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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

VoIP tag

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Google, Gizmo...Game On

The Google Voice and Gizmo partnership bears watching. By signing up with both companies and performing a few software downloads and such, you are on your way to making free calls. It is unclear if the service is global...

Service Providers and Business VoIP Security

The most important thing a service provider can do to reduce the risk of unauthorized access is to offer VoIP with SIP. Through the use of SIP, protection against Cyber attacks can be accomplished with increasing latency in the...

VoIP Security Begins at Home

The first part of this discussion was on simple things an IT Department should be doing to protect its IT infrastructure period. Today we will focus more on VoIP security actions a business should per perform. The first is...

Tarragon Chicken and There It's gone Security

Last week one evening after work, I noted that my herb garden was over flowing with tarragon. The last few years we have treated it like rosemary and left it in for the winter. Tarragon has proven to be...

Centrex, Is Still Alive?

A few months ago, we were asked to review a request for proposal where the prospect wanted to replace their Centrex lines with VoIP/SIP Trunking. I didn't think much of it until I realized that none of our SIP...

Seven Hundred Thousand, Thirteen Million, Twenty-One Million, Two Hundred and Fifteen Million

Seven Hundred Thousand, Thirteen Million, Twenty-One Million, Two Hundred and Fifteen Million Abracadabra...How a phone works is like magic and the general user does not care about the technology. Telephone penetration is the United States is between 95 and...

Moving Your Team from TDM to IP

As always, food was great this weekend. We had chicken fried steak, grilled spicy Asian chicken wings, parsley potatoes and another crown pork roast (fixed entirely different from the previous recipes) with a wonderful side of apples. I had...

The Senate Hearings Have Begun

Monday I changed my position and now support tiered broadband pricing. There is enough existing or potential competition in urban areas to support this pricing model without dampening access to or the adoption rate of high-speed broadband. However, in...

The Nortel Effect?

At least two analysts are now predicting a drop in VoIP/SIP Trunking growth for enterprise customers.  This was not surprising as I reached the same conclusion some months ago. Using my limited cognitive abilities, I did not see how...

The Chicken or the Egg

I arrived yesterday at Interop to see walk the floors and determine if this show was ready for SIP Trunking. Eighteen months ago, we had a booth at Interop in New York City and the visibility and interest afforded...

Can it Get Any Bigger?

Last quarter was mostly bad for earnings reported by Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and others due principally to a slowdown in network equipment purchases.  A casual observer of our industry might surmise that not all was well and they would...

Oklahoma and Eurocentric: The Demise of the Landline

In my many weeks of writing this blog, I have received only one comment. That comment was they never expected to see Oklahoma and Eurocentric in the same sentence. Well you are going to see it again. That particular blog...

The Multi-Faceted IAD

IADs are most thought of when we need to attach a TDM PBX or Key System to a VoIP/SIP Service.  They range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand depending upon the connectivity required and desired...

SIP Trunking is Fun!

Did I catch your attention? Do you agree? Well the cable companies and even Dallas's own Mark Cuban don't agree. Perhaps, I am overstating their position but the result of restricting the amount of data that is transmitted during...

SIP...It's the RAGE Part II or Who's Buying?

Always an interesting question. What we know is that no vertical market is superseding another in the adoption of VoIP/SIP.  Analysts in particular look for some type of vertical trend. They find it difficult to believe that a given...

Wash the FUD out of Your Mouth

So what dramatic thing did I do? I looked at the audience and exclaimed, "Bull____!" Okay, I was braver then and there were no children in the audience. But it worked. Now I had their attention. I pressed home...

FUD and TAG

Perhaps you are wondering what got me going on this whole FUD thing and IP Communications. I was recently on a panel at the Technology Assurance Group National Convention. This is an exceptional organizational consisting of 120+ major VARs...

Pork Rib Roast and FUD

It rained Easter so the day began a bit dreary. However, there was excitement in our house because the grandkids were coming over after church. It is always fun to see them but on holidays, we try to do...

Online Advertising of SIP

While most of my blogs have been on IP communications (VoIP/SIP), I have been working on determining the best ways to spend our precious marketing dollars for this year. The challenge given to me has been to spend the...

The Future is When?

I was traveling overseas about two years ago and took a picture of a number of payphones that sat unused. At the time, I wondered how much longer they would exist given the growing penetration of cell phones. This...

VoIP and FoIP

Without fail every time I present to an audience I am confronted with the question, "How do you handle Faxing?" Faxing is the bane of IP Communications. Industry numbers indicate a one-page fax failure rate of around 80% with...

VoIP/SIP Trunking Assessment Criteria...

I prepared this last year and discussed it with many VARs. Recently I was asked about it again. So today, I am reissuing the five VoIP/SIP Trunking Assessment Criteria.  Cost: The current economic environment creates an opportunity for SMBs...

VoIP Peering...

I began the week looking at VoIP Peering and this will be the final entry for now on the subject. First, Bilateral versus Multilateral peering. Large service providers prefer bilateral peering so they can maintain control over the amount...

VoIP Peering the key issues...

While it is clear to all involved that peering IP networks will improve services and decrease cost, there remain some key issues to resolve. In order to avoid transport over the PSTN, the large service providers need to participate....

Triple play and Peering...

I spent the weekend enjoying Tex-Mex dishes. They are a guilty pleasure here in Texas. Of course, I do not go to the nearest watering hole to satiate my needs; I rather enjoy making the food at home. And,...
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