I don't know how their can be a telco summit without Jeff Pulver there. I mean, for over ten years Jeff has been pushing the advancement of telecommunications not only in the USA, but around the globe.
Like other things dropped in to the Canadian Post Office mail boxes, Jeff's invite must have gotten lost.
Dialcom, a company with a cool view seems to be one of the cottage industry types I keep feeling will emerge as part of the Skype eco-system.
Today I was pointed by an online friend to their site, where they offer a Video4Skype plug in. This is very, very important as Skype already has announced their intention to do video and already is in Beta.
Like Popular Telephony's PeerioBiz, which brings Skype into the enterprise, what is becoming apparent to me is that other companies are treating Skype as a connectivity engine and coming up with great ideas and releasing them even before Skype does.
With Om's post he really focuses in on the spending of Vonage. I'm in full agreement on the numbers and actually think the costs are higher. While the costs Om has are rather close, I think there are tons of other marketing and some business expenses not factored in, including the upcoming costs for E911, Local Number Portability to name just two.
After doing some quick research (I read the package and saw it worked with a MAC OS) I have switched to 802.11a/b/g from Netgear inside the house. Everything else works, but now when I'm on the Mac, I'm running 802.11a. What's it give me...Faster speeds and better connectivity. As far as I can tell, I'm the only "A" in the neighborhood, so that likely will mean less collisions and better Voice quality.