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Can a Class 4 Softswitch run in the Cloud?

Can a Class 4 softswitch really run in the cloud?  This was a question I got at Mobile World Congress from a...

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Where's the Margin? (Part 1)

As much as I grumble often about the VoIP/UC providers and their lack of differentiation, SD-WAN is going to be just...

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First Hackproof Wi-Fi, then Grab Some IP Communications

While most of TMCnet blog readers want to monetize IP communications, most of the world just wants to be able to use...

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Software Media Servers Help CPaaS Offerings Such as GENBAND Kandy

Cloud communications are giving customers deployment options they never had before. Big data centers running ‘you name it’ communications functions and software...

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New Flowroute Customer Onboarding Platform Lubricates CSP Porting

Smoothly and effectively onboarding new enterprises is one of the most significant operational challenges for cloud communications providers. Flowroute is aiming squarely...

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CounterPath Bria-X Delivers Cost-Effective UCaaS Solution

In the 1990s Novell had a lock on servers in the enterprise. There was no Linux but SCO UNIX and IBM's AIX...

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Stupid Mistakes Lead to Kelihos Botnet Spam Lord Arrest

Russian Pyotr Levashov spread ransomware and other malicious software through the Kelihos botnet, possibly hacked the U.S. election and probably ran the...

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American Workers

August 25, 2005

I wrote a blog entry about a Dell call center a while back and I have noticed that people from India keep commenting on it . They hope to use my blog as a way to get hired. The funny thing about many of these e-mails is the grammar. If you are really looking for work you should somehow get your grammar checked before posting things online for the world to see.

But the point is broader than that.

Back From Orlando

August 25, 2005

I had a nice safe trip back to JFK and didn’t get stuck on Delta as I thought – it was Song. Thankfully there was little traffic on the way home. I did run into a few people in the parking lot on the way to my car. One was asking how to get o the monorail and the other was a family trying to get to Hertz. I was useless in both cases.

Song or Delta

August 24, 2005

Fly Clear

August 24, 2005

I walked by a kiosk in the Orlando airport and would have sworn it was a kiosk doing some sort of subliminal advertising for the Blue by American Express. The Kiosk which looked like a booth at our Internet Telephony Expos had computers in it and there were graphics everywhere that showed a card that looked like an American Express Blue credit card.

I went into the kiosk and said is this American Express? They told me it was Clear, a new initiative to get travelers through airport lines faster.

I read about this initiative and was pretty sure it was modeled after Israel where they use biometrics to identify you to reduce your wait time in airports. I was correct.



You Shook Me...

August 24, 2005

So while I chill here at Casa de Outback Steak listening to AC/DC, Def Leppard and the Buggles I notice a sign above my head that says:

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Danger:

High Flooding Area
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I suppose this is American pseudo-Australian humor.

At the same time people start crowding around me to look at the Weather Channel which is above my head. I read the close caption as you just can't talk or listen over AC/DC's You Shook Me All Night Long no matter how hard you try. The caption reads possibly 20 inches of rain. Thankfully they seem to be talking about hurricane Katrina which won't hit for a few days.








Delayed in Orlando -- Could Be Worse

August 24, 2005

I just passed through one of the loudest thunderstorms ever on the way to Orlando's airport. This may explain the delay in my flight. Thankfully there is a table here at Outback Steakhouse with a power outlet next to it so at least I can blog while eating salmon. I also noticed that the EVDO is a bit slow here.

ININ and Vonexus Presentations

August 24, 2005

VoIP Monitoring

August 24, 2005

Today, Motorola chairman Edward Zander announced that Motorola will release a new cell phone allowing parents to monitor children's whereabouts as well as offering filtering software. I got to thinking that this makes a good deal of sense for parents who want kids to have the security and safety features of a cell phone but on the other hand feel that the child is given too much freedom at too early and age and needs o be checked up on from time to time.

Although I didn't see it in this article, I would assume that allowing parents to listen in on conversations would be important as well. In fact when you think of what could be an exciting VoIP service to roll out; monitoring children's conversations may be at the top of the list.

We have tools that allow us to monitor where kids are surfing and what e-mails they send and receive. The missing link is voice.

This is a natural for VoIP as there are already recording solutions refined in the IP contact center market that lend themselves perfectly to helping parents manage the process of raising kids in difficult times.

I keep thinking about Google's announcement that they are going to enter VoIP and couple this with their intention to manage the world's information.







On Deck

August 24, 2005

Vonage in Bermuda

August 24, 2005

On my flight today I was crammed in against the window for few hours and as I pecked at my laptop keyboard the person next to me kept looking over. I just figured he was a competitor so I made some fictitious spreadsheets to throw him off. Seriously though at the end of the flight he asked me if I work in the VoIP market and when I said yes he couldn't stop talking about Vonage. He asked me if it was a good service.

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