So What Will The Telcos Embrace?

It seems the story about how in love with Voice over IP is has become an everyday occurrence, and now even the industry publications are “selling” the story of “selling through” the service. So what does this mean to the telcos? That answer is easy…Video on Demand. I’ve been watching the YankeeNet and ESPN contract … Read more

Here Comes Cisco!

Cisco loves to play Monopoly. So while the Justice Department a few years back was going after Microsoft, I regularly said on the KenRadio World Technology RoundUp that the company Janet Reno and her team should have been studying and investigating was Cisco. The more I see, the more I read, and the more I … Read more

Pulver Is Write Again!

VoIP uber Evangelist, Jeff Pulver in his personal blog explained that Marketing will be the key effort that the carriers will need to put behind their efforts to convert customers to Voice over IP. Give Pulver credit for taking on the cause. His FreeWorldDialup which enables free calls to other FWD subscribers and as a … Read more

Where Vonage Is Heading

Ken Rutkowski, with whom I co-host the daily “World Technology RoundUp” on KenRadio pointed me to a story today in Nikkei Electronics Asia quoting Louis Holder of Vonage on the subject of E911. While basically rehashing what Vonage has been saying on this subject since it began offering a method to reach the emergency services … Read more

Tell US What We Already Know

Dennis Berman in the December 29th Wall Street Journal (subscription required) explains that the current VoIP offering from the USA based legacy carriers is really not much more than hype, as all the carriers are offering is dial tone and basic services over IP vs analog. Berman accurately points out that the carriers have only … Read more

Wired On VoIP

Xeni Jardin in Wired Magazine’s, January 2004 edition provides a very entry level review of some of the Voice Over IP Services that are out there but leaves out some of the players and totally excludes how to get the Voice onto the Internet. By lumping Vonage, Sipphone, Skype and Free World DialUp together and … Read more

Softphones and Handsets

I’ve been playing with the softphones that are out there with the carriers I’m currently subscribed to. Overall, the easiest to use are from Vonage. Delta Three’s iConnectHere service or Jeff Pulver’s Free World Dial Up’s customized softphone client, X-Ten Light. All that said, the X-Ten Pro softphone may provide the most functionality of all. … Read more

New Vonage Services In Test

It seems Vonage is quietly developing some newer technology that enables third party development of tools to make their service even more useful, according to the web site. While we’ve yet to validate the service, it sure sounds like their development group is trying to stay ahead of the competition. New players are about … Read more


After looking at the blogs out there I decided that it’s time to start one on Voice Over IP and share my views on the a subject that will be hotly discussed in 2004 and beyond. When I’m not writing and posting to this BLOG, I’m also covering Voice Over IP at KenRadio on the … Read more