Acquisition of Digium by Sangoma Makes Astricon a Must-Do Communications Developer and Service Provider Event

 

 

 

 

 

DIDx has participated in at least a dozen AstriCon events since 2005. We believe it is of great value, so read on some news from different sources like David Duffet (director of worldwide Asterisk community) and Malcolm Davenport (senior product manager at Digium.) This is a very important year for Astricon since Digium was acquired by Sangoma.

New Owners, New Ideas, New Initiatives

As the new owners of AstriCon, Sangoma is bringing new ideas and initiatives to improve Asterisk and to grow the user community. Wondering how things have/will change with Asterisk? One thing for sure, Asterisk will not go away. It is happily deployed by millions of enterprises, developers and service providers still!

“Ask Them Anything” – Special Info Session at AstriCon
In addition to all of the great content at AstriCon, Sangoma and Digium will co-host a special session on Tuesday, October 9 to talk about the opportunities created by our new combined company.

David Duffet and the team that produce AstriCon know you have a lot of questions about Asterisk, FreePBX, and the future. So they’ve assembled a great collection of very senior people so that you can Ask Them Anything. This panel is the place to get those answers. David Duffet will preside over the discussion.

AstriCon is the perfect place to network, mingle and reunite with Asterisk community members from around the globe. We believe the Astricon 2018 class of speakers will make this event even more special. So come for all of the great sessions, the amazing networking and fun – and learn about the opportunities created when Digium and Sangoma became one entity.

Deb Bryant, Open Source & Standards @RedHatOpen; civic advocate of open government and open data is the Oct 9-11 2018 Astricon keynote speaker.

Exhibitors include ClusterPBX, Jenne, OrecX, Tele Dynamics, Vicidial, OpenSIPS, Issabel, Kamailio, FreeSWITCH, Simwood, LumenVox, Voyant, TelcoBridges, VTech, Khomp, Telnyx, Yealink, Grandstream, NetXUSA, VoIP Supply, Sangoma, Digium, ScanSource, Fanvil, Cepstral and Bicom. Sign up to partcipate at https://www.asterisk.org/community/astricon-user-conference.

 

A Talk on State of Telephony in Brazil, Roaming, VoIP Fraud, Udemy, and Mentors | Sippulse and DIDx

Sippulse CTO and founder Flavio Goncalves and DIDx VP Suzanne Bowen discuss the state of telephony in Brazil, how Sippulse empowers 100s of clients to increase sales by 50 %, i.e., by adding VoIP to networking and Internet connection services and hosted PBX. This DIDx and Sippulse interview goes premieres September 18, 2018 at 7:30 AM with perfect timing as Brazil elections are about to take place Oct. 7 – 28, 2018. Brazil is in on stage!

Flavio Goncalves and Suzanne Bowen also talk about his patent on a voip security product, horrible VoIP fraud cases and shocking roaming charges, webRTC, high speed learning Udemy courses and IP and telecom communications mentors such as Jim Dixon (Zapata), Mark Spencer (Asterisk), Bogdan Iancu (OpenSIPS), Alexandr Dubovikov, Rehan Allahwala, Rich Tehrani, Anthony Minessalle, Daniel Constantin-Mierla, Allison Smith Brian West and Jeff Pulver.

Visit www.sippulse.com to inquire on being an international partner and www.didx.net for one stop marketplace to showcase 17 million DID numbers to your customers without paying for them until you sell them. Our website: www.DIDx.net To sign-up, visit https://www.DIDx.net/signup Our Official Facebook page https://www.Facebook.com/DIDxGlobal Our Official Twitter handle https://www.Twitter.com/DIDxGlobal Our Linkedin page https://www.linkedin.com/company/didx

Help Your Employees to Have the Perfect Personal and Work Mix They Deserve

virtual phone numbers create flexible work force and necessary communication - didx.netYou are a mobile, telecom, voip, contact center or other communications-related operator or service provider? We know for sure that many of your current and potential clients want to enable their employees to work from anywhere. They want to save money and reward trustworthy employees with more flexibility in their work schedules and work venues.

Your client companies will benefit from automated sale on virtual phone numbers via your DIDx account of any of 130 nations. This will increase joy of work and productivity and lower costs of traditional office procedures. Your client companies’ most trusted and proactive employees will enjoy a creativity and work efficiency inspiration and stress-free environment and freedom to make the best choices at any given time of when and where to work.

According to the US Census Bureau, telecommuniting grew by not 15% but 115% between 2005 – 2015. https://www.flexjobs.com/2017-State-of-Telecommuting-US/ Millenials and even those younger and much older seem to prefer working remotely. If they complete their job tasks on time and meet expected requirements, they figure why not? Many want to juggle working for a company such as Yahoo, IBM, Amazon or any other veteran or new startup … and in addtion with driving for a transportation network like Lyft, offering rooms at their place of abode on AirBnB, copy editing books, walking dogs and shopping for others via Shipt. They like a flexible work and personal life. They like feeling more in control of their lives, working multiple jobs flexibly. Virtual phone numbers help your clients make that happen.

Plus your clients can hire from more qualified candidates with a bigger pool to choose from all over the world. They won’t have to pay relocation fees to the best candidatea who would have to move to their headquarters’ area. And … their clients will now be able to hire employees that speak the many different languages that their users speak and comprehend.

To make a remote work force really work, certain things have to be understood and paid attention. The most important element of success in a remote workforce is not just having virtual phone numbers (virtual DIDs.) It is communication. Lack of it can absolutely stifle and depress the remote worker.

So, we recommend that you recommend your clients to communicate on time and in a pertinent manner to gain and retain the best remote workers who will be encouraged to be more productive and to be happier. Visit www.didx.net, sign up to start your virtual phone number business, complete interop, have access to 17 million DIDs of 130 nations without buying them in advance and get ready to sell those DIDs (virtual phone numbers) to your clients as they need them!

Be Free of the Expensive Past | Power up your Contact Center with Hosted Switch and DIDs

phone numbers for contact centersAs a customer of services like Uber or Lyft, we can keep my real phone number private. We can also call a number that is local to us that our vendor owns, but it can ring to my vendor’s contact center in another country. As business owners, we can own phone numbers in several big cities on our planet. People in those big cities can dial that number that we own but it is local to them and reach us conveniently and usually at no charge. The joys of VoIP! We hear people “dis” it in preference to newer communications tech such as WebRTC, but it still powers our personal and business lives in a lovely way.

One of the most interesting business models that benefit from VoIP and direct inward dialing phone numbers is contact centers. Every business dreams of better flexibility, high availability, high call quality, productivity, scalability, flexibility, and security. A good VoIP service enables reasonable pricing as opposed to dinosaur PSTN rates. It powers businesses such as those that need contact centers or that are contact centers to be as global as they would like in over 130 nations with DIDX direct inward dialing phone number coverage.

In the past, businesses built headquarters and hired everyone locally. Each person clocked in and out at this HQ. Today in 2018, employees can work more flexible hours and from anywhere. In fact, a business does not need an expensive headquarters. Freedom is what VoIP and direct inward dialing phone numbers give everyone involved.

Does your business want to empower its remote workers to operate as the contact center for customer service, sales and technical support? DIDx offers the direct inward dialing phone numbers. Just use DIDx API with your service to buy the DID phone numbers as you need them. If you need fewer than 50 DIDs, just refer your communications service provider to DIDx. We’ll do all the work with them for you to benefit.

We’re here to set you and your business free from the expensive and inflexible ways of the past and to embrace all you can be with new and highly approved tech of the present. Sign up for direct inward dialing phone numbers at http://www.didx.net. If you need other services such as security, termination, hosted PBX or soft switch, we know thousands around the world, highly respected companies that can help you get going now.

Best Voice over Internet and other IP Communications Blogs

VoIP was a life-saver for many students all over the world. It has and does give them the opportunity to write, read, speak and listen to people in South Africa, Australia, Germany, USA, Malaysia, Pakistan and any of the other 214 other nations and territories. VoIP offers schools, colleges and universities to use real life applications in using language and learning and applying any subject. After “VoIP.” life gets better!

So, with that background of our cofounders of this VoIP company in 1999, here are spme of their opinions of the best VoIP blogs available.

  1. #1 VoIP Blog, VoIP News, Cloud Communication Trends | GetVoIP
  2. Dean Bubley’s Disruptive Wireless
  3. Communications and Technology Blog
  4. TMCnet VoIP, CRM, Call Center and Technology Blogs (shameless plug … my “Monetizing IP Communications” is there.)
  5. Small Business Blog · Press8 Telecom
  6. Blog | OnSIP
  7. VoIPWatch
  8. Friendly Tips & Insights on Growing Your Business
  9. CONNECTING THE WORLD, ONE COUNTRY AT TIME! (I am one of the bloggers on this site. The article about Fred of FreeSWITCH is more than interesting and the one title “How to Configure OpenSIPS” is by Bogdan and me… quite informative.)
  10. VoIP Innovations | Custom Communication Solutions
  11. Pacific Telecommunications Blog
  12. Nancy Ridge’s Blog | Alliance of Channel Women

Boost Customer Retention, Revenue, and Service with Direct Inward Dialing

didx suzanne bowen jenny callicotHow do companies that provide IP telephony and other types of communications gain customers via smart publicity, marketing and service? It is not by telling their current and potential customers that they can buy phone numbers of 130 nations and such every day on the website, email campaigns, blogs and social media platforms.

In 2016, Small Biz Trends shared, “The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60-70 percent. The probability of selling to a new prospect is 5-20 percent. 80 percent of your future profits will come from just 20 percent of your existing customers. 65 percent of a company’s business comes from existing customers.”

We have to figure out how to consistently roll out exemplary customer service. We have to empower the people who provide that pleasurable service, the team members. Direct inward dialing phone numbers and innovative analysis and evaluation tools can play a big part in making this business dream a reality.

Mobile network and mobile virtual network operators, voip companies, multi-location contact centers can use direct inward dialing phone numbers to empower their customers. The numbers are ready to manage from anywhere in the world and mapped to any device or even app. DIDx offers an API so that the over 17 million DID phone numbers available on the DIDx platform appear as if the operators and service providers own them before even buying them for resale!

It is time to make your company and even your customers reachable anywhere and anytime. Our API lets you know each time a customer has purchased a DID phone number from you. It bills you and it bills DIDx’s vendors who provide the DID. Assistance with billing is awesome, but did you know that DID phone numbers can help you analyse and evaluate your marketing campaigns? Our call logs include the following statistics for each DID phone number you or your customer buys:

Feel free to sign up to buy and sell DID numbers today. Collaborate with DIDx on LinkedINFacebook, Twitter and Instagram. We love to support our customers every way we can.

Net4Things & Telefonica Offer Telcos Connected Car Biz Opp

Didx and Deutschland telecom at itw 2018 red shoesDIDX participated in International Telecoms Week 2018 in Chicago, IL. So impressed with Net4Things and Telefonica offering telcos a great new way to increase customer retention and bring in new revnue while getting on board the new trend of connected cars in an IoT and M2M world.

Net4Things communications and marketing expert Maria Gonzalez explains how this works in the video. We can’t wait to share this with our 35,000 communications company members that use our http://www.didx.net. Visit http://www.net4things.com now to get started.

IBM Explains in ET Article: Why Top India Telcos are Ready to Use Blockchain

Why would leading Indian telecom providers seriously consider launching blockchain technology-based platforms this year? Competition is fierce in the telco world where termination is a loss and communications providers like WhatsApp and WeChat chip away at traditional streams of revenue. Current traditional telecom service providers need new sources of revenue and want to decrease work costs and customer churn. New services such as blockchain technology-based platforms, enhancements via chatbots and AI, and local and international DID number service are real ways to do exactly all the above.

IBM has even conducted several proofs of concepts or PoCs to show how blockchain-based platforms can work beautifully with the top tier India telcos. “We would be surprised if it’s not [in commercial deployment] in 2018,” Jitan Chandanani, Blockchain leader at IBM, told Economic Times.

“The success of bitcoins and cryptocurrencies accelerated the curiosity around the Blockchain technology. As a result, a lot of people are trying to replicate that success story. The conversation that we are having as a company across telcos, governments, and industry, cryptocurrency barely even comes up,” Chandanani said.

Blockchain technology can help create a media platform that will directly connect content creators and cut off intermediaries which reduces expenses. We make a guess that those intermediaries are… for example… Google and Facebook. It can also make changes in supply chain management by eliminating the need for intermediaries again. This concept can be applied across any sector of telecom business. Transparency and speeding up of porting are two other benefits of using blockchain tech.

Read more at https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/top-indian-telcos-to-deploy-blockchain-technology-in-2018-to-lift-revenues-ibm/64153492.

Budget-Conscious Travelers 💖 DID Numbers

Budget-conscious travelers  💖 and need DID numbers, aka virtual numbers. Hello, from DIDX.net. Communications companies like cell phone, voIP, and other service providers have this huge market of people like you and me who have made over 35,060,921 trips to another country in 2017. That’s just us in the US. We would rather spend money enjoying the local culture, developing business and friendships and bringing back cool souvenirs than to waste it on high-priced devices and temporary, pay-as-you-go phone service plans abroad.
Here is what is possible because of DIDX.net. You and I can buy DID numbers of 140 nations, set them up to be used within minutes. They can ring to any existing device like our phones. We can own as many DID numbers as we like on one device (phone). We can get rid of any of them when we don’t need them or keep them forever. Most of the communications companies who buy DID numbers via DIDX marketplace to resell to people like you and me… also offer extra cool free features like voicemail, call forwarding, call recording, call logs and more.
When we are traveling on business, DID numbers can help us manage different departments of our company on one device and track search engine optimization projects via call logs.
Here’s the real cool thing, whether we travel a lot for business or personal reasons or both, we can port our current landline, business of mobile phone number to companies that use the DIDX.net platform for their wholesale communications service provision.
Now, we will never lose that important phone number.
When people call that number, they will still reach us. All we have to do is either have the calls forwarded to voicemail or to another phone line or to a SIP service that our communications provider offers us.
Now, if our current phone … communications service provider does not offer DID number service,we should send them to DIDX.net today! DIDX has offered this service to phone companies since 2005. Let’s not have them missing out on making us budget-conscious travelers really happy.