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GlobalComm

June 3, 2006

See Globalcomm Digest for latest on Globalcomm

I am heading to Globalcomm tomorrow and wish I was flying on Jet Blue as they have recently won (AP, Reuters) the rights to provide WiFi in-flight. It is likely early to take advantage of the in-flight wireless broadband but I just can't wait for it to get started.

I am also super-excited about the IMS party TMC is hosting with the IMS Forum. Thanks to Siemens as the party sponsor.

NexTone

May 31, 2006

I have recently met with the NexTone team and am impressed with many of the initiatives they are undertaking from their university to their extensive and ever-growing interoperability lab. In addition to these positive moves the company has recently appointed Larry Schessel – an ex-Cisco IP communications veteran to the helm of CTO office of CTO under Sridhar Ramachandran who remains CTO.

A bit on Larry… Prior to joining NexTone, he served as Senior Manager at Cisco Systems for both the Service Provider and Enterprise IP Communications Business Units, where he defined SIP and H.323 product roadmaps. Previously, he served in strategic and technical management roles at Siemens. In addition he was awarded several patents for his work in next generation call processing systems.

It is good to see so much positive news coming out of the SBC market and it is worth mentioning that NexTone’s products do so much more than session management.



Verizon's Nancy Gofus

May 26, 2006

Globalcomm Party

May 24, 2006

BayPackets IMS News

May 23, 2006

Verizon Convoy

May 19, 2006

Tekelec’s Frank Plastina

May 19, 2006

IMS Magazine Issue 2

May 16, 2006

Instat on IMS

May 13, 2006

This is worth reading for you IMS enthusiasts. Instat warns of putting all your eggs in the IMS basket. Here is a salient quote: (IMS)-based applications have lots of potential uses, but chances are, none of them will result in a windfall in consumer spending.

My take? Instat may be right or wrong.

Asia Telecom M&A

May 2, 2006

I while back I wrote about the M&A market in telecom and I didn't factor in the Asian players into my analysis. So in order to be balanced, I decided to get a perspective from someone who is intimately involved in the telecom market and who works for UT Starcom, a major Chinese telecom equipment provider. Farshid Mohammadi is a VoIP and IMS industry icon and couldn't be better positioned to tell us where the Chinese/Asian telecom players fit into the overall mix.

Here are his comments:

An interesting phenomena is happening. The Asian vendors who have been the beneficiary of more cost effective labor and manufacturing are finding that to succeed in international markets in any significant way, they would have to staff up in their beachhead markets.



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