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Why is the PSTN Long Tail So Long?

Even though VoIP and IP communications in general is now dominating all landline communications, why is the PSTN still there?  Why doesn’t...

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Cloudstudio with Your UCaaS, Would You Like Fries With That?

McDonald's is famous for asking customers if they want fries with their order and as a result, over the years, they have...

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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 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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Building Voice Communities

September 19, 2005

After the post last week that discussed voice enabled communities, I have been thinking more and more about the topic. I really believe that every website of substance – a site that has a vibrant community will be voice enabled. We will have a new voice-enabled Internet and VoIP will power it.

NASCAR sites will have scheduled debates where people will speak on designated topics. For example there may be a debate on whether Jeff Gordon belongs in the hall of fame.

Making Money Selling VoIP

September 19, 2005

I am currently working with Robert Messer on our now world-famous session on making money selling VoIP at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. Over 600 resellers attended this session this past February in Miami at ITEXPO. We are expecting a large number of traditional interconnects to be in the audience this year and just like last year, people from around the world will attend to see what sorts of IP telephony opportunities are available for them to take advantage of.

Interconnects of course need to be at this session because VoIP is their future. I have been telling interconnects they need to learn about convergence since my days at the head of CTI magazine.

P2P VoIP Activity

September 18, 2005

Eyeball Networks Shows Foresight

September 18, 2005

Cingular Outage

September 18, 2005


September 16, 2005

Adventures of a Superhero Blogger

Wow! If you want to keep up to date in the inner workings of the Microsoft machine check out Mini Microsoft a blog maintained by an employee that has become the virtual water cooler for all employees to gripe about Microsoft and complain that it has become too bloated and bureaucratic.

The author of the blog works at the company by day and by night writes a blog that is shaking up the company and possibly the management.

The secret identity of the blog’s author is kept from everyone, even the creator of the blog.

Even though the site seems to have a massive amounts of complaints about just about everything Microsoft does, Steve Ballmer explains that 85% of Microsoft employees are very happy to be working for the company and morale is at an all time high.

Still the blog is a good way for outsiders to get a feel for at least how some people feel about working at the world’s largest software company.

Bugatti Veyron

September 16, 2005

If you want a car with over 1,001 horsepower and have one and a quarter million dollars to burn, the Bugatti Veyron may be for you. An exclusive club indeed, the car will reach up to 250 miles per hour. Until recently hitting 200 MPH was a near-impossible achievement for a production car.

Bugatti Veyrom -- vroom vroom.

Katrina Telemarketing Ban Lifted

September 16, 2005

Paris Hilton Hacker Jailed

September 16, 2005

Mainstreaming VoIP

September 16, 2005

More examples of the mainstreaming of VoIP. See’s bullish article. Excerpt:

1. Since its inception, the quality of VoIP service has come a long way. Early VoIP products required both parties in a conversation to be at a computer.

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