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IoT News from Cisco, University of Missouri and a new IoT Certification Available

Lots of exciting news in the IoT and M2M spaces today. Cisco unveils six pillars for IoT development and lots of new...

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Broadsoft, Nimble Storage, Vodafone, Hibernia, Sonus and other video Interviews

Erik Linask of TMC interviews Hugh Shannon of AvotusMy video team has been at some of the latest shows in the telecom...

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VoWiFi Will Play a Critical Role in Extending Voice Coverage

Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi)...what’s the big deal?  For instance, I can already engage in VoWiFi with some VoIP clients that are downloaded...

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Why CSPs Will Retain a Strong Position in Video Services

By: Paula Bernier, TMC Executive Editor

Facilities-based service providers that own the access network are ideally positioned to distribute video both today and in the future, according to Chris Croupe, who works in strategic marketing at Alcatel-Lucent. Video comes in a variety of forms, its applications continue to expand, and this kind of content continues to multiply, Croupe notes in his recent TechZine posting, Future of video content: Evolution toward 2020.

Calls leveraging video have become widespread, he adds, noting that 59 percent of smartphone users under 35 years of age make at least one video call a month, and 37 percent of this group does so at least once a week.

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It's VoLTE Time

It’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE time). As we all know, the numbers of LTE networks and subscribers have been growing tremendously;...

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Why Google Blocking Revenge Porn is Significant

Amit Singhal SVP Google Search said on his blog today the company will soon offer a web form to allow people to...

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Video and Voice over LTE/ WiFi Requires a Media Server

With the LTE World Summit coming up next week, there will be much discussion about voice and video over LTE as...

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WiMAX in Wisconsin

May 26, 2005

Firefox Fixes

May 26, 2005

Taiwan and the Virtual Girlfriend

May 26, 2005

What to do when your mistress is busy? Get out your mobile virtual girlfriend. I often write about how Asia is so far ahead of the US in telecom and broadband technology -- I have finally found something I am glad Taiwan has before us. We can thank 3G technology -- which the US doesn't have, for making this service available.

Nokia 770

May 26, 2005

Save Municipal Wireless

May 26, 2005

I just came upon this site savemuniwireless.org that focuses on furthering municipal wireless networks. There are lots of entries and analysis. The point of the site is to allow states/cities/municipalities to have their own wireless networks. As you may know LECs are fighting this trend as they consider states offering WiFi service -- often for free, as a competitive threat.

Heading Back From Speech-World

May 26, 2005

I am heading back today and am on an American flight bound for NY at the moment (I am looking forward to the day that we have high-speed internet on flights). The show went well. Exhibitors told me the quality of attendees was great and the quantity was good for a first-time event. Last night was the 20th annual Top 50 award where we celebrate the largest outsourcers in the world.

Skype Affiliate Program

May 25, 2005

The next telecom gold rush it seems is affiliate programs and Vonage and all other VoIP companies have them. Except Skype of course. Well then again, Skype isnt a phone company… Or are they?. Well of course they are and as Tom Keating reports Skype now has an affiliate program meaning you can earn money and a lot of it in fact, if you can get more people to sign up and pay for Skype service.

Salesforce.com and Merrill Lynch

May 24, 2005

IPCC AT Supercomm

May 24, 2005

Here is what the IPCC and it's head Michael Khalilian are up to at Supercomm this year. I am on a panel with Mike at SuperComm and am looking forward to hosting our SuperComm party with the IPCC again this year. Last year we co-sponsored a cruise with the IPCC.

Industry VoIP Forum IPCC to Sizzle at SUPERCOMM
Annual Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers From Vonage and Time Warner  - - All Service Providers Invited - -

IPCC Chairs VoIP Panel; Exhibits the Latest Voice Over IP (VoIP) Technology; and Co-Sponsors Networking Event for SUPERCOMM Attendees

Fremont, CA – May 19, 2005 – The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC),  the industry's technology marketing forum working to advance Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) over broadband cable, wireless, and wireline, announced today its numerous activities taking place at SUPERCOMM 2005, June 6-9 in Chicago. SUPERCOMM is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers.






Broadband Competition

May 24, 2005

I had to share this -- it is a post on an e-mail list from cybertelecom.org:

When the 21st Century Communications history is written, it will be shown that Michael Powell did MORE for the advancement of disruptive unlicensed wireless broadband than all the FCC staff, other 4 Commissioners, Congresspersons, and Telco Lobbyists combined. Its all now in the hands of the techno-luddites, greedy and dying Telcos, clueless lawyers both inside and outside the FCC, and politics-driven remaining Commissioners.  And thus the muscle-bound Regulatory Gods  will complete  the Communications Revolution the RBOCs started. So instead of a technical, economic, regulatory solution led by the United States that digital wireless promised in the first place starting with the 1984 Report and Order authorizing spread spectrum it in the ISM bands the REST of the world will run with the digital wireless we developed and whip our ass globally in extending broadband connectivity for their entire populations. We will be adopting and buying THEIR solutions within 5-7 more years, instead of selling it to them.

You think Martin or the other Stooges are going to be its savior?



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