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The FCC Is Useless

As yet another FCC Chairman gets his job just to help out the Duopoly, I conclude that we can save about...

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Boingo, GigSky, XCom: Why my Europe Connectivity was Awesome

A while back, I had a chance to go to MWC (news and analysis) in Barcelona, Spain and like many of you...

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WebRTC Disruption is Reaching IMS and Catching the 3GPP's Attention, But Where is eMRF?

The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the uniting body of telecom standard development organizations, has taken notice of WebRTC. And that...

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This is How You Do Social Media!

I received a surprise package at my doorstep today from Bright House. It seems that my tweeting about the Tampa Bay...

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The Wearable Tech Futures

Amid all the noise about the growing Internet of Things market comes the announcement that Nike is disbanding its FuelBand team....

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Why Pivot?

In business, a pivot is a strategy change (especially in Lean Startup processes). When you look at brick-and-mortar companies like RadioShack,...

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Thoughts on the Industry Right Now

All the forecasts: have any of them been accurate? Or is it just a way to sell reports? If it is,...

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China Vs. India Wireless War

January 19, 2005

Save $300 on Internet Telephony

January 19, 2005

TalkFree Telecom Interview

January 19, 2005

Mike Scheele has started and raised capital four telecommunications companies in the past decade including RateXchange, New Global Telecom and IP Deliver. Most recently he started TalkFree Telecom and he is the co-founder and president of the company. I decided to interview him to get his perspective on why he started  a new VoIP company and how he plans on competing in this high-growth and highly competitive market

Tell me about the companies you started in the past. Give us a history of your past in telecom.

Empirix, Spirent and Westell

January 19, 2005

The testing market has been very active lately as Empirix the company that makes Hammer test equipment recently purchased CT Labs. Chris Bajorek, the head of CT Labs is well respected and will continue to run the labs according to Steve Gladstone the VP and General Manager of Empirix and is also well-respected in the VoIP testing market. CT Labs was initially tied to CMP's Computer Telephony magazine (thus the name of the labs) and performed their outside reviews. That magazine changed names to Communications Convergence and is no longer being published.

I would say this is a very smart move for Empirix as Chris and his lab have a bunch of strong relationships with vendors such as Genesys Labs and others.

Open Source Telephony With Sangoma's CEO

January 19, 2005

I recently had a chance to interview Sangoma's CEO David Mandelstam... His company makes boards for open source telephony systems. Open source PBXs are all the rage these days so I decided it would be useful to get the perspective on this market from a company that makes its living selling hardware that is intimately tied to Linux telephony. Here is the Interview with David Mandelstan:

Carnivore Loses Teeth?

January 19, 2005

Dashboard Light Longevity

January 19, 2005

This release does not belong in my blog but it reminded me of being in high school driving a used 1970's Cadillac with a broken dashboard light. At the time it cost hundreds of dollars to fix so I never fixed it. Hopefully my kids won’t go through this as well. And hopefully their car(s) will have air conditioning.

Data Connection Sells Megaco to Fujitsu

January 19, 2005

Loquendo Speech News

January 19, 2005

Big news in the speech space. I like the ability to have so many different languages supported: Argentinean, Brazilian, Castilian Spanish, Catalan, Chilean, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mexican, Portuguese, Swedish, U.K. and U.S. English.

Lucent's Profit Slips

January 19, 2005

According to TheStreet.com Lucent increased revenue on a year-over-year basis by 3% to $2.34 billion. The problem is this number fell short of the $2.4 billion dollar analyst estimate. "While the wireline market remains a challenge in the near term, we continue to execute on a long-term strategy of investing in areas that are critical to our vision of convergence such as next-gen optical, VoIP, broadband access, and mobile high-speed data, as well as services, government and emerging markets," CEO Patricia Russo said.

It is amazing to hear optical is back.

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