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Eicon Networks Buys Intel Dialogic Division

August 9, 2006

As I have been writing about for a few months, the Dialogic Division of Intel has been sold. Eicon Networks is the buyer and I am looking forward to finding out more details and sharing them with you.

This is potentially good news for the entire communications space for the following reasons. This division of Intel had the massive resources of corporate behind them but the challenge was for such a large company to focus on so many things. There are obviously synergies that will be lost as a result of this division being sold but on the flipside if this newly freed division goes back to its super-aggressive Dialogic ways -- it could result in much more rapid growth for not only for them but the industry as a whole.

September 2006 IMS magazine Publisher’s Outlook

August 2, 2006

Here is a sneak peak at my upcoming Publisher’s Outlook in IMS Magazine. Check it out in September 2006 or read it now here. And you thought checking my blog regularly had no advantages. I wonder if IMS will have an even newer version when this issue rolls out.
How about: AA-IMS = Awesome Advances in IMS?

MetaSwitch Cable Telephony

August 1, 2006

MetaSwitch has always been a leading edge technology company and they know acronyms well. Perhaps that is why they aren’t afraid to launch YAIPCA or Yet Another IP Communications Acronym. In this case it is COMETE! Or Cable Operator Multiservice Platform for Enhanced Telephony Evolution.

“From a technology perspective, this is an entire network,” said Andy Randall, vice president of marketing at MetaSwitch.

Next-Gen SIP Track Added

August 1, 2006

At next week’s VoIP Developer show there will be a next-gen SIP track you won’t want to miss. SIP is one of the most exciting protocols around and is the one protocol tying together all of the exciting things in the world of telecom from presence to VoIP to IMS.   If you need to know about SIP in your career you should be coming to VoIP Developer next week in Santa Clara where Ubiquity will be educating the audience on next-gen SIP solutions.   Here are some details of the sessions. I hope to see you there.   --------

Applying SOA to Real-Time Communications Application Development
[read abstract]

Integrating Voice Web Services into Applications
[read abstract]

Understanding IVR and Media Server Control
[read abstract]

The Business Opportunities for Developers in the New Converged Services Economy
[read abstract]


July 26, 2006

Avaya Replaces Don Peterson

July 25, 2006

Avaya announced a profit decrease and replaced Don Peterson as CEO on the same day. Louis D’Ambrosio is the new CEO. I liked Don – he was a great guy. Unfortunately on Wall Street how nice you are rarely matters – it is all about the bottom line.

Catching up

June 21, 2006

With all my travel lately I have been neglecting my blogging. I figured I would get right back into the swing of things with some links to interesting articles.

You hear me discuss building communities all the time. Well Electronic Arts has decided to purchase Mythic a company devoted to massively multi-player games. The trend towards community building continues to grow across industries and boundaries.

In an effort to increase internet security levels, eBay (I am a shareholder btw) and others have begun to urge Congress for better privacy laws.

Nortel and Huawei

June 16, 2006


June 16, 2006

Great news for the IP communications market. ReefPoint Systems a big player in IP communications security -- focusing on FMC, IMS and UMA. The company has received $21 million in VC funding from American Capital and will soon announce a new CEO, Woody Ritchey and COO, Dennis Chateauneuf.

Ritchey worked at Cisco, Motorola, Arraycomm and AT&T. Chateauneuf worked at Sentito Networks, DTI Networks/Coppercom, Shiva, Sun and Wang labs.

Their products sit at the border of the Internet and the FMC core and provide.

Enterprise IMS

June 12, 2006

I have been speaking with a number of major service providers worldwide and am now convinced that IMS will see unbelievable adoption rates in enterprise environments. IP multimedia subsystem solutions will be the primary way calls are transferred between corporate phone systems and wireless networks. IMO there is a tremendous amount of revenue to be generated in lucrative niche.

Expect the number of IMS apps to grow as enterprise customers discover all that can be done with this framework. Expect service providers to be salivating at all the new ways to make money in the enterprise space as plain old phone service gets commoditized to a greater and greater degree.

If you want to keep up with it all, be sure to subscribe to TMC’s IMS Magazine immediately to stay up to date on all that is happening.

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