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TMC Offers Free International Magazines and Launches 5 New Titles

November 2, 2004

In the last few days TMC has made some amazing announcements regarding our publications. The first bit of news is that our print publications are going digital, meaning they will be available via PDF. Instead of having to wait 2...

Rates Technology Inc.

April 19, 2005

I have been hearing more and more rumblings in the VoIP industry regarding Jerry Weinberger of Rates Technology Inc. (RTI). I don't get too many people coming to me about patent issues so when I heard about this company, I decided to delve into this potential story a bit more. What intrigued me is that apparently RTI has no products... They exist to collect revenue from other companies.

I did some research and found that Rates Technologies has sued Nortel, Sharp Electronics and others.

Rates Technology and Alcatel

August 25, 2005

In my blog entry on Rates Technology Inc I mentioned Alcatel as in default. Specifically:

After it became impossible to get them covered, RTI recently filed suit for willful patent infringement against Centrepoint Technologies, Inc. for much less money than Mitel and Alcatel (they certainly are a smaller company).

Mitel Networks was sued for $945 Million; Alcatel was sued for $1.155 Billion; and their default is pending in USDC EDNY. Hello Direct, GN Netcom and GN had been sued by RTI for patent infringement, and they recently settled with RTI; the terms are being kept confidential

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Since that time I have learned the court has vacated the default meaning it is now in the hands of California courts since Alcatel sued Rates Technology Inc. first in California.





IPTV Future

October 6, 2005

I agree with this report that IPTV is the future. Furthermore that Internet delivery companies such as Yahoo! like organization are more of a threat to established players than the telecom companies. The scary thing is if cable and phone companies are really monopolizing bandwidth delivery...

REI Communications Triple Play

October 7, 2005

REI Communications is getting serious about triple-play as they are going to use Pannaway Technologies to deliver the service in Central Florida. 200,000 residents will have access to the service. REI Communications CEO Karl Burgess says one of the reasons they picked Pannaway was because the New England-based company helped deliver affordable service to their customers and Pannaway is working around the clock to deliver the solution.

The best thing about the deal? Pannaway is located in New Hampshire and the service calls in January are awesome!

Sentito News

October 10, 2005

Off to Comptel. Here is some early morning news from the show:

Wholesale Carrier ETN Singapore Selects sentitO ONX System 3 to Deliver Voice Over Broadband Services

sentitO ONX System 3 Key Element of ETN’s IP Migration Strategy and Service Expansion for its Asian and African Carrier Customers

ORLANDO, FLA., October 10, 2005  - sentitO Networks, a leading provider of open and distributed VoIP switching equipment and service delivery solutions for global telecommunications service providers, announced today that wholesale carrier ETN Singapore has selected sentitO to deliver wholesale network and subscriber based voice-over-broadband services (VoB).  ETN will deploy sentitO’s new ONX System 3, its intelligent IP switching and service delivery solution, to provide seamless and secure delivery of VoIP services in Singapore before rolling out sentitO systems into its key telecom markets in the Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan and South Africa.

ETN Singapore is one of Asia’s fastest growing wholesale telecommunications carriers deploying advanced VoIP and TDM technologies to its carrier customers in Singapore, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines.  ETN chose sentitO’s ONX System 3 in September after a rigorous 9-month test and evaluation process featuring several industry leading vendors. 

“sentitO ONX System 3 blends high capacity, purpose-built hardware with an open, SIP-based architecture that provides ETN with mission critical flexibility and reliability to rapidly integrate and scale a broad array of innovative, VoB services across diverse network topologies,” said Richard Tang, CEO of ETN Singapore  “This integrated signaling and media gateway solution ensures seamless inter-working between new SIP based networks and the legacy PSTN switches within our various Asian and African markets that use diverse SS7 variants and media codecs in their networks.  sentitO’s solution will provide us with a significant competitive advantage to grow and evolve our VoB services mix to adapt to the ever changing demands within these telecom markets.”

Each ONX System 3 system features sentitO’s Intelligent Voice Gateway, Proxy 7 signaling gateway, and PreVision Network Manager, providing ETN Singapore with the critical TDM-IP conversion, secure SS7-SIP inter-working and call control functions required for the scalable and secure delivery of advanced IP services.  The sentitO solution blends a uniquely open and distributed standard-based architecture with custom, carrier-grade hardware to deliver unmatched reliability, voice quality and application innovation with assured performance at scale. ONX System 3’s distributed processing architecture enables service providers to scale cost-effectively and support both low-and high-density deployments, while delivering carrier-class features such as 1:N line card protection and a full suite of voice compression options.











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.

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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Excel Switching User Conference

October 18, 2005

IPCommunications.com

October 24, 2005

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