Navigating the Future of Telecommunications: A Deep Dive into IT Expo 2024’s Most Anticipated Panels

At IT Expo 2024, which will be held again in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, starting Tuesday, February 13th,  I’ll moderate five panels exploring cutting-edge IT and telecom topics, from generational IT strategies to the Metaverse’s impact on telcos. These sessions aim to bridge knowledge gaps, inspire innovation, and provide strategic insights for attendees to shape the … Read more

The VoIP Hardware Business Has The Pulver Order to Thank

The Pulver Order of 2004 significantly influenced the SIP phone industry, catalyzing growth and innovation among key players like Snom, Poly, Grandstream, Yealink, and Logitech. The industry’s expansion was demonstrated through increasing revenues and diversified product ranges, highlighting the order’s impact on creating a conducive environment for VoIP technologies to thrive. Since the FCC’s historic … Read more

The Pulver Order: A Game Changer in Telecom – The Andy Analysis

In 2004, when the FCC dropped the Pulver Order bombshell, it wasn’t just a regulatory shift; it was a seismic wave that redefined the telecom battleground. This wasn’t just about legal jargon; it was a green light for a telecom renaissance, where VoIP wasn’t just a tool but a weapon for industry titans. In reality, … Read more

Why The Pulver Order Is Important

In the ever-evolving landscape of telecommunications, few regulatory decisions have had as profound an impact as the Pulver Order. This landmark 2004 FCC ruling, named after Jeff Pulver, a pioneer in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, set a precedent that has been instrumental in shaping the future of digital communication. It’s considered a pivotal … Read more

Celebrating Two Decades of Telecommunications Evolution: The 20th Anniversary of the Pulver Order

A Look Back and Ahead at the National Press Club, Washington D.C. On February 12, 2024, the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will host a milestone event marking the 20th anniversary of a decision that transformed the telecommunications landscape: the Pulver Order. This seminal moment, which occurred two decades ago, represented a major leap … Read more

AI in Telecom Today and Tomorrow

As we plan for 2024 and a series of VON: Evolution events throughout the coming year, I wanted to look at what’s driving some of the sectors the Salon Series focused on this past year and will continue to in the next year ahead. It’s great to see how the telecommunications industry is leveraging artificial … Read more

Telecom Industry in State of Change

The telecom industry is experiencing significant changes, from cloud transitions and remote work innovations to new leadership, regulatory shifts, and strategic partnerships. These developments are shaping the landscape of UCaaS, CPaaS, and CCaaS, offering both challenges and opportunities for telecom executives. Here are a few examples: EU’s New AI Law: The European Union has reached … Read more

Sam Altman returns as CEO, OpenAI has a new initial board

OpenAI, a leading artificial intelligence research organization, has announced some changes in its leadership. Sam Altman, the former CEO, is returning to his position, and Mira Murati will resume her role as CTO. The new initial board will consist of Bret Taylor as Chair, along with Larry Summers and Adam D’Angelo. Altman expressed his excitement … Read more

Amazon Launches Amazon Q a Workplace-Focused AI Chatbot

Amazon has recently launched Amazon Q, an AI-powered chatbot explicitly designed for workplace assistance. Developed by Amazon Web Services, Amazon Q aims to streamline office tasks, such as document summarization and processing internal support tickets. Q prioritizes data security and privacy by integrating with existing corporate security protocols. The service is priced at $20 per … Read more