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End-user connectivity from Simwood

Regular readers will know the lengths we’ve gone to maximise the performance and uptime of our network. We operate nationally, and deploy the lowest latency Arista equipment in most sites. Read about our recent investments in this area if you missed it, as well as…

We’re now a CLEC in the USA!

By Simon Woodhead TL;DR We’re now registered as an infrastructure-based CLEC in the United States. This gives us many powers in law to build out infrastructure and interconnect with incumbents on Regulated terms! We know of no other UK operator that has done this. The…

Cluecon 2017 – Anycast in SIP Architectures

As you know we presented at Cluecon in Chicago last week. Below is our very low quality bootleg recording! We’ll replace it with the high quality official version as soon as possible.  

Wholesale rate update (2017-12-20)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on December 20th 2017. Rate files Our rates can be downloaded below. Please see our new website to understand our different service levels. You can check (and change) your current service level in the “Commercial” tab of the portal. PACKAGE…

We ported in 20x as many numbers as we ported out in November

By Simon Woodhead I haven’t blogged about number portability in a while, largely because it makes me intensely cross! However, I took a look at some stats of relative porting volumes across our agreements, and the results made me really proud. I’m proud of how…

API

Securing your API requests

Securing your API requests

For many years our API documentation has included the following note; PLEASE USE HTTPS (SSL) The API server will (currently) respond in…

CLIs and Billing Reconciliation

by Ross McKillop Some of you may think I rant…

Introducing the New Simwood Portal

We’ve really appreciated all the positive feedback of our new…

Trunk Balances, Porting and other API Improvements

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

Commercial

Wholesale rate update (2017-12-20)

Wholesale rate update (2017-12-20)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on December 20th 2017. Rate files Our rates can be downloaded below. Please see…

Festive period operations desk (inc. porting)

Many other operators are closing their porting desks over this…

Direct Debit changes

Those of you with Direct Debit mandates in place on…

Reorganisation

By Simon Woodhead Today, Simwood eSMS Limited and its USA-based…

Intelligent Solutions

We ported in 20x as many numbers as we ported out in November

We ported in 20x as many numbers as we ported out in November

By Simon Woodhead I haven’t blogged about number portability in a while, largely because it makes me intensely cross! However, I took…

“Gazillions” of events per second

By Simon Woodhead Some years ago ‘me too’ liked to…

Save the date – SimCon1

When we announced our move to Bristol, we hinted at…

101, 111 & 105 now available

For accounts and trunks that have ‘access codes’ enabled, the…

IP Network

End-user connectivity from Simwood

End-user connectivity from Simwood

Regular readers will know the lengths we’ve gone to maximise the performance and uptime of our network. We operate nationally, and deploy…

Hello New York! And San Jose!

We’re delighted to welcome New York and San Jose to…

Direct Connect from 170+ data centres (or the cloud)

We’ve been on a bit of a mission recently to…

New IP Addresses

As part of continued improvements to our network we are…

Regulation

CLI Changes

CLI Changes

Ofcom have recently published Draft CLI Guidelines which will likely become part of the General Conditions in 2018. Notably, these proposals will…

GC4 999 Fees and Services

If you’re operating a PECS or PECN service in the…

Unbundled Tariff Numbers

Non-Geographic Numbers The UK National Numbering Plan has a huge…

Re-monopolisation through the Secret Club

By Simon Woodhead What follows is a matter of opinion…

Security

Simwood Help Centre

Simwood Help Centre

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new Simwood Help Centre for our customers. The new Simwood Help Centre…

Security Posture

By Simon Woodhead Over the bank holiday we performed some…

Video: Kamailio World fraud talks

Simon’s talk from Kamailio World is now available online: We…

Video: Applying our fraud controls

Chris has produced a short video demonstrating how you can…

Voice

New voice stack going live

New voice stack going live

It is six months since we put our new voice stack out in open beta, our interop documents were updated for the…

Unbundled Tariff Numbers

Non-Geographic Numbers The UK National Numbering Plan has a huge…

Important: Interop changes

As part of continued improvements to our network we are…

Mobile Number Porting 2016/17

Please note that over the Christmas and New Year period…

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…