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Realtime Call Webhooks

Realtime Call Webhooks

We recently introduced a number of webhooks, and realtime Call Control functionality allowing you to end calls in progress via the API.…

API Call Control

The Simwood API is great for provisioning and reporting as…

Intelligently Rejecting Nuisance Calls since 2014

Back in 2014, we launched Intelligent Call Rejection, a Simwood…

CDR Data Retention

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

Commercial

Carrier Services rate update (2023-02-01)

Carrier Services rate update (2023-02-01)

We will be updating our Managed A-Z Termination rates and codes on February 1st 2023. This update features significant changes to UK…

Carrier Services Pricing Review

By Simon Woodhead We don’t go in for annually escalating…

Name your own price!

By Simon Woodhead It has been 8 or so years…

I’ve got it all wrong

By Simon Woodhead Getting back into the saddle and seeing…

Intelligent Solutions

USA billing changes

USA billing changes

By Simon Woodhead As we continue to push our US expansion we thought it long overdue to update our UK/international rate sheets…

Changes to UK Mobile billing

By Simon Woodhead TLDR: The UK mobile breakouts you know…

Thanks for a great 2022!

By Simon Woodhead It’s that time of year when I…

Not all channels are equal

By Frazer Barnett There are some of the more esoteric…

IP Network

New US Availability Zone

New US Availability Zone

By Alex Lane Greetings, We are introducing a new availability zone, and this is going live next week at 21:00 2022-07-06 UTC…

Good news for AWS customers

By Simon Woodhead There’s a lot that goes on in…

VoIP DDoS Preparations – update

By Simon Woodhead It has been a week or so…

VoIP DDoS Preparations – Mandatory Testing

By Simon Woodhead Alongside recent posts here (this, this and…

Regulation

Head in the sand is no longer an option

Head in the sand is no longer an option

By Simon Woodhead It has been a little while since I’ve opined on the Telecommunications Security Act 2021 and the all-important secondary…

We’re losing track

By Pete Farmer We’ve previously blogged about restrictions countries are…

An update on our inflation concerns

By Pete Farmer Avid readers of my musings on this…

CPI is just real-terms uplift, right?

by Pete Farmer Yes and no; a typical response from…

Security

STIR/SHAKEN update

STIR/SHAKEN update

By Simon Woodhead & Thomas Hadden TLDR: Regulations are getting ever tighter around US termination traffic. Simwood Inc customers can expect increased…

Running Voice over the Public Internet

By Simon Woodhead Over many years I’ve been intolerant of…

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By Simon Woodhead Given the news flow, we felt it…

Simwood Awarded ISO 9001 and ISO 27001

by Simon Woodhead Following back-to-back audits, I’m delighted to report…

Voice

Norway CLI Restrictions

Norway CLI Restrictions

By Simon Woodhead In the latest act of the relentless re-localisation of telecoms, as domestic operators seek to re-enforce their monopolies, major…

Blocking spam calls

By Alex Lane TLDR: If your calls to the USA…

Mexico Dial-code and rate changes

By Simon Woodhead Last July, we advised of changes to…

Pandemic 119

We have been asked by Ofcom to build 119 as…

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…