Africom, a Zimbabwean converged telecom operator, is launching Guroo VoIP service in South Africa. Guroo is an african originated cross platform VoIP service that can run on most mobile and fixed platforms.
The application was launched in Zimbabwe in June and to date it has acquired 14000 subscribers from across the world with over 6000 from USA and the rest spread across other countries.
Guroo is a cross platform voice application that is internet powered and it allows subscribers to make calls anywhere in the world from as little as 6cents per minute.
It allows people to call at unbelievable rates and to receive calls from anywhere in the world thus the application is set to really change the game.
Unlinke any other application we have seen before, Guroo allows one to own an 08644 number and calls are not limited to other Guroo users, but to anyone on any network in the world.
The following operating systems are currently supported
- Windows pc
- Mac OS
Further developments are also underway for Blackberry and Symbian.read more
- 16 Nov 2013 00:08
Two states, Iowa and Vermont, treat VoIP differently than other telecommunications and assert special authority to regulate it as needed. This means that VoIP providers and the telecommunications industry in general need to pay particular attention to the regulations of these states, not just the rules set down by the Federal Communications Commission. It is a question of control by Iowa versus a national standard for all states.
HSB 590 seeks to deregulate VoIP in Iowa, which of course has drummed up wide support from the telecom industry. While few lawmakers in the state have given it much attention, more than 40 lobbyists from companies such as AT&T and Verizon are registered on the bill.
“While little attention has been given to it, you’d be hard pressed to find a Commerce Committee member in either chamber who has not been lobbied — likely multiple times — on this,” said Anthony Carroll, who lobbies for AARP.
Representative Bob Kressig (D-Cedar Falls), a subcommittee member on the Commerce Committee discussing the bill, admitted that the bill is a big deal, and drawing much attention from the industry. “I’m not an expert on VoIP,” Rep. Kressig told the Globe Gazette, “but I’m growing close.” The bill was introduced last year, but it sat largely untouched until the utilities board opened a Notice of Inquiry process, according to the Globe Gazette. It received 31 sets of written comments from 15 companies. The majority, it said, favored a “technology-neutral” approach to regulation.
On February 6, the board held hearings on the bill. To the consternation of the industry, it was decided that more review needed to be performed before going forward to a full committee review of the bill. Representatives of the utilities board and the Attorney General’s Office warned that moving too soon and eliminating the consumer protections those agencies provide Iowans was a bad move, as the bill would effectively make VoIP different from other telecommunications because it would be deregulated.read more
- 25 Feb 2014 18:24