another King Ed post

I first started reading about this over at Telepocalypse, but I heard Adam mention it a few days/weeks back in one of his podcasts. But here’s the full article from Business Week.

The Internet can’t be free in that sense, because we and the cable
companies have made an investment and for a Google or Yahoo! (YHOO
) or Vonage or anybody to expect to use these pipes [for] free is nuts!

I think King Ed has got it a bit messed up. For the traditional Goolge and Yahoo web pages (the WWW application) it’s the consumer that pays Ed for the right to access them and Ed get’s that broadband revenue. Voice is just another application to be used as email is an application.

Does he want to charge email providers for using his pipes too?

Guide to Telecom ‘05 Hype

Some leading CTOs spoke both in panels and interviews with Light Reading
here at Telecom ’05. For the technologically impaired, here I hope to
spell out what some of these technologies are being promoted to do,
what some service providers think of them, and what they will likely

This is a great post by LR. Very interesting reading.

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IBM Unveils IMS Offerings

ARMONK, N.Y. — IBM today announced IMS (Internet Protocol
Multimedia Subsystems) offerings to help telecommunications service
providers transition to Next Generation Networks

Something cool and funky from IBM. Helping the Telco’s catch up in the IP race.

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End of the week

Another interesting week in purchased telecoms comes to a close. We’ve got a few big deals going on right now and it’s interesting watching them close out and our partners compete for the business. I’ve done a little coaching to help our partners understand what IBM wants from them. I’m starting to see what’s going to be  the growing requirement within the business to business connectivity market and how that technology will disrupt the current market place.

Free Google Wifi is almost here

"Mountain View has accepted Google’s offer of free Wi-Fi". I’m sorry but who wouldn’t. It’ll be interesting to see how the local telco manages the situation. You can’t get much cheaper than free.

I’ve got a BTOpenzone account which gives me 2000 minutes a month for £5 which isn’t bad considering that if you just log on at a hotspot it’s £6 for 60mins (gulp). But it’s still not free.

The real question is why is Google doing this?. To increase at every opportunity the impressions/page view of their adverts?

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Cisco moves into Video

Om has a post on Cisco’s purchase of Scientific Atlanta

Cisco had data, Cisco had voice, and what it needed was video to complete the triple play. So they bought Scientific Atlanta for $6.9 billion.

Scientific Atlanta makes set-top boxes for cable TV. Not sure if they wanted to get into cable TV as opposed to IPTV as they are different technologies. But the link might be made as Om says with it’s linksys brand to help create home networks easier.

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I’ve been down in IBM Warwick today and I’m back there tomorrow. I’m spending some time with my boss on what we can do to make a leap forward in terms of efficiencies and cost savings. Interesting stuff and all ways my favourite thing. I’ve been specifically looking how Ethernet as a WAN technology disrupts our current delivery model. The concept of VPLS breaking the current understanding of how a WAN works and how that can be used to virtualise services.

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