Intel Investment in Fonality

Rich Tehrani : Communications and Technology Blog - Tehrani.com
Rich Tehrani
CEO
| Communications and Technology Blog - Latest news in IP communications, telecom, VoIP, call center & CRM space

Intel Investment in Fonality

I am a bit confused as I read the news on Tom’s blog about Fonality getting a cash infusion from Intel Capital. With this investment, Intel is investing in technologies such as telecom that encourage the use of Intel processors. On the surface this is very smart but it seems that if Intel was so interested in telecom they should have kept Dialogic within the company.
 
Granted Dialogic may not have been a perfect strategic fit but they could have spun it out as a separate business unit – but still under the Intel umbrella. It just seems inconsistent to sell Dialogic and then a few months later go and invest $7 million dollars in an open-source PBX company.
 
Why? Well Dialogic still enables telephony on Intel-based systems. In fact Dialogic boards can be used with Asterisk systems. I guess the point is that if Intel is so fascinated with telecom they could have kept Dialogic.
 
I have to admit that my brain is not functioning at 100% as I have been under the weather this week due to the global warming related single digit temperatures in New England. ;) Seriously though I wonder if I missed something in all this. If you know more about the inner workings at play here leave a post or drop me a line.
 
Thanks


Related Articles to 'Intel Investment in Fonality'
uk-flag.jpg
digium-asterisk-world-demo-theatre.jpg
digium-key.jpg
itexpo-east-2009-exhibit-hall-aisle.jpg

Featured Events