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voice services


July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...

September 3, 2010  6:26 PM

Rumored Skype buy could be monster service layer move for Cisco

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Google Voice, P2P, peer-to-peer, service layer, Skype, Telepresence, voice services

If it's true that Cisco has offered to buy Skype, it would be a truly revolutionary development. We can't get any specifics on this particular story, other than that Cisco is indeed...

August 26, 2010  1:23 PM

New Google VoIP: Transforming step in voice services market

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, TDM, voice services, VoIP

Google has confirmed an integrated VoIP offering for Gmail -- a service is already slightly integrated with Google Voice. The GUI looks much like the Google Voice interface, and it would make no sense...

July 26, 2010  3:15 PM

Google eyeing voice, SMB market with Google Voice desktop client?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Google Voice, net neutrality, Skype, voice services, VoIP

Google is soliciting user input on how to improve its Google Voice offering, particularly for mobile users. According to our surveys, what users want most is something Google's management said they weren't going to offer...

June 14, 2010  3:20 PM

Google Gizmo5 buy to compete with Skype, possibly telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Skype, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Google has arguably had its eye on the VoIP space for more than a year, and the acquisition of Gizmo5 only made a move more likely. Now the story is that an announcement is...

December 23, 2009  11:27 PM

Telefonica’s possible VoIP startup purchase with UC overtones

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Skype, Telefonica, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Telefonica may be interested in VoIP service startup Jajah, and there’s some speculation that the deal would be done to create a Ribbit-like web front-end and developer program to Telefonica’s services. We’re...

September 18, 2009  1:05 PM

Verizon’s new telco model: Traditional voice doesn’t matter

Posted by: Tom Nolle
voice services, VoIP, wireless

Verizon made official what we’ve been saying for a year or more; wireline voice doesn’t matter. Verizon CEO Ivan Sidenberg told an investor conference that he was no longer...

July 28, 2009  11:10 AM

Verizon’s Q2 earnings indicate difficult voice migration

Posted by: Tom Nolle
ARPU, Verizon, voice services, wireless

Verizon reported earnings and the results were in some ways alarming. The company’s net income fell 21%. Neglecting the Alltel acquisition, revenues grew less than 2%, about a third of prior-year levels. While wireless and FiOS were...

May 4, 2009  1:24 PM

BT sends signal on future voice services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, BT, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, LTE, P2P, Skype, voice services, VoIP

A securities analyst has reported that BT may be slow-rolling 21CN and may in particular be rethinking its notion of migrating from TDM/PSTN voice to VoIP, at least in the near term. The information came out as it...


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