Bringing together data, voice and multimedia services over an IP network from end to end translates to cost savings and improved quality, functions and network features. There are, however, challenges to skirting the PSTN altogether. In this series with expert Jon Arnold, you'll learn about the pitfalls of VoIP islands; the challenges associated with moving away from partial or total reliance on a PSTN; and ultimately how to get the most from your IP network.
- Part 1 -- VoIP islands 101: How did we get here?
- Part 2 -- Linking VoIP islands: The value of SIP trunking
- Part 3 -- SIP trunking ROI: Beyond linking VoIP islands
- Podcast -- The benefits of linking VoIP islands
About the author
Jon Arnold is Principal of J Arnold & Associates, an independent telecom analyst and marketing consultancy with a focus on IP communications. Previously, he was the VoIP Program Leader at Frost & Sullivan, where he was responsible for managing their subscription service for Global VoIP Equipment Markets. In March 2008, Jon -- along with fellow consultant Marc Robins -- launched IP Communications Insights, an industry portal designed to provide a broader voice for independent analysis and showcase their combined research, consulting and reporting services. In May 2008, Blogged.com ranked Jon's widely-read Analyst 2.0 Blog as #1 among all Telecom blogs, VoIP Now included his blog on their Top 100 Telecom blogs and in July 2008, Guy Kawasaki's Alltop portal included Jon's blog in their group of top VoIP blogs. Jon writes a bi-monthly column -- Service Provider Views -- for TMC, and is a Gerson Lehrman Group Leader, where his advice is regularly sought out by the finance and investment community. He also serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Business Trends Quarterly.
This was first published in October 2009