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LTE and Voice = VoLTE

Every year, Ericsson puts out a nice overall Mobility Report in June.  I’m finally getting around to reading it now.  There is some...

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ViziApps: A Great Tool for the Citizen Developer Revolution

Recently I had to prototype an iOS app for a project I am working on and did a lot of research to...

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Execution, Flexibility, Safety, Ease of Use Key to Digital Success - Lessons from Gitex 2016

The etisalat and Nissan Smart Car collaboration, the robot policeman, and James Baresse's presentation on three needs for digital payment system success...

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Are You Managing Hours or Outcomes?

Another consultant is having a trying experience with a client. The client wants to see the consultant in the office more,...

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Whatever Happened to Dialogic Boards?

I stopped wearing Dialogic shirts in airports many many years ago, simply because I often got stopped by people who used our...

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ORBCOMM Looks to Become Complete IoT Solutions Service Provider

One of the topics discussed often among communications service providers is whether they want to be relegated to dumb pipes or they...

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Your Phone Just Ate Your Car Key

Are you ready for your new digital future? It’s a great question to ask as the role your mobile phone plays in...

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ITEXPO: Best VoIP Show In The world

August 25, 2005

I have been deluged with exhibitors from past Internet Telephony Conference and Expos to start writing about how much superior TMC's ITEXPO is to other events. For the most part I thought it was self-explanatory as we have had 3 sold out exhibit halls in a row and our aisles are always full of people buying and selecting products. Everyone knows that other industry events may have lots of exhibitors but they don’t get the traffic. At least that is what everyone tells me.

Rates Technology and Alcatel

August 25, 2005

In my blog entry on Rates Technology Inc I mentioned Alcatel as in default. Specifically:

After it became impossible to get them covered, RTI recently filed suit for willful patent infringement against Centrepoint Technologies, Inc. for much less money than Mitel and Alcatel (they certainly are a smaller company).

Mitel Networks was sued for $945 Million; Alcatel was sued for $1.155 Billion; and their default is pending in USDC EDNY. Hello Direct, GN Netcom and GN had been sued by RTI for patent infringement, and they recently settled with RTI; the terms are being kept confidential


Since that time I have learned the court has vacated the default meaning it is now in the hands of California courts since Alcatel sued Rates Technology Inc. first in California.

Carly Fiorina

August 25, 2005

Vonage IPO: What It Means For VoIP

August 25, 2005

VoIP companies enjoyed two  surges in the public markets. The first was in the Fall of 1997 when companies like Inter-Tel and Franklin Telecom were VoIP darlings. Inter-Tel who at the time had a service provider offering was one of the few public ways to play what at the time we called IP telephony or Internet telephony.

We then saw public interest leave the VoIP space for a while and then it came back with a vengeance in 1998-2000. The public markets haven’t had too many tech darlings since the ensuing bubble burst though.

Vonage Goes IPO

August 25, 2005

Apparently all the rumors of Vonage being acquired are now dead as an IPO seems likely. I suppose it is still possible for someone to come in at the last second and buy the company. A cable company or international service provider? BellSouth?

American Workers

August 25, 2005

I wrote a blog entry about a Dell call center a while back and I have noticed that people from India keep commenting on it . They hope to use my blog as a way to get hired. The funny thing about many of these e-mails is the grammar. If you are really looking for work you should somehow get your grammar checked before posting things online for the world to see.

But the point is broader than that.

Back From Orlando

August 25, 2005

I had a nice safe trip back to JFK and didn’t get stuck on Delta as I thought – it was Song. Thankfully there was little traffic on the way home. I did run into a few people in the parking lot on the way to my car. One was asking how to get o the monorail and the other was a family trying to get to Hertz. I was useless in both cases.

Song or Delta

August 24, 2005

Fly Clear

August 24, 2005

I walked by a kiosk in the Orlando airport and would have sworn it was a kiosk doing some sort of subliminal advertising for the Blue by American Express. The Kiosk which looked like a booth at our Internet Telephony Expos had computers in it and there were graphics everywhere that showed a card that looked like an American Express Blue credit card.

I went into the kiosk and said is this American Express? They told me it was Clear, a new initiative to get travelers through airport lines faster.

I read about this initiative and was pretty sure it was modeled after Israel where they use biometrics to identify you to reduce your wait time in airports. I was correct.

You Shook Me...

August 24, 2005

So while I chill here at Casa de Outback Steak listening to AC/DC, Def Leppard and the Buggles I notice a sign above my head that says:


High Flooding Area
I suppose this is American pseudo-Australian humor.

At the same time people start crowding around me to look at the Weather Channel which is above my head. I read the close caption as you just can't talk or listen over AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long no matter how hard you try. The caption reads possibly 20 inches of rain. Thankfully they seem to be talking about hurricane Katrina which won't hit for a few days.

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