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Start-up RangeNetworks is hoping that the combination of low cost and transparent software will allow it to break into the notoriously locked-down cellular network market. Mobile network infrastructure is traditionally the preserve either of either established vendors (think Ericsson or Alcatel-Lucent), or well-backed new …

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Asterisk, really?

I'm sorry, but Asterisk is crap. When you have FreeSWITCH, Kamailio, etc, why would you use Asterisk?

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Meh

Re: Asterisk, really? Really, really?

@AC: This particular arena doesn't even have a play field yet, and you're already complaining about seating?

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Happy

Re: Asterisk, really? Really, really?

Perhaps AC has experience with Asterisk in other playing fields (e.g. VOIP)....

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Re: Asterisk, really?

"Asterisk is crap"

How?

Works for me. (10 sip phones, 3 BRI ISDN connections).

Fuckload cheaper and easier to mess with than the Alcatel PBX I user to have.

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Wish away.

In my opinion this is on everyone's wishlist, but if any progress is made by an upstart that becomes more than failure, the large teleco's jump in and wring politics to 'dig' in deep and uproot small players. However, I'm hoping I'm 100% wrong and still wishing for more competitive pricing. So rock on Asterisk, give them hell!

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Ah the possibilities for improving life in (say) rural Arkansas.....

"You gonna be on youtube. Now squeal like a pig."

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