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The Linksys/Vonage Router Deal: Is Linksys "Marrying Up?"

In research I performed earlier this year for a private client, I became very familiar with the wireless network router and gateway plans of leading players such as Cisco division Linksys and a host of competitors.As a group, we concluded that Linksys was going to be the router/gateway provider with the strong consumer focus.

November 8, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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IP In The Heart Of Taxes

Got several replies and trackbacks to my post analyzing the relative merits (or total lack thereof) of taxing VoIP at the federal, state, or local level.The general tone is that VoIP should not be taxed at all, except, perhaps by the call.

November 5, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Skype CEO: Why Regulate Us?

Before you come back here, quick-click over to Silicon.com and read some cogent quotes from Skype CEO Niklas Zennstrom about why software-only VoIP vendors such as Skype should not be regulated.

November 5, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Spam In SIP?

Some very smart people believe that the Session Initiation Protocol, a signaling protocol for Internet telephony and related multimedia communications,is vulnerable to spam attacks."It is important that the SIP community react now, rather than later, and define and deploy anti-spam measures before the problem arises," writes an unbylined author on the Sweden-based VOIP Forum site.

November 4, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Go Ask Analysys: I Think They'll Know

British-based research firm Analysys is out with a study today that claims that within four years, VoIP applications could claim 13 percent of the residential voice market in Western Europe. The trigger, Analysis analysts (say that five times, and fast) is free downloadable enabling softwaresuch as Skype.

November 4, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Building On MIDCOM: Read It Here First

Last month at the Fall VON 2004 show in then-Bosox-obsessed Boston, VoIP equipment vendor Veraz Networks announced it would head up an initiative foran open standards Border Gateway Controller. But you already knew that.

November 4, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Level 3: Love Me, Tender?

Earlier today, Standard & Poor's downgraded its rating for telecommunications service provider Level 3 to what Reuters calls "deeper into junk territory." The straw that wrenched the camel's back seemed to be Level 3's cash tender offers for debt due in 2008.

November 3, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Taking "Solis"

Phil Solis, wireless connectivity analyst at ABI Research, views attractively pricedchipsetsas the impetus that will drive mass acceptance of VoIP Wi-Fi. His new report, Residential VoIP Markets, places emphasis on plans by Motorola to release dual cell-Wi-Fi handsets with VoIP capability in the next few months.

November 3, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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Campaign Workers Use VoIP To Get Out The Vote

Voxilla.com reports that on and around Election Day," several VoIP carriers noted spikes in VoIP call volume attributable tovoter turnout efforts placed by campaign volunteers in the highly contested states of Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.

November 2, 2004 by Russell Shaw

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