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Voice Revenue Decline - Scary or Under Control?

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Tech Culture Awards Status

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Brexit Could be Yuuuge for China

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Bitcoin, Blockchain and FinTech to the Brexit Rescue

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The Struggle of the Channel Managers

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VoIP Blocking

June 30, 2005

Interesting arguments Tom makes about VoIP blocking and how the liability is too great for anyone to do this in the future over cable. He could be right but I wonder if broadband providers aren’t coming up with ways to offer levels of bandwidth and in effect making us pay to have the QoS needed to guarantee 911 and other calls will have acceptable quality. I get the feeling that in this way service providers could effectively tax VoIP service that is provided by others.

Still this VoIP blocking issue isn’t new and thankfully Forbes.com mentioned the Madison River consent decree that forbids the blocking of VoIP and the fine in this article.

Cable companies could block ports but as Tom says there is significant risk in doing so. I think Tom is probably right on this issue but I don’t expect it to go away any time soon.



CNET’s News.com on Carly Fiorina

June 30, 2005

Leaky Web Sites

June 30, 2005

Carly Fiorina Keynotes ITEXPO

June 30, 2005

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is known worldwide as the leading event in VoIP attracting the largest audience from the most countries. Continuing in that tradition, we have added Carly Fiorina to the list of keynoters at the show. Why Carly? Well in a word, there is no other person we could think of that was the number two person at Lucent, worked at AT&T (yes they were once the same company) for decades, was the CEO of HP, purchased Compaq and to top it off sat on the board of Cisco.

Carly Fiorina There is a wealth of relevant experience in this woman and she will share it with you when you come to ITEXPO in Los Angeles later this year.

I am especially happy to say that that at the time of this writing, Carly is not working for HP or any other company and subsequently has no agenda to push, company to promote, etc.

People tell us all the time that Internet Telephony events have some of the most objective conferences around and I personally feel that Carly will continue this tradition and provide valuable insight on the future of VoIP.









Jamster Crazy Frog

June 29, 2005

I love the English and my grandparents used to live in the UK when I grew up, allowing me to spend summers at Hyde and Regent’s Park. Fun times I tell you. But when you think of Independence Day and America’s departure from our English roots, you start to wonder what we are missing since we have become a standalone country.

We all know fish and chips, some of us might even know Harrods and of course everyone knows Big Ben (webcam). But wait, the biggest thing in England right now isn’t any of the above but instead the Crazy Frog ring tone that has caught the country by surprise to become the biggest hit in recent memory.

Who would of thought that we would ever see a headline such as Crazy Frog keeps U2 from top of charts?



Top5 List

June 29, 2005

I have been subscribing to this list since what seems like forever. 1995 perhaps?

Here is today’s list which is one of the better ones. I recommend subscribing and I pay for it. I believe there is a free option as well.

                          June 29, 2005


              The Top 16 Euphemisms for Wasting Time


16> Tidying up the toddler's room

15> Configuring the spam blocker

14> Sorting Jell-O

13> Disinfecting the bordello

12> Waiting in the free beer line

11> Majoring in science at Kansas State

10> Reassuring voters about Iraq

 9> Rehabbing Whitney

 8> Pole-dancing for the priests

 7> Indicting the celebrity

 6> Painting flames on the Vespa

 5> Shampooing the toupee

 4> Heading the Democratic National Committee

 3> Compiling data on the utility of co-managed project workflow
    vis-a-vis transitioning material from a pre-final phase into
    an infra-final...





































Best Brand-X Articles

June 28, 2005

Tom Cross on Board of Advisors of VoIP Security Alliance

June 28, 2005

Today’s Triple-Play Webinar

June 28, 2005

I am really looking forward to working with Allied Telesyn and NetCentrex on today’s webinar:

Allied Telesyn and Netcentrex Announce University Market Partnership; Launch University Programs, Including Webinar and Joint Presence at ACUTA Trade Show

SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- June 27, 2005 -- Today, Allied Telesyn, a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions, and Netcentrex(TM), the leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, announced a partnership to jointly market and sell their respective offerings to the university market. The joint Netcentrex-Allied Telesyn solution formalizes a relationship forged during the pioneering deployment at San Jose State University, a previously announced customer of both companies. In addition, the partners announced a webinar highlighting their joint strategy for universities.



More on Brand X

June 28, 2005


I expected to come in today and blog about how yesterday’s Brand X decision is so terrible for consumers. I am trying to be open minded but the I don’t like the argument. Cable companies and ILECS have built companies based on monopolies that were sanctioned. Using this revenue they are now investing in newer networks.

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