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About Eric Points

I'm the Director of Product Management for XO’s data products. I've got over 18 years of Telecom experience that has included managing all types of voice and data products across different customer segments. I've been recognized for having a knack for predicting where the market is heading for my products. When I'm not thinking about building the next telecom product, I enjoy quiet time at home with the family and spending time at the beach.

I've got a BA in Political Science from University of Virginia and a Masters degree from University of Miami.

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Top 10 Telecom Predictions for 2014

By | January 9, 2014 | Industry Trends | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
It’s that time of year again when I pull out my crystal ball to divine which new trends and technologies will have a major impact on the telecom industry over the coming…

In Defense of MPLS IP-VPN

By | November 12, 2013 | MPLS | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
Over the last few months, I’ve seen some Industry analysts ask the question “Is MPLS dead”. Of course, the short answer is no. Even those asking the question, will readily admit that…

What do Cloud, Mobile Internet, 3-D Printing and Internet of Things Have in Common?

By | September 23, 2013 | Cloud, Industry Trends, Networking | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
The network, of course!  The Cloud, Mobile Internet, 3-D Printing, and Internet of Things are rapidly changing the way we live our lives. These technologies are truly transformative. And, when I use…

A Year Later… Where is the New Internet?

By | May 14, 2013 | Industry Trends | [ 0 ]

Last year at this time, I wrote about a change to the Internet that is going to affect all of our lives. It is a change that the vast majority of Internet users still have…

Back to the Future – The Reemergence of Token Ring Networking

By | April 1, 2013 | Ethernet, Networking | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
The 1980s are back in fashion. The nostalgia of the era is everywhere. One item of 1980s technology that has reemerged is Token Ring networking. With the growing adoption of mainframe computing…

The Interplanetary Internet – Science Fiction or Fact?

By | February 27, 2013 | Communications, Industry Trends | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
In the telecom industry, product roadmaps are usually constructed based on 1 to 3 year views of the market. However, in this blog, I have decided to take a longer view of…

Top 10 Telecom Trends for 2013

By | January 22, 2013 | Industry Trends | [ 0 ]

By Eric Points
It’s that time of year when everyone publishes a Top 10 list.  As a product manager, I spend a lot of my waking hours thinking about where the telecom industry is heading.…