One thought on “Trust me, the VoIP ATA is dead”

  1. I guess now there will be a chorus denouncing the ills of ATA, but your readers have heard it already. But the first part of the interview reveals some fundamental problem in their plans; probably the second part will provide clarifications to nullify this comment.

    1. For me, the contribution of iPod is its user interface and user experience. ATAs do not even think about these. So using iPod sales figure as a benchmark is disappointing.
    2. Thinking that “IP right to the handset” is going to allow us to do more is going to take us astray, just like ATAs did. It is enough to carry rich signaling information to the handset; networking technology is not critical. Which one would we prefer: ease of bridging on to a call as it is possible in cordless phones today or an IP enabled end-point and the associated complexity to realize the same application?

    It is good that we are getting out of ATA induced constriction; but let use not jump into a technology that will not meet existing application requirements.

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