SIP pundit fires broadside at Skype

By Faultline
Published Tuesday 22nd June 2004 11:40 GMT

Last week we carried our thoughts and impressions from the VON (voice over networks) conference in London and focused on the difference between the instantaneous gratification of Skype for private individuals and the safe and efficient enterprise wide VoIP implementations, reliant mostly on the SIP protocol.

Rohan Mahy, co-chair IETF SIP and SIPPING Working Groups, took issue with some of the things that Niklas Zennstrom of Skype and Kazaa fame said at the conference, and although enterprise VoIP isn’t a central technology to Faultline, it is a valid and radical cost pressure on telcos and an opportunity for various vendors.



VoIP at 40,000 Feet

Klaus Schulz makes history by making the first ever VoIP call
on a commercial airline flight using Xten software.

Xten® Networks, Inc. (OTCBB: XNWK) yesterday announced that VoIP history was made when Klaus Schulz, a former 3COM® Chief Technology Architect, boarded Flight 452 from Munich to Los Angeles on May 17th. Mr. Schulz did not know that he was going to make history on that day, however, he knew that he was going to be able to use the Internet on Lufthansa®’s first commercial “production” flight with the very much touted new service from Connexion by Boeing®, this, because he helped with the overall implementation of the system.

gdpr – Free Calling to 10 Countries

It was my Dad’s birthday today so I thought it would be a good day to launch free calling on

Free 1 Minute Calls To:
United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore
Taiwan, Australia, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom

I called my Dad in Cranbrook, BC from Santa Clara and wished him a Happy Birthday. I then called my brother in Australia and give him crap for not calling my Dad yet and then he called him using as well.

Pretty cool! Now that they have Wifi on comercial flights I can see that might get some real traction. Soon it will have Acoustic Echo Cancellation so you don’t even have to use a headset!

There is also Free Unlimited Calls To US 1-800 Numbers


Free Unlimited VoIP Calls on These Networks:
Call any SIPphone Account (1-747-XXX-XXXX)
Call any Free World Dialup Account (1-393-XXXXX)
Call any Account (1-477-XXXXXX)
Call any Iaxtel Account (1-700-XXX-XXXX)

The PSTN connectivity is provided by SIPphone, which was founded by Michael Robertson the founder of

Have Fun!

Xten Announces new Softphone Product – eyeBeam

Xten(R) Expands SIP Softphone Offering to include support for Wireless CDMA Networks, Video Conferencing and Instant Messaging

Xten demonstrates its newest SIP softphone eyeBeam(TM) at Supercomm eyeBeam is slated for commercial release in October 2004

SUPERCOMM ’04, McCormick Place, Booth No. 13840O. SANTA CLARA, CA, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – Xten (OTCBB: XNWK – News) today announced the upcoming release of its newest carrier-grade SIP softphone – eyeBeam. eyeBeam will offer significant enhancements to Xten’s current commercial SIP softphones, delivering features not yet seen in the VoIP and IP telephony industries.


Vonage release MAC softphone

Vonage(R) Releases Xten’s X-PRO SoftPhone for Mac OS X. Vonage’s cutting edge Voice over IP service now available for Mac users

Vonage, the leading broadband telephony provider in the U.S., and Xten Networks (OTC Bulletin Board: XNWK – News), publisher of the award winning X-PRO SoftPhone, announced today that Vonage and Xten have completed interoperability testing of an OEM version of Xten’s X-PRO SIP SoftPhone for Mac-based Vonage subscribers.

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