Frank Grillo, Cypress Communication’s executive vice president of marketing, is the winner of the voip-biz.news’ Person of the Year award.
In nominating him for the title, the telecoms professional was described as a "visionary executive" and "innovative thinker" with "technical acumen".
Two innovative products dominated voting to share the honours in voip-biz.news‘ Product of the Year 2008 competition.
With 33 per cent of the nominations, MyGlobalTalk’s VoIP calling solution earned praise for its sound quality and call rates, as well as features such as no contract being required, no connection fees and no minimums.
AmAze’s free navigation and local search service is the winner of smartphone-biz.news’ Product of the Year 2008 award.
With 41 per cent of the nominations, the turn-by-turn GPS program was the clear winner in a field that included Fring, mobile messaging service Nimbuzz and cellular fixed mobile convergence solution OnRelay MBX.
South Korea’s fixed-line operator, Korea Telecom (KT), is to merge with its majority-owned mobile unit, KTF, the country’s second-largest mobile operator.
The merger is an effort to offer bundled fixed and mobile services and increase its global exposure. KT’s move is seen as necessary if it is to compete with SK Telecom and LG Telecom.