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Johanne Torres[February 21, 2005]

ITEXPO Miami 2005 News: Volo’s Founder/CEO Featured Speaker

BY JOHANNE TORRES


Volo Communications announced today that the company’s Founder and CEO Shawn Lewis will be the featured speaker at two sessions at our upcoming Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO Miami Spring 2005 this Wednesday, February 23 at 10:15-11:00am in Room Hibiscus B of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida.


Volo is a wholesale broadband provider of voice and data services. Widely recognized as the largest Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) marketplace in the world, the Internet Telephony Conference & EXPO is a targeted and innovative four-day, bi-annual event. The 11th Conference & Expo takes place this week, from February 22 nd through the 25th.

"We feel it is important to bring industry leaders who understand the technology behind VoIP to help educate CLECs and service providers about the issues surrounding how to begin offering these services. Shawn Lewis, who wrote the patents for the first softswitch and the first SS7 Media Gateway in addition to founding and serving as the CEO of Volo. “Shawn is the perfect person to present these topics at our conference," said Internet Telephony magazine publisher Rich Tehrani.

At the event on Wednesday, February 23 rd, Lewis will serve as subject matter expert on topics from Internet Telephony magazine's featured educational series, "Service Providers' Survival Guide to a Successful VoIP Migration," which is being published from February through June.

Lewis will present the first two topics from the February and March Internet Telephony magazine issues which are:

Is There Life After UNE-P?
February 23 at 10:15-11:00am in Room Hibiscus B

CLECs know their UNE-P days are numbered due to recent regulatory rulings, and their business plans are in jeopardy without IP-based technology. As such, they are turning to VoIP in order to grow their business, and protect against a large loss of revenue tied to their UNE-P business model. There is talk that several of the largest UNE-P providers are planning their transition by geographically concentrating their marketing activities around central office concentration, and then installing soft switching and broadband access gear in each central office to provide next-generation services. Is this a viable, long-term business model that will work? This session will outline a low-cost, high-quality VoIP strategy that speeds time-to-market, assures carrier-grade quality, and enables early entry without the CAPEX requirements associated with building a new network.

What to Look for in a Wholesale VoIP Partner
Wednesday, February 23 at 2:00-2:45pm in Room Hibiscus B

Industry analysts believe the wholesale market opportunity creates a large business opportunity for new, next generation wholesale carriers. The market for wholesale broadband voice services in the U.S. is characterized principally by quality, price competition and least-cost advantage. But is that enough? How do you know which wholesale partner is the right wholesale partner for you? This session will address what you should look for in a wholesale partner, including technology (customizable applications, service creation environment, scalability); automated provisioning (service provider interface, end user controls, real-time CDR); and fulfillment (rapid deployment, end point equipment, and customer support) - all critical to a successful VoIP business.

Additional Survival Guide topics that will be published in the April through June issues of Internet Telephony magazine are:

Next Generation Networks: Should You Build or Buy?
VoIP Applications: To Host or Not To Host? - That is the question
VoIP Product Packaging: It's Not Just About Price Anymore

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Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at jtorres@tmcnet.com.

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