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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...

Genband Perspective 2010 Live Blog

CMO Mehmet Balos takes the stage and gives overview of the day - the goal is to better explain the company's goals and future. President and CEO Charlie Vogt takes stage 2/3 of marquee SPs in 80 countries use Genband....

Dialogic Eyes Video Compression, SBC Market with Veraz Acquisition

For those of you in telecom for decades you remember how in the mid-nineties Dialogic was the major company producing hardware and software building blocks in what we called the computer telephony/CTI spaces. They provided the market with DSP resource...

Dialogic and Veraz Merge

Dialogic and Veraz Networks just announced their intent to merge and the news has many implications for the numerous markets the companies play in. Nick Jensen, CEO of Dialogic had this to say about the merger, "By combining Dialogic's proven...

ITEXPO East 2010 Miami Update

I just came across this web page with some important details on ITEXPO. I mentioned the keynoters in a recent post and I still think they are one of the best combinations of thought leaders in our space. Google Voice,...

ITEXPO Keynoters Announced

We are thrilled to announce a slew of top notch keynoters for the upcoming ITEXPO which takes place in Miami, FL Jan 20-22, 2010. I will share them with you by first explaining why they were invited: A keynote picture...

Skype Soap Opera Update

A fascinating bit of reporting from the Wall Street Journal confirms some things that many in the communications industry already knew and some things we didn't. eBay doesn't get Skype - this is as obvious as it gets.The current Skype...

The Internet Security Challenge

I had a meeting with Jiri Kuthan AVP Engineering of Tekelec regarding some of the challenges his company sees in the communications and technology markets. The first is security which he says is an underappreciated topic. One point he made...

ITEXPO West 2009 Interviews Part 4

I have said it repeatedly - the way to get the most out of any conference is to not only attend sessions and the exhibit hall but also network with people who can help you. Perhaps they can help you...

Ecessa Adds SBC, SIP Functions to WAN Optimization Line

You have no doubt noticed how traditional information technology vendors have embraced communications in response to customers who are looking for integrated and cost-effective solutions which span both markets. This thought occurred to me during a conversation with Mark Goodman,...

Nectar Services Provides Hosted Avaya VoIP, SIP Trunking

Companies in the IP communications space have never been so laser-focused on ROI as they are today. Avaya for example makes sure to mention the cost savings benefits of IP communications every chance they get. According to David Giangano President...

Sangoma Has Record Net Earnings

Sangoma had record net earnings this past quarter which was helped by a more favorable exchange rate. The bad news -- sales were $2.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2008 as compared to $3.07 million for the quarter...

Hey Wait A Sec... Where is Jon Arnold?

Good news. For those of you looking for Jon Arnold's blog and that well thought-out content which helps service providers, enterprises and the blogosphere alike... I have found it. You see, this past weekend, Jon's blog moved.Jon has a way...

TMCnet Visitors Cautiously Optimistic About 2009

For those of us in telecom and tech, there is obvious concern about where the economy is headed - just like any other industry. The difference for us is we have seen a recent bubble burst and don't have the...

SIP Trunking Resources

Acme Packet's Jim Slaby writes an extremely informative piece on SIP trunking and it is a must read if you are looking at SIP trunking as a way to cut down expenses while increasing your disaster preparedness. Another good point...

Sipera Looks To The Channel

Expect Sipera, the Texas-based company focusing on VoIP/UC security to look for resellers to sell their products worldwide. Brenadan Ziolo, the company's VP of Marketing Operations visited TMC this week to brief us on where the company is going with...
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