Big Fat Dumb Pipes

Alec pulls together a couple of different blog postings and summarizes them nicely with this last paragraph:

In other words, as VoIP providers succeed, they will obsolete themselves. Today's carriers will become big fat dumb pipes, with value added network services like unified messaging, web hosting, and conferencing as their revenue sources.Alec Saunders .LOG: Russian Roulette for the Voice Industry