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URL :http://andyabramson.blogs.com/voipwatch/
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Archived Since:August 16, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Sparkling Move By AT&T and Cisco? Maybe

3 days agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Why am I not surprised to see AT&T coming out with Cisco surrounding Spark. For years, as far back as the days of Bell South, Southwestern Bell and the regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOC's) Cisco and they were thick as thieves, as the saying goes. Show More Summary

My Newsletter The Comunicano

2 weeks agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

For the past few years I've been putting out a newsletter, The Comunicano. First I used Flash Issue, a very well thought out platform. But as we have all seen with technology, someone always comes along and builds something better. And Revue is that better platform. Show More Summary

Voxbone Goes Into Competition For Business Customers-IT Guy Required

last monthTechnology : VoIPWatch

Yesterday Voxbone, a former client of Comunicano's, and a company that always took a path of being the service providers' provider, made a move to compete with their own customers. They announced global SIP Trunking. And as they said...Show More Summary

Cisco Just spent $1.9 Billion dollars to acquire Broadsoft.

2 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

The reason may not apparent to many but it has to do with Microsoft and Skype for Business having the attention of MSP’s, carriers, mobile operators, as they are the channel partners for Microsoft and Cisco had nothing really in the cloud to attach Spark to in telecom. Show More Summary

Mr. Walker (and Dialpad) Goes To Canada!

2 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

I’ve been a Dialpad user since the early days of Switch.co. Two years ago when I spent four months living over in Europe where I was running a few projects in the UK, while also keeping Comunicano operating from 8 and 9 hours away, the use of Dialpad allowed me to really work from anywhere. Show More Summary

The New Trade Show

3 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

I have to admit; I miss the days of VON vs. IT Expo vs. just about any other VoIP focused conference. I also miss DEMO, the three-day "what's new" show in tech. Shows like VON were more than "hot rod shows" the term coined by pal Chip Wilcox, the Chief Product Officer at Temasys. Show More Summary

Polycom at 25 Years

3 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Polycom, the venerable and long established leader in room based speakerphones, is now 25 years old. Yesterday they announced a series of new devices to celebrate. Given the changing landscape and workplace environments, Polycom is changing for the times. Show More Summary

NoJitter's State of Enterprise Communications

3 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

The other day I was hunting around for what is happening in VoIP. VoIP, which I built this blog and an agency on is like motor oil in a car. But 14 years ago, VoIP was like TESLA and electric cars. You knew it was there but it was an uphill battle. Show More Summary

Mitel Buys Shoretel

5 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Mitel bought ShoerTel yesterday. I looked around for news coverage of it, and beyond the news announcement being largely rewritten, only two insightful pieces came out. The best was from a sales channel partner of both, Matrix, and the other came from analyst Zeus Kerravala. Show More Summary

On ClueCon Weekly TO

6 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Today, I'll be on the ClueCon Weekly starting at 10 AM PDT. You can watch it via YouTube or from ClueCon's Facebook Page. Streaming Media, AT IT'S FINEST!!

It's A Deal, Genband and Sonus Merge

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Last Wednesday, I broke the news that Sonus and Genband are getting hitched. Today the announcement came out to make it official. Why does this feel so much like the Nokia-Siemens deal to me? Why is this feeling like some jobs are going...Show More Summary

SMS Wars Are About to Start

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Sooner or later its going to happen. Just like we saw pricing wars in voice years ago, SMS has remained a very lucrative market for mobile operators. But with the arrival of companies like mBlox, Mach, Syniverse we saw the first wave of non telco sellers of SMS and MMS services. Show More Summary

The Comunicano for Friday May 19 2017

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

MAY 19 - ISSUE #87 Google I/O, which provided a month’s worth of news in a few days with all the new and updated efforts from the Mountain View giant is over. ZD Net and Axios both have concise wrap ups for those who are interested. The really impactful news though comes from the FCC who, as expected, is rolling back Net Neutrality. Show More Summary

Are Sonus and Genband Getting Hitched

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Rumor has it that Sonus and Genband, two long time legacy VoIP players are getting hitched. While this has been talked about before, it seems to be gaining steam once again. At the end of the day Genband has lots of legacy pieces and...Show More Summary

The COMUNICANO for Monday May 15 2017

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

MAY 15 - ISSUE #83 Could Y Combinator’s Sam Altman be in the running for Governor of California? As a state which has seen actors ascend to the top spot at least twice, don’t rule it out….Telco operation 8x8 adds more Reguslocations around the world…Lyft plays let’s make a deal…Those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO. Show More Summary

Hello! It's Alexa Calling or Is There An Echo?

7 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

TechCrunch broke the news on what I'm going to name, "ALEXA CALLING" a new feature from Amazon for the Echo line of digital assistants. Now a few hours later the service is up and running. Clearly, it's a first generation service, and in many ways it's nothing new, just Novel. Show More Summary

Google Fi: The Mobile Operator for Travelers

8 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

I originally wrote and posted this over on the Xceptional blog. In thinking about it, I decided that the VoIPWatch audience should see it to. After having GoogleFi on my Google Pixel for a few months, I finally got to use the service outside the United States on an extended three-week trip to the UK, France, and Portugal. Show More Summary

Customer Service Needs to Be Local

8 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

Maybe Donald Trump is right about bringing jobs back home. Let me compare two experiences I recently had with British Air under the exact same scenario. My flight to Marseille from LAX was on two separate record locators. In the past...Show More Summary

Almost Half of Travelers Want VoIP on Airplanes (In Asia/Pacific)

8 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

This is one of the most controversial tech subjects I know of. VoIP on airplanes. A recent survey in the APAC region shows that 42 percent of the travelers there would like to see VoIP calling allowed in-flight. That's 2 out of every five traveler who want to be able to make a call from the air. Show More Summary

Accor Hotels Blocking Skype, Thankfully There's Dialpad

8 months agoTechnology : VoIPWatch

This week I've stayed in three Accor brand hotels, a Mercure and two Ibis Styles. Granted they are not my usual type of accommodations, but when it comes to traveling along the wine route for Decouvertes du Rhone, they are conveniently located and value priced. Show More Summary

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