| 8:03 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
What good has come out of Ebay's purchase of Skype?
| 8:20 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
lots of money, more market share--more prospective customers. they're a leader in a field that will show exponetial growth.
they can also integrate their services through a new medium. PayPal has gone to phone--maybe it'll be integrated even moreso with skype. Possibilities are endless.
| 8:52 pm on Apr 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
We talk about VOIP, but when are we actually going to have infrastructure to support real-time transmission of data?
| 12:08 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|...but when are we actually going to have infrastructure to support real-time transmission of data? |
I am not sure I understand – can you please clarify what do you mean (maybe in what context, example, etc.)?
| 12:32 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
VOIP has potential to grow, but you first need to address the issue of transmitting voice on a data network. SkyPE nor any other service will have critical mass until voice vs data issue is addressed:
| 5:55 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
depends on how you look at it. the infrastructure is there in certain cities and most commercial parks. there's a good user base for both vonage and skype. granted, some are willing to sacrifice quality for the huge savings that come which such services. however, as a happy user of both vonage/skype, i think this already has applications. there's no doubt the infrastructure will continue to be beefed up to support this industry.
| 7:10 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I think VOIP makes perfect sense on private networks, but I will not use it as a consumer until it reaches the quality level (in terms of reliability and availability) as today's PTSN.
| 7:21 am on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|transmitting voice on a data network |
I think that's one of the reasons Skype bought Camino.
Incidentally, IP transmission has come on a long way since that article you linked to was written 2 years ago. Many smaller VoIP hosting entities have peering arrangements and fibre RTP "rings". I expect that to grow heavily.
Most of the time now when I use VoIP (I have good backbone connectivity), I can't tell the difference between it and a PSTN call.
| 12:44 pm on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Good news lets see how they can implement different idea and bring forth their technology.