The SIP Standard

It is also great see that a single standard like SIP has emerged as something we can all rally around. What may have really slowed industry growth in years past was a plethora of standards that sewed more confusion in the market than necessary. When you have so much confusion in a market you slow purchasing and the industry can’t get off the ground effectively. I think we don’t have that problem anymore and now the challenge for the industry is to ensure we don’t have to fear a two-tiered Internet that chokes our access to consumers.

SIP turned out to be not only a standard that was logical for the market to adopt but it also benefited from being the standard that was becoming most popular on September 11th. The industry really slowed its innovation for a few years after this incident and as such SIP seemed liked a target that was stationary enough that everyone could develop to it with minimal fear of missing the VoIP boat.

I was reminded of this while reading this great article about the history of Internet Telephony Conference & Expo recounting some of the best times we have had at the show and how we got started. It is amazing hat we are in the ninth year of this event and still growing fast. What perhaps is the most amazing change from years past is the international audience at this event that seems to grow every year.

If you are in the VoIP market in any capacity, you owe it to yourself to see this show. It is really different from most every other event you will witness in the US. It is really more of a worldwide marketplace than the domestic events you may be used to.

I hope to welcome you in a few days in person.

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