I spent the better part of Sunday on a 4 hour bus ride to Hyderabad. It was really wonderful to meet a person like Giovanni Maruzzelli who isn't afraid to roll up his sleeves and hack an idea into shape. Giovanni's talk introduced the Celliax project (see the slides of the talk) and the challenges of working with sparsely documented Asterisk and mobile phone hardware that sometimes seems to be designed by some deranged engineer ;o).
Celliax project addresses the issue of providing the mobile network connectivity, Skype VoIP support to the popular Asterisk free software PBX & telephony platform. chan_celliax and chan_skypiax are the two channel drivers that work in concert with Asterisk to provide this functionality.
This talk was hosted by the great folks at Phonestack Technologies. Kudos are in order for Farhan, Ali and also Bharat for giving me a ride back.