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Free iPod nano

November 2, 2005

My favorite iPod at the moment is the nano. I just think the form factor is amazing. I don't have one yet. I am too busy blogging and enjoying putting on conferences to get one.

Tom Ridge & Ron Insana at ITEXPO in Florida

November 1, 2005

After the tremendous success of ITEXPO this past week, TMC is on a roll and VoIP 2.0 has definitely started to arrive. Of course I don’t think we are 100% there yet but we are at the start. I am just beginning to see the applications that will make companies jump to deploy VoIP not because of cost-savings but because the applications are so compelling.

Yesterday I wrote about Citrix and their new technology that will enable the next generation of VoIP 2.0 applications to be enabled. Of course Citrix is just one company striving to help the world get to VoIP 2.0 – there are countless others.

The industry’s leap from 1.0 to 2.0 is essential as we need to ensure that everyone understands that the power VoIP extends way beyond saving a buck on long-distance.



Earthlink on VoIP

November 1, 2005

I just saw Earthlink’s statement about applauding the FCC’s decision to require SBC/Verizon to offer stand-alone or naked DSL service. The statement is entitled “Victory For VoIP.” The full statement is as follows:

"We applaud today's Federal Communications Commission decision that requires SBC and Verizon to offer Stand-Alone DSL as a condition for their separate merger approvals.  As a result of this decision, more than 80 million consumers will now be able to take advantage of emerging Internet voice and data applications without also having to buy legacy wire-line local telephone service from their phone company.

Calysto on ITEXPO

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about last week's Internet Telephony show in Los Angeles.

TelecomNext and Telecom 05

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about the USTA Telecom 05 and TelecomNext shows.

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USTA TELECOM '05
Las Vegas

Venetian Resort & Casino
October 24-26, 2005
Attendees: Approx.








Susan Kennedy Transcript

October 30, 2005

Here is the text of Commissioner Susan Kennedy’s speech at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo from last week in Los Angeles. She did an outstanding job and had the audience laughing at 8:00 am. This is no easy feat and she backed up an amazingly charismatic presentation with content that was second to none. If there is one theme I kept hearing throughout the show it was that regulators have an amazing challenge in a world where consumers use VoIP to communicate.

IPCommunications.com

October 24, 2005

TMC is very proud to have launched the world's most authoritative site on IP Communications. IPCommunications.com is the place to check for information on next-generation communications. From development trends to enterprise articles to information on IMS, VoIP, video and SIP... You won't find a better place to go every day to keep up to date on the most exciting IP Communications market.

BrandX at ITEXPO

October 17, 2005

I am pretty excited to meet Brand X’s Jim Pickrell as he speaks at ITEXPO next week. As the head of a small ISP Jim Pickrell fought to open up cable networks to competing ISPs. He lost his case in court but that hasn’t burned out the fire in him. He remains vehement that smaller ISPs should be able to have the same advantages as the big boys. Quoting Mr. Pickrell, he says “Without a ruling in their favor, these smaller ISPs and telcos will have no way to survive”

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BrandX Internet CEO to Keynote at INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO Fall 2005

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Orlando World Center Marriott

October 10, 2005

This is the second time I have been at a hotel at a telecom show and found there is no Internet access. Well there is access mind you, it is just that the network is so congested that it is absolutely impossible to get an IP address or worse you get one and the speed doesn't even compare to dial-up.

Andy Abramson has some great views on this topic and they are that hotels need to have on-demand bandwidth capable of handling the traffic their guests put on the network. I am paraphrasing a bit here but that is the general idea.

I for one cannot stay disconnected and EVDO while great is no substitute for real broadband. Hotels, especially those touting themselves as world class resorts need to focus more on the broadband access they supply guests.

Soon, the web will make it easy for traveling executives to screen out the hotels with lousy Internet access meaning poor bandwidth will equal less revenue.

The Internet is the greatest disseminator of information and trust me, people who have terrible broadband experiences in hotels after paying for access will complain loudly and frequently.

If you disagree, start reading once again at the top of the page.













Liberty Bell Telecom Picks VoX

October 10, 2005

VoX Communications is doing very well in the wholesale VoIP market. I think the dual strategy of wholesale/retail is very smart. Disclaimer: I’m a shareholder of eLEC. Still the combination of wholesale and retail means you can make more money without the need for doubling equipment and staffing cost.

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