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IP Network Overhaul

By Simon Woodhead It has been more than 4 years since we overhauled our core network and boy how the world has changed since then! Back then we chose Brocade on price/performance grounds, i.e. we could deliver substantially more throughput for the same money. 80Gbps…

Direct Connect

We’re concerned at the level of traffic customers are delivering to us over the public Internet and would like to encourage you to connect directly to us in one or more sites. We work hard to make our network as performant as possible and deliver…

Wholesale voice & SMS rates (2017-08-17)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on August 17th 2017. As promised recently, we have dramatically reduced our rates for ‘US – Proper’ across all service levels. We will refine further as the costs adjust to reflect your new traffic mix. Our rates can…

ClueCon 2017

We’re delighted to again be sponsoring and speaking at ClueCon this year, and it looks to be the biggest yet! We’ll also be exhibiting for the first time in celebration of our new US presence. We’re looking forward to seeing many customers and friends there…

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 voice & SMS rates (2017-08-17)

Wholesale voice & SMS rates (2017-08-17)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on August 17th 2017. As promised recently, we have dramatically reduced our rates for ‘US…

ClueCon 2017

We’re delighted to again be sponsoring and speaking at ClueCon…

Christmas Opening Hours

Given many other operators are closing their porting desks over…

Mobile update

November 18th 17:00 – FINAL UPDATE Regretfully we were unable…

Intelligent Solutions

Cluecon 2017 – Anycast in SIP Architectures

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…

Our new website!

We hope you like it: https://simwood.com

We’re moving to Bristol!

On Friday we completed on our lovely new building in Bristol.…

Encryption is “Pointless”!

By Simon Woodhead I had an email yesterday and it…

IP Network

Hello New York! And San Jose!

Hello New York! And San Jose!

We’re delighted to welcome New York and San Jose to the network! Both sites are live on the network and we’ll be…

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…

IP Network Overhaul

By Simon Woodhead It has been more than 4 years…

Regulation

Re-monopolisation through the Secret Club

Re-monopolisation through the Secret Club

By Simon Woodhead What follows is a matter of opinion based on personal experience and belief, shared for the betterment of a…

Barfy Trump’s Deckchairs and Phone Books (entirely unrelated)

Picture the scene: Barfy Trump has always rented deckchairs, on…

Important: Mandatory Caller ID

We’ve blogged before about the importance of sending valid caller…

Ofcom’s Digital Communications Review

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

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

Important: Interop changes

Important: Interop changes

As part of continued improvements to our network we are introducing some new IP addresses for both SIP signalling, and RTP media,…

Mobile Number Porting 2016/17

Please note that over the Christmas and New Year period…

Call Forwarding and Trunks

By popular request, it is now possible to associate the…

Simwood Help Centre

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand…

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…