Friday, October 29, 2004

Staying in the game

Richard Stastny has picked up on a release out of the US regarding CC1 ENUM, an organization comprised of AT&T, domain registrar, MCI, SBC Laboratories, Sprint, and Verizon, which will promote ENUM within the NANP area (US, Canada, Caribbean). I very much like ENUM as a concept/ideal, and I am sympathetic to, and respectful of, the needs for standards in VoIP. I know it has been in the pipeline for some time now, but then again, in light of who is involved, it is interesting to see this happening just now, one week after the Popular Telephony GNUP and Dundi announcements (regarding alternative numbering/identity schemes) at VON. Perhaps it's coincidence, but it seems to me that the carriers are growing significantly more concerned about issues of control in the emerging IP space. Any guesses as to how long we will have to wait before Euro CC ENUM is announced?

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