Feeds

Wanadoo 'UK's number one' VoIP outfit, says Wanadoo

My VoIP's bigger than your VoIP

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Wanadoo - which was humiliated by BT yesterday following a spat over an ad - reckons it's the UK's top broadband telephony outfit with more than 80,000 registered users.

And with numbers growing by some 5,000 a week the ISP looks set to break through the 100,000 barrier by Christmas.

The France Telecom-owned ISP says its Wireless & Talk VoIP service is a doddle to use. Or as boss Eric Abensur puts it: "There is no software to download, no fiddly headphones and you're not tied to your computer."

He added that "phone-to-phone is the way forward for VoIP services" and that this had been underlined by the fact that Wanadoo's 80,000 punters had been signed up in just seven months.

"BT's Communicator product took around 20 months from launch to attract 50,000 registrations," said Wanadoo in a statement.

However, BT may have something to say about Wanadoo's latest claims. BT Communicator software - which enabled PC-to-PC calls - has been downloaded 1.5m times with some 60,000 punters paying for the Communicator service as well.

BT also has some 5,000 punters signed up to its Broadband Voice service "but we expect that to rise significantly over the coming months as we bundle it with broadband", said a spokesman.

"We're going to going to be putting some really interesting offers out to attract new VoIP customers over the next few months," he said.

No one from Dixons - which launched its "son of Freeserve" Freetalk VoIP service in September - was available for comment at the time of writing ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.