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Target and Casper, Retail is now like Telecom

Retailers are now a lot like broadband providersCasper sells a mattress that rolls up and comes in a box and has rave...

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Merger Synergies and CX

Sonus is merging with GENBAND. Last year Sonus bought Taqua for $20M. The talk is all about synergies and higher EBITDA....

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Telecom Tidbits # 2457

Some help with Robocalls. Pass it along. Private equity firm, TPG, last year acquired RCN and Grande. Now they are grabbing...

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Is the Cisco VNI Right?

I come across many business plans that utilize the Cisco VNI, and these business plans and business often speak of it...

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What Happened to LinkedIn?

This week there have been two posts on my feed about "We can connect but don't spam me!" The discussion was...

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If Starting Today as an Agent

If I was starting my telecom agency today, what would I do? When I started in 1999, I was selling basically...

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The Rise of AI in Communications

Data, Data everywhere but not a byte to thinkData, Data everywhere buy why are the bytes not linked? As economical compute power...

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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.

Heading Back From Speech-World

May 26, 2005

I am heading back today and am on an American flight bound for NY at the moment (I am looking forward to the day that we have high-speed internet on flights). The show went well. Exhibitors told me the quality of attendees was great and the quantity was good for a first-time event. Last night was the 20th annual Top 50 award where we celebrate the largest outsourcers in the world.

Skype Affiliate Program

May 25, 2005

The next telecom gold rush it seems is affiliate programs and Vonage and all other VoIP companies have them. Except Skype of course. Well then again, Skype isnt a phone company… Or are they?. Well of course they are and as Tom Keating reports Skype now has an affiliate program meaning you can earn money and a lot of it in fact, if you can get more people to sign up and pay for Skype service.

Salesforce.com and Merrill Lynch

May 24, 2005

IPCC AT Supercomm

May 24, 2005

Here is what the IPCC and it's head Michael Khalilian are up to at Supercomm this year. I am on a panel with Mike at SuperComm and am looking forward to hosting our SuperComm party with the IPCC again this year. Last year we co-sponsored a cruise with the IPCC.

Industry VoIP Forum IPCC to Sizzle at SUPERCOMM
Annual Meeting to Feature Guest Speakers From Vonage and Time Warner  - - All Service Providers Invited - -

IPCC Chairs VoIP Panel; Exhibits the Latest Voice Over IP (VoIP) Technology; and Co-Sponsors Networking Event for SUPERCOMM Attendees

Fremont, CA – May 19, 2005 – The International Packet Communications Consortium (IPCC),  the industry's technology marketing forum working to advance Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) over broadband cable, wireless, and wireline, announced today its numerous activities taking place at SUPERCOMM 2005, June 6-9 in Chicago. SUPERCOMM is the world's premier annual exhibition and conference for communications service providers and private network managers.






Broadband Competition

May 24, 2005

I had to share this -- it is a post on an e-mail list from cybertelecom.org:

When the 21st Century Communications history is written, it will be shown that Michael Powell did MORE for the advancement of disruptive unlicensed wireless broadband than all the FCC staff, other 4 Commissioners, Congresspersons, and Telco Lobbyists combined. Its all now in the hands of the techno-luddites, greedy and dying Telcos, clueless lawyers both inside and outside the FCC, and politics-driven remaining Commissioners.  And thus the muscle-bound Regulatory Gods  will complete  the Communications Revolution the RBOCs started. So instead of a technical, economic, regulatory solution led by the United States that digital wireless promised in the first place starting with the 1984 Report and Order authorizing spread spectrum it in the ISM bands the REST of the world will run with the digital wireless we developed and whip our ass globally in extending broadband connectivity for their entire populations. We will be adopting and buying THEIR solutions within 5-7 more years, instead of selling it to them.

You think Martin or the other Stooges are going to be its savior?



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