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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.

Indiana Telco Regulation Explained

January 11, 2005

I came across Wetmachine today and read just one article about the dire legislation situation in Indiana and wanted to cry. To sum it up the incumbents are doing their best to keep the state from providing any service such...

VoiceGlo VoIP Service

January 11, 2005

According to my colleague David Butcher, Assistant Editor of Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine, VoiceGlo has been busy. His witty VoiceGlo article points out how many simultaneous things VoiceGlo is doing like letting their GloConnect product connect to 600 million instant...

Death of the Personal Blogger?

January 11, 2005

An Interview With The CEO of Vertical, Bill Tauscher

January 11, 2005

I spoke with Bill Tauscher the chairman and CEO of Vertical, the company that was known as Artisoft... For those of you with a long history in telecom, you know Artisoft has been in the business for ages, first catering...

Government and Reseller VoIP: Two Hot Areas for 2005

January 10, 2005

The military is not letting up on VoIP adoption. Some huge military bigwigs will be at attendance at ITEXPO and this is the 3rd year in a row we've seen a large and growing government presence. It is probably better...

VoIP IC Revenue Skyrockets

January 10, 2005

This is amazing. Every facet of VoIP is hot from software to hardware to prepaid calling cards. You name it. Today I came upon an In-Stat release that says VoIP IC market growth will be tremendous from $137.6 million in...
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