This has been a busy week on the road. I spoke at a Channel Sales Kick Off meeting in Cali then spent yesterday in upstate New York doing a strategy session for a product launch for a CLEC. The serendipity part is that the session yesterday was awesome, and then Seth Godin writes about How to Talk about your project today.
SD-WAN is a big topic for telcos in 2016. TW Telecom already was using it to offer dynamic bandwidth - and Level3 has kept that as well as enhancing it. Aryaka is a mashed up startup doing SD-WAN and WAN optimization together. Verizon announced a deal with Viptela for SD-WAN (software defined network).
AT&T is doing landline texting! Frontier rolled this out two years ago. SMS to VoIP and to landlines should be the standard, not something special. BTW, according to the LAT, "more than 18% of California households still relied on landlines for all or most of their phone service as of 2012."
Google is thinking about Fixed Wireless for last mile!!!
Best Headline today: Hackers are holding a California hospital’s network hostage for $3.6 million [Verge]