Julie August 24th, 2010
Asterisk is changing the world, not just in the limited confines of business-oriented UC communications, but in real, tangible, and life changing ways. Our featured AstriCon keynote is Mark Summer from Inveneo, whose work in bringing Open-Source to under-served areas is literally changing lives.
The ability to communicate via voice is something we take for granted, but in many areas of the world that basic technology has remained out of reach due to cost, complexity, and implementation difficulty with traditional telecommunications infrastructure. The good news is that in the last several years, Open-Source software and hardware has made inroads into these previously unreachable areas, and we’re seeing how Asterisk is actually changing the quality of life in areas where it has enabled people to talk with each other at a distance.