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March 08, 2014
VoIP Routers Week in Review

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

It was a busy week in the VoIP Routers sector. Here are some of the major stories.

Voiceserve unveiled the latest version of Vippie at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) in Barcelona, Spain, and the company said the release got traction with attendees. However, Vippie faces an uphill battle in gaining share of the VoIP app market. While the functionality is comprehensive, Vippie is going to face challenges in gaining share from industry giants Skype (News - Alert) and Viber. In fact, Skype and Viber each have around 300 million users. Google Play store stats suggest this is plausible: the Android versions both Skype and Viber are in the range of 100-500 million installs. By comparison, Vippie has 500K to 1 million installs.

In another story, D-Link, a provider of networking solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management, has announced the availability of its first portable 11AC router, the Wi-Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger (DIR-510L). 11AC is the fifth generation of Wi-Fi technology that can deliver good speed and whole-home coverage which can be rated as thrice better than the current Wi-Fi.

Also, Clarity (News - Alert) announced it certified various hardware made by Grandstream, including phones, gateways, and analog telephone adapters (ATAs). These products will be incorporated into the VoIP solutions that Clarity offers. Grandstream makes different types of IP devices. While most of their products are related to VoIP and IP PBX (News - Alert) systems, the company also has an extensive selection of IP surveillance cameras.

In still another report, IPVanish VPN, a provider of Virtual Private Network (VPN) service, has doubled its VPN global presence by having 14,000+ IPs worldwide, since its inception. According to IPVanish, the VPN service it offers secures its customers’ connection by putting them in control of their IP address which in turn: protects their online identity and data, blocks unwanted marketing, provides a virtual firewall, and bypasses Internet censorship restrictions.

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