Walt Mossberg Like Vonage
The Sleeping Giant?

The Old Guard is Getting Scared

When stories like this start appearing, you know that the old guard is getting nervous.

In PR parlance we call it "depositioning." The art of trying to shift attention away from the competition and to your position when the other company is "hot."

If VoIP was so far off, why are all of the Telcos and Cable companies being so anxious to announce there plans, begin the sell in process and start talking about it? Are they getting scared an nervous that with a much smaller investment, almost any ISP with a national backbone, global peering relationships and eventually some true QoS from softswitches that manages call flows to maintain POTS level quality or better. You betcha they are.

Stay connected,

Andy Abramson


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)