Subject: SIP in higher education
(SPAM: 16.0000) [sip.edu] Re: [wg-pic] iSkoot Launches First Mobile-Voice To Skype Network
- From: "Walt Magnussen" <>
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- Subject: (SPAM: 16.0000) [sip.edu] Re: [wg-pic] iSkoot Launches First Mobile-Voice To Skype Network
- Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 22:04:44 -0600
I agree, the carriers seem are often adding new services, then
complaining when they lose revenue on old services. For example, there is a
loss in second lines in the US, but they are being replaced by ADSL. A trade
of a $11 per month line for a $30 per month line with no additional copper
needed (I'll take that deal any day). The same with Cellular. Our monthly
voice plans have gone from $80 dollars per month to $30 dollars for voice and
now many of us are adding $50 data plans.
I really don't see any of the major carriers on the verge of bankruptcy and
the reality is that the technology is changing the way that we communicate.
I think that the basis of Darwinism is that species either adapt of become
extinct. I don't see the telcos going the way of the dinosaur soon.
Walt Magnussen Ph.D.
Director for Telecommunications, Texas A&M University
>>> 2/15/2006 9:35 PM >>>
> In a October 2005 Wireless Week article  the question was whether
> carriers would consider this a revenue-draining threat, but it's
> pretty clear that this will generate revenue on the data downloads, or
> at least Cingular's betting on it.
I don't see why it would drain carrier revenues as the voice media is
still traversing the cellular network...
Ben Teitelbaum http://people.internet2.edu/~ben/
- (SPAM: 16.0000) [sip.edu] Re: [wg-pic] iSkoot Launches First Mobile-Voice To Skype Network, Walt Magnussen, 02/15/2006
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