Cable & Telecom

COMMENTARY: All voice is not created equal

TO ALL CABLE SYSTEMS CONSIDERING telephony launch; beware the market forces! There are always basic economic principles at work in a nascent competitive market and voice over IP is no exception. The principle at work in this case is simple; where there is opportunity and profit, competitors will emerge. With the evolution of technology in the voice marketplace this has held remarkably true especially over the past 18 months where the barrier to entry has fallen, as required for perfect competition, to near insignificance. The emergence of low to no cost software applications supporting basic and advanced telephony features on...