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Like Parasailing

Just drifting along on the wind like a leaf on a stream. You don't control your own destiny. What do you...

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Birch Buys Globalinx

It seems that Birch is acquiring more customers. In a surprise move (to me because where are they getting the money...

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Why Carriers and WebRTC Don't Have to be the Same Magnet Polarization and Can be Partners Part II

Last week, I started exploring why WebRTC is interesting for carriers and wrote about extending existing applications with WebRTC to keep...

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NFV INSIGHTS: Preparing for the future of NFV

By: Andreas Lemke, Ph.D. - Alcatel-Lucent


Have you ever gotten your hands dirty and really implemented an NFV or SDN application? Six teams from academia and industry in Israel and Europe can answer with a resounding yes! These teams gathered in Haifa at the 4-day 2015 Winter School and Hackathon event, organized by Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand team and Israel’s leading Institute of Technology, Technion. The event offered a full program to get acquainted with the fundamental concepts behind cloud computing, software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).

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What's Left to MegaPath

In 2010, Speakeasy and Covad got married to MegaPath to make a $500 million MSLEC (as they announced it). In 2012,...

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ITEXPO Miami 2015 Videos Being Posted

If you missed ITEXPO a few weeks back in Miami, FL – I am sorry to hear that… It was one of...

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VoWiFi extends and enriches LTE services

By: David E. Nowoswiat, Senior Product and Solutions Marketing Manager, IP Routing & Transport, and  Ed Elkin, Head of Marketing for IP Communication, Alcatel-Lucent

The growing importance and usage of Wi-Fi™ is spurring rapid development in voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) to complement robust VoLTE services. Mobile device manufacturers are taking advantage of Wi-Fi to solidify their relationship with consumers and enterprises, so mobile network operators (MNOs) need to act quickly to secure a share in the hot Wi-Fi market. By developing a strategy that encompasses Wi-Fi, MNOs can leverage their most important asset - their LTE network - to deliver a seamless experience for subscribers while leveraging their virtualized IMS investment to create  new revenue opportunities for themselves.

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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 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.


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

VoIP Report

January 19, 2005

D-Link VoIP Unlocked

January 19, 2005

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