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Why is the PSTN Long Tail So Long?

Even though VoIP and IP communications in general is now dominating all landline communications, why is the PSTN still there?  Why doesn’t...

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Cloudstudio with Your UCaaS, Would You Like Fries With That?

McDonald's is famous for asking customers if they want fries with their order and as a result, over the years, they have...

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Martello Offers Unique SD-WAN Solutions

Martello Technologies has become one of the more interesting players in the SD-WAN space - by purchasing Elfiq - one of the first...

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New Rev.io REST API Helps Carriers Reduce Leakage, Improve ROI

Revenue leakage among carriers is close to a billion dollars and as new services come on line, the complexity of managing various...

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As an enterprise, why you should care about 5G

As an enterprise, why should you care about 5G?  I mean, after all, it means new phones, new bring your own...

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New VTech Devices Bring SIP and Key System Functionality to Business

Sometimes you need to go backward to go forward is what we thought when we met for an exclusive interview with...

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Jenne Becomes Leading UCaaS Value-Added Distributor

As resellers evolve from selling telecom hardware like PBXs to UCaaS, they often need help to figure out how to do it...

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Calysto on ITEXPO

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about last week's Internet Telephony show in Los Angeles.

TelecomNext and Telecom 05

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about the USTA Telecom 05 and TelecomNext shows.

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USTA TELECOM '05
Las Vegas

Venetian Resort & Casino
October 24-26, 2005
Attendees: Approx.








SBC Goes Trick-Or-Treating

October 30, 2005

Underestimating the RBOCs would be a tragic mistake. The CLECs learned this a short while back, and now many of them are out of business or about to be. Incumbent telcos have armies of lawyers and lobbyists and decades of experience in convincing politicians to do their bidding. This is why a Telecom Act in 1996 designed to allow competition was repealed in less than ten years.

Citrix Gateways

October 30, 2005

VoIP 2.0 Application Enablement

Many of us use Citrix Presentation Server but you may not know the company has been building up their access business to allow users to get access to their applications over the web and IP phones. This strategy has been announced for a while now but I wanted to share the news on how the company is making strides.

The company sees the IP telephony application market being the size of the voicemail market. In other words they see the need for applications to be sold with every IP PBX.

In order to facilitate their growth in this space they have launched a Voice Office suite of applications that allow customers to receive information on their devices. If you don't recall, Citrix purchased Net6 a while back and this division is now the Gateway division of Citrix.





Susan Kennedy Transcript

October 30, 2005

Here is the text of Commissioner Susan Kennedy’s speech at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo from last week in Los Angeles. She did an outstanding job and had the audience laughing at 8:00 am. This is no easy feat and she backed up an amazingly charismatic presentation with content that was second to none. If there is one theme I kept hearing throughout the show it was that regulators have an amazing challenge in a world where consumers use VoIP to communicate.

VoIP 2.0 Marches On

October 27, 2005

I am here in the airport on the way back from ITEXPO in Los Angeles . If you haven't seen the pictures of the event, please do. I haven't seen a busier show in VoIP and the hunger for knowledge was amazing. Crowds actually had to be pulled out of keynotes and sessions to go to the next session.

Asterisk Keynote Today

October 27, 2005

Mark Spencer gave a riveting keynote today where he discussed his poor experiences in international travel and tied it into how open source communications will allow customers to solve their own problems. Open source is most valuable for consumers as open source developers need to earn the business every day. Spencer addressed a lunchtime crowd of hundreds of domestic and international executives in a standing room only ballroom at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Mark went on to say that it would be great to apply open source principles to airline travel so instead of having to wait in line to change a cancelled a flight and subsequently missing other flights, you can make the changes yourself.

Spencer focused on the strengths of open source and mentioned that the community of developers and the resellers can improve upon their product if they like. For example, IBM has a version of Asterisk that is designed for extremely high availability.

Questions from the audience directed Mark to address what he thinks of router based Asterisk implementations.





Cisco Rick Moran

October 27, 2005

"14,000 IP phones a day is what Cisco ships," is what Cisco's Rick Moran mentioned to the audience as why he thinks the VoIP market is here and now. Moran says there is value in being the phone guy or gal. He mentioned this in his keynote at ITEXPO in Los Angeles.

As he discussed the VoIP market in general Moran said "We need to remove the "cuss" from customer service Rick." He went on to show how VoIP helps us provide better service levels.

"We have turned into human middleware Moran told the audience. We take things from one calendar and import it into another." "This does not seem logical." he continued.

The application and the network need to work together better and it doesn't make sense that cell phones ring at 3:00 am local time when you travel as the phone and network realize what time it is.

SIP, SIMPLE, SOAP and other standards are making it easier for these things to happen.







India Reporter, Editor Jobs

October 27, 2005

We are looking to hire Indian technology reporters and editors. Please make sure to send me a resume. Technology Marketing Corporation is a 35 year old company that launched the first magazine in the call center space and the first magazine in the VoIP space.

Our website, TMCnet is the most popular communications site in the world and we receive up to 800,000 unique visitors to our site every month.

We cover the most exciting technologies in the world and if you are a great writer and enjoy writing about communications and technology, you need to send me your resume to rtehrani@tmcnet.com.

If you don't live in India, that is fine. We are looking to hire the world's best writers and editors regardless of location.





Article on Michael Powell

October 27, 2005

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