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

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

The Andy Analysis: Comcast Docsis 4.0

Comcast’s Leap into DOCSIS 4.0 in Philadelphia: A Game-Changer for Connectivity Comcast’s rollout of DOCSIS 4.0 in Philadelphia is a pivotal development in broadband technology, offering multi-gigabit speeds and enhanced network efficiency. This move elevates Comcast’s position in the market and sets a new benchmark for broadband performance, potentially influencing the broader industry toward more … Read more

The eSIM Solution is Easy

During my global travels, I’ve navigated the challenge of staying locally connected for over 20 years. Since 1999, acquiring local SIM cards for my cell phones has always been both a game and a challenge, starting with a memorable purchase in France that included opening a French bank account, buying my first of two Nokia … Read more

Andy’s Guide to Anker Chargers and Power Banks for the Global Traveler

I’m back traveling the globe and staying connected has always been crucial to my travel life. While I can use power plug converters to plug in locally with Apple’s supplied charging products, I’m finding that the size and weight of those Apple power adapters are too burdensome for the travel plu converters. Moreover, hotels often … 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