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Internet Telephony : VoIP in Africa and the World

The Viper Calling AccountMake affordable international calls from South Africa to any country in the world right away – get a Viper Networks Calling Account for just R99 which includes R70 airtime and Viper’s vPhone Dialer software. No contracts or monthly fees.

Namibia : Five Arrested At Walvis for ‘Illegal’ Net Phone Service. FIVE foreign nationals were arrested at Walvis Bay on Saturday for allegedly operating illegal Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. The suspects were caught red-handed while attempting to sell the service to a member of the public.

Telkombuster extraordinaire: Judy Grant. So you ordered a Telkom ADSL line seven months ago. You have called the call centre 57 times. You have diarised an installation date five times, but you’ve been stood up on each occasion. You have begged, cajoled, cried, threatened to stage a protest, and now don’t know where to turn next. Who do you call?

SMEs urged to switch to internet telephony. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain are increasingly turning to internet telephony services in order to reduce costs. Internet telephony firm Inclarity claims that voice over internet protocol (VoIP) systems are the best option for small firms and can reduce communications costs for businesses by between 20 and 40 per cent.

Telkom monopoly ‘damages SMEs’. Extremely high bandwidth costs and Telkom’s monopoly on local telecommunications infrastructure, as well as skill shortages, have stunted the international competitiveness of local small and medium enterprises (SMEs), says Viola Manuel, executive director of the Cape IT Initiative (CITI).

Kenya goes it alone on East African submarine cable project. Kenya’s decision comes just a matter of weeks after the government fell out with South Africa over the escalating costs of the East African Submarine Cable System (Eassy) project and how and by whom it would be managed.

SingTel offers wireless VOIP on Nokias. Nokia and SingTel are working together to combine cellular and VOIP communication services in Singapore, by integrating dual-mode wireless technology with Nokia Internet Edition handsets.

Avaya SA brings voice portal to local customers. Avaya Sub-Saharan Africa has announced the immediate local availability of Avaya Voice Portal, a platform that combines Web services and IP telephony (IPT) to deliver speech and touch-tone self-service solutions more quickly and with greater flexibility than ever.

New VIPER CEO Gets Interviewed. There are many newcomers to the VoIP market. Indeed, every day there are new companies entering the space and claiming to be “leaders at this” or “pioneers at that.” Viper Networks, one of the companies that has been in the business for a long time, is publicly traded and headed by Ron Weaver – the dynamic VoIP pioneer that believed in VoIP way before it was fashionable.

Recently Ron became Chairman of the Board and Farid Shouekani was named as the new CEO. I never met Farid and decided that I wanted to get his take on the future of VoIP. Here are the results of this brief phone interview.

Viper Networks South Africa


September 20, 2006 - Posted by | Viper News SA

1 Comment »

  1. Half the cost of a local Telkom call for international calls? Are you serious? I’ll check this out on your website and get an account if it’s true.


    Comment by Andy | October 22, 2006

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