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RTP Troubleshooting Tip: See a Sample of RTP frames in a Packet Capture

Mark Lindsey •

Question:

How do you make a display filter that filters out most RTP frames, but leaves a representative sample? Sometimes it's convenient to see a sampling of RTP frames in Wireshark, without having to see 50 per second.

Answer:

Rather then see...

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Killing VoIP Theft: Werewolf, or Hydra?

Mark Lindsey •

At the SIP Forum’s SIPNOC 2013 meeting in Herndon Virginia, I'll be presenting on how to kill VoIP Theft. Is it more like a Werewolf, or more like a Hydra?

The Bad Guys are stealing service from any VoIP service provider they can. The attacks come...

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SIPNOC 2013: Taking the Custom out of Customer

Mark Lindsey •

At the SIP Forum’s SIPNOC 2013 event in Herndon, Virginia, April 22-25 2013, Mark Lindsey from ECG will be explaining how VoIP Service Providers can engineer less to build better customer deployments.

Engineers live to build things, and solve new...

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FraudStopper Frequently Asked Questions

Mark Lindsey •

Here at ECG, we're very excited about FraudStopper, our toll-fraud detection system. It is the only Fraud Detection tool optimized for VoIP service providers running BroadWorks, Metaswitch, or similar platforms.

You can get more details on FraudStopper...

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VoIP Fraud Could Kill Your Company — FraudStopper Kills the Fraud

Jon Chleboun •

Metaswitch Forum 2011, Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 3, 2011 --

ECG, a VoIP network design and integration consultancy, announces the success of FraudStopper, a new toll-fraud detection system optimized for VoIP providers. FraudStopper was deployed in June...

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ECG Combines BroadSoft BroadWorks Troubleshooting Training with Network Analysis

Jon Chleboun •

ECG’s School of VoIP now includes an industry leading customizable class covering BroadWorks Call Processing and Troubleshooting.

BroadSoft Connections 2010, PHOENIX, October 25, 2010 — Responding to the need for quality instruction for BroadSoft...

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ECG Introduces Tool for Simple Call Rating

Jon Chleboun •

Integrated with Metaswitch, the NGTelsoft call rating platform offers new choice for mediation, rating and billing platforms

ECG, a network and systems consulting firm, today announced completed integration of the NGTelsoft Call Rating platform with...

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ECG Drives Down Cost of VoIP Expertise

Jon Chleboun •

ECG Applies best practices for VoIP network design and deployment

Three obstacles plague VoIP Carriers. First, the flexibility and complexity of network design options can make network development take many months or years. Second, support for the...

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Defend Your Network against SIP Registration Attacks

Mark Lindsey •

A few cases of SIP dictionary attacks using the "friendly-scanner" have been reported recently. These appear to be active attempts to steal service.

We responded today to an attack on a nationwide Service Provider. They reported up to 69 REGISTERs...

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Surprise! Some Hosted PBX Features Could Ruin Business Model, Complicate Network Planning

Mark Lindsey •

Advanced IP PBX Features Can Radically Change the Network Engineering, Support, and Costs for Hosted IP PBX Providers

Many Hosted PBX providers based on VoIP are surprised by the network load caused by the SIP Features "Shared Call Appearance" (SCA...

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Training on BroadWorks Call Processing & Troubleshooting

Mark Lindsey •

ECG is rolling out new training courses. Another new class we have is on BroadWorks Call Processing and Troubleshooting.

This is a class for the people who really need to understand how BroadWorks does what it does. They need to know how to fix...

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Need to understand Acme Packet SIP Trunking? Registration?

Mark Lindsey •

The Acme Packet SBC is an amazing beast. I tell clients that it's basically a programming language -- there's a ton of flexibility, and all kinds of complexity. There are so many ways to accomplish the same thing -- which one is best?

ECG has a new...

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New Training Course: BroadWorks Installation and Upgrades

Mark Lindsey •

We at ECG are pleased to announce a new training course: BroadWorks Installation and Upgrades.

This class is intended to give engineeers and technicians tons of experience installing, patching, and upgrading BroadWorks. There are a numerous small...

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ECG Expands Metaswitch Network Design Team

Mark Lindsey •

ECG has expanded its Network Design team to include Jonathan Stanley, B.S. C.S. This expansion brings the total design team to six Engineers, capable of designing for 250 carriers per year. This team provides complete Network Designs for VoIP networks...

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Centennial de Puerto Rico Deploys Advanced CPE Management for Cisco/Linksys SIP Phones

Mark Lindsey •

Pompano Beach, Florida.

Centennial de Puerto Rico, a leading VoIP Service Provider based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, has deployed an Advanced CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) Management System for Cisco/Linksys SPA Phones. The System provides Industry-Leading Security, Manageability...

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Phase I testing of PSTN2 SIP Peering platform completed

James Puckett •

ECG, a Georgia-based firm specializing in advanced packet voice networks, working with Stage2Networks, from New York City, and VWave Communications, also a Georgia company, have completed phase I proof of concept testing for the first advanced service...

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ECG Integrates BroadWorks Voicemail with Surgemail

Mark Lindsey •

Under a contract starting this month, ECG will design and deploy a custom provisioning integration between SurgeMail and the BroadSoft BroadWorks voicemail platform. This is designed to let large-scale carriers use SurgeMail as a BroadWorks voicemail...

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ECG Completes Major BroadWorks Upgrade at Centennial Puerto Rico

Mark Lindsey •

This week, ECG completed a major upgrade of the VoIP Call Control platform at Centennial de Puerto Rico. Centennial provides VoIP, traditional (5ESS) and Wireless (PCS/CDMA) telephony services to customers and resellers in Puerto Rico. The VoIP platform...

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ECG Accelerates VoIP Deployment at Hawaii Telecom

Mark Lindsey •

ECG has been selected by Hawaii Telecom for planning, design, and implementation of the new carrier VoIP network. This is ECG's second major VoIP deployment project for a carrier on the Hawaiian Islands.

The project is managed and executed by ECG...

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