Andy Abramson moderated a service provider roundtable session on day 2 of ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami which had participation from Packet8, Broadvox, Telefonica, TW Telecom, and MagicJack. Abramson kicked off by explain how surprisingly great the show was and further explained the companies missing this event may not be around for long.
Some items of interest from the event were comments from Huw Rees explaining how his parent company 8x8 is profitable and Vonage is not - which drags down the whole market.
Andy did a great job moderating and asked the carriers on the panel how they make money and he was further able to get at important issues like E911 and how carriers need to recoup investments in this technology.
Another comment I hear over and over which was made on stage has to do with a lack of innovation in our industry. It was a really great session.
A number of TMC editors were in attendance so you can feel free to search for more info on this panel. We will eventually have a video of it posted online as well.