Nadahl Shocair emphasized that the VoIP industry has recently seen and will continue to see major and serious shakeups with many shuttering their doors or reducing their operations in their ill-fated attempts to dislodge or challenge the VoIP fortresses by copying their applications. The first movers such as Skype have user lock-in, they are the first movers and dominate the mind-share of a connected humanity. The strategy was wrong, Darwinism has taken hold and investors and stakeholders have paid the heavy price in the millions of dollars.
The recent attempts to remedy these problems took shape by attempts to move the human voice into the web-browser in utilizing Adobe's Flash by people like Ribbit (which was recently acquired by BT for $105 Million). these efforts have been interesting and had peaked the interest of many, however, the looming problem lies in issues surrounding voice security in a Flash Application which can potentially be cracked and hacked with a take-over of the users' PC microphone and speaker.
Nadahl Shocair emphasized that though it is yet to be seen in practice from the development and security angles, Voice PHP may prove to be the answer to finally distribute the human voice as a core application development from the very few today to the tens of thousands of PHP developers. This is a breath of fresh air in a hammered telecommunications and VoIP industry.
Nadahl Shocair finally stated that the patchwork of firms working in the current VoIP market space must really start to re-think their market positions. Putting all their users into a VoIP Island and then charging a toll to reach others outside the Island had defeated the beautiful purpose of Internet Telephony and just follows in the footprints of the old telco model.
VoIP players must now start pruning their focus to penetrate industry and consumer sectors more narrowly with true expert solutions.
Our plan of universal internet interconnectivity from the key-pad, the desktop or web browser, from any VoIP network, over an open and unified peer to peer authentication network and numbering platform is in the works.
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About Nadahl Shocair
Previously holding positions in strategic management at DeTeWe (Now DeTeWe-AASTRA)
Nadahl Shocair is a recognized an expert, keynote speaker, TV commentator on Telecommunications and VoIP.