Here at ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin I am watching a panel discussing the death of the public switched telephone network during a special keynote panel. Items being discussed are who will pay for the upgrades to E911, will the move save power, how do we deal with the fact that existing equipment is breaking down with no available replacement parts and finally, what will come next?
In conjunction with ITEXPO here at the Omni Hotel in Austin Texas, TMC's Juliana Kenny conducts an interview with an Avaya' Chris Lynk to learn about the communications company's web.alive immersive avatar-based conferencing and collaboration platform.
One lucky ITEXPO West 2011 Austin attendee will win this Jeep. You must be present to win on Thursday, Sept 15th at 2:45pm at the Austin Convention Center in Texas.
ITEXPO West 2011 in Austin is in progress. Things officially start tomorrow but Asterisk 1-2-3 training is in progress as you can see from the picture below.
As you can see, the exhibit hall for ITEXPO is coming together in the Austin Convention Center. Here is a shot of the registration counters being constructed and the hanging of an aisle sign for the collocated MSPWorld.
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On Tuesday ITEXPO kicks into full swing with collocated conferences, multiple workshops, numerous keynote presentations, and a networking cocktail reception to officially open the exhibit hall.
I am here with my team in the Austin Convention Center determining the layout of the largest ITEXPO in this show's history. Check out the size of this exhibit hall. This is the 24th event and we are looking forward to an awesome week of networking, education, buying/selling and even some fun.
AT&T responded to the DOJ regarding the blocked T-Mobile USA acquisition saying that the proposed merger would be good for consumers as it would allow AT&T to gain access to T-Mobile spectrum allowing their call quality to improve and the number of dropped calls to be reduced. This in turn they argue would lead to lower prices. Ma Bell 2.0 continued to explain that the wireless business is fiercely competitive which has resulted in lower prices over time.
The interesting takeaway here is that there is nothing new being argued.
The night life here in Austin is legendary with the huge emphasis on live bands. I had a chance to check some of the bands and crowds out last night. It reminded me a bit of Greenwich Village in New York actually. These bars will be a great place for networking next week at ITEXPO for sure.
Association Sponsor of ITEXPO and co-located events including 4G Wireless Evolution, and the SIP Tutorial; Leadership to participate in multiple sessions, panels and tutorials, Chairman Richard Shockey to Moderate Keynote Luncheon Panel on “End of POTS”NORTH ANDOVER, MA, and AUSTIN, TX September 9, 2011 – The SIP Forum (www.sipforum.org) has announced a full schedule of activities at the upcoming ITEXPO West in Austin Texas, showcasing the association’s active role in helping to drive the broad adoption of SIP communications in today’s global telecom industry.
The night life here in Austin is legendary with the huge emphasis on live bands. I had a chance to check some of the bands and crowds out last night. It reminded me a bit of Greenwich Village in New York actually. These bars will be a great place for networking next week at ITEXPO for sure. It also marks a sharp contrast to the nightlife in Los Angeles where ITEXPO was held last year. This city has a unique vibe which is difficult to describe.