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Can a Class 4 Softswitch run in the Cloud?

Can a Class 4 softswitch really run in the cloud?  This was a question I got at Mobile World Congress from a...

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Where's the Margin? (Part 1)

As much as I grumble often about the VoIP/UC providers and their lack of differentiation, SD-WAN is going to be just...

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First Hackproof Wi-Fi, then Grab Some IP Communications

While most of TMCnet blog readers want to monetize IP communications, most of the world just wants to be able to use...

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Software Media Servers Help CPaaS Offerings Such as GENBAND Kandy

Cloud communications are giving customers deployment options they never had before. Big data centers running ‘you name it’ communications functions and software...

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New Flowroute Customer Onboarding Platform Lubricates CSP Porting

Smoothly and effectively onboarding new enterprises is one of the most significant operational challenges for cloud communications providers. Flowroute is aiming squarely...

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CounterPath Bria-X Delivers Cost-Effective UCaaS Solution

In the 1990s Novell had a lock on servers in the enterprise. There was no Linux but SCO UNIX and IBM's AIX...

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Stupid Mistakes Lead to Kelihos Botnet Spam Lord Arrest

Russian Pyotr Levashov spread ransomware and other malicious software through the Kelihos botnet, possibly hacked the U.S. election and probably ran the...

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Avaya Buys Nimcat Networks

September 19, 2005

The Only VoIP Event With Service Provider Summit

September 19, 2005

This is part of the ITEXPO: Best VoIP Show In The World series of Blog entries.

We at TMC recognize that service providers are the backbone of the VoIP industry and every day they make up a larger and larger part of the community served by TMC publications and events.

I salute you today's service provider as only you have to deal with ever-changing government regulation and technology that mutate faster than the bacteria in Chernobyl. You are in a turbulent but invigorating market. Come to ITEXPO and be part of the Service Provider Summit.

Building Voice Communities

September 19, 2005

After the post last week that discussed voice enabled communities, I have been thinking more and more about the topic. I really believe that every website of substance – a site that has a vibrant community will be voice enabled. We will have a new voice-enabled Internet and VoIP will power it.

NASCAR sites will have scheduled debates where people will speak on designated topics. For example there may be a debate on whether Jeff Gordon belongs in the hall of fame.

Making Money Selling VoIP

September 19, 2005

I am currently working with Robert Messer on our now world-famous session on making money selling VoIP at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. Over 600 resellers attended this session this past February in Miami at ITEXPO. We are expecting a large number of traditional interconnects to be in the audience this year and just like last year, people from around the world will attend to see what sorts of IP telephony opportunities are available for them to take advantage of.

Interconnects of course need to be at this session because VoIP is their future. I have been telling interconnects they need to learn about convergence since my days at the head of CTI magazine.

P2P VoIP Activity

September 18, 2005

Eyeball Networks Shows Foresight

September 18, 2005

Cingular Outage

September 18, 2005


September 16, 2005

Adventures of a Superhero Blogger

Wow! If you want to keep up to date in the inner workings of the Microsoft machine check out Mini Microsoft a blog maintained by an employee that has become the virtual water cooler for all employees to gripe about Microsoft and complain that it has become too bloated and bureaucratic.

The author of the blog works at the company by day and by night writes a blog that is shaking up the company and possibly the management.

The secret identity of the blog’s author is kept from everyone, even the creator of the blog.

Even though the site seems to have a massive amounts of complaints about just about everything Microsoft does, Steve Ballmer explains that 85% of Microsoft employees are very happy to be working for the company and morale is at an all time high.

Still the blog is a good way for outsiders to get a feel for at least how some people feel about working at the world’s largest software company.

Bugatti Veyron

September 16, 2005

If you want a car with over 1,001 horsepower and have one and a quarter million dollars to burn, the Bugatti Veyron may be for you. An exclusive club indeed, the car will reach up to 250 miles per hour. Until recently hitting 200 MPH was a near-impossible achievement for a production car.

Bugatti Veyrom -- vroom vroom.

Katrina Telemarketing Ban Lifted

September 16, 2005

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