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Hosted VoIP Valuations

NPRG Insights suggests that hosted VoIP valuations are rising. I don’t think so. I privvy to some info that points me to the fact that many valuations are based on not revenue, but what the investors want to cash out....

Is Selling on Price Really Selling?

nQueryTelecom tweeted the following: "Virtual PBX VoIP Phone – Reduced Telecom Expenses: Virtual PBX VoIP phone systems ensure reduced telecom expense."  You can see my reply on the left. Basically, I'm tired of our industry selling on price. It is...

VoIP is Everywhere even at the FCC

All the forecasts for VoIP (and Hosted UC and Cloud) are that it is taking off and growing. That’s probably because we have over 1000 VoIP Providers and that the cablecos pretty much deliver voice as VoIP, too. Plus even...

Jobs

I was lured in to watch some of the GOP Presidential candidates debate on CNN last night. (I'll keep any comments about how the Baker Act comes to mind while watching some of them.) Then I switched over to watch...

VZW and the Open Spectrum

In the 700 MHz FCC spectrum auction 73, Google 's involvement insured that the spectrum would be Open Access. ATT ducked out of that auction to buy 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Networks instead. VZW won $9B worth of Googlized spectrum....

The State of VoIP

Seems passe to be writing about VoIP, but that’s the overarching theme of this post. What is happening in the VoIP world?Microsoft bought Skype and announced today that Skype for Asterisk will be shuttered. Yep, looks like Skype will be...

Losses and Growth

The only thing really growing is debt.Clearwire grew revenue but also its losses.PAETEC finished swallowing CavTel to get to ~$2B in revenue but with losses. And with just 54,000 business customers. (Cbeyond has more than 58,000). Margins are 18.4% according...

Fax over IP

According to David Hiers (moderator of the VoiceOps list), “At SIPNOC I found out that SIP Forum has a pretty big project going to get FOIP/T.38 fixed once and for all. [See here].” Fax over IP like HD Voice needs...

Who Got CommPartners?

So CommPartners was split up into 2 pieces in bankruptcy: Carrier Services and Hosted PBX. The Carrier Services division was acquired by Point1, a Unipoint Holdings company.  Momentum scooped up the Hosted VoIP business for about $2M. I don't have...

VoIP Security Best Practices

There has been much talk lately about VoIP security.The FCC has a page to warn consumers and businesses alike about Voicemail hacks. (The FCC calls it Voice Mail Fraud but it’s really about hacking the voicemail system to enable toll...

Smoothstone Gets Bought

Consolidation continues in the Hosted VoIP space as West Corporation, which owns Intercall, Intrado and other businesses, acquired Smoothstone today for $120M. This is on the heels of InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world's largest conferencing and...

Grasshopper Co-Founder Talks Entrepreneurs

An interview with Grasshopper Group CTO and co-founder, David Hauser about virtual phone systems, entrepreneurs, Chargify, Grasshopper and the Ambassador of Buzz....

Starview Talks Prism

Starview CEO David Walsh talks to me about PRISM, the SAAS OSS that Starview is offering to VoIP Providers covering toll-free numbers, DID’s, origination, LNP, CNAM, E-911 and even SMS. Starview also offers a white-label Hosted VoIP solution also activated through...

Rulings on VoIP All Over the Place

So we have a ruling against MagicJack and Ymax that AT&T won that supposedly will just require some tariff changes for MagicJack to be back in the game - collecting its $5M.  There was also a VoIP traffic ruling against...

Security VoIP and Otherwise

There are certainly security risks with VoIP. (And we will get to that). But let us not forget that TDM voice is easy to hack too. A pair of alligator clips and people can dial from your line or listen...

Marketing Hosted PBX with Kimber

In this podcast, Kimber McCafferty, VP of Communications for Nexogy and I take 17 minutes to discuss marketing Hosted PBX....

The Hosted UC Script

I'm at Enterprise Connect (formerly VoiceCon) where the talk is all about CLOUD. (Surprise!) Cloud Communications from Cisco, Avaya, Shoretel (Untangling Complexity), Microsoft Lync, Sprint, IBM, Smoothstone, XO and Verizon. I didn't see a MITEL booth but at least 5...

Dash CS to Bandwidth.com

Image via Wikipedia DASH Carrier Services, a provider of E-911 and other services to the ITSP sector, was acquired by Bandwidth.com. Interestingly, Bandwidth.com used to be the provider of VoIP origination and termination services for many VoIP providers, but...

VoIP Consolidation Well Underway

There's been some M&A among VoIP Providers this year but there is more on the horizon. CLEC's are looking to get in the game with an acquisition. Indeed EarthLink did just that with its quiet acquisition of STS Telecom, a...

Consumer Telecom Dropping

With the latest quarterly financial reporting in, one item stands out: CenturyLink, Qwest, Windstream and EarthLink are all experiencing consumer decline.“CenturyLink Inc and Qwest Communications International Inc both posted quarterly revenue declines in what is expected to be their last...

Google Sued by VoIP

VoIP Inc. has sued Google over Click-to-Call patents. The Reuters story is here. Apparently, VoIP Inc. tried to sue Google over trade secrets before, when VoIP Inc. was basic defunct, having shut down its VoIP operations and laying off all employees. At that...

Two More Acquisitions

According to a letter to PAETEC employees, “Earlier today, we announced plans to acquire XETA Technologies, Inc. which will dramatically expand our capabilities to serve customers with unique, equipment-based solutions nationwide. XETA is very similar to Quagga (or what we...

Bits and Pieces

The TCA has over 370 agent members now. Certification is underway. Are you becoming a Certified Telecom Professional?  STS Telecom and Saturn Telecommunications became part of Deltacom today, which is now EarthLink Business, according to an FCC filing. STS in its...

Cox Business on Hosted PBX Roll Out

I recently interviewed Mike Bolognini, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network in Las Vegas, about the planned rollout of Hosted PBX in Southern Nevada. Below are Mr. Bolognini's responses. RAD: What is the biggest challenge you will...

Google Voice LNP Available?

Google Voice is now porting numbers for $20! According to Engadget, TechCrunch and Android Cantral, Google is now porting numbers. However, when I try to reach the URL for porting at GV, 404 error. Plus nothing official on the GOOG...
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