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Updated: 2006-08-10T00:03:53-07:00

 



CBC Article: Internet phone service: Radical technology, telecom battle

2006-08-10T00:03:53-07:00

Canadian telecom companies, traditional phone companies and others, have started offering internet telephone services, a technology expected to revolutionize the multibillion-dollar phone industry. The new services are based on Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, which lets people make telephone...



Skype versus Vonage, who's the real VoIP Icon

2006-07-02T20:27:08-07:00

It’s interesting to point out one quote versus another quote. EBay Says: "People are going to look at voice communications as something they expect to get for free," said Henry Gomez, general manager of Skype, which eBay bought last year... It’s interesting to point out one quote versus another quote. EBay Says:   "People are going to look at voice communications as something they expect to get for free," said Henry Gomez, general manager of Skype, which eBay bought last year for $2.6 billion. Vonage Says: "Voice calls will never be totally free," said Jeffrey Citron, the founder and chairman of Vonage, the largest Internet phone provider, with 1.6 million customers. "If you want voice mail, you pay. If you want a phone number, you pay. Suddenly, free is $15." Internet-based calling is not new, but the momentum behind it is growing. In 2005, the number of U.S. subscribers to Internet-based services nearly tripled from the year before, to 5.5 million, or about 3 percent of the overall market. I personally would like to see Gomez v.s. Citron, it would be an interesting debate. Aren’t they both quoting the complete opposite to each other, or are they? On the other hand, Global VoIP revenues are expected to be $3.3 billion USD in 2010, and eBay bought Skype for $2.6 billion. Everyone thought eBay over paid, something tells me they are just on track to becoming the biggest visionary Dotcom in our living history. Have you bought eBay stock for your children? [...]



What Happens to Telco's when they lose 150,000 lines per week?

2006-07-02T20:13:45-07:00

They become extinct like the Dinosaurs. In the United States, the Bell operating companies still control the bulk of the country's 180 million landlines and are far from giving up on what has been a massive cash cow. When pushed,...



VoIPing For The US Military

2006-07-02T16:26:09-07:00

VoIPing For The US Military VoIP services globally are being used by military more and more. Just recently, the decision to block South Korea-based U.S. military community members from making phone calls via the Internet has been put on hold....



Build VoIP in the European Market

2006-06-22T21:32:51-07:00

Build VoIP In Europe There are several great reasons why Europe is one of the best places to build a VoIP business at the time being. Reasons why Europe is where you should be starting a business: Cost of telephone...



44 million voip subscribers by 2010, Get In the VoIP Business NOW!

2006-06-13T20:45:09-07:00

IDC views voice over IP (VoIP) as the next generation of technology to change the telecommunications landscape. The market for consumer VoIP services is still in its infancy, but IDC's future outlook points to exponential growth within the next four...



VoIPBlogs.com Nearing 2 years Old and 117 Articles

2006-06-03T22:24:49-07:00

That's right, VoIPBlogs.com is going to be two years old the 1st of August this year, it's still a few months away, but it's nearing. Almost two years, 117 blogs to date, and lots of updates on the industry. I...



What does it take to acquire 1 million VoIP Subscribers?

2006-05-29T10:29:27-07:00

What does it take to acquire 1 million VoIP Subscribers? This was a question asked of me recently while I was drinking coffee with one of our clients in our boardroom. The answer to this question is simple: Distribution: Whether...



What does the ISP and VoIP Bundle Mean?

2006-05-23T02:00:10-07:00

The move to offer VoIP with dial-up, broadband, and wireless ISPs shows the following: Shows that all segments of ISPs will go after the long-distance business. Telcos have balked at the threat of cheap PC-to-PC and PC-to-phone calls, but United...



VoIP Blog: More Innovation or More Focus...

2006-05-09T12:25:52-07:00

Does the VoIP market need more innovation or does it just need more focus? This is a question to the serial entrepreneurs who are painting the landscape. Everyone is trying to get into this industry, from the call centers who... Does the VoIP market need more innovation or does it just need more focus? This is a question to the serial entrepreneurs who are painting the landscape. Everyone is trying to get into this industry, from the call centers who sold for Ma Bell the last 20 years to the small rural ISP trying to bundle services. With huge purchases like that of Skype and EBay, and AOL launching the AIM VoIP, there is a lot of good arguments for … innovation paying out. Recently in an online article I read the quote: Innovation in the VoIP world is just starting, says one venture capitalist. And the entire industry needs to be looking beyond basic “find-me, follow-me” services to truly disruptive opportunities, according to Charles Moldow of Foundation Capital. The article continues to discuss IP call centers as disruptive… http://telephonyonline.com/voip/news/voip_call_center_050406/. I believe in what the quote says, but the whole article is a sham as far as this not existing. It does exist, accept it seems this specific VC just discovered it for this article and that specific investment. VoIP call centers have been around for a very long time. I set-up a VoIP call center in Manila over 5 years ago as the back-up to a Canadian call center for the other hours.… so its not really amazing or disruptive. I would say it’s the norm. I believe its Challenger in Australia has taken this market there and is growing globally. The whole outsourcing like VoIP callers on Ebay, bidding for outsourcing is interesting. It’s kind of like a LivePerson model but VoIP enabled market for complete outsource mobile workforce is a cool idea, but labor intensive. If it’s softphones, I really have to say that they have a lot of hope if you can make a softphone or voip call on one piece of software available on almost any device. Something like that may be disruptive… but would people use it… I guess 60 -70 million Skype users answers that question. That’s definitely a disruptive direction to go in. If you look at the Xten Eyebeam, now CounterPath, the idea of adding Video to the mix brings in more thoughts. Vocalscape has the Eyefon SIP softphone which is great for the VoIP industry for sending and receiving… but is customer service the way to go, and is that disruptive…. But what is the cool, wow, ahhh factor. What will make Venture Capitalists want to take a big bite out of your next round. Well I could see things like: -          VoIP enabled websites, websites that talk… that’s a huge market place -          VoIP software allowing VoIP calls on any device, this is a big market -          Someone creating a SIP registry for all providers to run through, so free calls or “low toll charge” calls can happen between networks -          Calling Cards for unlimited calls over VoIP to VoIP phones and softwares for free and cheap calling. (Requires someone coming up with a SIP registry for all providers.) -          Build a search engine that you can click numbers and it calls -          Build a browser where you put the phone number in a box and it calls -          Add VoIP calling to home alarm systems and bundle them -          Add VoIP to Televisions -          Add TV channel streaming to softphones, make calls, watch TV, all on the same device. (Maybe it’s even[...]