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NXTcomm News

June 15, 2007

Samsung’s Gateway Play

June 15, 2007

Samsung is no stranger to the world of technology with leading positions in memory chips, televisions and mobile devices to name a few. Recently the company has launched a line of gateways dubbed the Ubigate Intelligent Business Gateway (IBG) series.   The gateways range from the IBG3026 for large offices down to the IBG2006 for small branch offices and have many leading-edge features such as hot-swappable modules, fan and power supply, redundant power supplies and more.   The gateway also has a built-in firewall, anti-virus, anti-spam, URL filtering, web application firewall and end-point security.   I met with the company’s charismatic VP of Business Development, Alex Kim who has held positions in the past at 3Com and Spirent. Alex really focused his attention on the four distinct capabilities of the box… VoIP, security, switching and routing.   He went on to say in the mid market he believes a single box is a much better solution than individual solutions. Samsung is certainly ambitious as they want to be the IP mobility convergence leader.

Zed-3 Affordable VoIP

June 14, 2007

Please enjoy the unedited Publisher's Outlook from the July 2007 issue of Internet Telephony Magazine. ------- One of the most colorful characters in the communications space has to be Iain Milnes the founder of Zarak and Zultys. Zarak sold to Spirent for hundreds of millions in stock just prior to the telecom meltdown and Zultys ended up being acquired after some financial troubles. Iain parted ways with Zultys a few months back and is already at it again.   Some people call him a legend in telecom and for sure he is multifaceted having launched successful companies in testing and the phone systems business.   In less than six months after leaving Zultys, Iain has a new company called Zed-3 and he is the President and majority owner. I had a chance to catch up with Iain at TMC’s Communications Developer Conference.

Taqua Success

June 11, 2007

The resurgence being seen in the IP communications space has changed or refocused the business models of countless companies. VoIP and video over IP growth seem unabated and there has been record M&A activity in the market as of late. Avaya being purchased by private equity for a premium and Mitel acquiring (latest news) Inter-Tel are just a few examples of companies investing in the growth of enterprise IP communications.   The service provider market too is growing nicely. Smaller carriers are all looking for ways to generate more revenue from their customers and many of these carriers are looking for solutions which afford them maximal flexibility while remaining cost-effective.   Enter Taqua, a softswitch manufacturer who flew high in the glory days of VoIP which I define as roughly 1998-2000.

Interesting Reading

June 9, 2007

  Here are some things to keep you busy this weekend. Some articles in the IP Communications and contact center spaces followed by some events worth registering for. All of these are TMC articles and events btw. Enjoy!   IP Communications News   1.

Latest on Inter-Tel

June 8, 2007

Business VoIP

June 7, 2007

If you are interested in learning about the benefits of VoIP for your business, please be sure to check out and bookmark the new Business VoIP Global Online Community on TMCnet which is sponsored by Allworx.   Why? Because TMCnet editors will be disseminating news, analysis and opinion which will be critical to your understanding of the IP communications market. TMCnet is the most visited communications site in the world and we have approximately 2 million unique visitors to the site each month.   Thanks to readers like you and sponsors like Allworx, we are able to bring you the freshest content and moreover can help provide the cutting edge information you need when selecting VoIP products and services for your organization or for those you resell to.   I hope you enjoy the Business VoIP Community and come back again and again.

UC For the Trading Floor

June 7, 2007

Foundry Networks

June 7, 2007

Many of you may remember the story of my visit to COMDEX back in 1997 to tell the information technology world TMC was going to launch Internet Telephony Magazine. The typical reaction was confusion and in many cases giggles. At the time, the only products in the space were software allowing PC-to-PC calling and a gateway or two.   In 1997 there wasn’t an industry, just a handful of disjointed products. Over time, the IP telephony space which can now be referred to as IP communications became a real market.   Today, VoIP has not only become a growing market, it is a big reason many companies who sell networking products are experiencing growth.

Road Warrior Bill of Rights

June 7, 2007

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