Posts Tagged ‘ business models ’

As Vonage goes, so goes “Residential VoIP”

August 2, 2006
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Vonage invented consumer residential VoIP as most people know it. We have to give them credit for that. Many people as late as 2003 were still saying the Internet could not handle phone calls at all. I think Vonage got people past that. In 2003, Vonage was the darling of the industry, representing the future…

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No business model for standards-based VoIP

March 8, 2004
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Clay Shirky gives us his excellent VoIP – Plan A vs Plan B article, where Plan A is a telco-clone provider (such as Vonage) and Plan B is a more radical alternative, in this case Skype. Clay makes it clear that Skype is only a metaphor for the Plan B model, but today the only…

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