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Going large in the USA!

By Simon Woodhead Those of you who know Simwood well, know we believe passionately that everyone in the supply chain to the end-user should be adding value. You’ll also know that our model in the UK is essentially to have clambered our way up to…

Wholesale rate update (2018-09-26)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on September 26th 2018. UK Fixed reduction UK Fixed was reduced by 24% (in GBP) in mid-August to £0.0019 for Virtual Interconnect customers. We stopped tracking BT IPX a long time ago on this service tier so…

CLI-based routing

As we near the mandatory changes to CLI handling in October, we’re seeing an increased number of tickets relating to routing issues where certain CLI is presented, e.g. presenting a Mongolian mobile CLI on calls to a Mongolian number fails, whereas a UK CLI works.…

API

CDR Data Retention

CDR Data Retention

One of the key principles of GDPR is Data Minimisation. Additionally, it makes it clear that data collected with one specific purpose…

Inbound Calls and Availability Zones

Many of our customers connect to us in multiple sites,…

Inbound HTTP(S) API (“Webhooks”)

We currently have two APIs which send HTTP POST requests…

Securing your API requests

For many years our API documentation has included the following…

Commercial

Wholesale rate update (2018-09-26)

Wholesale rate update (2018-09-26)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on September 26th 2018. UK Fixed reduction UK Fixed was reduced by 24% (in…

Dirty Tricks!

By Simon Woodhead I’m old enough to remember the BA…

Porting changes (inc. new policy)

By Simon Woodhead Update: Please see our FAQ on the…

LRN-based billing

As many readers will know, we’ve been a domestic operator…

Intelligent Solutions

Why buy your IP transit from a Tier 2 network?

Why buy your IP transit from a Tier 2 network?

By Simon Woodhead We’ve banged the drum a fair bit about why you should buy your IP Transit from Simwood (contention free,…

BT Zero

By Simon Woodhead It is widely regarded that ‘Inbox zero’ leads…

FREE IP Transit!

As a special offer for customers with paid Direct Connects*…

Turkeys encouraging Christmas (IPEX resellers beware)

We’ve long banged the drum, often seemingly alone, about how…

IP Network

FREE IP Transit!

FREE IP Transit!

As a special offer for customers with paid Direct Connects* to Simwood, or ordering new ones before September 30th, we’re now offering…

Network changes

We invested hugely in our network in 2017, or more…

Inbound Calls and Availability Zones

Many of our customers connect to us in multiple sites,…

End-user connectivity from Simwood

Regular readers will know the lengths we’ve gone to maximise…

Regulation

Mandatory CLI Changes

Mandatory CLI Changes

As we have previously announced, there are big changes to CLI coming with the new Ofcom General Conditions which take effect from 1st October…

Whose Line is it Anyway?

by Neil Brown, decoded:Legal The new General Conditions of Entitlement…

GDPR Data Processing Addendum

One requirement of GDPR, under Article 28, requires that controllers…

Privacy Policy Update

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy to bring it into line…

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

CLI-based routing

CLI-based routing

As we near the mandatory changes to CLI handling in October, we’re seeing an increased number of tickets relating to routing issues…

Managing numbers effectively

Numbers are a limited resource, and CPs have a duty…

Mandatory CLI Changes

As we have previously announced, there are big changes to…

CDR Data Retention

One of the key principles of GDPR is Data Minimisation.…

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…