Over the last couple of weeks there seems to have been a minor explosion in the VoIP market. I’ve personally been using the Packet8 service for a while. The blogosphere is waking up to VoIP now. Witness:
My sense is that big things are happening here. Over the past few days I’ve spoken with more companies doing new things in VoIP than I have in a while. In the telcos, the VoIP transition is already well in hand in the network. The big problem has always been what to do about the Class 5 infrastructure which connects every home to the voice network. Broadband and "route-around" schemes like Vonage, Packet8, and Skype are solving that by packetizing the voice and shipping it out on the residential data feed.