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Telnyx Dave Casem Interview - Democratizing the PSTN, Be Your Own Carrier

Telnyx is a key sponsor for OpenSIPs Summit May 2-5 in Amsterdam. I remember what a great job Telnyx did in its...

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Can a Class 4 Softswitch run in the Cloud?

Can a Class 4 softswitch really run in the cloud?  This was a question I got at Mobile World Congress from a...

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Where's the Margin? (Part 1)

As much as I grumble often about the VoIP/UC providers and their lack of differentiation, SD-WAN is going to be just...

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First Hackproof Wi-Fi, then Grab Some IP Communications

While most of TMCnet blog readers want to monetize IP communications, most of the world just wants to be able to use...

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Software Media Servers Help CPaaS Offerings Such as GENBAND Kandy

Cloud communications are giving customers deployment options they never had before. Big data centers running ‘you name it’ communications functions and software...

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New Flowroute Customer Onboarding Platform Lubricates CSP Porting

Smoothly and effectively onboarding new enterprises is one of the most significant operational challenges for cloud communications providers. Flowroute is aiming squarely...

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CounterPath Bria-X Delivers Cost-Effective UCaaS Solution

In the 1990s Novell had a lock on servers in the enterprise. There was no Linux but SCO UNIX and IBM's AIX...

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If Talk is Cheap Blame it on Joe Lucatorto

December 26, 2016

Thinking About IoT Developers

November 27, 2016

Proximity & Affinity the future of IoT

November 13, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 16 of 155: Lufax Peering into Finance

September 14, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 15 of 155: Palantir Finds Fraud

September 13, 2016

Will the Trombones Ever Stop

September 13, 2016

I went on to Telegeography's site to find something worthy of noting about Internet Traffic and discovered that we are not yet done building the network of the future.  In effect where traffic is local is dropping in price as density creates competition, while where the backhaul is long the prices remain stable and in some cases monopolistic.

While in the major cities that have been hubs for traffics forever, such as NYC, LA, London, etc. A great majority of the ROW is still sending traffic to major centers that should remain local.

While it is great to talk about the cloud if the cloud ends up in a focal point like NAP of the Americas or some other IP Transit hub, the reality is that the Internet starts to loose it's redundancy.

We are already faced with service providers that have a tendency to want to "own" the traffic and keep on net what should be offloaded.

The funny thing is that wireless operators have come to begrudgingly accepted this fact and use Wi-Fi to maintain performance.

For IoT the use of MVNO's may be a beneficiary of these cost anomalies.  If you think about Kore's acquisition of Wyless and the specific mention of Sao Paulo, Brazil.









Unicorn Awareness 14 of 156: Xiaomi Zowie

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The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome

September 4, 2016

The Nightly Unblackening of Comedy Central

August 18, 2016

Unicorn Awareness 13 of 150: Uber Alles

August 10, 2016