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Comms Business Cover Story – November 2017

We’re really pleased to again be the cover story in November’s Comms Business. Please see the magazine or click on the image to the right to read it.

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.  

Improving DNS

We like to concentrate on what we’re good at, and therefore don’t run our own DNS or Mail services – relying on trusted external providers to provide these services – however, the importance of DNS cannot be underestimated. Some time ago we moved from the…

Wholesale rate update (2018-04-18)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on April 18th 2018. 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…

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 (2018-04-18)

Wholesale rate update (2018-04-18)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on April 18th 2018. Rate files Our rates can be downloaded below. Please see…

Please update our bank account details

You may have missed that over the Christmas break we…

We’re hiring!

To handle growth we need to add a further 2-3…

Local US and Euro area bank accounts / References / Fraud

Our growing band of USA-based customers are now able to…

Intelligent Solutions

Improving DNS

Improving DNS

We like to concentrate on what we’re good at, and therefore don’t run our own DNS or Mail services – relying on…

Our Architecture and the AutoPilot Pattern

By Simon Woodhead Back at SimCon1, I presented the first…

VoIP Fraud from the Carrier Perspective – Asterisk World at ITExpo 2018

We presented at ITExpo in fort Lauderdale. We were asked…

Porting and a growing Operations Desk

We continue to see huge growth in our porting activities,…

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

Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2)

Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2)

By Ross McKillop You may have heard of the Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) which has recently been adopted into UK law…

CLI Changes

Ofcom have recently published Draft CLI Guidelines which will likely…

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…

Security

PSD2 compliance and some great new anti-fraud features

PSD2 compliance and some great new anti-fraud features

As we mentioned last week, the new Payment Services Directive seems to have taken the industry a little by surprise, and basic compliance…

Simwood Help Centre

We are pleased to announce the launch of a brand…

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…

Voice

PSD2 compliance and some great new anti-fraud features

PSD2 compliance and some great new anti-fraud features

As we mentioned last week, the new Payment Services Directive seems to have taken the industry a little by surprise, and basic compliance…

New voice stack going live

It is six months since we put our new voice…

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…

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…