I started this blog in 2006, at a time I was involved in the open source development of SIP Express Router and iptel.org. Back in 2007, I was quite optimistic about SIP and Web 2.0 technologies and how I expected innovation to happen with these two sets of protocols. Fast forward nine(!) years, and I can conclude that I was too optimistic :-) SIP and Web 2.0 technologies did … [Read more...] about Renaming Sipstuff to …just Stuff!
Two years ago, I wrote about the lack of imagination in the VoIP industry. My main point was that a focus on using SIP to reduce the cost of traditional phone calls would not unleash the type of applications and businesses that SIP as a technology can enable. Since then we have seen some interesting things happen, but less than I expected. For example Ribbit (a web-based … [Read more...] about From VoIP to rich communication (connecting SIP with Web 2.0)
How do we get to a shared global communications infrastructure where the basic forms of communication (voice, video, messaging, and maybe presence?) can be expected?First: where are we today? Business incentivesEach enterprise or service provider has the freedom to implement any kind of rich communication service (mostly based on SIP with non-standardized extensions like … [Read more...] about Rich SIP peering: a push for interoperability
One of the next things I wanted to post about was the concept of "call anywhere" from an interoperability perspective. Quite a few things have happened the last year or so, but as new ways of communicating evolves, we are still far from a new, unified, world communication platform.The basic idea of call anywhere is this: Regardless of which service/network you are on and … [Read more...] about SIP interoperability: call anywhere? do you really want to do that?
(you may want to read my previous post on SIP interoperability in general first: SIP and interoperability)So, SIP as an open system allows you to use SIP headers, content, and sessions in creative ways to enable new functionality. That is the core technical reason for why H.323 is on the way out in the video world. So, the discussions on the Internet regarding video … [Read more...] about Innovating in a SIP world and keeping interoperability