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Wholesale termination rate update (2016-02-10)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on February 10th 2016. Our rates can be downloaded below. Please see our brochure to understand our different service levels. You can check (and change) your current service level in the “Commercial” tab of the portal. PACKAGE RATE BY CURRENCY…

Burstable channels / How our channel limits work

Back in July when we introduced our new packages, we described how customers on our new Virtual Interconnect and Managed Interconnect packages (both of whom pay for channels) benefitted from guaranteed capacity and the ability to burst beyond it. This posts seeks to explain that…

API

Introducing the New Simwood Portal

Introducing the New Simwood Portal

We’ve really appreciated all the positive feedback of our new beta portal (v3) since it’s introduction last August and are pleased to…

Trunk Balances, Porting and other API Improvements

We’ve just released the latest version of our API Documentation,…

Realtime API Reports

We’re constantly improving our API it based on your feedback. …

API Changes Mean No More Waiting

Our API is constantly being improved and expanded.  Recently we…

Commercial

Wholesale termination rate update (2016-02-10)

Wholesale termination rate update (2016-02-10)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on February 10th 2016. Our rates can be downloaded below. Please see our brochure to understand…

Burstable channels / How our channel limits work

Back in July when we introduced our new packages, we…

Important: Please update your VAT details

Further to our recent note about HMRC’s changed VAT rules…

UK VAT changes

HMRC announced significant changes to VAT on January 15th that…

Intelligent Solutions

Thanks for a great year!

Thanks for a great year!

By Simon Woodhead As we near Christmas I wanted to take time to say a huge thank you to all our customers…

Which one number do 95% of VoIP attackers dial?

It is some time since we published our VoIP Fraud…

SS7 architecture

Followers of our status page will know that there were…

Comms Business Cover Story

We’re really pleased to be November’s cover story in Comms…

IP Network

IP Transit Changes

IP Transit Changes

It is important we continue to develop our IP network to ensure maximum stability and performance for customers. As we mentioned in…

Surviving somebody else’s DDoS

Many customers route traffic to us over the public Internet.…

Lies, damn lies and networks

There are some in this industry with an inclination to…

The bandwidth is (pretty much) irrelevant

Last year we posted an article urging people to check…

Regulation

Important: Mandatory Caller ID

Important: Mandatory Caller ID

We’ve blogged before about the importance of sending valid caller ID on all calls, and warned that we will begin rejecting call…

Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review

Further to our initial response, we have now responded to…

Ofcom’s definition of Significant Market Power (and porting)

We’ve just responded to Ofcom’s legal direction to provide commercial…

Security

ClueCon weekly call – VoIP Fraud Analysis

ClueCon weekly call – VoIP Fraud Analysis

Simon gave the first talk on our 2016 VoIP Fraud Analysis on the weekly ClueCon on Wednesday February 3rd. If you missed…

VoIP Fraud Analysis 2016

We’re delighted to release the 2016 version of our VoIP…

Are you relying on fail2ban to secure your Asterisk?

Let’s be clear, we love Asterisk. If someone wants an…

Two men, two hacks, two very different outcomes…

We offer more fraud mitigation tools than any other carrier.…

Voice

Important: Mandatory Caller ID

Important: Mandatory Caller ID

We’ve blogged before about the importance of sending valid caller ID on all calls, and warned that we will begin rejecting call…

Codec handling – important technical change

This is an important change which may break your inbound…

Trunk Balances, Porting and other API Improvements

We’ve just released the latest version of our API Documentation,…

Porting Desk – Christmas Hours

The porting desk will be closed for Christmas from Friday…

White Papers

Our VoIP Fraud presentation at LINX84

Our VoIP Fraud presentation at LINX84

We had the pleasure of speaking at the London Internet Exchange’s LINX84 meeting on February 17th regarding our VoIP Fraud research. Below…

Simwood VoIP Fraud Analysis – get your copy now

As regular readers will know, Simwood has operated a VoIP…

QoS for VoIP

Introduction QoS, or Quality of Service, is a term used…

Get your DNS in order!

With the Olympics ever closer and our warnings over commodity…