April 6, 2007
Stranova Strategic Edge, Vol. 16, Published April 6, 2007. The patent infringement lawsuit between Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) pioneer Vonage and telecom giant Verizon is almost over. And although Vonage just won an important legal "stay" to allow it to keep in business and continue to market to new customers, it may not stay in business for long. This week's episode of Strategic Edge explores the implications of this fight on strategic innovation in the area of VoIP, and why the battle alone is actually for the best for the entire telecom business ecosystem.