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November 2010

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The State Ruling on State: Do EU Understand

November 22, 2010

Today's WSJ has an interesting article"":http:// about the use of cookies.

As someone who used to build VoIP services, I want to speak in praise of cookies and particularly their use for stateful things like Presence and Call Control.

When I worked on the first class 5 softswitch, we made a bad decision that was based on keeping state of a call on the network. My SOB friend from Harvard filled me in on his advice for the rest of the community that came to late to save me.

Go Figure: Solving the Deficit.

November 15, 2010

The time has come the Walrus said to speak of many things, The New York Times has put up an interactive deficit model that I find very helpful in discussing the Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson proposals on ending the deficit. When I looked at what I could live with I found the mix was [...]

Ceragon got MCel's Backhaul

November 4, 2010

In a few weeks,  I am running a webinar with Ceragon.

I received a press release from our friends at Ceragon, that mentioned the following...Ceragon Networks Signs Multi-Million Dollar Contract with mcel.  Largest Mobile Operator in Mozambique to Install 1000 km Microwave Backbone Network


Who is David Wheeler?

November 2, 2010

As Dagny reflected on the collapse of the bridge, she was met by her Signalling Chief David Wheeler. Dagney never quite understood where David was coming from but through the years many things had changed. She considered the signaling system as incidental to the workings of the railroad. “Engines and Steel” [...]

DisUnified Collaboration

November 1, 2010

The Internet Wins because it is a decentralized system of redundancy that is delivering a highly available platform. We could make a case that Peer to Peer vs IP based routing is a future problem but today I have a far simpler one to talk about. Word Processing. I asked three friends to comment on a [...]

Catching the Corner of My Eye!

November 1, 2010

-       We as an Industry are consolidating Profitablly.

Sparked by the ViVo acquistion efforts in Brazil the Headlines today are from the WSJ about Telefonica and their expansion.  We are friendly with many of their company employees from O2 in Europe and Movistar in Latin America.  The article's quote César Alierta, CEO of Telefonica is very true to our experience of key personnel in these companies representing the management of capital and brand.

"The key factor for Telefónica to do anything is: first, human resources. Second, money," he explains.