Microsoft agreed to use JahJah's VOIP software to let business customers make voice calls over the Internet from computers and landlines. JahJah serves VOIP to technology companies, carriers, mobile operators and enterprises, which means it competes with pretty much any Web-based calling platform, from established specialists such as Skype and Vonage to fellow upstarts such as RingCentral and even Google Voice. Businesses that buy OCS 2007 can point the server at JahJah's IP address and begin making calls immediately.
IP telephony provider JahJah August 25 scored a nice coup when Microsoft agreed to use its software to let business customers make voice calls over the Internet from computers and landlines.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but JaHJah CEO Trevor Healey told eWEEK JahJah is providing SIP Trunking services for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2. This will enable enterprise customers to connect phone calls from computers, IP-phones and mobile phones to almost any device or network.
A SIP Trunk is basically a concurrent call that is routed over the IP backbone of a carrier using VOIP technology. With JahJah's VOIP platform, companies using Microsoft OCS 2007, which bundles e-mail, instant messaging, Web conferencing and VOIP, won't have to buy additional hardware and software to power their voice calls.
Thousands of small to-medium technology businesses use JahJah's cloud phone platform to enable calls. "It's Like Skype, but without the headsets, downloads, software or hardware," Healy explained.
JahJah also powers voice-based instant messaging for Internet-based companies like Yahoo, Match.com and eHarmony. For example, when users make phone calls from Yahoo Messenger, they are using JahJah on the back end, from registration to billing.