There have been some interesting articles lately. I can't get to all of them, but here are some good reads.
Death of the Telecom VAR in 2013 - How an entire sub-industry will be wiped out in the next 24 months by Jeff Hawkes. "Traditional telecom VARs or value-added reseller businesses- those that derive the majority of their revenue from the sale of on-premise PBX equipment to business customers- have ridden one of the longest product life cycle waves in recent technological history and combined with an emerging threat from hosted phone providers and a professional background that leaves most ill-prepared to run a business larger than a few employees is threatening to wipe-out or dramatically alter an entire sub-industry in the next 24 months." He writes like me.
Not telecom - but patent law - Monsanto wins a big case. "The court ruled unanimously that an Indiana farmer violated Monsanto's patent on genetically modified soybeans when he culled some from a grain elevator and used them to replant his own crop in future years."
Infonetics scores Comcast, Verizon, 8x8 and XO top North American business VoIP providers. SIP Trunking is the big winner. Revenues are the big loser as SIP trunk is used as a low price dial-tone replacement.
Blair Pleasant is "still not convinced that the cloud is the long-term panacea."
Doug Mahoney reports that HD Voice is Experiencing Unprecedented Growth globally.
YorkTel's VideoCloud integrates with Microsoft. So I wonder how Skype feels about that.
The Cash Cow is Dying: Mobile Networks Face Bleak Future (based on SMS and LD revenue). Lucky for cellcos that Metaswitch just released Clearwater, an IMS implant.