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The lack of scalability despite the best vendor hype is what worries me most about SIP based VoIP systems. Sure you can scale in vertical little blocks but you quickly end up with huge rows of equipment in a data center, not to mention all the staff you will need to tend these machines. How […]Chris Koehncke
For years Iâ€™ve struggled with addressing the question â€“ is VoIP a utility or application service? The answer to this simple question will ultimately define this entire industry. Letâ€™s look a recent example. In the late 90â€™s, the CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Company) emerged as competition to the local telephone company. [...]Chris Koehncke
A big question thatâ€™s been looming in my mind is whether SIP is the answer as â€œtheâ€ VoIP protocol. You should see some of the SIP bigots get all wadded up when I pose the question. Course I remember the X.25 bigots, frame relay bigots, X.400 bigots and and and. SIP is clearly better than […]Chris Koehncke
VoIP as a technology only has two paths â€“ make it cheaper or better. To get rapid widespread adoption, you need both and weâ€™re not there as an industry. Today, VoBB providers (like Vonage and SunRocket) can offer you unlimited telephony at prices ranging from $17 to $25 a month. Obviously they planned to make […]Chris Koehncke
Iâ€™ve gotten a real â€˜hootâ€™ listening to various vendors explain to me their IMS Strategy. IMS which stands for IP Multimedia Subsystem which mainly looks like a big VoIP network with a whole bunch more boxes. Interesting for each presentation Iâ€™ve seen, the vendor typically takes about 30 minutes just to explain to me where [...]Chris Koehncke