Voice as the Vanguard: Embracing AI’s Audio Ascendancy

Brian Chen, the tech reporter at The New York Times, today presented a compelling case for the unparalleled influence of voice in AI-driven interfaces. His article points out the pivotal shift towards voice technology and emphasizes how AI is thriving in this medium and revolutionizing our interactions with the digital world. I tend to agree, … Read more

The Landline is Dead. Long Live the Landline

The Landline is Dead. Long Live the Landline In an era where rapid technological evolution seems to render yesterday’s innovations obsolete, the humble landline has surprisingly held its ground despite the pervasive rise of mobile communications. However, recent developments suggest that this stalwart of telecommunication is undergoing a significant transformation, signaling both an end and … Read more

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

AT&T’s Latest Announcement: A Blast from the Past or a Leap into the Future?

As someone who’s seen the telecom industry evolve, I can’t help but chuckle at AT&T’s latest move. It’s like watching a movie sequel that’s unsure if it wants to pay homage to the original or chart its own course. Let’s raise our glasses (or our old CallVantage ATAs) to AT&T’s timeless art of reinvention! You … Read more

Want to Tango? Say Hello to the EVNO

We've all heard of the MVNO, the acronym for a mobile virtual network operator. They took a while to take off, and have had their ups and downs all over the globe. In some markets they have done well, in others not so well, and in the end, any have either shut down or simply … Read more