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Squawk Box September 19 – Skype and SIP peering

On Friday we usually try to wrap up a few of the stories from the week with a discussion.  Yesterday was no exception, as I had a large list of topics.  We began with the relatively easy discussion around Skype’s Jonathan Christensen’s assertion that VoIP is dead, from ITEXPO, and then moved on to Michael Robertson’s letter to Skype.  Robertson is accusing Skype of hypocrisy when Skype demands that the carriers open their networks to Skype, but in turn refuse to open Skype to SIP providers.  Naturally, it’s controversial.  His letter attracted a strongly worded response from Skype Journal, and an equally passionate response from Michael again.

Michael Robertson himself joined our call, and a ferocious debate ensued among the participants.  Needless to say, we didn’t get through the rest of the list of topics I had.

On the Calliflower Conference Call: Hudson Barton, Andy Abramson, Jim Courtney, Mark Hewitt, Jeb Brilliant, Ian Hood, Bill Volk, James Body, Stuart Henshall, Jonathan Jensen, Tom Orr, Pat Phelan, Sergio Meinardi, Dan Rockwell, Heather Olson, and Michael Robertson

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  • Jason SJOBECK September 21, 2008, 10:58 am

    Michael, as usual, is spot on here. Open is best. Period. End of story. There are no other relevant issues.

  • Michael Graves September 22, 2008, 6:55 am

    Great call! Wish I could have been there live, but I was on a flight at the time.

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