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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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Telecom Ad Spending Increases

January 18, 2005

Cbeyond Does VoIP in Chicago

January 18, 2005

Cbeyond will provide VoIP service to Chicago businesses. Focusing on primarily small business, they will be adding Chicago to the other markets they serve such as Atlanta, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Houston.

Release:

Cbeyond Communications Enters Chicago Market VoIP Provider Specializes in Small Business Needs

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2005--Cbeyond Communications announced today that it has begun offering its integrated Voice and broadband Internet service to small and medium businesses in Chicago, Illinois.

Deloitte Top Telecom Trends

January 18, 2005

A good overview of what is happening in telecom, this telecom trends report is quick read and focuses on VoIP, WiMAX, and RFID.

Excerpts:

Deloitte's Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group today announced its predictions for the global telecommunications industry in 2005, forecasting a year of significant milestones, as well as difficult questions. "Fixed operators will continue to reap the benefits of superior voice quality and reliability in 2005, generating billions of profitable voice minutes over the course of the year. However, they will face increasing challenges from low-cost operators, mobile operators and Voice over IP (VoIP).

Blogging: True News Delivery

January 17, 2005

Somewhere between websites and weblogs we lost our political correctness. If you have ever listened to George Carlin, you know he has made fun of how we take words that are accurate and water them down over time until they are almost meaningless. This is the rise of political correctness.

Here is the George Carlin skit as a reference:

I don’t like words that hide the truth.

Please Book Your Hotel Room For ITEXPO Now

January 17, 2005

VoIP Confusion

January 17, 2005

I came across this release today and you can see an excerpt below. I can't figure this deal out. Logical Exchange is the name of the company and their phone plans are similar in cost to Packet8 or Vonage. They don't have an ATA so it is PC to phone service that is similar to Skype but they compare themselves more to Vonage and AT&T.

RSS Feed Promotion Tool

January 17, 2005

I don't focus on RSS tools but since this is a blog, it seems most of you will be interested in anything xml and RSS. Hope you find this release useful.

k.soft releases RSS Submit - RSS feed promotion tool

Philadelphia, PA, USA -- 17 January 2005 -- k.soft announces the release of version 1.0 of RSS Submit, a utility to automatically submit RSS feeds to the RSS search engines and directories, for Windows 95/98/NT/ME/2000/XP.

As more web masters begin to incorporate blog and RSS feed technology to distribute their content, they may soon realize not enough readers know about their feeds.

China To Win WiMAX Race?

January 17, 2005

New Kontron ATCA and AMC boards

January 17, 2005

Kontron announces new ATCA and AMC boards:

Kontron AT8001

AT8001 – flexibility of dual AMC support
The Kontron AT8001 ATCA processor board significantly increases the design options for wireless, telecom applications with its support for two AMC module slots. Powered by a low voltage, high performance Intelâ Xeonâ processor up to 2.8 GHz, the AT8001 provides high interconnect performance, ideally suited to support any number of high throughput I/O communications modules.


The AT8001 feature-set includes dual Gigabit Ethernet and dual Fiber Channel on fabric interface, dual Gigabit Ethernet base interface, 8 GB of DDR-II 400 SDRAM, plus MontaVista Linux Carrier Grade Edition (CGE) and IPMI v1.5 support.

AM4001 – superior processing and flexible interconnect topologies
The Kontron AM4001 AMC module features the low power, high performance of an Intel Pentium M processor up to 2 GHz and the Intel E7320 chipset.

From IVR Hell to Heaven

January 17, 2005

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