I spoke with Bob Mimeault, CEO of Versatel Networks. Versatel is another innovative IP company from the Ottawa region - Gatineau, Quebec to be more precise. Bob has really taken this company forward, and they are strong advocates of putting network intelligence out to the edge, especially in their gateway, which has been designed around this principle. Versatel is finding their niche, and a recent round of funding provides further validation of this.
Bob articulates his thinking on this during the podcast, especially in terms of the kinds of problems he's seeing from carriers. Aside from some friendly Toronto/Ottawa hockey talk, Bob also talked a bit about what makes Ottawa such a vibrant community for IP companies. Check it out!