Vonage, Skype, Teleo

2 thoughts on “Vonage, Skype, Teleo”

  1. You packed too many stories in one. So I have to reply in kind and include multiple comments in one.

    My first comment is related to Vonage’s complaint. A story in AdvancedIP Pipeline was mentioned by Kevin Werbach but was not picked up by other VoIP bloogers says that Vonage made an informal complaint to FCC and they have not had any follow-up discussion. This is truly amazing for me that the VoIP community is willing to go to bat on such a flimsy ground. Also why did Verizon and SBC declare that they are not blocking, even though Powell went out of his way to clear them? If somebody accuses that a Rao is engaging in nefarious activity, do I have to display my innocence? Whatever may have been the motive of Vonage, this story has put incumbents in a defensive posture. The real story here is the fact that VoIP blogging community gave such a wide circulation for this weak a story.

    The second comment is related to skyping at six miles. Didn’t Skype get mileage out of this when somebody tried this on another airline? As one of the comments on Engadget points out that the uplink speed is 128 kbps and that the service costs $30 per flight. What happens when this application (skyping) reaches the “tipping pointâ€? on this service? Will Boeing enforce port blocking? Should we then saddle up against Boeing? Those are interesting questions to ponder.

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