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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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Altaworx Helps You Launch, Monetize and Scale Telecom Solutions

IoT billing can get quite expensive as carrier plans do not always fit the usage pattern of devices. In a conversation with Rickie...

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Characteristics of an Enterprise SBC

   As enterprises move to IP voice services and SIP Trunking, enterprise SBCs are required as a border element to protect the...

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IPCC Meeting Today

October 11, 2005

I got to sit in on an IPCC meeting which discussed how CLECs can transition into VoIP. Staci Pies had a great talk on 911in which the issue of liability came up. Who is liable when service providers lose broadband service? For example some VoIP providers lost access to the Internet recently due to the Cogent and Level 3 dispute.

Much of the discussion centered around whether you need to protect yourself from the FCC or from liability from consumers or both.

Global Touch Telecom

October 11, 2005

I just me with the energetic management team of Global Touch Telecom (GTT)and was pretty impressed with what they are up to. They sell hosted platforms for VoIP -- be it residential or commercial. They purchased a company called Xcast Labs that built their own hosted platform including a session border controller and softswitch. Why build your own when these products are available on the open market?

Orlando World Center Marriott

October 10, 2005

This is the second time I have been at a hotel at a telecom show and found there is no Internet access. Well there is access mind you, it is just that the network is so congested that it is absolutely impossible to get an IP address or worse you get one and the speed doesn't even compare to dial-up.

Andy Abramson has some great views on this topic and they are that hotels need to have on-demand bandwidth capable of handling the traffic their guests put on the network. I am paraphrasing a bit here but that is the general idea.

I for one cannot stay disconnected and EVDO while great is no substitute for real broadband. Hotels, especially those touting themselves as world class resorts need to focus more on the broadband access they supply guests.

Soon, the web will make it easy for traveling executives to screen out the hotels with lousy Internet access meaning poor bandwidth will equal less revenue.

The Internet is the greatest disseminator of information and trust me, people who have terrible broadband experiences in hotels after paying for access will complain loudly and frequently.

If you disagree, start reading once again at the top of the page.













eBay Acquisition Spree

October 10, 2005

Arrived In Orlando

October 10, 2005

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.

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