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YipTV Offers Free Trials for International TV

The news of OTT video growth hasn’t abated – Netflix continues to impress with earnings, Verizon reportedly has a new millennial-aimed OTT...

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IPX Can Enable Revenue Innovation for Voice Wholesalers--Part I

When I attended International Telecoms Week (ITW) back in May, I wrote about how voice wholesalers are looking to expand their...

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Expect Cloud UC Player BroadVoice to Acquire and More Inside Scoop

BroadVoice begins to construct new headquartersBroadVoice has been having a great deal of success lately – they’re moving to a new HQ,...

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How The Marketing Behind U.S. Presidential Campaigns Works

While social media has become a big factor in political donations in the last decade or so, its worth pointing out a...

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Why Broadband May Not Be The Answer

This is a look at a typical Internet Minute: And that is the consumer stuff filled with social and real time...

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The Move to Software-based Telecom Infrastructure (NFV) is On

About a month ago Erik Linask, Group Editorial Director at TMC, asked me for my thoughts on network functions virtualization (NFV)—you can...

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Cogent Communications Multi-National ISP Success Story

Cogent Communications was founded by David Schafer in 1999, the same year as my first IP communications company Super Technologies, Inc. But,...

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Telecom and CRM Scoop

May 27, 2005

May 27th Communications and Technology Podcast

May 27, 2005

Lots of great stuff in the latest communications and technology podcast. I had to bow out but am upset that I did as this one seemed quite good. Hopefully I can participate in next week’s edition.

Cisco Galileo

Announced at Speech-World is Galileo from Cisco is a really cool product that allows speech access to e-mail and calendaring. For those of you that remember Wildfire, it is a similar concept but having the Cisco brand behind it should allow it to be more widely purchased and deployed.



Iberian Lynx

May 27, 2005

With all the deaths of humans in the world I sometimes find it hard to worry about animals. Ethically I am torn to donating to human causes before animal ones. Still, I am a nature lover. I am certainly not someone you would consider green but I love all sorts of animals from fish to big cats.

Dave Hattey and SIPquest

May 27, 2005

Dave Hattey who has done a great job leading 3COM’s VoIP initiatives for years – and has spoken at TMC events in the past, has made the switch to SIPquest. The two companies are partners so they were familiar with each other before Hattey moved. I am not sure who may be taking his spot but Brian Allain just joined 3COM and could be the person who fills Hattey’s shoes. Allain has been in VoIP since the mid nineties and launched Avaya’s (Lucent at the time) foray into the IP PBX market .

TelTel Radio

May 27, 2005

Once you have a community of Internet telephony users the next step is to see what sorts of interesting things you can do with them like offer music and other audio content. TelTel, has done just this with their network of one million users – which they claim is the largest worldwide community of SIP p2p users. Similar to Skype, the company has software that works in a p2p fashion but where the two differ is that TelTel is SIP compatible meaning it is easily used with dozens if not hundreds of devices and third-party software endpoints.

Any media content provider can become a TelTel partner if they support SIP. Obviously there is huge competition from companies like the Microsoft and their Media Player, Real Networks and Apple QuickTime. But where this service can get interesting is in SIP device support allowing streaming to any device on the Net that is SIP compatible.

Will SIP become a conduit for audio programming?



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.

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