Research, analysis, and thought leadership for enterprise communications.

Party Crashing T-Mobile

Colin here. In Cell Phone Bastards I wrote about how you could build all of the cell towers in the entire United States for $30 Billion, or about one month’s income…

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I’m Dave, your personal Telecommunications Contemplator. Most industry professionals gravitate toward the role of Analyst, Consultant or Journalist; I blend all three via commentary, research, and perspective on current enterprise business communications. You’ll find interviews, podcasts, and independent research here.

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Conversation with gUnify

Crisantos Hajibrahim is the founder and CEO of gUnify which brings enterprise UC to Google Apps. Actually, gUnify is a “middleware” company. It is a pure cloud play, and enables…

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T-Mobile Pricing Plans

Colin here. The question of the moment seems to be people asking me to explain the new t-Mobile Simple Choice pricing plan. This went into effect March 23. T-Mobile doesn’t do…

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Cisco Intercloud

The week after Enterprise Connect, at Cisco’s worldwide Partner Summit conference, Cisco announced Intercloud. Cisco will invest $1 B in the next two years to build its expanded cloud business, and we expect…

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The Future of Cellular

Apple users are familiar with FaceTime. It’s Apple’s proprietary VOIP service. You can make voice or audio calls between IOS devices. What is nice about FaceTime is that it works…

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UC Lies and Damn Lies

A study by the University of Massachusetts found that 60 percent of adults could not have a 10-minute conversation without lying at least once. The same study found that 40 percent of…

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Apple’s Two Face on Facetime

“Were going to the standards bodies starting tomorrow and we’re going to make FaceTime an open standard.” Jobs lied. I can think of no other word for it. Those words of…

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Cell Phone Bastards

Colin here. I’m getting pretty fed up with the US cell phone business. The deception, the smoke and mirrors, and the misinformation seems to feed an industry based upon cheating…

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It is Fraud alright

Colin here. I’ve recently written about how the phone company made a conscious decision to not stop Blue Box phone Phreaks because they were profitable, and I’ve written how the…

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UCStrategies Views: The Cloud

In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts take a look at “The Cloud,” including definitions, hybrid, private, hosted, managed, hype vs. reality, unified communication as a service (UCaaS), and its impact on the channel. Blair Pleasant mod…

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Decoding WebRTC with Erik Lagerway

When I have questions about codecs and IETF standards, I turn to Erik Lagerway. I caught him in the midst of packing for his trip to the upcoming IETF 88 meeting….

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