VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) - nearly there or never ending?

Monday 5 November 2012, 6.30pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

There will be a £10 admission fee (inc VAT) for BCS Members, £15 (inc VAT) for Non-Members to include full buffet and wine.

This event has been cancelled.

Dr Peter Gradwell


VoIP has been “about to arrive” for many years? In 2006 we looked at the fact that “high speed” broadband was arriving and would fuel a shift change in communications. Now we’re onto “superfast” but are things accelerating? Or, will the shift to 4G and LTE mean that either “VoIP is by passed” or indeed, that VoIP finally goes Mobile? In this talk, we’ll have a quick look at the market stats, a more detailed look at how VoIP standards have evolved since 2006, ask the question “what is WebRTC and why is everyone so excited about it?” and finally, as Peter will have just returned from Astricon 2012, get an update on the latest moves in the opensource VoIP world.”

Peter GradwellDr Peter Gradwell, who is a regular speaker at the BCS, founded award winning VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and Internet provider Gradwell in 1998 while studying at university. A trailblazer in VoIP, he was one of the first entrepreneurs in the UK to commercialise the technology. His company has since grown to become a UK market leader in the provision of VoIP and broadband services to small businesses.  Peter holds a Masters in Software Engineering from the University of Aberystwyth and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bath.

Ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the UK by Deloitte in its Technology Fast 500 list 2011, Gradwell has achieved revenue growth of 30% year-on-year and now boasts a turnover of over £5m. In March 2012 Peter announced his ‘4x4’ expansion plan which, driven by £1.15m private equity investment, will see the business grow to 4 times its size in 4 years.