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2018 (Likely Wrong) Predictions

Last year, I refrained from making any telecom predictions.   And no one complained.  And this year I was content to continue down...

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20 Years Later, Dialpad Disrupts Communications Again

History was made this week As Dialpad launched a free version of their UCaaS platform for up to five users. This amounts...

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MegaPath Leverages Years of Experience to Lead in SD-WAN

MegaPath is in a unique position in the SD-WAN space as they were on the leading edge of the MPLS curve...

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Value Added Services In IoT

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to speak at TechXLR8 Asia in Singapore.  It was a dynamic conference covering...

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TELoIP Brings SD-WAN to Companies of All Sizes

The market predictions for SD-WAN growth show a hockey-stick. What is most interesting about this growth is it’s literally across the spectrum...

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SD-WAN is Booming and Airespring is Providing its Customers Innovative Solutions

SD-WAN is eating the WAN, cloud and IP communications all at once. We’ve all seen the amazing projections of market growth but...

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TPx Communications Successfully adds SD-WAN to its Portfolio of Services

IP Communications is just one of the important areas where SD-WAN is making a big impact. One company, TPx Communications got its...

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At The Dentist

October 17, 2005

The freedom to blog from anywhere has compelled me to send a note to my readers from the dentist's chair as I wait for the dentist to come speak with me. I always feel like I am lucky after a cleaning at the dentist. With all the scraping of those sharp tools in my mouth I always wonder how they don't slip and cut my gums. Thankfully the cleaning is over and I will have nice shiny teeth at ITEXPO next week.

SonyEricsson Earnings

October 17, 2005

I blogged about SonyEricsson this weekend and today they announced their net profit rose 6 percent in the third quarter. Funny thing is that this article points out that the company is the sixth largest mobile-phone maker. At some point shouldn’t we be counting from the smallest. No disrespect intended of course to SonyEricsson as they make great products and are a relatively new phone player.

Bird Flu Now In Romania

October 16, 2005

Aspect Software Buys Sivox Technologies

October 16, 2005

Apple iBerry

October 16, 2005

I have been complaining about how terrible Verizon Wireless phones are for a long time. And they really do stink. GSM phones are far superior. Of course I am referring to the selection and features of GSM phones not the quality of the GSM network.

Old McDonald Had Some WiFi

October 16, 2005

Fred Ziari seems to be the rural WiFi hotspot pioneer. By hotspotizing (did I just make up another word?) farmland he is pioneering efforts to put hotspots where they aren’t today and where they may never be if it was up to the local phone companies who see no profit potential by adding WiFi to areas where there are few customers.

How does Ziari make money? Well he doesn’t. You see his hotspot is free.

October 16, 2005 is a service I just learned about allowing DID number trading and peering. The service allows a VoIP service provider to provide national and international numbers from their website and only pay for the number when a customer buys the number from them.

The company plans on adding new features such as e911 and CALEA support. Next month it will have ENUM and regular peering service similar to the VPF.


I had a chance to speak via e-mail with company management and found some more interesting facts about DIDX.

Packet 8 Does Europe

October 15, 2005

There is a pretty amazing thing happening in VoIP. Vonage is spending oodles of money on marketing and other service providers are reeling when trying to go head-to-head with them. Two of the other major players in VoIP are AT&T and Packet8. One would imagine AT&T could keep up with Vonage on the marketing front but alas the New Jersey-based telecom giant has gone dark for a long while and their pending merger with SBC as a new parent will eventually give us some idea of where they are headed.

Does Speech Technology Work?

October 15, 2005

During the birth of any technology that replaces people with automation there is a high level of frustration until the technology gets to a level where it is ready to be accepted by the majority of consumers.

When the first ATM machines appeared many people complained that banks were losing their personal touch. But when you needed $500 cash at 8:00 p.m. in the evening there was no personal touch to be found. Yes, convenience trumped the teller and I will never ever go back to a bank teller – except possibly at gunpoint.

Similarly when the first voicemail systems were produced most corporations said they were too impersonal and they would never use them.

Google Earth Complaints

October 15, 2005

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