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VoIP Report

January 19, 2005

D-Link VoIP Unlocked

January 19, 2005

Save $300 on Internet Telephony

January 19, 2005

TalkFree Telecom Interview

January 19, 2005

Mike Scheele has started and raised capital four telecommunications companies in the past decade including RateXchange, New Global Telecom and IP Deliver. Most recently he started TalkFree Telecom and he is the co-founder and president of the company. I decided to interview him to get his perspective on why he started  a new VoIP company and how he plans on competing in this high-growth and highly competitive market

Tell me about the companies you started in the past. Give us a history of your past in telecom.

Empirix, Spirent and Westell

January 19, 2005

The testing market has been very active lately as Empirix the company that makes Hammer test equipment recently purchased CT Labs. Chris Bajorek, the head of CT Labs is well respected and will continue to run the labs according to Steve Gladstone the VP and General Manager of Empirix and is also well-respected in the VoIP testing market. CT Labs was initially tied to CMP's Computer Telephony magazine (thus the name of the labs) and performed their outside reviews. That magazine changed names to Communications Convergence and is no longer being published.

I would say this is a very smart move for Empirix as Chris and his lab have a bunch of strong relationships with vendors such as Genesys Labs and others.

Open Source Telephony With Sangoma's CEO

January 19, 2005

I recently had a chance to interview Sangoma's CEO David Mandelstam... His company makes boards for open source telephony systems. Open source PBXs are all the rage these days so I decided it would be useful to get the perspective on this market from a company that makes its living selling hardware that is intimately tied to Linux telephony. Here is the Interview with David Mandelstan:

Carnivore Loses Teeth?

January 19, 2005

Data Connection Sells Megaco to Fujitsu

January 19, 2005

Lucent's Profit Slips

January 19, 2005

According to Lucent increased revenue on a year-over-year basis by 3% to $2.34 billion. The problem is this number fell short of the $2.4 billion dollar analyst estimate. "While the wireline market remains a challenge in the near term, we continue to execute on a long-term strategy of investing in areas that are critical to our vision of convergence such as next-gen optical, VoIP, broadband access, and mobile high-speed data, as well as services, government and emerging markets," CEO Patricia Russo said.

It is amazing to hear optical is back.

Yahoo Earnings on Fire

January 18, 2005

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