Sun VoIP demo doesn’t shine

September 18, 2003

in General Interest

The Silicon Valley Guest Blogger slips again on stage.

<Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Sun’s software group, tried to tout Lucent’s VoIP equipment and Sun servers, noting that his regular office phone cost $300 to buy and $300 a year to operate. VoIP would be much cheaper, and Sun, now on a low-cost kick, hopes to sell servers that will support VoIP services. But during the demo, two VoIP calls placed from one side of the stage to Roger Heinz, vice president of convergence solutions at Lucent, standing at the other side, never went through. Cnet (links added)

Somebody recommend his customers try Skype. It already works globally and isn’t a stage trick.

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