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MicroCorp Continues to Grow in SD-WAN, UC, Cloud and MPLS

As global enterprises are embracing SD-WAN and the move to the cloud, we decided to reach out for an exclusive interview with Trish Kapos – VP Marketing & Strategic Relationships at Microcorp.This 32-year-old company is getting into large enterprise deals...

Stack8: Achieving the Promise of UC and UCaaS

When it comes to UC, quite often, integrators leave when a system is technically up and running, not when it is optimally running. Stack8 was founded in 2010 to address this gap by bringing enterprise UC systems closer to what...

ZiipRoom Intros Must-Have Videoconferencing Solution

Friction or resistance is generally used to slow things down. In fact, a car's braking system is a great example of something very small - brake pads, reducing the momentum of a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds.A learning curve is friction. Multiple...

Cloudstudio with Your UCaaS, Would You Like Fries With That?

McDonald's is famous for asking customers if they want fries with their order and as a result, over the years, they have generated millions of dollars of extra profit. We can all learn a little something from this worldwide purveyor...

Martello Offers Unique SD-WAN Solutions

Martello Technologies has become one of the more interesting players in the SD-WAN space - by purchasing Elfiq - one of the first if not the first players in the space. From there, they combined SD-WAN with service assurance... From quality...

New VTech Devices Bring SIP and Key System Functionality to Business

Sometimes you need to go backward to go forward is what we thought when we met for an exclusive interview with VTech execs to discuss a new line of products bringing together the best of Vtech with its recent...

Jenne Becomes Leading UCaaS Value-Added Distributor

As resellers evolve from selling telecom hardware like PBXs to UCaaS, they often need help to figure out how to do it successfully. Beyond the financial challenges inherent in going from a CAPEX to a monthly recurring (MRR) model are the...

With Yeastar, Becoming a Telecom MSP is a Massive Arbitrage Opportunity

Recently we wrote about how telecom resellers are becoming MSPs, providing UCaaS solutions on their own, without the need to rely on an OTT provider such as RingCentral or 8x8.In our discussions with MSPs making the switch from reselling a...

Sonus Says Dial Plans Are A hot Product These Days

I just had a fascinating conversation with Sonus – they company responsible in-part for getting carriers to adopt IP communications is now seeing something very interesting happen. The company’s PSX or Centralized Routing and Policy Server is gaining interest among...

News from Jabra, Nimble, Polycom and More

At the most recent ITEXPO Anaheim last month, TMC had the opportunity to interview many of the leading companies in technology in telecom. In addition to videos we shot and countless briefings, our editorial team has been hard at work writing...

HP's March into Simplifying NFV

Arbitrage is one of the great opportunities which presents itself repeatedly in tech. In the nineties, something called international callback allowed am international caller to dial a number in the US and hang up – only to have a US-based...

GENBAND Perspectives 15 Live Blog #GBP15

Welcome to the Perspectives live blog for 2015. A follow up to blogs from 2014, 2013 and 2010.The live blog officially starts tomorrow at 9:00 am - to get up to speed I met with Catherine Berthier, Sanjay Bhatia and...

AudioCodes: A Solid WebRTC Money-Making Story

Alan Percy had a challenge... The Senior Director of Marketing at AudioCodes saw the promise of WebRTC three years ago... And he saw how disruptive it could be for his company which provides communications equipment for enterprises and communications service...

GENBAND Perspectives 14 Live Blog

GENBAND Perspectives 14 kicks off this morning - expect the live blog here... Last night the company hosted a networking reception where I had a chance to speak randomly with one of the company's customers in Mississippi - an...

Metaswitch Forum 2014 Live Blog

Metaswitch Forum 2014 will kick off soon, stay tuned. Any second now - its 8:05 am in New Orleans The event has kicked off with a keynote presented by Steve Gleave - which has been preceded by a few well-produced...

Italtel Helps CSPs Benefit From WebRTC and NFV

I had a dynamic conversation with Italtel's Frederico Descalzo at MWC 2014 I learned about how the company is providing next-gen solutions for carriers, enabling them to maximize the potential of WebRTC and the transition to the software telco through...

Software Telcos Based on NFV Want Less Equipment Provider M&A

Mergers are nothing new but about a decade ago in the telecom market they reached a fever pitch when SBC purchased AT&T and rebranded itself with the name of the acquired company. At the time it became common in the...

Metaswitch Asks: Are You Ready to be a Software Telco?

Virtualization has made the IT world much more efficient and cloud technology allows applications to scale up and down at will in a far more cost-effective manner while requiring little to no CAPEX. There is hardly an industry which hasn't...

Acme Packet Getting Ready for WebRTC's Second Wave

At the inaugural WebRTC Conference & Expo in San Francisco, much of the crowd was focused on demos of WebRTC working in a production environment. In one example at a luncheon keynote Mozilla showed how WebRTC communications could take place...

First ITEXPO West 2012 Videos Posted

Yesterday was amazing for me as I got to sit down with many of the people here at ITEXPO in Austin and the collocated events and learn about what is happening at their companies. For example I had an awesome...

Dialogic: The Disruptor Combats Disruption

Perhaps nothing has disrupted communications more than Dialogic innovations. This post shows how they are reacting to disruption they initiated Disruption is not a new concept. We all get that Amazon disrupted Circuit City, the advent of the MP3 reduced...

Acme Packet University Live Blog

Acme Packet is hosting their Acme Packet University at Harvard University in Cambridge. I spoke with the company's Co-Founder, CEO & President Andy Ory before the session kicked off and the topic of Sonus came up. The two companies partnered...

Metaswitch Brings SBCs to the Cloud

Metaswitch is relatively new to the SBC game but they already have been thinking of ways of taking session border controllers and making them more flexible and scalable. To that end the company has put its Perimeta SBC in the...

Death of the PSTN a Major ITEXPO Topic in Austin, TX

In 1997 when TMC announced the launch of Internet Telephony Magazine – the world’s first publication on IP communications I met with dozens of skeptics who told me emphatically that the technology was a hobbyist toy and not something you...

Dialogic Merger with Veraz Closes

Update - Oct 4th 12:18 PM EST. Below I reference the market cap of Dialogic to be around $60M as this was the number publicly available at the time. The company informs me the value is closer to $160M with...
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