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New Netcentrex CEO

January 4, 2006

Netcentrex has been doing a great job growing and their penetration in VoIP and triple-play solutions has increased nicely over the years. They now have a new CEO.

David Michaud has been appointed new CEO with responsibility for the Americas market. If you do not already know David, he has extensive experience in this market including founding or leading roles with Taqua, NexTone, Excel, and Carrius.

He brings almost 25 years of telecommunications experience, a proven track record of establishing new telecom companies, and extensive experience accelerating their growth. Recently he led sales and marketing initiatives for startups in the IP networking business, including Carrius and NexTone Communications.



68 Countries Register For ITEXPO

January 4, 2006

I just got word that people from over 68 countries will be attending Internet Telephony Conference & Expo. VoIP growth is really taking off and this is such a worldwide phenomenon that I am not surprised to see such large international registration. I just can’t wait for this event which I have dubbed the UN of VoIP in the past.

As I drove into work today on sheets of dangerous and well camouflaged black ice, my thermometer said 28 degrees. I am just 20 days away from going down to sunny Florida for ITEXPO.

Here are the countries represented so far:

 





Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belgium
Bermuda
Brazil
Burkina-Faso
Cameroon
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Cyprus
Dominica
Ecuador
Finland
France
Germany
Ghana
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guyana
Honduras
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Ireland Republic of
Israel
Italy
Ivory
Jamaica
Japan
Kenya
Korea South-Rep. of
Lebanon
Mexico
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Pakistan
Panama
Peru
Philippines
Portugal
Romania
Singapore
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sri Lanka
St Lucia
Sweden
Taiwan (China Rep of)
Trinidad & Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
USA
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen Arab Republic
Yugoslavia


































































Vonage Chooses Sonus

January 4, 2006

I still can’t stop thinking about how many people in the year 2002 when the telecom market was in a perilous time told me that service providers all buy Lucent. Sure they will trial anything and everything else but when they deploy they go with Lucent.

How wrong these people were. Companies like Sonus are doing a great job a getting service providers – new and incumbent, to choose their solutions. Vonage has already deployed Sonus solutions in LA and New York… Now they will deploy Sonus around the country and world to help support their meteoric growth.

The specific products Vonage has and will continue to deploy from Sonus are the GSX9000, PSX Call Routing Server, SGX Signaling Gateway, and the Sonus Insight Management System.



Quoted

January 3, 2006

Patent Troll

January 2, 2006

I found a great site that discusses computer and related technology patents. The site is called Peter Zura's Two-Seventy-One Patent Blog. Peter describes 2005 as the year of the patent troll. Here is an excerpt from his post titled 2005: Year Of The Troll:

Alas, there are significant problems that holding companies have brought to the forefront.

NTP Patents Rejected

December 31, 2005

VoIP Peering in 2006

December 30, 2005

I am getting more and more comments about my prediction that 2006 will be the year of VoIP peering. There is just more more day in 2005 after all. That is why I am so excited that CableLabs recently reported that over 30 companies responded to their VoIP peering RFI.

The following is what CableLabs sent me today:

Approximately 30 technology companies responded to the CableLabs®-issued request for information (RFI) for technologies to enable cable operators to share Voice-over-IP (VoIP) traffic directly over their IP networks. This ability is called VoIP Peering.

CableLabs was seeking to collect information from manufacturers and third-party service providers regarding the technologies, products and service solutions which could enable the development of a production-grade VoIP Peering infrastructure to allow this VoIP traffic exchange among MSOs, and between MSOs and other service providers.

Information was sought in several areas, including the architecture(s) for VoIP peering services, the set of Internet specifications and standards that can enable a scalable platform for interconnecting voice and other real-time communication services, and the associated operations and management requirements to develop a production-grade environment.







I can’t wait for the world’s third ever VoIP Peering Summit in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in a few weeks!



RTI Sues Google for 5 Billion

December 29, 2005

Rates Technology Inc. (RTI) Articles

December 29, 2005

My blog entry on Rates Technology has been getting a great deal of traction. As you may recall the company is suing Google over the VoIP portion of its Google Talk program. I noticed Playfuls.com a site out of Romania referenced my interview with RTI. CNET had a brief story on the lawsuit where they referenced me and then referenced Google’s response to the lawsuit: "We believe the lawsuit is without merit and we will defend against it vigorously."

The National Business Review also had a great article where they talk about patent trolling, referencing my interview with the company.

ITEXPO: 200% Growth

December 28, 2005

Thank you readers of my blog as well as those who read TMC’s print and online offerings for making ITEXPO in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida such a success so far. It is much appreciated. Please have a Happy New Year and I hope to see you in about 26 days!

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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 Registrations Up 200% over 2005

First VoIP Conference of 2006 in Florida Next Month Trending Toward 5th Consecutive Show with Record Attendance

Norwalk, CT, [December 27, 2005] - Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today released pre-registered attendance figures for next month’s INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida showing 200% growth year-over-year from 2005. (www.itexpo.com)

The conference will be held January 24-27, 2006 at the Ft. Lauderdale/Broward Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

According to TMC president and INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference Chairman, the growth in registrations for the educational programs at this year’s event proves that this the event people serious about deploying VoIP are choosing.

“It is now official...













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