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Regulations governing your ten-digit business phone number

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Nov 25, 2020 9:48:00 AM

The North American Numbering Plan (NANP), which is the numbering plan used in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and certain other locations, can sometimes present unusual limitations on phone number moves, adds or changes, and on certain operations of your telephony network. In this article, we provide a quick overview of these to help you ensure compliance when it comes to caller ID configurations, number portability, and more.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, regulations

Yealink’s cost-effective T3 series IP Phones

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Oct 14, 2020 10:49:00 AM

With its new T3 series IP phones, Yealink continues its tradition of providing advanced yet cost-effective enterprise telephony solutions to businesses of all sizes. Packed with a plethora of features, these entry-level phones can satisfy both the voice network administrator and the budget coordinator of most organizations. Read on to find out more about what they have to offer.

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Topics: SIP Phones, Business Telephone System, Yealink, Product Review

How to set up DSPs for optimal conferencing performance

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 30, 2020 10:51:00 AM

For small voice networks with only a few dozen phones that exist on a single site, design considerations for digital signal processors (DSPs) will probably not keep you up at night. In fact, you may never have to think about them at all! But for larger multi-site networks, the placement of your DSP resources is important, since when not placed appropriately they could interfere with conferencing performance. In this article, we outline what you need to know to design your network so DSPs work the most efficiently for you.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, conferencing, Network Design

VoIP over cellular data networks

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 23, 2020 10:48:00 AM

Now that working from home and dispersed workforces have become the new norm, connecting employees’ or company-issued smartphones to the enterprise IP PBX offers several advantages, including the ability to reach employees via their direct inward dial (DID) landline numbers, even though they are physically off-premise.

The technology that enables this is called VoIP over cellular data networks. In this article we detail how to enable it, the advantages of doing so and some potential issues to watch out for.

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Topics: OTT VOIP, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Mobility, mobile, Wi-Fi, Unified Communications

All about FreeSWITCH (and how it compares with Asterisk)

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Sep 9, 2020 10:51:00 AM

When researching options for upgrading your telephony network or installing one from scratch, you may have come across FreeSWITCH. This is a freely available open-source application server for real-time voice communications of various types, including voice over IP (VoIP). In this article we examine FreeSWITCH to help you determine if it is right for you, and how it compares with Asterisk.

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Topics: IP PBX, Business Telephone System, VoIP, Unified Communications, codecs

Yealink ranks No. 1 in SIP phone market share for third year in a row

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 26, 2020 10:42:00 AM

Yealink announced that it has topped the list of SIP phone manufacturers with a 29.5% market share in 2019, giving it the number-one spot for the third year in a row, according to the latest Global Enterprise Communications Platforms and Endpoints Market report by Frost & Sullivan. In this article, we look at the products and innovations that have earned Yealink this coveted ranking.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, SIP, Yealink, News

How to protect your telephone network from vishing (phone scams)

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 19, 2020 10:49:00 AM

Telecommunications networks will always be targets of malicious attacks. One of the most vulnerable components of a telephony network may not be the technology, but people. Rather than targeting the phone system or data network, many attackers focus their fraudulent activities on the users themselves. In this article, we take a look at some of the most common telephony scams out there today, so you can be aware of them and do your part to protect your employees and your company from them.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Security

VoIP troubleshooting resources

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 12, 2020 10:45:00 AM

As we celebrate Shark Week this week, we are reminded of the proverbial sharks faced by network engineers in the form of security breaches and technical issues. TeleDynamics has created a collection of resources to help you troubleshoot audio problems, secure your network, protect your telephone system from hackers, analyze voice packets, and more. In this article, we offer a compilation of some of our most popular resources, so you’ll have them handy. For each listing below, click on the blue heading to read the full article.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, VoIP, Network Security, Troubleshooting

Yeastar IP PBX integration with Microsoft Teams

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Aug 5, 2020 10:59:00 AM

While working remotely has been on the rise for more than a decade, the trend accelerated geometrically amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, telecom vendors and service providers are scrambling to satisfy the increased demand for remote collaboration services.

Luckily, technology is also moving fast to keep up. In this article, we review a new connector available in Microsoft AppSource that allows all Yeastar IP PBXs to fully integrate with Microsoft Teams, the software giant’s unified collaboration platform. This allows communications between dispersed team members to be even more seamless and efficient.

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Topics: Customer Service, IP PBX, Business Telephone System, Total Voice Solution, Software Integration, Productivity, Yeastar, Unified Communications

How to protect your business against toll fraud

Posted by Daniel Noworatzky on Jul 22, 2020 10:39:00 AM

When we think about network security, the telephone network is often overlooked as a target by attackers. One of the most common forms of attack on a telephony network is what is known as toll fraud. The Communications Fraud Control Association (CFCA) reports that in 2019, toll fraud caused US$28.3 billion globally in losses, corresponding to 1.74% of global telecom revenues.1 In this article, we look at how toll fraud affects both conventional telephony and modern VoIP systems, and what you can do to protect your business.

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Topics: Business Telephone System, Network Security

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