Voice over IP has reached some major milestones in 2008 — in both the enterprise and consumer ends of the market — but how long can traditional telcos continue to fight against this disruptive technology?
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The introduction of triple play strategies -- bundling of voice, broadband and pay television services -- is the key to VoIP growth in the Asia Pacific region, but will also reduce its importance as a selling point for telcos.
VoIP application developer BroadSoft is planning a new Asia Pacific operations centre in Sydney as it seeks to attract more telco customers.The centre, which will handle training and regional technical support, will be co-located with BroadSoft's existing Chatswood R&D centre, which builds client-side applications for use by telcos and other VoIP service providers.
BellSouth's director of Converged Services, Steve Zimba, told attendees at the VON conference in San Jose that many residential customers are still wary of VoIP. CNET News.com reporter Marguerite Reardon asked if VoIP is merely a defensive tool for the telcos.
With massive interest and plenty of contradictory opinions, VoIP is looking lively but confusing. The future is clearer, even if it is not to the telcos' taste.
This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will likely mandate that the major telcos make their E911 infrastructure access networks available to VoIP providers. Fittingly and not surprisingly, I have been getting lots of emails from companies with solutions to facilitate this access.
Advanced IP Pipeline's just posted a provocative interview with Vonage CEO Jeff Citron.In it, he expresses strong reservations that even if the FCC dictates that telcos offer 911 infrastructure access to VoIP providers, such uniform standards would likely not be in place all that quickly.
OK, I made "GoIP" up. Before a rumor gets started, there's no such thing as a Voice over IP offering (VoIP) from Google called GoIP (Googlevoice over IP).
Domestic telcos are calling for a new dedicated numbering scheme for VoIP services similar to the mobile 04XX range. However there is no agreement about details and a smaller carrier's coalition says such a scheme would be uncompetitive.
Incumbent telcos need to take their heads out of the sand and come up with alternative revenue sources or face extinction as voice revenues fall, according to a recent study
Skype's VoIP business model will lead to all voice calls being free, and the profitability of incumbent telcos dropping significantly, according to a recent study
Signing call termination deals with two more telcos should help Skype to link its paying VoIP customers to fixed lines and mobiles
A new research report released today sees an aggressive push for VoIP business by telcos and cable companies.I already knew this, but my take on this situation was reinfoced when Iread the just-releasedFitch Ratings research report entitled 2005 U.
NetEvents: The traditional phone companies are trying to stifle innovation in next-generation IP services, according to equipment makers
Voice over IP (VoIP) is a dream concept that has been a while in the making. The idea of conducting all your telephone calls over the Internet--and avoiding high long distance charges from Telcos in the process--is an attractive one for any budget-conscio
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