June 18th, 2004

CommunicAsia 2004 and IP Phones

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db-168.PNGCommunicAsia Exhibition is huge this year! Between CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia, they took up the whole Singapore Expo! (Singapore Expo can normally house 2-8 concurrent large-scale exhibitions)

I spend an afternoon just walking through the booths briefly, stopping only to talk to IP Telephony Service Providers (ITSP) and IP Phone manufacturers. The usual suspect are there of course, like Lucents, Cisco, Zylex, AudioCodes but what interests me are those new and start-up companies, like NTEL in Korea and Howdy in Singapore. And there are also a lot of US and Taiwan manufacturers of SIP Phones like Zultys and DBTEL. And lots of new wireless SIP Phones, some of them so new that you can’t even find it on their website yet (e.g. DB-168)! This means these phones probably won’t reach consumer until 2005 or 2006! Hey, it is going to be fun watching this industry grows. zip4x4.gif

ps: Oh yea, I just release Drupal for Bloggers v0.8.

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