponsoring the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Summit in Santa Clara! But you may ask yourself, what the heck is TIP anyways. So we figured we’d dive into how the Telecom Infra Project is making waves and why those within the communications industry should pay attention.
Another day, another telco merger! Last week Cisco announced it bought BroadSoft for $1.9 billion dollars, this week Genband and Sonus have announced the completion of their merger into a new company called Ribbon Communications. Former Sonus and Genband shareholders each own approximately 50% of the parent company, which had approximately 102 million shares outstanding post close. Genband’s...
Earlier this month PDXWIT (Portland Women in Tech) hosted a workshop by our very own lead software architect - James Aimonetti titled, "Demystifying Telecom". James has been a member of the 2600Hz team since 2010, and as the lead software architect of KAZOO, James has quite a bit of telecom development expertise to share.
"Demystifying Telecom" was a talk that focused on providing an entry...
There are many options on the market for enterprise communications. It’s easy to get distracted by nice-to-have features and easier still to get bogged down in competitive pricing. The problem for VoIP resellers is that they need to be confident in their service offering right from the first pitch. To determine if your offering is a modern and capable voice system that’s reliable and...
There’s always an opportunity for a business to expand its offerings. Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony is unique in that it can be added to nearly any technology reseller’s repertoire. The training required to understand the fundamentals of VoIP is relatively low compared to other technologies, and wholesale vendors are usually there to support their reseller network with any troubleshooting,...
Since Kazoo 4.0 is currently being polished for release, we thought it was a good time to discuss some of the new features that will be available when your system is upgraded.
There’s a slew of new updates to come in the neatly wrapped package that is Kazoo 4.0.
Enterprise businesses are too big to rely on copper-wire telephone service anymore, so they use the cloud as a platform for their voice systems. Cloud, however, seems to still be regarded as an amorphous term in 2016, so let’s provide some simplified definitions around key terms regarding cloud communications and clear the air.
When enterprise businesses search for a voice solution, a complete cloud communications solution is frequently presented as an option.
We’re so excited to officially announce sponsors and the agenda for KazooCon 2016. The event will be hosted on October 17th – 18th at Broadway Studios in San Francisco, CA. Inspired by Kazoo’s VoIP open-source platform and hosted by 2600Hz, KazooCon brings together developers, managed service providers, carriers and telecom evangelists to create unified communications systems.
Imagine this: You’re on the phone with a customer, nailing down your VoIP deal, when you say, “Alright, I’ll set you up in the XYZ user portal and you’ll be good to go!.” The customer responds, “XYZ? What’s that? You don’t make your own products?”
When we gather for KazooCon 2016 on October 17 & 18, we, as a community of voice resellers, do more than just network and evangelize our products. Together we solve problems and bring about change to the business voice industry. Collaboration is one of the single most powerful actions we can take.
Nexmo operates a cloud communications platform that develops APIs for SMS, voice, and phone verifications. In June 2016, Vonage acquired Nexmo, positioning the combined company as a best-in-class leader across the two dominant modes of communication today – voice and messaging.
1. GROW YOUR BRAND
With a white-label provider, you can sell VoIP services under your own brand. This allows you to sell the services as though they are your own, without actually having to invest the time and money into building your own platform.
Today, the core architects of the Kazoo platform are in Milwaukee, WI working with the amazing FreeSWITCH team. The FreeSWITCH team runs an awesome open-source project that is on the bleeding edge of communications - always.
Open-Source is an enormous component of what powers 2600Hz. Not only are we supporting and contributing to other open-source projects, the Kazoo platform is open-source.
2600Hz Case Study: A Look At Slable’s Partnership and How 2600Hz’s Offerings Improved Their Business
Slable provides affordable enterprise I.T. and communication solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMB) in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
COMPUTING OVER TIME
When we think about advances in computing power, most people think of Moore’s Law, Kryder’s Law, or Nielsen’s law, which are about the pace of technical development. Moore’s law is the most well known, and talks about the pace of computational intensity doubling every 18-24 months.
Visualizing a Cyber Attack on a VoIP server. Really cool visualization!
The best part is that the honeypot (the server setup by the security researchers) is not even broadcast to the public internet as a VoIP server. Imagine the scale of attacks advertised servers receive.
It seems like everywhere you look these days, someone is killing the voice network. ReadWriteWeb says “Microsoft’s Skype owns 1/3rd of a dying network” and Facebook has amobile client that now does free phone calls, but all of these projects are missing the point.
“If you’re going through Hell, Keep Going” -Winston Churchill
Part 2 of our Disaster Recovery Series:Winston Churchill had it right when he talked about perseverance. When things look grim, it’s time to double down and make things right.
Many companies are just getting started in social media and navigating that ocean of public opinion can be a handful. Customers can give your firm a positive, or a negative, image in a moment’s notice — via Twitter, Facebook and other sites.
This week’s GoDaddy outage took down millions of websites – but it also took down thousands of VoIP phones. Many people aren’t aware of how their VoIP phone is programmed, but it must know how to reach the VoIP service provider and usually
Google’s foray into the Voice market has made a mess of text messaging. Don’t believe us? Check out this laundry list of complaints that go well into the hundreds
Short for Public Switched Telephone Network, basically what preceded the VoIP era. It’s your standard telephone network that involves telephone lines, fiber optic cables, cell networks, satellites and telephone cables that were dropped