Looks like big change is afoot at Delta Three, namely they’ve sold a controlling stake in the company to investment company D4 Holdings. Doug Mohney of Fierce VoIP has the details from an SEC filing.
Delta Three was the white label VoIP service provider behind Verizon’s soon-to-be-terminated Voice Wing offering. Also, the JoIP service bundled with Panasonic’s Globarange VoIP capable cordless phones.
The next question to ask is whether the JoIP will survive or Panasonic needs to allow users to provision the phones themselves. IMHO, that would be great!
Om Malik suggests that Verizon’s shutdown of their VoiceWing residential VoIP service could be the end of Delta three. When I first started experimenting with VoIP Delta Three was flying high, and I looked at their I Connect Here offering briefly. They managed to land some very interesting deals, including Verizon’s ill-fated Voice Wing and a partnership with Panasonic called JoIP.
Continue reading “Connecting The Dots: Verizon, Delta Three & Panasonic”
Tomorrow will see the launch of Verizon’s Hub home phone offering. Engadget has a post describing their initial hand’s-on experience with the device. Also, Telephony Online has a nice piece on how Verizon went about developing the Hub in conjunction with OpenPeak.
In reading through both these posts I find myself left doubting that Verizon is going to get much traction with the device & service.
Continue reading “Verizon’s Home Hub: Initial Hands-On & The Backstory”