Communism is like one big phone company. - Lenny Bruce
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Enable every consumer including businesses:
Email tag and forward by myphone@directories under both yellow pages and white pages e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
Directory driven Voice over IP VoIP telephony based on the Session Initiation Protocol SIP
ENUM and NAPTR drive the convergence of the PSTN telephony and IP
myphone@directories Stage 1
Base product: Directory Tagging e.g. Mail-to Tag
Premium myphone@directories forwarding with anti-spam and virus check
Alias.myphone@directories Mailing list service
myclub@directories controlled user group including legally admissible messaging
Extension of directory tags to include URLs and SIP addresses. Support ENUM’s DNS Directory Architecture RFC 2916 and RFC 2915 (rfc2915) - The Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) DNS
Stage 2 SIP Extensions
Session Initiation Protocol SIP RFC 2543 is a breakthrough in VoIP telephony via SIP URLs in the SMTP email address format.
ENUM RFC 2916 DNS architecture maps telephone numbers to Internet services
myphone@directories will enable directories to support SIP with VoIP telephony gateways from white or yellow pages directories.
myphone@directories + SIP + ENUM + NAPTR = Killer Application
Other Directory Extensions
Enable user to add/delete/modify any directory detail including print advertising
Directory plug-ins for Instant Messaging including ICQ, AOL IM and MSN
Provide a generic directory tagging capability type:tag for new entities beyond email tags, URLs, SIP URLs and IM tags
Future of IP Telephony
Enable both IP and conventional telephony seamlessly from IP handsets costing no more than conventional phones.
Directory plug-ins to eliminate need to dial.
Combination of voice activation and myphone@directories eliminates need for keypads.
Map Phone Numbers to Internet Services
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Migration to IP Telephony
Circuit switched telephony is $2T+ business protected by last mile access as long as possible by the incumbent carriers. IP Telephony must handle Plain Old Telephony seamlessly.
IP handset prices must drop to <US$50 or be distributed “free” as part of the service.
Low cost Wireless LANs & 3G IP Mobiles
Always-on Broadband IP
Billing based on service level and data volume as opposed to per call, per second or call distance
Directory Driven IP Telephony
IP uses bandwidth 16x more efficiently than Circuit switched telephony: price advantage.
Seamless integration with video, data, unified messaging and the Internet.
No extra hardware for call set-up e.g. no need for carrier call connect & mix equipment. No extra cards, modems or cables.
Universal Presence & Awareness
Directory Enabled User Agents & middleware optimise content translation across a whole spectrum of devices.
Seamlessly Map Phone Number to Internet Services