[arin-ppml] An aside in reference to Microsoft

Ted Mittelstaedt 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
> deployed.
> http://blog.caida.org/best_available_data/2011/05/03/exhausted-ipv4-address-architectures/
> 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.
> -Mike
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