View Full Version : UUNET Slashes International Call rates
02-09-2005, 01:22 PM
Check out ITWEB
02-09-2005, 01:23 PM
Or : http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/telecoms/2005/0509021036.asp?A=AFN&S=All%20Africa%20News&O=FPIN
02-09-2005, 01:29 PM
<Q>“It may seem selfish, but whatever belongs to MCI, we consider belongs to us. This includes the portion of the SAT-3 undersea cable owned by MCI as part of the consortium with Telkom,” she says.</Q>
Hu ? Nice angle there UUNET.
<Q>“We feel this will be an extremely exciting service for the local market. This was actually developed in SA and has been rolled out through the rest of MCI,” says Elia Tsouros, UUNET executive for business development.</Q>
So - once again these VOIP operators seem to be using proprietory technology.
That's such a waste of time, just use the existing software out there and play nicely so that we can get call costs down to an actual true minimum already. The free software will kill your proprietory rubbish UUNET + SKYPE. You have been warned.
15-09-2005, 12:41 PM
UUNET has a partnership with OPENVoice to provide SIP / IAX2 based VOIP service.. With google buying SKyPE I think the landscape is going to change... It's beter looking at a good pay as you use service where you can complain about bad voice quality.
15-09-2005, 01:02 PM
Google buying skype? That was a rumor. eBay actualy bought Skype.
16-09-2005, 12:09 PM
You are thinking very small. How exactly would you incorporate something like Skype into an environment - for example - that has multiple PRI's, have had an initial capex of thousands for their fancy PBX + TMS. Are you going to replace all that with a softphone? What are you going to use for your switchboard? How many calls can it handle?
For interest sake, their (UUNET) solution isn't proprietary. Things like SIP, h323 et al are open standards. What codecs you use over your link are available to every tom **** and harry. Some you have pay for, others not.
I work for a corporate. Solutions offered by UUNET, IS, Storm, Voxtelecom etc etc are designed to scale upwards, and are not just for the man on the street. I for one welcome any and all competition in the market. Eventually when the dust settles we'll be left with quality - hopefully.
18-09-2005, 11:16 AM
If you are looking at at a corporate solution that it where Asterisk and other VOIP PBX's come it to play. You can very easy replace you current PABX with something Like Asterisk, that is what we did at our offices.
You still use your current PSTN lines and you get VOIP termination via some one like UUNET for other VOIP enables Customers and int. calling even national.