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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 [...]

Digium does hardware–services next?

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Digium, the self-proclaimed “Asterisk Company,” is turning into the jack-of-all-trades company.  For Enterprise Connect in Orlando this week, the company has rolled out “the first” of a family of VoIP gateways.  Last month (well, more like two months ago), the company introduced its first IP phones at IT EXPO.  I’m betting a cloud services [...]

Future briefings on the calendar–GENBAND, ADTRAN, CES 2012

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In November (7-8), I’ll be a guest of GENBAND for its Perspective 2011 event in New York City.

ADTRAN is hosting its annual media/analyst event in Huntsville on November 29-December 1.

The first big event in 2012 for HD voice looks like it will be at CES in Las Vegas.  I’ll be running [...]

ADTRAN beefs up Ethernet, FTTH hardware

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In a pair of announcements last week, ADTRAN (www.adtran.com) added to its Carrier Ethernet portfolio and doubled the capacity of its Total Access 5000 for Active Ethernet and GPON applications.

On the Ethernet side, new solutions include:

NetVanta 868 Carrier Ethernet Access Gateway for large enterprises. Extending 100 – 400Mbps Ethernet services to [...]

And now, for something completely different on SBCs and PR firms…

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Anyone who KNOWS me, really knows me, knows that I get annoyed at PR firms.  I thought I had mellowed in my old age and really hadn’t been set off.  Then I get an email today…

SBC leader Acme Packet (www.acmepacket.com) used to have a very good PR firm.  I got regular briefings [...]

Skype’s busy summer

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Over the past six weeks, Skype (www.skype.com) has announced new products and/or deals with Comcast, on Android, and with Facebook. Anything else?

At The Cable Show 2011, Skype and Comcast (www.comcast.com) announced that Comcast users would be able to lease Comcast hardware to enable Skype video calling on HDTV video sets.   The service uses [...]

Lining up August, Fall travel plans – IT EXPO West, Metaswitch Forum 2011

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In August,I expect to make a day trip down to Dallas for the Gigaset love-in. Probably drive them nuts with HD voice questions.

If it’s September, it must be IT EXPO West.  In Austin this year – a refreshing change from the LA/Miami circuit – from September 13 through 15.   Austin is a great [...]

Metaswitch goes Asia in a big way

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At the company’s annual user meeting, Metaswitch said it was going to expand around the globe.  Over June, the company made a series of announcements to underline its expanded role in the Asia Pacific region.

The company opened up a regional office in Singapore at the beginning of June, complementing its existing operations in [...]

M5 Networks launches VoIP recording service

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Speaking of VoIP recording, hosted business VoIP provider M5 Networks (www.m5.net) has announced M5 Replay, adding the ability for customers to record and retrieve recorded calls through a web interface.

The service is “made possible” through cloud computing technology – whatever that means these days – and is managed by M5, who stores and [...]