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Microsoft Testing Dialer Android App That’s Made for India

Microsoft is testing a new Skype voice calling Android app called Dialer, multiple sources have told Gadgets 360. The app has been developed by Skype team and is designed exclusively for the Indian market, the sources added. This ties in with the company’s announcement of the start of closed beta testing of the India-specific version of Skype. As of now, ... Read More »

TRAI MULLS REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR OTT SERVICES

TRAI has published a consultation paper on regulation of OTT services, inviting comments from all stakeholders. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has started preparing a regulatory framework for over-the-top (OTT) communication services, which includes Internet-based communications. A report in The Hindu said that TRAI has released a consultation paper regarding regulation of OTT services and Net neutrality. Typical OTT ... Read More »

WhatsApp releases voice-calling for some Android users but then takes it off

WhatsApp calling feature is one eagerly awaited functionality. According to a report inAndroid Police, the calling feature was activated for some selected users who could pass on the invitation to their friends by making a WhatsApp call. But this invite-feature has since been disabled by WhatsApp. According to the site, users with WhatsApp version 2.11.528 from the Play Store or ... Read More »

Trai’s paper on OTT players like Skype Viber and others likely by end of February

Sectoral regulator Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) is likely to come up with a consultation paper on over-the-top (OTT) players like Skype, Viber and Line by the end of February seeking comments on iss ues such as bringing them under a licensing regime, revenue sharing and net-neutrality.Trai has been working on the consultation paper for quite some time but ... Read More »

Airtel drops plan to charge extra for Viber Skype calls

NEW DELHI: Facing flak over its decision to impose higher tariff on internet telephony, Bharti Airtel finally cracked under pressure and decided to defer its decision pending regulatory view on the matter. The company, which last week surprised the market by fixing higher tariff for voice over internet telephony (VoIP) for its pre-paid subscribers, said it will not go ahead ... Read More »

Microsoft’s new Skype Translator eliminates language barriers

Imagine being able to have a proper conversation with your Japanese sister-in-law without the help of an interpreter. Well, soon you might be able to do just that with Microsoft showcasing what it calls the Skype Translator app at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. At the event, with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Re/code’s Walt Mossberg ... Read More »

Skype breaks records, traffic grows by 44 percent

Microsoft’s call app increased its traffic in 2012 by twice the amount of all international phone carriers combined — it’s calls are now equal to one third of all global phone traffic. Microsoft’s Skype is making some serious headway into the international phone traffic scene. New data (PDF) from telecom market research firm TeleGeography shows that Skype broke records in 2012 by ... Read More »

New technology can allow governments to hear conversations on Skype

New eavesdropping technology could allow government agencies to ‘silently record’ conversations on internet chat services like Skype. Until now, so called voice over internet protocol (VoIP) services have been difficult to tap into, because of the way they send information over the web. The services convert analogue audio signals into digital data packets, which are then sent in a way ... Read More »