Release Notes

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SIP Registrar

Voice API customers now the ability to use SIP clients directly with our Voice API platform. Customers can provision domains and user credentials to be used with their SIP clients so they can be called using a SIP URI like [email protected]. Customers can now have 10 active registrations for a specific user that can make or receive calls. Contact your sales account manager if you are interested in learning more about this feature.

Voice
API

V2 MMS “filename” parameter

Bandwidth has released the ability for V2 MMS customers to specify a “filename” when sending script file media. The “filename” can be specified in the standard Content-Disposition header of a V2 MMS message.

Messaging
API

Bandwidth now offers a phone number lookup API!

What’s happening? We are introducing the new Telephone Number Lookup API! Customers now have the ability to send US and Canadian phone numbers through our API and have valuable network data behind the phone numbers returned to them! With this new product offering, you’ll now be able to send us single or multiple phone numbers through an API resulting in returning the most important metadata behind those phone numbers. What do I need to know? This is brand new, API-only, functionality that has been developed to help understand the landscape of the phone numbers which our customers work with every day. Customers can use this for onboarding pre-validation (mobile vs. landline), sender database maintenance, or to help improve message deliverability. This new tool allows lookup on a single TN or batch of TNs up to 100 at a time. The response will include the following:
  • E.164 Formatted TN
  • Formatted TN
  • Country
  • Line Type (e.g. wireless vs. wireline)
  • Line Provider (e.g. AT&T)
  • Mobile Country Code (if applicable)
  • Mobile Network Code (if applicable)
What do I need to do? Take advantage of this new product by contacting your sales representative to get started. Click here to learn more Questions? Please open a ticket with your Bandwidth Support Team or hit us up at (855) 864-7776.
Phone Numbers
API

V3 WebRTC Platform – SDK Update

We are excited to be launching v3 of our WebRTC platform. This update includes:

  • Upgrades to our media server infrastructure which will provide improved video and audio quality
  • Improved scaling performance
  • Transition to the WebRTC Unified Plan SDP format which will provide better support for Firefox and avoid the impact of Chrome’s removal of support for the deprecated Plan B format.

We’ve made it very easy to bring your WebRTC browser side application up to date: all you need to do is update your browser side SDK to the latest version (0.9.x) by August 1st, 2021.

This SDK maintains compatibility with the recent versions of the browser SDK, so none of your JavaScript code needs to be changed. We will be following up with a more detailed email notice to contracted customers.

Voice
API

Updates to the Bandwidth Dashboard login flow

Starting on April 16, 2021 we’re A/B testing a new user authentication and management system. We’re making strides toward creating a centralized way to log into all of our web properties and this first step simplifies a ton of underlying logic for our backend.

Here’s what you’ll notice:

  • A slight change to the way that you log into the Bandwidth Dashboard. First you will enter your username, then another field will appear to enter your password.
  • API user credentials will no longer be able to access the Bandwidth Dashboard via a web browser and will only be able to authenticate via the API. Read our support article.

We’ll be making additional updates to this new login method in the future, so be on the lookout for additional changes and details.

Bandwidth Dashboard

New Message Search Fields & Message Expiration

We’ve added new fields to our Message Search feature! You can now find ‘Message-Size’, ‘Attachment-Count’, ‘Recipient-Count’ and ‘Message-Length’ in your Message Search API.

Message Expiration is also live! This API parameter gives you the ability to specify the date  after which a message shouldn’t be sent, thus improving the time-relevance for sent messages.

Messaging
API
Bandwidth Dashboard

Bandwidth now offers Priority Queueing!

This enhancement gives you:

  • Speedier delivery of your most important messages
  • More control of the order of messages in your queue
  • The ability to categorize messages based on priority

Click here for more details on Priority Queuing!

Messaging
API
Bandwidth Dashboard

Reducing VoiceHostGroup XML element from 5 to 1

We’ve simplified an existing endpoint, and reduced the elements of the VoiceHostGroup from 5 to 1. This brings the API in line with what the UI supports. Check out the API docs for more info, specifically the /accounts /{accountId} /sites /{siteId} /sippeers section, for more information.

Phone Numbers
API

Security enhancements to the Bandwidth dashboard

Our information security engineers are focused on keeping your account safe and secure. We’ve updated our password management policies to include the following security enhancements:

  • Admins can unlock user accounts for those who have been locked out
  • The password reset link will now expire after 24 hours from when it was sent
  • The new user email confirmation will expire after 24 hours from when it was sent
  • We’ve increased the complexity of the password from minimum of 8 to minimum of 12 characters
  • The password expiration time was reduced to 90 days (this does not impact API users)
Bandwidth Dashboard

Emergency Notifications now can be managed via 911 Access Dashboard API

With this enhancement you can now manage your Emergency Services Notifications using the 911 Access Dashboard APIs.

To use this feature you’ll need to be contracted/enabled for the Notification service. If you’d like to use this feature and are not contracted for it please reach out to your Account Manager.

911 Access
API

Improved user management email templates

We’ve updated our user management emails to provide you with a fully self-service experience to create and manage user credentials. These emails will clearly guide you through the proper actions to take in order to log into the Bandwidth Dashboard & reset your password as-needed.

Bandwidth Dashboard

SIP URI Calling now available for Voice API customers

You can now make voice calls to endpoints by specifying a SIP URI address.

For example you can now make calls to endpoints as follows: The destination to call (must be an E.164 formatted number (e.g. +15555551212) or a SIP URI (e.g. sip:[email protected]).

To use this feature you’ll need to be contracted/enabled for the CALL-TO-SIPURI SKU. If you’d like to use this feature and are not contracted for it please reach out to your Account Manager.

Voice
API

Enhanced Move Phone Number functionality

We’ve made an enhancement that allows you to track the movement of your phone numbers between your Sub-accounts and Locations as an order using the Move Phone Number functionality in the Bandwidth Dashboard or via the API.

This enhancement gives you access to a new POST /accounts /{accountId}/moveTns endpoint complete with all of the standard methods and features of a phone number order, including:

  • Asynchronous execution
  • Detailed GET order status and information
  • Detailed GET order history
Phone Numbers
API
Bandwidth Dashboard

Statement BDR enhancement

We listened to your feedback and are happy to announce that your statement Billing Detail Records (BDRs) will now be available on the same day that you receive your invoice. This change is effective beginning with your December 7th, 2020 invoice.

Check out how to download your voice Billing Detail Records (BDRs) and Message Detail Records (MDRs) for more information.

Bandwidth Dashboard

Message callback improvements

We’ve updated the Applications page to now support the ability to send messaging events to separate endpoints. One for inbound messages and another for status (outbound) messages.

With this update you can:

  • Configure separate callback URLs for inbound messages and status (outbound) callback events
  • Set status (outbound) callback as optional
  • Select which status (outbound) callback events you receive

Existing applications will continue to work as they currently do. If you’d like to take advantage of these Messaging Callback configuration options, visit the Applications page in the Bandwidth Dashboard to update.

Messaging
API
Bandwidth Dashboard

Consecutive number searching now available

Based on your feedback, we are happy to announce the ability to consecutively search for numbers is now available in the Bandwidth Dashboard—with a maximum amount of 100 telephone numbers per search. For more information, check out our support center articles on how to be a good steward of consecutive phone number ordering and how do I search and order consecutive phone numbers.

Phone Numbers
Bandwidth Dashboard

Added TLS/SRTP functionality

We have added a TLS/SRTP (Transport Layer Security and Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol) functionality that provides you with the ability to send and receive encrypted voice calls between your network infrastructure and Bandwidth. This feature adds a layer of security to calls for voice applications that require it. To enable it, please contact your Account Manager.

Voice

LSR submission status changes

BW Porting and Fall-out Management services now update status and desired due dates (DDD) for customers whenever a DDD changes or the port needs to be resubmitted.

Phone Numbers

STIR/SHAKEN interoperability with Sprint

Bandwidth adds fourth STIR/SHAKEN interoperability milestone with Sprint (now part of T-Mobile).

We are excited to be able to announce this joint effort in combating illegal robocalling! Bandwidth is currently focused on building out solutions that will help elevate attestation for our customers’ valid and legitimate use cases.

You do not need to take any action to enjoy this benefit!

Voice

Real-time messaging data and logs now available

You can now access real-time message data in the Bandwidth Dashboard under the Insights Tab or via the Get Messages API! This tool allows you to search and investigate the real-time status of your message logs. Use Messaging Insights for monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting the performance of your messages. You can find and filter messages by:

  • Message ID
  • Date
  • Status
  • Error Code
  • To and/or From Number, and more!

We enabled all administrators and non-administrators who have the Reporting role. If you’re an administrator, you can grant users access by enabling the Messaging Insights role on their user profile.

Messaging
API
Bandwidth Dashboard