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One Little, Two Little, Three Little Internets

January 21, 2006

Here is the unedited Publisher's Outlook from the February 2006 issue of Internet Telephony Magazine:


We live in a country that prides itself on being on the forefront of technology yet we are behind in many ways. Interestingly we seem to constantly lag when it comes to communications infrastructure. While we brag that our country invented the Internet and probably 90% of the world population realizes how important the Internet is in business and our personal lives, no one in the United States is stepping up to the plate to ensure we will have the best Internet possible in this country.

First a word on cell phones. The US along with a small handful of other countries have standardized on various wireless network technologies.


AT&T

January 21, 2006

This past week was pretty busy with communications news and announcements. For example, AT&T made a number of headlines by providing large-scale videoconferencing in China among other accomplishments. The communications giant seems to be on fire now that SBC and the old AT&T have become the new and much larger AT&T. AT&T's international growth potential is one of the reasons in my opinion the company decided to stick with the internationally recognized AT&T brand instead of SBC.

I am still a bit mystified at the company's branding campaign.

TMCnet in Top 1,000 Sites in World!

January 21, 2006

I had decided not to say anything about TMCnet's Alexa ranking until we hit triple-digits. We set a few new records since our 1,151 daily record back on January 5 of this year but I wanted to keep quiet until we hit 999 or better.

Well to my amazement someone sent me our new daily number today and boy was I thrilled. We have hit 1,000! This number is not unexpected as our servers are under full load and we are continually buying new equipment to keep up with the massive demand.

ITEXPO Latest Update

January 20, 2006

The largest gathering of attendees for any VoIP show in the world will take place next week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our attendance numbers are absolutely incredible and the list of registrants keep growing.

Here is some information on the event that is important for all attendees to know. I can’t wait to see you in sunny Florida next week. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses!

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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale in five days.

IMPORTANT Conference Updates:

1. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification Course Added
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Thursday, January 26th

Your paid conference pass includes admission to these new sessions added to the program.













New Internets

January 20, 2006

Many countries are looking for alternatives to a world where they are forced to use technology that is controlled in some way by the US government. A while back, Europeans decided to begin the launch of a multi-billion dollar GPS competitor into orbit called Galileo.

Now, other countries are looking to compete with America’s ever-growing Internet dominance. For example, China, the Arab League and a Dutch company have all started to build their own mini-internets that are not necessarily available to those on the real or should I say “first” Internet.

These newer internets will differ from the one we use today because it will use suffixes different from the 264 that are approved by Icann which stands for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. You know these suffixes as .com, .org, .jp, etc.



VoIP and Making Money

January 19, 2006

Here is the latest article on making money in VoIP and how to partner/resell the products and services needed to make you wealthy in the IP communications business. John McDonald will be on my panel next week at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo that focuses on Making Money Selling VoIP. The target for this session is resellers looking for companies who have products and services worth reselling. I sincerely hope to see you there.

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When Everyone Wants to Be Your 'Partner' … Be Careful Who You Walk Down the Aisle With (Part 2).

By John McDonald, Kayote Networks


[The second in a series of articles.






Asterisk Certification

January 18, 2006

Be sure to check out the Asterisk certification at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo next week. We are very proud to be expanding TMC University’s certifications into a new area. If you are interested in getting certification in open-source VoIP be sure to come to ITEXPO next week and partake in the learning and certifying!

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Open Source/Asterisk Certification Program Added to INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Program

Norwalk, CT, [January 18, 2006] - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that a special TMC University™ certification course covering Open Source and Asterisk, the open source PBX will be offered to attendees at next week’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2006.

Attendees of TMC University’s Open Source/Asterisk Certification courses who successfully pass a comprehensive exam will receive certification from TMC University that they have completed the course and understand open source technologies.

According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, Rich Tehrani, open source technologies are revolutionizing PBX technology, replacing costly hardware with new, customizable software options.

“Open source is one of the fastest growing segments of VoIP.













Silver Peak

January 18, 2006

I received this whitepaper from Silver Peak. I haven’t heard of the company previously and I thought this was an interesting paper and worth posting. I think VoIP quality is a hidden problem the industry needs to do a better job of addressing. This paper is a bit commercial but still worth a read:

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Many of you are aware of "server sprawl" - the proliferation of servers and storage in branch and remote offices.

VoIP Expo Marketing

January 16, 2006

I had a discussion with my marketing department today. They are about to let the world know that there are still unbelievable deals on airlines and hotels to go to Florida for the Internet Telephony Show next week in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We often have internal discussions about VoIP conferences. So many of them lead with price.

VoIP Peering 2.0 is Video Peering 1.0

January 12, 2006

Hunter Newby has done a great job on his VoIP peering column in Internet Telephony Magazine. The article is so good I want to make sure you take a look at some of it. Be sure to keep reading Internet Telephony Magazine to ensure you read this and other great columns from Hunter, Greg Galitzine and others:

It is quickly becoming widely understood that voice as VoIP is just another application like email. It's a no-brainer, yesterday's news, right?

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