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How Nuance is Powering the Voice Economy

It's no secret that voice interfaces have become one of the most successful product categories in recent years. With the price point...

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FCC and FTC Co-Host April 23rd Expo on Robocall Blocking

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a Stop Illegal Robocalls Expo on Monday, April...

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Why Not Move to Cloud Fax?

  The last couple of weeks I explored the topic of SIP Trunking.   One of the benefits I discussed is that cloud...

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Jabra Responds To Evolving Workplace with Engage 65, 75

After exhausting interviews with 400 call center professionals and IT administrators, Jabra set out to design headsets for the evolving workplace. Respondents...

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CounterPath Now does Collaboration

President and CEO Donovan JonesYears before it was fashionable, CounterPath had a soft-client, allowing an app to give mobile devices compatibility with...

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Kollective Improves Network Performance via P2P Technology

Enterprise network congestion on continues to be a problem as software updates and files continue to grow in size. Add to these challenges,...

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Could Scheduling Logins Make us Safer?

Hackers are relentless. Today it was discovered the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) suffered at least 240 data breaches and another 800 suspected...

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Arrived In Orlando

October 10, 2005

Liberty Bell Telecom Picks VoX

October 10, 2005

VoX Communications is doing very well in the wholesale VoIP market. I think the dual strategy of wholesale/retail is very smart. Disclaimer: I’m a shareholder of eLEC. Still the combination of wholesale and retail means you can make more money without the need for doubling equipment and staffing cost.

Sentito News

October 10, 2005

Off to Comptel. Here is some early morning news from the show:

Wholesale Carrier ETN Singapore Selects sentitO ONX System 3 to Deliver Voice Over Broadband Services

sentitO ONX System 3 Key Element of ETN’s IP Migration Strategy and Service Expansion for its Asian and African Carrier Customers

ORLANDO, FLA., October 10, 2005  - sentitO Networks, a leading provider of open and distributed VoIP switching equipment and service delivery solutions for global telecommunications service providers, announced today that wholesale carrier ETN Singapore has selected sentitO to deliver wholesale network and subscriber based voice-over-broadband services (VoB).  ETN will deploy sentitO’s new ONX System 3, its intelligent IP switching and service delivery solution, to provide seamless and secure delivery of VoIP services in Singapore before rolling out sentitO systems into its key telecom markets in the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan and South Africa.

ETN Singapore is one of Asia’s fastest growing wholesale telecommunications carriers deploying advanced VoIP and TDM technologies to its carrier customers in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.  ETN chose sentitO’s ONX System 3 in September after a rigorous 9-month test and evaluation process featuring several industry leading vendors. 

“sentitO ONX System 3 blends high capacity, purpose-built hardware with an open, SIP-based architecture that provides ETN with mission critical flexibility and reliability to rapidly integrate and scale a broad array of innovative, VoB services across diverse network topologies,” said Richard Tang, CEO of ETN Singapore  “This integrated signaling and media gateway solution ensures seamless inter-working between new SIP based networks and the legacy PSTN switches within our various Asian and African markets that use diverse SS7 variants and media codecs in their networks.  sentitO’s solution will provide us with a significant competitive advantage to grow and evolve our VoB services mix to adapt to the ever changing demands within these telecom markets.”

Each ONX System 3 system features sentitO’s Intelligent Voice Gateway, Proxy 7 signaling gateway, and PreVision Network Manager, providing ETN Singapore with the critical TDM-IP conversion, secure SS7-SIP inter-working and call control functions required for the scalable and secure delivery of advanced IP services.  The sentitO solution blends a uniquely open and distributed standard-based architecture with custom, carrier-grade hardware to deliver unmatched reliability, voice quality and application innovation with assured performance at scale. ONX System 3’s distributed processing architecture enables service providers to scale cost-effectively and support both low-and high-density deployments, while delivering carrier-class features such as 1:N line card protection and a full suite of voice compression options.











Off To Comptel

October 9, 2005

Tadiran America

October 9, 2005

Tadiran America is a company that always had great technology but was pretty quiet in the last few years. I expect to see this company become a bigger threat to the PBX establishment in the near future. Company execs tell me they will be aiming to go from 3% to 5% market share in the US. Perhaps higher.

Jobs Go to India

October 8, 2005

Half of Silicon Valley's outsourced jobs go to India according to this study.

"Outsourcing as a drain on area jobs seems to have leveled off," said Mario Belotti, the W.M. Keck professor of economics at the Leavey School of Business. "This leveling off is consistent with the latest monthly increases in the county labor force and civilian employment," he added. "Recent gains in both of these economic variables have been somewhat higher than similar gains for the U.S. as a whole."

The survey also gauges business optimism by asking senior managers and executives to compare conditions six months prior to the survey, and to project conditions six months from now.



Bird Flu

October 8, 2005

I have been hearing from some that the bird flu hoopla we have recently heard about is a publicity stunt. Others say the threat is very real. Perhaps what settles the argument is this article.

Take a look at these excerpts:

"Most bird flus emerge briefly and are relatively localized," said Dr. Andrew T. Pavia, chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Utah and chairman of the pandemic influenza task force of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The most worrisome thing about H5N1, Dr. Pavia said, is that it has not gone away.

"It killed tigers at the Bangkok zoo, which is quite remarkable because flu is not traditionally a big problem for cats," Dr. Pavia said.





SugarCRM Contest

October 8, 2005

One of the more amazing aspects of open source software is the open source community. SugarCRM recently announced the 100th extension to its Sugar Suite open source CRM platform as well as a contest for developers with prizes totaling $2,500 in cash and prizes.

Over 2,000 developers have joined SugarForge.org in the last 14 months. This is quite an accomplishment.

In any open source project there is always a handful of developers that do most of the work.



REI Communications Triple Play

October 7, 2005

REI Communications is getting serious about triple-play as they are going to use Pannaway Technologies to deliver the service in Central Florida. 200,000 residents will have access to the service. REI Communications CEO Karl Burgess says one of the reasons they picked Pannaway was because the New England-based company helped deliver affordable service to their customers and Pannaway is working around the clock to deliver the solution.

The best thing about the deal? Pannaway is located in New Hampshire and the service calls in January are awesome!

VoIP URLs for October 7, 2005

October 7, 2005

Here are some recent VoIP URL registrations worth sharing. I like the first one 1800voipcall.com. It is registered to Ben Youngblood in California. Karaokevoip.com is kind of a cool concept as well.

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