Over at MLM Blog: What's With All the VoIP Acquisitions?
On Friday, Search Engine Watch’s Jonathan Allen posed a question to me about the meaning of Google’s recent acquisitions of voice over IP technology providers. These includes On2, November’s acquisition of Gizmo5 for $30 million, and last month’s Global IP Solutions purchase.
This could mean lots of things on both desktop and mobile environments. For mobile, I might think Google was integrating VoIP capabilities to further sidestep carrier control on Android phones. But recently folding up the NexusOne store makes me think Google sees a losing battle there.
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Everybody in the industry says that Google wants to control the core VoIP technology. Its bid for GIPS makes much sense in this respect. But what it means for the customers of GIPS, and some of them, by the way, are in direct competition with Google. It’s not unlikely they will be left with
limited or no support at all. Google will use VoIP as a platform in its Android OS, Google Chrome and probably in its Google Apps. Google will need GIPS’ expertise and engineering resource to back its VoIP strategies. SPIRIT DSP which successfully competed with GIPS over all these years is now the only independent VoIP technology company on the market. SPIRIT dislodged GIPS from Skype and was named among the Top 10 VoIP leaders by FierceVoIP. Today SPIRIT offers its VVoIP platform on a
variety of desktop and mobile platforms, supporting not only Google’s Android but iPhone,Symbian, Windows Mobile. SPIRIT offers a video server with 1000-channel capacity. Now SPIRIT is the number one choice for service providers, application developers, and telcos that are
deploying voice and video communication services.
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