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ReefPoint

June 16, 2006

Great news for the IP communications market. ReefPoint Systems a big player in IP communications security -- focusing on FMC, IMS and UMA. The company has received $21 million in VC funding from American Capital and will soon announce a new CEO, Woody Ritchey and COO, Dennis Chateauneuf.

Ritchey worked at Cisco, Motorola, Arraycomm and AT&T. Chateauneuf worked at Sentito Networks, DTI Networks/Coppercom, Shiva, Sun and Wang labs.

Their products sit at the border of the Internet and the FMC core and provide.



Stories of Interest

June 8, 2006



Here are recent stories of interest. My favorite has to be Survey: IPods More Popular Than Beer followed by QUALCOMM's VoIP news and of course how often do I get to talk about JFK. The VoiceGenie news is old but the deal is closed and Google's spreadsheet news is analyzed in some detail.

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Texas to Install Border Web Cameras
Tandberg Television Helps Japan's On Demand TV Upgrade its Networks to MPEG 4
TECH BRIEFS: AOL security, Ad subbing tech, `Wii' defense, Hurricane phones, Chancellor vidcast
Cincom Synchrony Included in ScionASP's Hosting Services
JFK Papers, Photos to Be Put on Internet
Directing Traffic to Your Website: You Built It, But Will They Come?
Rivermine Launches Software Powered TEM Services Suite
Intel's Viiv Expanding beyond Entertainment
TIA Presses U.S. Government for Federal Funding for Basic Telecommunications Research
China: Internet Cos. Must Obey Its Laws
Allegiance Improves Internal Service Quality of Dri Eaz
Konica Minolta Improves Business Process with AirClic
Manx Telecom Gains BABT Approval with Cerillion Billing
Ascom VoWiFi Solution Deployed by Virginia Healthcare System
Glenayre Messaging Introduces VoiceSMS
Cisco's CEO to Take on Chairman Duties
Genpact to Open New Business Processing Center in the Philippines
QUALCOMM Demonstrates VoIP Mobility across Multiple Test Environments
Envox Ships Latest Incarnation
Cisco Introduces Intelligent Services Gateway at GlobalComm 2006
VoiceGenie Acquired By Genesys
RFID News for 8 June: Microsoft BizTalk RFID, Intermec, Alien, G2
Cisco Introduces Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG) at GlobalComm
Soffront Releases CRM V8.6 to Offer Enhanced Capabilities
Net Promoter Industry Report Reveals Customers' True Feelings
Kapow Picks Maximizer (Not, Ahem, Salesforce.com) for CRM
Avaya Builds on one X Family; Launches New IP Phones
Employees Increasingly Getting Canned for Abusing Company Email
Frost & Sullivan Report Predicts 800 Million Mobile Users in Asia by Year End
South Korea's SK Telecom Seeks Stake in China Unicom
CRM News for 8 June: Avectra, Herbert, LexisNexis, CIsco, GATI
Company Results Announced: eOn Communications, Comtech, ViryaNet
Pitney Bowes Picks A3 SmartClient for Europe
NetSuite Offers Canadians Tax Help
Beijing says Internet companies in China must abide by its laws
NTT DoCoMo to sell RIM's BlackBerry portable devices
Miami Man Arrested for Theft of VoIP Calls
Yahoo Touches Up Photo Sharing Service
Survey: IPods More Popular Than Beer
Spammer, Partners Agree to $10M Settlement
For $4,995, Hurricane Phone Available
ZTE Helps Skytel Build World's First Commercial CDMA2000 EV DO Rev.A Network
Google Takes on Desktop Application Market with Web Based Spreadsheets
Microsoft Plans Better Disclosures of Tool
German Chancellor Starts Video Podcast
Hurricane Phone Available for $4,995
Networks Battle Ad Subbing Technology



















































Globalcomm Day 1

June 6, 2006

Today was kind of a weird trade show day as Globalcomm was very empty compared to past Supercomm events. The TMC booth hardly saw a soul and exhibitors were fuming. I witnessed exhibits with massive amounts of empty space.

Others complained that the hall had too many vendors. Yet another complaint was that there was no press -- what am I invisible?

Covergence

June 2, 2006

I just received word that Covergence has received $15 million dollars in series C funding. I recently met with them and remain impressed with their approach to VoIP and SIP. I anticipate a flurry of activity at TMC’s IP Communications Business Summit (August 8-9, 2006 in Santa Clara, California) and expect it to be the world’s best location for the venture and analyst community to meet up with the hottest companies in IP communications.   I almost forgot – Robins Consulting Group is a strategic partner in this summit and we are looking forward to it being an industry first!

Here is a summary of the news:


-- Series C Funding round led by new investor Globespan Capital Partners and existing investors Highland Capital Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners
-- Covergence will also be adding Globespan's Andy Goldfarb, exec. managing director and co-founder, to its Board of Directors
-- Round will be used to fuel new sales & marketing opportunities, refine channel sales strategy, and expand further into international markets
-- Covergence's total funding to date (incl.





NexTone

May 31, 2006

I have recently met with the NexTone team and am impressed with many of the initiatives they are undertaking from their university to their extensive and ever-growing interoperability lab. In addition to these positive moves the company has recently appointed Larry Schessel – an ex-Cisco IP communications veteran to the helm of CTO office of CTO under Sridhar Ramachandran who remains CTO.

A bit on Larry… Prior to joining NexTone, he served as Senior Manager at Cisco Systems for both the Service Provider and Enterprise IP Communications Business Units, where he defined SIP and H.323 product roadmaps. Previously, he served in strategic and technical management roles at Siemens. In addition he was awarded several patents for his work in next generation call processing systems.

It is good to see so much positive news coming out of the SBC market and it is worth mentioning that NexTone’s products do so much more than session management.



Verizon's Nancy Gofus

May 26, 2006

Beyond VoIP

May 24, 2006


World famous writer and thought leader Marc Robins has joined the family of TMC bloggers with a blog titled Beyond VoIP. Marc has written for TMC publications including Communications Solutions and Internet Telephony for years and had an illustrious career working for Harry Newton (remember him) and was an analyst and the VP of marketing at a company that was in the DSP resource board space.

Now Marc, I thought VoIP was it… The end all, be all. What could possibly beyond VoIP? I guess I better check out the blog to find out!


Verizon Convoy

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What Happens Here Now Gets Out

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Aculab Ace Progress

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