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CableLabs VoIP Peering RFI

November 22, 2005

I expect the entire cable industry to adopt VoIP peering soon. Take a look at this VoIP Peering RFI from CableLabs. I imagine that I could be right on with my prediction of 2006 being the year of VoIP peering. Still, I want to be a bit cautious as I am still waiting for the year of videoconferencing to finally arrive.

Getting back to VoIP peering, it is exciting to see the major players in the market like cable companies getting into the game. I am equally excited about the world’s next VoIP Peering Summit happening in conjunction with Internet Telephony Conference & Expo East in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, January 24-27, 2006.

Just in Time Communications is Close

November 15, 2005

We are getting closer to realizing the dream of Just in Time Communications or JiTC. As you may recall, JiTC is the concept of squeezing inefficiency out of communications. It is very similar to real-time communications but different in one essential way. Communications shouldn't be real-time.

Broadband-in-Gas

November 8, 2005

A lawyer friend of mine detailed a court case he was involved in years ago involving ownership of gas lines criss-crossing the country. He explained how complicated the gas infrastructure of the country is and told me charts of these gas lines would make your eyes blur.

Now it seems these pipelines can be used to transmit and receive broadband via intra-wideband technology. A new technology called Broadband-in-Gas or BiG could become the savior of telecom competition in the US and elsewhere.

A research company called West Technology Research Solutions has a report on this market and if you would like more information, please contact them directly:

For more information, contact:

Contact: Karin Hall
Company: West Technology Research Solutions
Title: Senior Analyst
Phone: 650-940-1196










Free iPod nano

November 2, 2005

My favorite iPod at the moment is the nano. I just think the form factor is amazing. I don't have one yet. I am too busy blogging and enjoying putting on conferences to get one.

Tom Ridge & Ron Insana at ITEXPO in Florida

November 1, 2005

After the tremendous success of ITEXPO this past week, TMC is on a roll and VoIP 2.0 has definitely started to arrive. Of course I don’t think we are 100% there yet but we are at the start. I am just beginning to see the applications that will make companies jump to deploy VoIP not because of cost-savings but because the applications are so compelling.

Yesterday I wrote about Citrix and their new technology that will enable the next generation of VoIP 2.0 applications to be enabled. Of course Citrix is just one company striving to help the world get to VoIP 2.0 – there are countless others.

The industry’s leap from 1.0 to 2.0 is essential as we need to ensure that everyone understands that the power VoIP extends way beyond saving a buck on long-distance.



Earthlink on VoIP

November 1, 2005

I just saw Earthlink’s statement about applauding the FCC’s decision to require SBC/Verizon to offer stand-alone or naked DSL service. The statement is entitled “Victory For VoIP.” The full statement is as follows:

"We applaud today's Federal Communications Commission decision that requires SBC and Verizon to offer Stand-Alone DSL as a condition for their separate merger approvals.  As a result of this decision, more than 80 million consumers will now be able to take advantage of emerging Internet voice and data applications without also having to buy legacy wire-line local telephone service from their phone company.

Calysto on ITEXPO

October 30, 2005

Calysto Communications and Public Relations is a PR company that has perhaps the most customers in the VoIP space and they have a great team of PR people. Their clients are certainly almost all on the telecom "A" list. Since they attend a lot of shows it is worth listening to what they say when they evaluate one show or another. This is what they had to say about last week's Internet Telephony show in Los Angeles.

IPCommunications.com

October 24, 2005

TMC is very proud to have launched the world's most authoritative site on IP Communications. IPCommunications.com is the place to check for information on next-generation communications. From development trends to enterprise articles to information on IMS, VoIP, video and SIP... You won't find a better place to go every day to keep up to date on the most exciting IP Communications market.

Excel Switching User Conference

October 18, 2005

AVST CallXpress 7.71

October 18, 2005


In 1995-2000 the industry was convinced that unified messaging was going to immediately sweep the corporate desktop. The whole idea of uniting fax, voicemail and e-mail together made too much sense to not happen quickly. Sometimes logic and what you think is common sense just doesn't happen and now we live in a world where a $10/month VoIP service provider can give you unified messaging and most enterprise users still don't have it.

My take? The advent of VoIP service providers will make corporate executives wonder why they can't have the flexibility of UM in the office yet their $10/month service offers it.


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