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2003 – The Year SIP Made It

It has been a fantastic year for SIP and VoIP in general. As a founder of a small SIP software startup I never thought that within a year we could would have over 100,000 people making and receiving phone calls using our software, be talking with some of the largest companies in the industry and making quite a lot money from selling our software.

Considering the company has had production software in the market for 7 months, and started with only $120,000 in funding only 6 months prior we have done exceptionaly well. The next 2 years will be even better, I am sure of that.

You will see some things change around Xten. A renewed focus on product development and a push to deliver Xten SIP softphones to every PC, MAC and Linux desktop. A a solid committment to work with the major feature server vendors to deliver an excellent Xten experience on every major network.

To everyone who has contributed to the success of Xten, thank you for your support!

Happy New Year! Hang on, these next 2 years are going to be FUN!

FCC Chairman Speaks on VoIP Regulations

The Powell Pulpit
FCC chairman, in `field trip’ to valley, talks about VoIP, telecom

By Michael Bazeley
Mercury News

Exerpt..

Now to be a phone company, you don’t have to weave tightly the voice service into the infrastructure. You can ride it on top of the infrastructure. So if you’re a Vonage, you own no infrastructure. You own no trucks. You roll to no one’s house. They turn voice into a application and shoot it across one of these platforms. And, suddenly, you’re in your business.

And that’s why if you’re the music industry, you’re scared. And if you’re the television studio, movie industry, you’re scared. And if you’re an incumbent infrastructure carrier, you’d better be scared. Because this application separation is the most important paradigm shift in the history of communications, and will change things forever. . . . I have no problem if a big and venerable company no longer exists tomorrow, as long as that value is transferred somewhere else in the economy.

Xten Surpasses 100,000 Activations of X-Lite

Since May of this year Xten has been making waves in the industry. The SIP softphones are second to none. X-Lite is the only free MAC OS X SIP softphone that I am aware of and the long list of features offered in both the Windows and MAC versions of X-Lite and X-PRO certainly draw the crowds. Crowds to the tune of 100,000+ users.

By providing organizations like FreeWorldDialup and SIPphone with X-Lite Xten has seen over 100,000 activations of the software. Downloads exceed this number.

It has been a fantastic year for Xten, I would like to personally thank everyone that has supported the company.

Regards,
Erik

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FreeWorldDialup and Xten on Israeli TV

During the X-mas break FreeWorldDialup offered free Phone calling to seven different countries via their SIP telephony network. This sparked interest in the media and consequently an Israeli TV station [Channel 2] aired a sport on FWD and Xten.

An avalanche of X-Lite software activations ensued and over the next few days Xten saw over 25,000 user activations. A local Israel phone company decided to block Xten.com in order to short circuit the offering.

It might have slowed the process but it did not by any means stop it.

What a way to end the year!

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