Thursday, May 15, 2008

Doug Mohney's Requiem for VoIP

Doug Mohney's editorial in today's FierceVoIP is a trenchant comment -- maybe eulogy is a better word - on the failure of the VoIP industry, after more than 10 years, to deliver any more than hype and cheap long distance. Doug writes:

"[Jeff] Pulver wanted purple minutes, minutes of IP traffic part of an enhanced application that might include voice, data and video content. Six years later, Jeff is still looking for his honest purple minutes and innovative applications. Voice 2.0 is here, but there's been no big killer application, it's all just variations of a theme for call forwarding and voice mail and some APIs to slap voice into a web service."

Amen, brother.

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