This week is perhaps the biggest week of VoIP and telephony news of the year. Because this is the week of the VON conference and exhibition. We could strain ourselves to bring you every single piece of news from the show, but why bother when we can point you to someone else who is doing a fantastic job - the show's own enewsletter. This may seem very exciting, but fair warning - almost all this news will only be of interest to telecom engineers and phone company executives.
But what we WILL do is take a thoughtful look at all the news later in the week and tell you what it means - if anything - for the average phone system buiyer and small businessperson.
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