[VoiceOps] Future of the Traditional PSTN vs VOIP and VoLTE

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Dec 7 14:22:32 EST 2015

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alex Balashov" <abalashov at evaristesys.com>

> On 12/05/2015 05:05 PM, Erik Flournoy wrote:
>> If a packet transverses your entire network as a packet then it's never
>> a toll charge. It's a packet.
> Well, right. :-) No provider of voice networks wants value-added
> services to go away and be replaced by OTT applications for whom they're
> just a low-margin, flat-rate, 95% percentile-billed transport layer.
> To a point, you can understand where they're coming from. They do the
> hard, capital-intensive work of building out the network, while some
> clever mobile app out of Silicon Valley pockets all the profits. That
> wasn't the assumption from which they built anything.

And my heart bleeds for them.

But so has my wallet, for decades; they've gotten their ROI.

And no company is guaranteed the right to continue to make a living, by 
the law, in whatever field it is currently engaged in.  Didn't a Supreme
Court Justice say that in an opinion?

-- jra
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