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AT&T

January 21, 2006

This past week was pretty busy with communications news and announcements. For example, AT&T made a number of headlines by providing large-scale videoconferencing in China among other accomplishments. The communications giant seems to be on fire now that SBC and the old AT&T have become the new and much larger AT&T. AT&T's international growth potential is one of the reasons in my opinion the company decided to stick with the internationally recognized AT&T brand instead of SBC.

I am still a bit mystified at the company's branding campaign.

TMCnet in Top 1,000 Sites in World!

January 21, 2006

I had decided not to say anything about TMCnet's Alexa ranking until we hit triple-digits. We set a few new records since our 1,151 daily record back on January 5 of this year but I wanted to keep quiet until we hit 999 or better.

Well to my amazement someone sent me our new daily number today and boy was I thrilled. We have hit 1,000! This number is not unexpected as our servers are under full load and we are continually buying new equipment to keep up with the massive demand.

ITEXPO Latest Update

January 20, 2006

The largest gathering of attendees for any VoIP show in the world will take place next week in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Our attendance numbers are absolutely incredible and the list of registrants keep growing.

Here is some information on the event that is important for all attendees to know. I can’t wait to see you in sunny Florida next week. Don’t forget to bring your sunglasses!

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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO kicks off in Ft. Lauderdale in five days.

IMPORTANT Conference Updates:

1. TMC University Open Source/Asterisk Certification Course Added
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Thursday, January 26th

Your paid conference pass includes admission to these new sessions added to the program.













ITEXPO Don't Miss Luncheon

January 18, 2006

Vonexus, an Interactive Intelligence are hosting a "New Rules of Business Communications" luncheon at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo next week.

This luncheon includes a keynote from Interactive Intelligence founder, president, and CEO, Dr. Donald E. Brown, who will provide an educational and entertaining look at the latest in best practices for deploying business communications systems, including IP telephony solutions for the enterprise and contact center. I understand this event will be very exciting and not a standard industry function. I have heard rumors about what the company is planning and it sounds like you don't want to miss it.

The luncheon will take place Wednesday, Jan. 25, 12noon - 1 p.m. There is no advance registration and attendance is limited so please arrive early.



VoIP Expo Marketing

January 16, 2006

I had a discussion with my marketing department today. They are about to let the world know that there are still unbelievable deals on airlines and hotels to go to Florida for the Internet Telephony Show next week in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We often have internal discussions about VoIP conferences. So many of them lead with price.

VoIP 2.0 Conference Goes Web 2.0

January 12, 2006

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo Mashup Announced

Today, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) the company that produces Internet Telephony Conference & Expo (ITEXPO) announced it has produced a mashup of its domestic attendees signed up for the conference in order to graphically represent where the major interest areas lie in the Voice over IP market. A mashup is a website or application integrating data from various sources into a seamless browsing experience.

Mashups are often databases merged with Google Maps and in this case Google Maps was used as the interface to show where ITEXPO attendees reside or work. In order for the mashup to function the database of attendees to ITEXPO as of December 1, 2005 was run through a service that converted zip codes to longitude and latitude information. This file was subsequently fed into Google Maps to show a graphical representation of where attendees to ITEXPO are located.

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo routinely attracts attendees from over 70 countries as well making it the best-attended international VoIP event.





VoIP Adrenalin

January 11, 2006

I have been working here at the Ft. Lauderdale airport for over an hour and am impressed with the large amount of seating space, the abundance of electrical outlets and the fast and free WiFi. The WiFi here has been much faster than the hotel WiFi (to be fair the hotel access was free too).

This airport may be one of the most business-friendly airports around. This is much better than an experience I had in Tampa years before WiFi was invented. I couldn't find a phone with a modem plug. Florida has come a long way.

I met a lot of people today at the conference & Elsewhere who told me they can't wait for ITEXPO and I can't believe we are only a few short weeks away.



VoIP Silos

January 11, 2006

Today Erik Lagerway referenced the VoIP Silos article that Om Malik wrote a while back. I agree 100% as well. Perhaps VoIP peering will allow carriers to interconnect more easily. But just as importantly we need to keep in mind it is in the best interest of companies with large market share to keep their users siloed.

Is it fair for the newer players to have the advantage of coming into the game and adding little yet gaining a great deal?

ITEXPO Plug

January 10, 2006

Here is an informational e-mail we are about to send out. I think it is blogworthy because so many people have been e-mailing me with questions answered by this e-mail. The energy level in the VoIP space is incredible and I can’t wait to host this show in sunny Florida. Interestingly it isn’t as cold as it normally is in the northeast at the moment which means you probably can still get good prices on plane tickets to attend the show.

One would imagine that in two weeks it will become much colder in the midwest and on the east coast and you could conceivably be enjoying the sun in Florida on your way to ITEXPO while simultaneously escaping the frigid temperatures that are bound to hit us sooner or later.


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INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO East 2006 January 24-27, 2006 - Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center www.itexpo.com
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Build Your Business at INTERNET TELEPHONY

First VoIP Conference of 2006 Begins in Two Weeks!


The most compelling reason to attend INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO this month (yes, we open the show in 14 days!) in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is to see how to use VoIP to improve your business.













Alexa Record: 1,151

January 5, 2006

I just sent this e-mail to my fellow TMC team members and just had to share it with everyone as I am so happy with the news:

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From: Rich Tehrani
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006 3:14 PM
To: All TMC Team Members;
Subject: New Alexa Record for one day, 1,151

Congratulations team!

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/traffic_details?&range=2y&size=medium&compare_sites=&y=t&url=tmcnet.com#top

Traffic Rank for tmcnet.com (what's this)

















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