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FCC to get feedback on giving direct numbers to VoIP providers

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.

Time Warner Cable shutting down circuit-switched phone service on former Insight system

Time Warner Cable will pull the plug next month on a circuit-switched telephone service in Kentucky that It acquired from Insight Communications, according to an FCC notice.

Skype faces probe by French prosecutors

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.

Telefónica O2 takes fight to OTT VoIP providers with Tu Go launch

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.

Report: Skype makes up one-third of all international phone traffic

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 CEO says mobile VoIP firm could IPO in 2-3 years

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.

Skype launches direct carrier billing in Russia, soon will bring it to U.S.

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.

Truphone's VoIP service attracts £70M investment from Russian billionaire

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich invested £70 million for a 23 per cent stake in low-cost international call provider Truphone.

Study: OTT is an opportunity as operators look to boost revenues through alliances

Over-the-top players are increasingly being courted for partnerships and revenue-sharing opportunities by fixed and mobile operators, claims a new report from the Chief Marketing Officer Council

Apple's FaceTime, Facebook gang up on operators

AT&T's decision to open up FaceTime for no additional charge to subscribers with older Apple iOS devices on tiered data plans is a sidebar to the real news, which is that innovative over-the-top offers from brands for which consumers hold great affinity are going to quickly populate the mobile environment.