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Open Letter to LinkedIn

What started as a neat online rolodex evolved into a business networking site, but now is a lousy version of Facebook....

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API of the Week: Stitch Labs Adds Flexibility to Omnichannel Commerce

As the number of sales channels explodes, companies look to automation to help them manage inventory across them all. From Amazon to...

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ITW and the Importance of Services

As many of you know, ITW has historically been about wholesale voice minutes exchange.  But as voice minutes exchange has lessened in...

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All About the API: The One Developer Event You Need

OK, I am going to start off by taking back the headline of this post... There isn't one of anything you need....

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API of the Week: Use Flowroute to Access the Multibillion Dollar Telecom API Space

Flowroute is one of the companies in technology that “gets it” when it comes to APIs. Yes, I know APIs aren’t new…...

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API of the Week: Vidyo APIs Add Value All Around Us

If you want your company to have a tremendous valuation, make it an integral part of a platform which allows others to...

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The Growing Importance of VoWiFi Beyond VoLTE

Last week, I wrote about the importance of VoWiFi as an extension to the VoLTE strategy.  When you look at the chart...

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Good Supercomm Overview

June 4, 2005

iPod Sales Dip

June 3, 2005

Say it isnt so. Apple’s iPod sales are slowing. Is this possible? The once super-coveted music player may possibly be on the decline in sales growth. According to this iPod Article, sales are flat or declining for most models.

In my opinion a new model needs to be introduced.

Supercomm Happenings

June 3, 2005

I would love to have you come hear me speak at SuperComm Monday and even if you can’t make the session, stop by our Supercomm party on Tuesday night. Please RSVP. We expect to max the venue. So far we have a good deal of vendors, service providers, press and analysts signed up to attend.

I have only been to the Sears Tower once and remember having to take multiple elevators to get to the floor I needed to go to.

FCC Martin on Broadband

June 3, 2005

David Isenberg has a great post on the FCC and Kevin Martin’s priorities. Apparently Martin says that broadband is the number priority of the FCC.



Here are some key quotes:

Getting broadband rules right "will involve not only making sure we have the right regulatory framework for that infrastructure, but addressing issues like what are the services that ride over that infrastructure and what are the social obligations that go along with that like the expectation that people have to connect to local public safety officials."

"The free market is a better way for delivering innovation to consumers," he said. "The most important role of government in that sense is setting an environment in which the benefits of that free market can flow to consumers."






All I can say is thank you Chairman Martin.

Barrales For Open FCC Seat

June 3, 2005

Satellite Internet – It’s Back

June 3, 2005

I remember in the mid nineties – was it 1995? -- I was at an Internet World show in LA and I met with people from DirecPC, a division of DirecTV who extolled the virtues of browsing by satellite. I was intrigued but never tried the service. According to the WSJ a new effort is underway from a number of companies to provide us once again with satellite Internet service.

Veraz Maps IMS to its Softswitch

June 2, 2005

Veraz Networks new ControlSwitch modules map easily to the leading NGN groups. Groups such as ETSI TISPAN, MSF, ITU, ATIS are evaluating adoption of the core IMS within their reference architectures to provide mobility and simplify service delivery to any access network.

The ControlSwitch enables carriers to achieve a graceful migration path that exploits full network and subscriber service convergence across wireless and wireline networks. The advanced ControlSwitch architecture provides a path for service providers interested in enhanced business models, such as Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). These networks will then leverage the power of the core IMS-ready softswitch to deliver voice and/or multimedia services to subscribers across any available access network, including over broadband access media such as DSL, cable, metro Ethernet or wireless broadband, in addition to mobile networks and existing narrowband digital loop systems.

“Carriers will deploy IMS in stages; initially wireline operators will use the technology in order to upgrade their switching architecture to facilitate value added voice services to curb decreasing voice revenues.



Botaxes

June 1, 2005

A while back I received an e-mail or comment on my blog, I really cant remember where I saw it. The gist of fit was that the government will just basically tax everything it can. VoIP, luxury cars, whatever it can find. That is how they generate revenue and saving and slashing costs is not a popular concept in the government.

I was reminded about this comment today when I was reading a WSJ article titled The Nose-Job Tax where NJ has already instituted a cosmetic surgery tax last summer.

Covad Investment

June 1, 2005

I received this request about Covad today. This was in response to recent article. I feel like the Jim Cramer of VoIP Here is the question and answer:

Question:

Mr. Tehrani,

I just finished reading you article, “Best VoIP Investments of 2005“ (published in February 2005) and noticed you didn’t make mention of COVAD Communications. The article seemed to focus more on smaller companies that were marketing specific, niche-type capabilities, as well as peer-to-peer technology, and perhaps that’s why COVAD was not mentioned.





WiFi in Church

June 1, 2005

BT may have WiFi enabled the first church – well at least the first one I have heard of. The church is in Wales and the Reverend Keith Kimber at St John’s Rectory Church in Cardiff said, “The church has to move with the times and I wanted to make St John's a sanctuary for everyone, including business people with laptops and mobiles." He continued, "I have no problem with people quietly sending an email or surfing the Internet in church, as long as they respect the church." I am pretty impressed by this whole concept of Internet access in houses of worship. What is next? Perhaps bibles and Korans will be read electronically?

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