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Jazinga

September 28, 2008

Jazinga launched its entry into the SMB PBX space after winning the Best of Show Award at Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO.  Jazinga's box is about the size of a D-Link router, but is more that a wireless access point and QOS router. It is a full fledged, SIP-capable  IP-PBX that can use IP Phones or Plain old RJ11 phones. (You know those ugly ones on your desk now).

One big selling point is the easy configuration, which comes from a consumer focus that means you don't need an IT gal or a PBX guy to set it up or manage it.

Cisco is Jabbering

September 20, 2008

Congrats to Thomas Howe

September 18, 2008

Newber

September 12, 2008

FreedomVoice unvieled Newber at CTIA. It is the beta version of the first location-aware business number. Newber Beta is an application that resides in the iPhone as a fully functional second line and uses positioning technology to locate and seamlessly transfer calls to nearby landlines, even during an in-progress call.

Newber Beta delivers an independent number that can be assigned to any phone, sparing the caller the task of dialing multiple numbers for mobile, home, work, etc.

Do You Work on Encrypted VoIP?

September 2, 2008

I am on Peter Shankman's HARO list. This morning there is a UK reporter from Future Intelligence looking for anyone working on Encrypted VoIP in Europe. (Deadline is 9/15). The Editor, Peter Warren, is looking for: "I am looking for any companies that are working in this area and would be very interested in talking to them about why and what they think the opportunities are."

GenBand's M6 Acquired by Broadsoft

August 29, 2008

A couple of clients use GenBand. They are in for a shock today as Broadsoft announced "their acquisition of GENBAND's M6 Communication Applications Server, formerly VocalData, product line and related customer base." Broadsoft will now have 435 client companies.

Broadsoft says, "Yes, a bit of consolidation and widening of partnerships .... I think it will serve the M6 customer base very well."

On a CLEC listserv, the discussion recently was about this space - the Hosted VoIP Application Services space.

SPIT and Vomit

August 27, 2008

We had the huge DNS security hole a couple of weeks ago. Now we have the BGP security flaw. What next?

Well, according to a presentation by VOIPSA, there are threats out there to target SIP.

PR Machine in Full Swing

August 26, 2008

The PR factories are pumping out releases working up to IT Expo West. At least, they changed it from puking on me to invitations to speak with an exec. This came in about an hour ago:

Free phone service wasn't even a thought ten years ago. New technology breakthroughs are lowering costs for providers and increased competition with new telecom startups and the growing number of Voice over IP (VoIP) users is bringing prices down. .....

Metaswitch not a Coppercom

August 20, 2008

Who's Winning Consumer VOIP Battle?

August 20, 2008

When you look at the numbers, the companies winning the consumer VOIP battle appear to be the cable operators. Ike Elliott has a post about Over-the-top VoIP Providers dying in the residential space. Vonage is spending $65M per quarter to maintain its subscriber numbers at 2.6M. It's churn is barely being replaced by new customers.

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