[arin-ppml] An aside in reference to Microsoft
tedm at ipinc.net
Tue May 10 10:52:45 EDT 2011
I have studied Microsoft's corporate acquisitions for years. They
only do 2 kinds of buying, patent/IP acquisitions, and customer base/
eliminate competition acquisitions. I believe the Skype acquisition is
one of the latter.
Skype users can probably look forward to increased marketing and
tie-in to Microsoft products.
On 5/10/2011 7:23 AM, Mike Burns wrote:
> I see today Microsoft is announcing an acquisition of Skype.
> I have read recently that Skype will be adversely affected by the advent
> of Carrier Grade NAT, and will require their own servers when CGN is
> Possibly Microsoft acquired the Nortel addresses because they see a CGN
> future that will not be disastrous for Skype, as long as IPv4 addresses
> were available for Skype supernodes.
> Food for thought when we consider the impact and duration of the IPv4
> transfer market.
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