Voice Isn’t Dead Because No One Killed It

Mongotel, David Duffet, Rich Tehrani and Suzanne Bowen discuss voice in an AI, IOT, chatbots world.Click to watch and hear TMCnet and ITEXPO.com‘s CEO Rich Tehrani, MongoTel’s CEO Moshe BT and Telespeak and Asterisk Community’s David Duffet discuss the place of voice business in a world of AI, IoT, beacons, chatbots, cyber security, CRM and billing services and products; disaster preparedness; and cloud communications events to learn more and to develop business at such as:

TelcoDays Las Vegas, Jan. 7-8, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.

ITEXPO, Feb. 14 – 16, 2018 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

OpenSIPs Summit, May 1-4, 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

CommunicAsia, June 26 – 28, 2018 in Singapore

Cluecon, August , 2018, Chicago, IL

See more at http://www.didx.net/events.

Extended Coverage in Pakistan and India

India and Pakistan educated middle class populations are on a fast-paced rise. India has a middle-class of 267 million people, bigger than the U.S. at 150 Million. In Pakistan, 38% are counted as the middle class; 84 million Pakistanis belong to the middle and upper classes, a population size larger than that of Germany. No matter where organizations and individuals are anywhere in the world, there are many economic, educational, family, business and travel reasons to own an India and/or Pakistan direct inward dialing phone number.

DIDX members can now buy and resell India and Pakistan phone numbers to help your clients’ families stay in touch with students abroad, to compliment tourism and hospitality programs, small businesses to communicate more easily with their suppliers, vendors and remote team mates and with current and potential customers in India and Pakistan. These are just a few examples of the power of India and Pakistan direct inward dialing via DIDX.net. A DIDX member’s client can buy the India or Pakistan phone number from the DIDX member and share that phone number with their VIP (very important people) in Pakistan and India. Those VIP in Pakistan and India will dial the local phone number and it will ring the DIDX member’s client no matter where that client is.

Log in to your DIDX account and click BUY DID to purchase the India and Pakistan phone numbers and start reaping the rewards now. Our goal at DIDX, as always, is to make sure you, the buyers and vendors on DIDX benefit highly in gaining your own clients and retaining them and growing your business as worldwide as your goals.

Be sure also to sign up and participate with DIDX in CLUECON August 7 – 10 in Chicago, IL and GITEX October 8 – 12, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Meet current and potential telecom and technology vendors, customers, trendsetters, developers, innovators and develop business you need! Sign up and tell them: DIDX sent you!

Use the special code DIDXSpecialAtClueCon2017 when you register for VIP treatment at CLUECON..

We at DIDx work daily to support you to stay ahead of your competition.

DIDX VP Interviews Anthony Minessale II and Brian West of the FreeSWITCH Project

Thousands of customers and vendors that participate in DIDX wholesale direct inward dialing marketplace use open source communications solutions like FreeSWITCH, OpenSIPS, Kamailio and Asterisk. Anthony Minessale and Brian West, co-founder and General Operations Director, respectively, staff and huge worldwide developer community played and still play crucial parts in why and how DIDX enables the globe with wholesale direct inward dialing.

iMiller Public Relations’ Ilissa Miller, Kamailio’s Daniel Constantin-Mierla, TMCnet’s Rich Tehrani and Peter Dunkley contributed the questions and topics that DIDX discusses with Brian West and Anthony Minessalle.

lissa Miller, CEO of iMiller Public Relations
1) OpenSource and OpenCompute projects are changing the way companies develop solutions (such as FreeSWITCH) –
what is a key driver for the development of your platform?  What problems does it solve?
2) How are you leveraging the open compute initiatives to develop the platform capabilities?
Asipto and Kamailio’s Daniel Constantin-Mierla
1) It’s now more than 10 years since the start of the project — with the experience accumulated now, but going back when you started the project, would you do something different?
2) What are the biggest challenges you faced or still face as an open source application that tries to disrupt the rigid and somehow walled garden market of telecommunications?
3) Freeswitch has outstanding support for video conferencing and webrtc. Are these technologies going to change radically the way we communicate? How do you see their impact to residential users as well as enterprises?
4) Can you give some numbers regarding the performances of Freeswitch as a video conference system on a commodity server these days (e.g., price range 2-5000USD, 2-4 CPUs, 8-16GB memory)?
5) How is the performance affected when running on virtualized systems, what are the characteristics of the virtual machine that impact the most?
Rich Tehrani, TMCNet CEO and director of the popular ITEXPO, AllAbouttheAPI, and IoT Evolution and other tech conferences asks:
1)      How did you come up with the idea to launch FreeSwitch?
2)      As the product has evolved – what accomplishment(s) are you most proud of?
3)      Are there any specific geographies or markets most suited to FreeSwitch?
Peter Dunkley, Director of Product Management – Telephony at NewVoiceMedia
1) For the features that are the same as they were as many as ten years ago at the beginning, why have those survived the test of time?
2) A few years ago WebRTC was a hot topic, now people talk about RTC (encompassing more than just audio and video), where does Freeswitch fit with this new (beyond next-generation) technology?
3) Traditionally Freeswitch would have been installed in the “owners” data centre or machine room.  Today everyone is moving to the cloud.  How well does Freeswitch fit into this new deployment model?
4) More and more enterprises and individuals are using technologies like Skype, Skype for Business, Slack, etc.  A lot of these technologies do not require organisations to deploy or own anything, some push a lot of (what used to be network) functions into the client.  What benefits does Freeswitch bring to organisations using these technologies?
5) More generally, what are the biggest three industry developments or changes you’ve observed in the past 10 years? Which industry initiatives and technologies have proved to be over-hyped?