Chris Kranky

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VoIP Trends

For years I’ve struggled with addressing the question – is VoIP a utility or application service? The answer to this simple question will ultimately define this entire industry. Let’s look a recent example. In the late 90’s, the CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Company) emerged as competition to the local telephone company. [...]

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SIP and Rube Goldberg

A big question that’s been looming in my mind is whether SIP is the answer as “the” 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 […]

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Better Price or Quality?

VoIP as a technology only has two paths – make it cheaper or better. To get rapid widespread adoption, you need both and we’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 […]

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