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M&A This Week

IBM jumped into MDM (mobile device management) with its purchase of Fiberlink. "Fiberlink's MaaS360 cloud-based offerings, IBM will expand its bring your own device (BYOD) capabilities to deliver a complete mobile management and security solution through IBM MobileFirst that...

Vocalocity Acquired by Vonage

Rich Tehrani has a good analysis of Vonage finally getting in the B2B space by acquiring Vocalocity. Vonage is acquiring Vocalocity for "$130 million, including $105 million in cash and $25 million in Vonage common stock." It is interesting...

The Value of UC

Dan Caruso, CEO of Zayo, wrote a post about the profitability of bandwidth. I got to thinking about how it applied to VoIP, specifically UC, Hosted UC, UCaaS, Cloud Comms or whatever silly marketing hashtag we are using this...

More Than Just VoIP Now

The ITEXPO used to be the primary VoIP show. Today as we launch the pre-show, I notice that none of the press releases are about VoIP. Hardly any are even about UC (unified communications). There is a lot of noise...

Should Hosted UC Providers Offer Network?

Stage 2 just announced a Northeast build of an MPLS network. Telesphere has one too. West IP, too. Why do these Hosted UC companies need to offer network? For some, it is a way to handle Quality of Service, which...

2 Studies and Some Tidbits

Metaswitch did a study on cloud + telcos + SMB and found that telcos may not be the trusted cloud providers that small business wants. "Existing phone providers overlooked for IP: Just 10 percent of pre-IP SMBs would even consider...

What's the Deal with WebRTC?

Day 3 at WebRTC Expo and for the most part everyone is still asking the monetization question. How will we monetize WebRTC? Well, you won't. WebRTC is just a tool; it is a programming package like HTML5. How do you...

Are We Still Talking About the Phone?

It is still about the phone. Cell companies are stuck. After years of leveraged cool handsets to drive sales, cellcos are stuck as hardware providers - subsidized hardware too. Cellcos aren't alone. VoIP providers are stuck in the hardware space...

Interesting Links for Your Consideration

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...

2 Acquisitions

Two acquisitions to mention. iTalk acquired RocketVoIP. iTalk is know for its sleeve to turn an iPod Touch into a VoIP phone. RocketVoIP was an OTT (over-the-top) VoIP provider that offered unlimited international plans. It is an interesting combination. Unlimited...

The VoIP Market Right Now

"The market for VoIP services has moved well beyond the early adopter stage to mainstream status in many developed countries. SIP trunking and hosted UC continue to heat things up, fueling growth," reports Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC,...

Are Outages The New Normal?

This is a guest column from Peter Eisengrein, SVP Network Operations & Design, Evolve IP Last week one of the nation's largest carriers experienced an outage that affected tens, if not hundreds of thousands of Voice over IP users, maybe...

No Need to Be a CLEC

Up until the FCC's test plan today, VoIP Providers had to rely on CLEC's to get phone numbers. "The FCC has adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on direct access to telephone numbers for VoIP providers, a process that...

The UC Space Right Now

I was chatting with another industry blogger recently. We were discussing how there are a lot of VoIP Providers out there. I estimate it at over a thousand. However, I don't see the Hosted PBX space making huge strides. Before...

Smaller is Better

As many of you know, I am a Seth Godin fan. Nicholas Bate has similar thoughts. His blog on Jagged Thoughts certainly hits home. In a me-too industry like telecom (and now cloud), where there are 1000 companies offering VoIP,...

VoIP in 2013

It's January and people are still making predictions about 2013. Dave Michels wrote a nice piece about the history of Level3's 3Tone service, which I was pretty familiar with due to four of my clients rushing into the void to...

Am I Selling Cloud?

I signed up as the first agent for Broadsoft's second customer in 2003. They were unprepared to sell via the channel, and even less prepared to market their offering in general.In 2005, I signed up as an agent for another...

The US VoIP Report

I see a lot of reports about the telecom space. This one by E&Y sums up the industry in 2012: "Many established players are looking for new ways to cater to consumers and enterprises by buying capability in new areas."...

It's About Stats and Studies

Here is a collection of some stats and studies for your reading pleasure.(1)  Mary Meeker's 2012 Presentation On The State Of The Web is a good read despite being heavily mobile. She spends quite a few slides pointing out how...

Will Sandy Rain on Cloud Adoption?

Storm Sandy has flooded NYC and taken out power, which has resulted in quite a few data centers to have operational issues (i.e., stop working). The data centers experiencing outages include 75 Broad Street; 33 Whitehall (Cogent); 882 3rd Ave...

It's All Just Shifting

"Ovum, in a latest research report, has warned that OTT VoIP will cost the global telecoms industry $479 billion in lost cumulative revenues by 2020, which represents 6.9 percent of cumulative total voice revenues," according to reports. Notice that it...

The Future of the Desk Phone

Have you read that the desk phone is disappearing? It seems to be a recurring theme for Jon Arnold (here and here).When I spoke with snom at ITEXPO, I asked them about the disappearing desk phone. snom's response was that...

VoIP Moves Part 296

Just a couple of interesting tidbits in VoIP to mention.One, HP says the time is now to end-of-life the VCX SMB IP-PBX line it acquired from 3Com. Last January, HP blogged that it was committed to the VCX. Until now.When...

HT Picks Off Big Competitor

In many ways, Wavecom was as big a competitor to the incumbent carrier in Hawaii as Oceanic TWC. A facilities-based CLEC, an ISP, a wholesaler and a Hosted PBX player. That's four areas where it was a thorn in HT's...

A Moment About Phones

Tom Keating wrote a review of Panasonic's Android IP phone, model KX-UT670. It has HD Voice, speaker phone and integration with IP cameras. Tom reminds me that it's the "major IP phone vendors like Aastra, Cisco, Polycom, ShoreTel, snom, and...
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