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Jeff Pulver Offers IP Communications Predictions for 2005

Lisa Minter (
Mon, 20 Dec 2004 11:39:15 -0500

World Renowned VoIP Thought Leader Jeff Pulver Offers IP
Communications Predictions for 2005

Pulver Predicts Burnout of Some VoIP Start-Ups, Major Carrier
VoIP Announcements, FCC and Regulatory Actions, the Growth of
Wireless Vs. Wireline, and More

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- VoIP pioneer Jeff Pulver,
who is responsible for creating the industry standard Voice on the Net
(VON) events and is known as the "voice" of IP Communications, has
announced a number of predictions for what will happen to the VoIP
industry in the year ahead. His predictions for 2005 are:

1) VoIP in the USA will cross the "early-adopter chasm."

2) Broadband penetration will begin to snowball in the US, but
not at a pace fast enough to raise America's mediocre
global standing in broadband penetration.

3) We will see the restart of VoIP IPOs, and we will also see
some VoIP startups burning-out due to lack of marketing funds
and customer base ... and vision.

4) Still more major carrier VoIP announcements, as well as
significant product announcements from major non-carriers
(including software and Internet giants).

5) New battle lines and tangling alliances will form between and
among carriers, vendors, and application providers and debate
will grow over the continuing role for unaffiliated,
non-carrier VoIP providers.

6) (a) The FCC will not establish an IP-Communications Bureau.
(b) The FCC will release an Order in the IP-Enabled Services
Proceeding, setting forth a broad, hands-off approach for VoIP.

7) Governments around the world will look harder at VoIP
regulation, and service providers will respond by stepping
up their efforts to deploy industry-based solutions for many
of the social issues confronting the industry (e.g.,
emergency response, lawful intercept).

8) The pace of Wireless replacement of Wireline will increase.

9) ENUM (Electronic Numbering) will continue to happen around
the world ... and the US will continue to lag.

10) Open Source communications will continue to gain momentum, the
effects of which will be felt in the next 12-18 months.

11) IM and incidental communications and applications (such as
"presence") will continue to grow unregulated.

12) Universal Service will move to a connections-based system.

13) Access rates and inter-carrier compensation will trend down
(although the long-anticipated unified intercarrier comp
reform will not be seen in '05.)

14) Sides will be drawn further as Congressional debate grows
over the likely rewrite of the Communications Act. We will
find out who our friends are and who has just been paying us

15) 2005 might be the year of Bluetooth. 2005 will see the
emergence of the first dual, or multi-mode, phones capable of
switching from WiFi to mobile wireless (and perhaps to

"We are in the midst of a VoIP communications revolution," said
Jeff Pulver, chairman of Enterprises. "The buzz
surrounding the international VoIP industry continues to grow, and
it's important for everyone to understand and take advantage of the
changes taking place. IP Communications is 'disruptive'
communications in the most positive sense, and it will dramatically
enhance the ways in which we communicate."

Pulver publishes a blog that offers unique insight into the state
of the IP Communications industry. This blog, which is updated daily
(and sometimes more often than that) addresses all-things-VoIP, from
the technical (i.e., service and product innovations, extensions of
concept) to the political (Governmental concerns, hearings and
rulings, any and all issues-based subject matter). The Jeff Pulver
Blog can be easily accessed at , and
reader comments are welcome (and typically result in a speedy reply!).

About Jeff Pulver

Jeff Pulver is one of the true pioneers of the Internet
telephony/VoIP industry with more than a decade of hands-on experience
in IP Communications and innovation. He is the publisher of The
Pulver Report and VON magazine, and creator of the industry standard
Voice on the Net (VON) conferences, where all sectors of the IP
Communications industry come together to discuss, debate, and advance
the industry. Additionally, Mr. Pulver is the founder of a number of
IP Communications companies. Mr. Pulver has testified before the FCC,
the United States Congress, and numerous agencies that have a growing
interest in IP Communications. Named by BusinessWeek as one of their
2003 "Gurus of Technology," Mr. Pulver is committed to the future of
IP Communications and is featured often in the media as a true expert
in his field.

About Enterprises

The group of companies strives to promote the IP industry
and change the way people communicate through new, enabling,
innovative IP Communications technologies. The group focuses on IP
hardware, software, and communications services, demonstrating that IP
Communications makes it possible to do new things with
telecommunications that can't be done with the traditional PSTN
network. Enterprises owns a number of companies including
Free World Dialup, LibreTel, pulverInnovations, and Blue Lava
Software, and is headed by IP Communications entrepreneur and globally
renowned thought leader, Jeff Pulver.

Reader Contact Information Enterprises, 115 Broadhollow Road, Suite 225; Melville, NY
11747; Tel: 631-961-8950, Fax: 631-293-3996, .

Company Contact: Press Contact:
Diana Caporale Alan Weinkrantz
631-961-8986 210-820-3070 ext. 103

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