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The Best VoIP Investments in 2005

January 14, 2005

I get this question a lot. Where would you invest in the VoIP space? How would you position yourself to profit from the hyper-growth of the voice over IP market? I figured a column on the topic made senses so I could share my thoughts with hundreds of thousands of people instead of just a few at a time.

VoIP Market To See 100% Growth in 2005

January 14, 2005

It is now official... We are now 100% higher in pre-registered attendance for Internet Telephony Conference & Expo on a year-over-year basis, the same number of days out. To put that in perspective, this is what was said in the VoIP Industry about our Miami show last year (February 2004):

"This place is a mad house"
- Debora Glennon, Nortel Networks

Ready For Voip?

January 14, 2005

Ruggedized WiFi VoIP

January 14, 2005

Tom Keating made some great VoIP predictions in his blog recently and one of them came to mind this AM when I happened upon a new product, the mNode300 from Telabria, a ruggedized WiFi access point with a separate radio for backhauling network traffic. This device is aimed at students and other public sector locations. Tom's prediction about this topic is below:

7) Colleges ramp up on VoIP
When I was in college 11 years ago they just added Ethernet to the dorm rooms.

Cisco Services Push

January 14, 2005

VoIP Security: Who Will Be The Next T-Mobile?

January 14, 2005

Today's hot topic is VoIP security and while there haven't been any huge break-ins into VoIP systems that I am aware of I am aware that according to the WSJ, T-Mobile recently had their computers broken into and customer names and social security numbers were accessed. The bold section below doesn't sound too good but I must admit I slept through much of history class so if there was s a day we went over "mutual assistance legal treaties," I was either dreaming or absent.

Cisco's Urge To Merge in VoIP

January 13, 2005

There was a time in 1998-2000 that Cisco's Peter Alexander would walk TMC expos looking for acquisition targets. Cisco acquired a number of telecom companies at the time -- from unified messaging to contact center players. I lost touch with Peter around the time the bubble burst and don't know who handles telecom acquisitions these days. Whoever is in charge...

Uniden VoIP Supports 10 Phones

January 12, 2005

In the blurring world of consumer electronics and VoIP this release shows how VoIP products are generally superior to their traditional telephony counterparts. It is interesting to note that while many of the services that we take for granted when...

Viral VoIP Marketing

January 12, 2005

Why Don't All VoIP Shows Come With a Guarantee?

January 11, 2005

I received a call today from a telco blog reader who asked if we were serious about our conference guarantee at Internet Telephony Conference and Expo. Of course I replied "YES" and he asked why we have never seen this policy before in the industry. I answered that it could be because that this industry has so many financial alliances between show producers and vendors in the industry... These show producers on the take would lose money if they offered any refund. They would take a bath.
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