I'm sorry to say that I have decided to put VoIP News on hiatus until
further notice. When I started the list, back in the spring, there
were few sources of VoIP news. Over the summer, many new sources of
VoIP news have sprung up, and I feel that many (if not most of them)
do a better job of tracking the industry than I do.
Also, I am just one person. I had hoped that maybe others would
contribute items to this list on a regular basis, but that never
really happened. In the meantime, the number of news sources
available has increased, and I find that I am spending far more time
looking at VoIP news stories than I used to, and am enjoying it far
less. It used to be that VoIP providers were constantly coming out
with new features, or adding to areas of the country to their service
area, or otherwise doing things that made VoIP an exciting industry to
I am sad to say that the momentum seems to have slowed in recent
months, and I see few announcements that really make me want to stand
up and cheer anymore (meanwhile large areas of my home state are still
unserved by any VoIP provider, as far as having numbers for incoming
calls is concerned).
For those of you who want/need a daily fix of VoIP news, here is a
link to a post from Jeff Pulver's blog that should help you out:
Feel free to unsubscribe from the group, or stay on if you like --
should I see anything I consider positively earth-shattering in VoIP
News I may still send it out, but expect future postings to be very
infrequent (at least from me).
Thanks for signing up for the group, and Happy Holidays.
[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: My best regards to Jack Decker and
thanks for the work he has done in the past year on his newsletter.
Please note later in this issue a notice from myself describing a
change in this Digest you are reading now intended to take in VOIP
news submitted by our regular correspondents and others. PAT]