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Reminder–Taking briefings at Metaswitch Forum in October

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I’ll be at Metaswitch Forum in Las Vegas from October 3 through October 6, so if you’re looking for an opportunity to brief face-to-face, this is it.

Coordination through the Metaswitch press people (Engage PR) is suggested, but not required.

There’s also an invite-only event where to go out to Mike Tyson’s [...]

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 [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011–The Power of "M”–but what about JAMES BOND?!?

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Theme for the upcoming Metaswitch Forum 2011 in Las Vegas is:  The Power of “M.” 

Uh hmm.

Now I’m nothing but an uncivilized American, but even I know that when we talk about the power of “M,” we’re talking James Bond’s “M.”   Even Wikipedia has “M” listed as James Bond!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M_%28James_Bond%29

Take your [...]

Event schedule–August through October: Gigaset, IT EXPO, Metaswitch Forum

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Have just firmed up my travel schedule for the next three months–

 

August 8, Gigaset reseller/press event, Dallas, TX

A quick overnight trip, no chance for briefings other than with Gigaset.

 

IT EXPO West 2011, September 13-15, 2011, Austin, Texas. 

TMC is scheduling a press day on Monday, [...]

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 [...]

Metaswitch intros SIP session router

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Out at Mobile World Congress last month, Metaswitch Networks introduced the Metaswitch SIP Session Router (SSR). It will be available directly from Metaswitch and through an OEM agreement

The SSR is a purpose-built platform built to scale and designed to support 10 million BHCA in stateless, transaction stateful and call stateful modes, allowing [...]

CounterPath will roll in wireline mobility services for ITSPs, wireline operators

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CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has announced that the next release of its Messaging Convergence Gateway (MCG) 2.0 will give wireline operators the ability to extend VoIP and messaging services over the top of mobile networks.

While the software won’t officially debut until early 2011, several CounterPath “partners” (i.e. customers) are already in the process of bringing [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011–Going to Vegas in high style

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Dates and a location for Metaswitch Forum 2011 have been announced.   The event will be October 3-6, 2011, at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 

Yes, the Bellagio, I’m looking at the email now.  Originally, the week of September 9 had been floated along with the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas as the [...]

Metaswitch Forum 2011 – “Week of September 19th”

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I have received a note from the Meta-people that Metaswitch Forum will be the week of September 19th, not the week of the 9th.  And a remind the contract with the Vegas hotel is still pending, not yet signed.

I have corrected. Maybe you guys can do a PowerPoint slide at the end [...]

VoIP – It’s only just begun? 8×8, Metaswitch say “Yes!”

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While Wall Street and the mainstream media have become, well, bored of Voice over IP (yes, VoIP), two of the most financially successful companies in the space say that IP voice’s greatest potential has yet to come.

Data point one comes from 8×8’s (www.8×8.com) annual shareholder meeting presentation on August 31, 2010.  Slide [...]