Verizon Wireless is proceeding with plans to commercially introduce voice over LTE (VoLTE) in 2014, said an executive with the carrier's parent company.
The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on direct access to telephone numbers for VoIP providers, a process that they say will streamline the process to roll out services.
Two months after adding free VoIP calling to the North American versions of its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, Facebook is expanding the feature to the U.K. market, enabling users to make free calls criss-crossing both sides of the Atlantic
French prosecutors are going to investigate Microsoft's Skype's unit at the behest of telecoms regulator Arcep, which accused Skype of failing to register as a telecoms operator.
O2 UK is launching its Tu Go app the operator said will enable its users to make and receive calls, texts and voicemail via the Internet using their existing telephone number.
Roughly a month after Facebook added free VoIP calling to its standalone Messenger application for Apple's iOS, the social media giant is expanding the voice service to its flagship iOS app.
Microsoft's Skype unit grew its international traffic by 44 percent in 2012, more than twice the volume growth achieved by all the phone companies in the world combined, according to a report from TeleGeography. The report found that global Skype usage is now equivalent to over one-third of all international phone traffic, Skype's highest level ever.
Rebtel, a leading mobile VoIP service provider and Skype competitor, has indicated it may launch an initial public offering in the next two to three years if it achieves its growth targets, its CEO told Reuters .
Microsoft's Skype unit launched a new program to support direct carrier billing for Skype mobile VoIP credits in Russia, and the company said it will bring the service to the United States as well.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich invested £70 million for a 23 per cent stake in low-cost international call provider Truphone.