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Internet Telephony's Rich Tehrani Comments on FCC Ruling; VoIP Industry Leader Offers Cautious Optimism
[May 19, 2005]

Internet Telephony's Rich Tehrani Comments on FCC Ruling; VoIP Industry Leader Offers Cautious Optimism


NORWALK, Conn. --(Business Wire)-- May 19, 2005 -- Rich Tehrani, Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC(R)) president and INTERNET TELEPHONY CONFERENCE & EXPO conference chairman, today released the following statement in regard to the FCC Ruling on VoIP 911:



"While it is important to protect consumers, it is equally important to enable nascent technologies that can change the telecom landscape to evolve without undue burden. The benefits of consumer VoIP should not be underestimated, and hampering its growth is not good for the U.S. economy or the competitive telecom landscape.

"To that end I believe that the safety of the consumer is paramount but I am concerned about the short window of compliance that will put an extra-ordinary burden on start-ups."


Tehrani continued, "In addition, the close relationship between PSAPs and ILECs will mean that VoIP providers will have a difficult time connecting to 911 offices without excess difficulty and expense."

Rich Tehrani has been ingrained in telecommunications and has tracked the proliferation of VoIP since its inception; he is widely regarded as one of the industry's foremost experts and pioneers. The INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO, of which he is Chairman, is the world's largest VoIP marketplace; the conference and exposition routinely features the most comprehensive education available for the individual, service provider and enterprise interested in selecting and deploying VoIP solutions.

For more information about Rich Tehrani or TMC, please visit www.tmcnet.com

Press inquiries can be directed to Mostafa Razzak at 23-31 Communications: (646) 442-3361 or e-mail m.razzak@23-31.com.

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Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes two print magazines: Customer Interaction Solutions, and Internet Telephony; five digital publications, SIP Magazine, Speech-World, WiFI Telephony Magazine, VoIP Developer, WiMAX Magazine; and the online publications TMCnet.com, Planet PDA Magazine, WiFi Revolution, Alternative Power and BiometriTech. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. TMC also produces the INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, the VoIP Developer Conference, Speech-World Conference, IP Contact Center Summit and the Global Call Center Outsourcing Summit. TMCnet.com publishes more than 25 topical online newsletters. For more information about TMC, visit its Web site at www.tmcnet.com.

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