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Going to The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, May 21-22

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Now that the HD Voice 2012 report is done, I’m now able to travel a bit more. 

I’ll be at The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, from mid-day on Monday, May 21, through Tuesday afternoon, May 22. 

The HD Voice News 2012 report is (finally) out. *Whew*

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Did I ever mention that I’m Editor-in-Chief of HD Voice News? (OK, not really a joke to anyone who regularly reads this blog).

“HD Voice 2012: Proliferation” is now available at TMCnet.com.  It was a much larger task to put together and edit than I anticipated, due to the rapid ramp in HD voice [...]

HD voice report work this week, Enterprise Connect next

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Things are a little dry here because I’ve got my head down this week working on the 2012 HD Voice News report, as well as trying to pack in a couple more meetings at Enterprise Connect 2012 in Orlando next week. 

I’ll be on site at Enterprise Connect – and at meetings – [...]

DT and FT to buy in bulk

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) and France Telecom (FT) have formed a joint venture for procurement.  Shouldn’t they just merge and get it over with?

In the Orange announcement last week, the two telecommunications companies are establishing a “50/50” joint venture in the fourth quarter of 2011.  After three years, the two expect to save a [...]

May travel schedule–Interop Vegas and TIA 2011

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I’ll be at two shows in May. 

Interop Las Vegas 2011, Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

Running around the show floor on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11.

TIA 2011, Gaylord Texas, Dallas, TX

Wednesday, May 18  – “HD Voice: Implementing the Advantages” 8:30 am – 9:15 am.

After my [...]

Editorial: HD voice report out next week (On a guess)

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I’m currently going through 88 pages of HD voice report on what should be the best-and-final editing run. 

TMC is preparing its end to distribute and promote the report, so I think it all should come together next week, barring any major difficulties.

Service providers mentioned in the report include: 3, 8×8, [...]

Where to find me at IT EXPO West next week

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I’ll be out in Los Angeles next week for IT EXPO West, one of the few remaining games, er events around for IP Communications/VoIP these days. It’s a great channel partners/resellers show and a good vendor/service provider show.

Looks like I’ll be moderating three (3) panels, one on HD voice, one on mobile VoIP [...]

Polycom, Microsoft embrace over UC

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Polycom (www.polycom.com) and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) have declared their love, er a “global strategic agreement” for developing and marketing “integrated,” standards-based unified communications (UC) solutions.

The agreement makes Polycom a member of Microsoft’s “key strategic global alliance” for UC; both sides will invest in product development, sales, and marketing.

Polycom will develop a broad [...]

CounterPath upgrades Bria

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CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has released Bria 3.1 for the Mac and Windows.

The latest version of the VoIP soft client includes support for multiple accounts. Users can select on-the-fly which account to use for voice, IM and HD video calling, regardless of the type of network (wired or wireless) in use. Bria 3.1 also includes [...]

Counterpath launches Bria for Linux

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CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has launched Bria for Linux, the latest OS the company is supporting; Mac and Windows clients are already available.

Bria for Linux is already deployed at two Fortune 500 companies and is also available for embedded products ranging from mobile handsets to set-topboxes. The new software supports Ubuntu 9.10 and 10.04, multiple [...]