Fax over IP … Aculab cloud … AT&T mobile hotpot … Kevin Martin recalls threat to change FCC vote … Sprint’s WiMAX … Startup Camp this evening … the end of POTS in 10 years … open source UC with Asterix and Elastix … Allworx gigabit Ethernet phone … SIP trunking … hosted PBX … cloud-based media processing …
That’s as much as I’ve picked up reading tweets, watching short videos, and dipping into a few blog posts. I’ve not been to a telecom-focused trade show event recently. So it’s reassuring and a sign of industry health (except for, er, fax over IP) that many of the same players, products, and big themes that ruled a few years ago still are making waves at ITExpo 2011.
What’s really new is the rise of powerful data centers —the cloud—and the virtualization technology that makes it all possible.
I was therefore most intrigued by the buzz around the keynote speech on cloud-based VoIP delivered by Aculab’s Alan Pound.