Thursday, June 16, 2005

VoIP roundup: buzzword syndrome and more…

Leonardo Faoro - The VoIP Weblog

In his “VoIP More than Hype” article, published at today, Eric Krell re-asserts that VoIP is a good enterprise investment and that it isn’t going to fade away any time soon. File this along with the hundreds of other feel-good VoIP articles that have been written by various columnists over the last several years. Do these guys read each others’ work?
eWeek’s Libe Goad opines that the Yahoo / Dialpad merger will push VoIP to the mainstream, despite the fact that Dialpad has been a nearly non-existant player on the outskirts of the market for years. He does pick up on the idea that Yahoo could be trying to butt heads with with Skype.
Then there’s Viper Networks, the fledgling VoIP telephony service provider that today announced it is opening a retail brick-n-mortar VoIP store. Curiously, nothing that I could find about it is mentioned on their web site. My question is this—do you really need retail distribution to sell VoIP? Lack of store frontage hasn’t hurt Skype much.


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