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Amazon Fire Phone Should be a Laptop

I’ve written a lot of headlines in my life but this one is among the oddest. Why on earth does a phone...

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet

Replacing credit cards can likely only be done if the new system is dead-easy to use and it moreover has to be...

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Signaling Offers Great Differentiation for Mobile Value-Added Service Offerings

We’ve all heard that some Value Added Services (VAS) revenue such as Short Message Service (SMS) are starting to decline in...

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Birdstep Improves Wireless User Experience, Reduces Churn

A smartphone user can get tripped up easily when in motion as today’s smartphones look for WiFi networks to connect to and...

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Sonos BOOST, For Music in Tough to Reach Places

I’ve been using Sonos as an in-home streaming solution for many years and since it relies on WiFi it provides infinite levels...

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IOT tests do NOT tell the whole story

Service providers typically have infrastructure from multiple vendors installed in their networks.  Mostly this is by design since they don’t want...

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Notes from Connections 2014 Part Deux

More notes from BSFT Connections 2014 in the desert by friends of my at the show. These notes are from ANPI's...

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eBay and Google

January 21, 2005

Om writes about eBay missing it's numbers and how it is possible that the ever-expanding network of buyers and sellers could be tapped out. We may have hit a growth wall with this business model. And while Om could be right... We will just have to wait 3 months more to see if this is a trend or aberration.

Session Management Growth

January 21, 2005

Session Management Growth

Yesterday's NexTone Session Management release shows the session border controller market is alive and well. Deregulation and global growth are cited as reasons for the great showing by the company. In fact growth was 260% quarter-over-quarter!

Broadvox VoIP CLEC News

January 20, 2005

Big news in the CLEC market.

Broadvox Limited LLC and Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) today announced a one-year agreement that will enable MetTel, an integrated communications provider, to offer Broadvox's Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) broadband services with a suite of local and long distance service packages. MetTel currently serves customers in 14 states and will expand its coverage area to 30 states by the end of 2005.

MetTel will now have the ability to offer Broadvox VoIP broadband services through MetTel's Internet T-1 or DSL Service or through an Internet connection provided by the customer.

Comment Spam

January 20, 2005

Fellow blogger Al Bredenberg forwarded this to me. Hopefully the idea will drastically reduce comment spam on blogs.

GOOGLE MOVES TO OUTSMART SEARCH MANIPULATORS


Google is implementing a new tactic for blocking "link spammers" -- people who use the comment form on Web forums or blogs to place a link pointing back to their own Web site. The strategy is used to trick Google's PageRank technology into boosting a Web site's ranking in its results.


The Apprentice

January 20, 2005

VoIP and Speech Doing Well

January 20, 2005

Universal Service Fund

January 20, 2005

The USA Today have a great article about rural wireless carriers and the Universal Service Find.

Excerpt:

The $3.5 billion fund, financed by a 10.7% fee on every long-distance bill, goes mostly to rural phone incumbents to keep basic home service affordable. That's because it's costly for companies to string wires to rural areas with few customers.

Attention Deficit Trait

January 19, 2005

The birth of Attention Deficit Trait. Think being busy and working harder is working smarter? Maybe, maybe not. You may just have ADT. I would venture to say all regular bloggers have this and according to this ComputerWorld article it is addictive.

Philippines VoIP

January 19, 2005

So while we're sitting around in the US trying to figure out if VoIP providers need to be regulated, taxed, contribute to the Universal Service Fund, etc... We sometimes forget that other countries are going through similar regulatory debates. Case in point is the Philippines where the debate rages on how to legally define VoIP, etc.

Here is an excerpt of an article discussing the issue:

Quintum VoIP Contest

January 19, 2005

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