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 Vonage Makes Telecom Companies Sit Up And Listen

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Weakening Voice

March 14, 2005

By Keith Humphreys

EuroLAN has resisted the temptation to move to a Carrier Pre-Select (CPS) telephony supplier, despite the daily bombardment by telephone, fax and email. We resisted 'free' Skype calls because of the lack of provision for a quality of service. BT's own voice over IP (VoIP) offering - BT IP -was dismissed because the service has very little price advantage. But when a company such as Vonage quietly releases a VoIP service in the UK, companies have to sit up and listen and - at least - evaluate, the offering.

It is not only the savings through call arbitrage that make Vonage attractive. The ability to re-route calls with a 'follow me' feature makes dialling and receiving calls in hotels, airport lounges and even Starbucks possible. This facility was available only to companies that had committed fully to an internal VoIP system.

With broadband becoming ubiquitous, prices falling and speeds doubling, Vonage's ability to add two voice lines to a broadband line (which already has spare voice or fax line), and one line uses only 90kbps of upload and download.

The adoption of Vonage will produce great savings from our Blue Bill. But as EuroLAN is a customer of BT, which supplies our voice, data and mobile services, loyalty does have some bounds. And as this becomes the general trend, voice revenues will decline, not only because of call arbitrage but because of competition; not least of which is mobile substitution.

 Posted by vonage on Monday, March 14 @ 21:06:47 EST
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 FCC Fines Mebane Firm For VoIP Blocking

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Telecom Industry Notices As FCC Fines Mebane Firm

March 11, 2005

By Mick Normington

Madison River Communications Corp., a regional phone company with customers in eight states, has attracted national attention as the first carrier penalized for blocking customers from using its network to make cheap long-distance calls using the Internet.

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission ordered Mebane-based Madison River to pay a $15,000 "consent decree" penalty for blocking customers in Alabama who were legally using voice-over Internet protocol, or VoIP, equipment to make long-distance calls without having to use their phone company.

"The (telephone) industry must adhere to certain consumer protection norms if the Internet is to remain an open platform for innovation," said FCC Chairman Michael Powell in a prepared statement. "We saw a problem, and we acted swiftly."

The FCC's swift action is being viewed as a win for consumers who are trying to cut calling costs by sending some of their calls via the Internet. After consumers invest in specially designed telephones and pay VoIP service fees, they can eliminate long-distance calling charges.

Phone companies are complaining that they're being required to maintain the networks that VoIP calls still use, but they are not being compensated for that use.

 Posted by vonage on Monday, March 14 @ 20:57:06 EST
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 Vonage UK President: Take Your VoIP Adapter To France And Spain

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VOIP

March 10, 2005

By Staff

They say there's no such thing as a free lunch, that you never get something for nothing. So how come millions of people are making long-distance telephone calls without paying?

A range of new talk services has sprung up on the web, many of them offering free calls. In the past, delays and dropouts often led to frustrating experiences with 'net calls, but in these days of fast broadband Internet connections new companies promise crisp, cheap calls. Advances in headsets, which now offer less distortion, have helped, as well handsets which connect to your computer.

So why is making a call on the Internet so much cheaper? When we make a traditional phone call a dedicated two-way channel or circuit is left open between the two phones. That's a waste of resources, given that usually only one person is talking at a time.

Voice Over Internet Protocol - or VOIP - splits up our speech into tiny data packets. They travel much more efficiently over the 'net before being reassembled at the other end into an audio signal. The call is free because the telecoms operator has been removed from the process.

 Posted by vonage on Monday, March 14 @ 20:45:53 EST
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 Vonage Chooses TI As Preferred Provider

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Vonage Chooses TI As Preferred Provider

March 9, 2005

By Charlotte Wolter

Texas Instruments Inc. and Vonage Holdings Corp. this week announced that Vonage has selected TI as its preferred provider of VoIP silicon and software.

The companies say the agreement encourages VoIP equipment manufacturers to use TI’s VoIP silicon and software technology when developing products for Vonage’s broadband telephony network.

“TI is a great partner and has helped Vonage become the largest provider of broadband telephony, and this partnership will continue to drive consumers to switch from the traditional PSTN service to broadband telephony,” says Jeffrey Citron, chairman and CEO of Vonage. “This will help us deliver to our customers the highest quality and most advanced VoIP solutions, spurring faster VoIP adoption rates and further validating the market.”

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 Vonage Puts Its Money On The Line

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Vonage Puts Its Money On The Line

March 11, 2005

By Staff

Founded just four years ago, Vonage Holdings has mushroomed into the largest provider of Internet-based phone service in North America. The company's offerings let consumers and small businesses make unlimited local and long-distance calls over their broadband Internet connections for $25 a month.

The residential market for Internet phone service is set to triple this year, to 2.8 million subscribers, according to researcher Yankee Group. That rapid growth has attracted major players such as Cablevision (CVC ) and Time Warner (TWX ) to the market. Though Vonage has an early lead, it remains to be seen how long it can compete against well-funded giants.

Vonage Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Citron spoke with BusinessWeek Correspondent Justin Hibbard on Mar. 1 about the outfit's prospects. Edited excerpts of that conversation follow:

 Posted by vonage on Monday, March 14 @ 16:16:04 EST
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 Rural Consideration Urged In Making VoIP Policy

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Rural Consideration Urged In Making Internet Phone Policy

March 9, 2005

By Brian Blackstone

WASHINGTON -- Representatives from the telecommunications industry on Wednesday urged policy makers to fix access fee and universal service systems to ensure burgeoning Internet telephone technology doesn't harm rural interests.

"There needs to be a broadband network in place for a customer to access and utilize an (Internet protocol) enabled service," Kevin Hess, vice president of TDS Telecommunications Corp. in Madison, Wis., said at a hearing of the Congressional Rural Caucus.

"But rural providers cannot continue to make the necessary investments if they cannot recover the costs of that investment from those who use the network," he added. Hess also spoke on behalf of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association, which represents rural carriers.

According to BellSouth Corp. (BLS) chief technology officer Bill Smith, who also testified to the Rural Caucus, "consumers have already begun to switch from their traditional telephone service in favor of (voice over Internet protocol, or VOIP), and VOIP customer ranks are rapidly rising." He said VOIP residential subscribers totaled 1.1 million last year and are expected to swell to 29.2 million by the end of the decade.

Tuesday, Time Warner Inc.'s (TWX) America Online unit became the latest Internet service provider to enter the Internet phone market.

Jeffrey Citron, chief executive of VOIP provider Vonage Holdings Corp., testified that subsidy systems should be retooled to expand Internet access. "The original goal of universal phone service across the country has largely been satisfied," he said, and "with only 33 million households on broadband connections, universal broadband should be the next goal of the subsidy system."

 Posted by vonage on Thursday, March 10 @ 23:00:00 EST
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 Industry Officials Debate Policies For VoIP

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Industry Officials Debate Policies For Internet Telephony

March 9, 2005

By Drew Clark

A regional Bell telephone company, a rural carrier, a cable company and an Internet phone company disagreed Wednesday about the obligations and prices that communications companies must pay when they offer Internet telephony to rural America.

Speaking at a telecommunications forum hosted by a task force of the Congressional Rural Caucus, Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron said subsidies between long-distance and local telephone service must be eliminated.

Kevin Hess, vice president of federal affairs for the rural firm TDS Telecom, disagreed and said the current inter-carrier subsidization systems "remain the appropriate mechanism of compensation." Hess also said voice-over-Internet protocol (VoIP) providers like Vonage must contribute equally to the universal service fund (USF), which is designed to finance phone service to all Americans.

Reps. Charles (Chip) Pickering, R-Miss., and Rick Boucher, D-Va., also addressed the task force, and each outlined their bills to pre-empt state regulation of Internet-based services. Pickering's bill is focused on VoIP; Boucher's deals with all Internet services.

On USF and inter-carrier compensation, Pickering said VoIP providers must make "proportional compensation" when they connect with traditional phone carriers.

Currently, VoIP providers need not make any payments to the fund, and what they need to pay to dominant phone carriers is a hotly debated subject in the industry and before the FCC.

 Posted by vonage on Thursday, March 10 @ 19:50:36 EST
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 Powell Takes Credit For VOIP Growth

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Powell Takes Credit For VOIP Growth

March 9, 2005

By Mark Sullivan

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Voice on the Net Conference -- Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael told a crowd of 2,500 here Tuesday that the relatively regulation-free growth of VOIP has been the crowning achievement of his term.

Looking bureaucratic and perfectly-pressed, Powell took the stage, endured an awkward-looking bear hug from conference organizer Jeff Pulver, and waited while much of the audience stood and applauded him (Pulver had suggested they do so).

“My nearly eight years as chairman of the FCC is coming to a close, but I can think of no better place than VON to deliver my swan song. Because VOIP clearly stands for what I have so hard fought to achieve.”

Powell said VOIP’s success hit him when he recently walked through an electronics store an saw a shelf full of plug-and-play VOIP products for the home. No word on whether the same feeling was shared by several Vonage Holdings Corp. customers last Friday (see Vonage Off the Hook).

Powell has indeed been a strong ally of the VOIP movement. For two years now a debate has raged on how to regulate VOIP. Powell has insisted that VOIP is fundamentally different than circuit switched phone service and should not be regulated like one (see Powell: VOIP Regs 'Grave Mistake' ). He is seen as the central player in holding off the regulatory forces of state bodies in favor of broader federal oversight of the industry -- an approach industry types much prefer.

Vonage CEO and VOIP industry poster boy Jeffrey Citron told Light Reading Monday: “I think that the loss of Michael Powell is a great loss for the VOIP business, and not only the VOIP but whole telecom industry. He’s always been very proactive, not reactive, and that’s why he’s been so effective.”

 Posted by vonage on Thursday, March 10 @ 18:44:47 EST
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 Vonage CEO Citron Slams VOIP Blocking

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Vonage CEO Slams VOIP Blocking

March 9, 2005

By Stephen Lawson

The top executive of VOIP (Voice over IP) provider Vonage Holdings Corp. is satisfied with regulators' response to a carrier that blocked Vonage's service but sees a broader danger ahead with technology for detecting the data service that customers are using.

In an interview Monday at the Spring VON (Voice on the Net) trade show in San Jose, California, Vonage Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeffrey Citron also said traditional carriers can't afford to compete all-out with Vonage and other VOIP upstarts despite having greater resources.

Late last year, Vonage determined that Madison River Communications LLC, a broadband provider based in North Carolina, was blocking the use of Vonage's service by some Madison River customers. Following an investigation by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Madison River last week agreed to pay the FCC US$15,000 and not to block VOIP services on its network.

Vonage, in Edison, New Jersey, has been an early leader in rolling out VOIP technology, which this week is bringing together about 240 exhibitors and 6,000 attendees at Spring VON. VOIP breaks up voice calls into data packets and sends them over IP networks, which usually allows for less expensive phone service and can enable advanced services such as unified messaging. Calls made on a VOIP service may travel over the broadband data network of a consumer's phone company or cable provider while bypassing that provider's own voice calling service.

Vonage was pleased with the FCC's action and how quickly it came, Citron said.

 Posted by vonage on Thursday, March 10 @ 00:31:03 EST
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 Vonage Tops 500,000 VoIP Subscribers

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Vonage Tops 500,000 Subscribers

March 9, 2005

By Staff

Vonage said that it has now topped 500,000 subscribers, with new subscribers signing up at a record pace. The VoIP provider said that new users are flocking in at a current rate of 15,000 per week, up 50% from the pace in the fourth quarter of last year. It said that it is now handling calls at the rate of 25 million per week.

If that pace holds up it is simple math to estimate that the company could hit the magical million subscriber number before the year’s out.

“In a very short time, we’ve proved that 2005 is the year of mass adoption for VoIP services, Vonage as the market bellwether has capitalized on this nascent trend,” said Vonage chairman and CEO in a prepared statement. “The exponential growth is real: there is no question as to whether VoIP or Vonage is here to stay.”

Separately Vonage said that it has selected Texas Instruments as its “preferred” provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) silicon and software. The pact is more of a marketing than a business deal, and simply “encourages VoIP equipment manufacturers to use TI’s VoIP silicon and software technology when developing products for use on Vonage’s broadband telephony network,” the two companies said.

 Posted by vonage on Thursday, March 10 @ 00:05:32 EST
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