JAJAH founder Roman Scharf today announced that VoIP is dead.
Scharf shared this insight at the ETRE (European Technology Roundtable Exhibition) in Barcelona today. Scharf’s point is that – as I keep saying – people just want to make phone calls. They don’t want to have to be networking gurus, they don’t want to add another layer of technology to their lives. They want to pick up the phone, get a dial tone and make a call. Period.
Imagine if 100 years ago people had to know as much about analog telephony as those of us using VoIP have to know about IP technology. The telephone would be a footnote in the proverbial dustbin of history. Maybe Scharf’s right.