Phil Edholm

President and Founder

PKE Consulting

http://www.pkeconsulting.com

[email protected]

 

Phil Edholm is the President and Founder of PKE Consulting. PKE consults to end users and vendors in the communications and networking markets. PKE works with our clients to deliver the value of the integration of information and interaction. Whether with Unified Communications or integration of communications and business processes, PKE has the experience and knowledge to transform your organization.

Phil Edholm has over 30 years experience in creating innovation and transformation in networking and communications. Prior to founding PKE , he was Vice President of Technology Strategy and Innovation for Avaya. In this role, he was responsible for defining vision and strategic technology and the integration of the Nortel product portfolio into Avaya. He was responsible for portfolio architecture, standards activities, and User Experience. Prior to Avaya, he was CTO/CSO for the Nortel Enterprise business for 9 years. At Nortel, he led the development of VoIP solutions and multimedia communications as well as IP transport technology. His background includes extensive LAN and data communications experience, including 13 years with Silicon Valley start-ups.

Phil is recognized as an industry leader and visionary. In 2007, he was recognized by Frost and Sullivan with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Growth, Innovation and Leadership in Telecommunications. Phil is a widely sought speaker and has been in the VoiceCon/Enterprise Connect Great Debate three times. He has been recognized by the IEEE as the originator of “Edholm’s Law of Bandwidth” as published in July 2004 IEEE Spectrum magazine and as one of the “Top 100 Voices of IP Communications" by Internet Telephony magazine. Phil was a member of the IEEE 802.3 standards committee, developed the first multi-protocol network interfaces, and was a founder of the Frame Relay Forum. Phil has 13 patents and holds a BSME/EE from Kettering University.

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In this UCStrategies podcast, the UCStrategies Experts discuss the current state of the unified communications mid-market: organizations in the range...
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Earlier in the year I wrote about the potential (probability) that VoIP would cause significant and perceived degradation in overall voice telephony quality. I...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, the UCStrategies Experts welcome guests from VOSS Solutions, Unimax, and Kurmi Software to discuss "BCOM" - Business...
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Recently I wrote a post about the potential of VoIPmageddon, making the case that significantly increasing voice quality issues may be coming due to the structure in...

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The Mitel acquisition of Mavenir for $560M seems to reflect both a current need as well as a future direction for Mitel. With this acquisition and the preceding...

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RingCentral announced today a new set of APIs and an SDK to enable ISV partners, VAR partners, and even end users to interface to the platform for a variety of new...

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I had an interesting call with Nick Galea, the CEO of 3CX. The call was driven by some announcements that 3CX is making around UC features, WebRTC integration, and...

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In this Industry Buzz podcast, Phil Edholm leads a discussion about his recent article about the degradation of VoIP voice quality, " VoIPmageddon:...
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While many technology providers and internet service companies agree with the concept of open access, others, especially infrastructure and access providers argue...

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I was doing a write up recently about Microsoft Lync, nee Skype for Business, and realized that this name change, while great for Microsoft, is really bad for those...

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I know that CES is mainly a consumer event, but I think it shows what is coming for those of us in enterprise. To see how the technology from CES would impact us in...

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