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  • Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

    As readers of this blog know, I have been travelling to conferences to attend, speak, and have in-depth discussions. One item I am talking about, and asking about, and interfacing with people about is NFV. Everyone gets that NFV can reduce CAPEX and OPEX...
  • VoLTE, 5G and IoT Take Over LTE Asia 2015

    Asia Pacific had a relatively soft 2015 compared to other regions of the world when it came to new LTE deployments. According to the GSA, there were only 5 LTE commercial networks launched in 2015 in the APAC region. However, it is leading the way in...
  • NFV Is About to Turn Three

    There was a lot of buzz around the state of NFV at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress held in Dusseldorf last week. Both operators and vendors had a lot to say about NFV, but one thing was certain; going back to old way of deploying network functions...
  • NFV Interview

    NFV is an important topic for Dialogic. Dialogic has had software infrastructure products for some time in the media processing area, even before I ever heard of the term NFV. Software-based media servers are in our DNA. We’ve been doing it for...
  • Goodbye Minutes, Hello Megabytes

    In an earlier blog, I was going over some of the questions that came up during a webinar that I recently did with Hot Telecom analysts Isabelle Paradis and Steve Heap on IPX Services and the Pathways to Innovation . In the first blog ( which can read...
  • Dialogic Sponsors First MCST Local Hack Day

    On October 10 th , a warm and sunny Saturday in Denville, NJ, 110 high school students were in the cafeteria of Morris County School Technology (MSCT) at 8:30 in the morning. Instead of enjoying the beautiful weather, the students were hard at work huddled...
  • NFV and Open Source Explored at ITExpo

    Alan Percy at the panel discussion Open Source in the Service Provider Network at ITEXPO Network Function Virtualization (NFV) got plenty of attention this last week at ITExpo in Anaheim, CA . With a dedicated track of sessions and presentations, NFV...
  • ITEXPO West Forecasts a Bright Outlook for Clouds

    ITEXPO entrance I’ve just returned from the ITEXPO west conference, held in sunny Anaheim California, where Dialogic hosted an exhibitor booth, and also participated in three dynamic panel discussions. By all measures, the event was a great success...
  • Dialogic Worldwide Exec Summits Continue in Tokyo

    In two weeks, I will be in Tokyo for the continuation of our worldwide road trip for our customers and prospects. The trip will be focused on meeting the needs of the service provider community. It’s always interesting going to Japan as their networks...
  • Transporting User Information into SIP for Contact Centers

    A common experience when a customer contacts a large company is that the initial call gets fielded by a contact center agent who asks for various information (such as your name, account number and a contact phone number). Perhaps a few minutes into the...
  • OpenWorld and NFV

    I will be speaking at Oracle OpenWorld on October 26 on the topic of NFV . Oracle wants the panel to be about the obstacles NFV faces that have to be overcome. I will certainly be able to speak about that since Dialogic has a lot of experience with positioning...
  • Designing for Too Much of a Good Thing & Making Cloud Applications Scale Reliably

    For developers of communications applications, planning for success means that their applications must scale up to accommodate the anticipated (and hoped for) rush of users and subscribers. However, the challenge for those developers is designing a platform...
  • Are we Edging Closer to a WebRTC Utopia?

    Microsoft Edge now supports WebRTC/ORTC. How close are we now to a complete solution across browsers? I don’t really know… Microsoft just announced support for ORTC in their Edge browser along with Skype for Web, and its integration...
  • A Perfect Pairing: VoLTE & Virtual IMS

    While there might have been some doubt in the past, it is now abundantly clear that IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core networks will be rolled out around the globe in order to support the on-going deployment of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services. It is also...
  • Location-Based Accuracy

    I’ve written about e911 before, most recently in July where the concept revolved around the role of media servers with e911 and NG911 services. I was recently doing some more research on e911 when I came across this interesting paper on the GSA...
  • Simplifying and Scaling the Mobile VAS Ecosystem

    Over the next five years, the market for mobile value-added services (VAS) is expected to double from $330 billion to $655 billion (source: Research and Markets). For mobile service providers—both traditional network operators and virtual operators—VAS...
  • Connecting the Dots between Signaling and Network Monetization (Part 1)

    Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have made significant capital investments as they upgrade and expand their networks. GSMA Intelligence estimates that the industry as a whole has invested over the last six years $1 Trillion (US) on mobile broadband...
  • VoLTE Roaming – Are We There Yet?

    I recently did a webinar with Hot Telecom analysts Isabelle Paradis, and Steve Heap where the topic of discussion was on IPX Services and the Pathways to Innovation . The webinar covered concepts like how IPX operators should focus on providing more than...
  • IMS and VoIP Infrastructure Continue Growth

    I’ve written from time to time (many times), about how both the IMS, and VoIP infrastructure markets continue to grow. The IMS market is growing because of LTE. VoLTE, and VoIP infrastructure markets continue to grow because, even though LTE...
  • The WebRTC Codec Conundrum

    As someone who has spent most of his career in the Voice over IP industry, I’ve come to recognize the seasonable resurgence of the issues centered on voice and video codecs. Like the cicadas that emerge from the earth every few years and raise a...
  • NFV and Burgers – A Lunch Discussion

    Having spent most of the last few years focused on the enterprise side of the Unified Communications market, it was time to get caught up on the developments that the communications service providers had been working on. What better way to get caught...
  • Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) ≠ Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)

    Many people in our industry confuse a Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) with a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA). While a DRA was the first and most publicized function of a DSC, and an important one at this, it is not the only function. With that in mind...
  • IVR, You Ready for the Future?

    When smartphones began to replace traditional mobile phones, some felt it signaled the end of voice-driven communications. Among the early casualties expected were interactive voice response (IVR) systems because, truth be told, many IVR systems continue...
  • Some Guiding Principles Are in Order for NFV

    The momentum around Network Functions Virtualization or NFV is building. While still in its early stages, it promises to be a disruptive influence to the way service providers build networks and deliver services to their customers. It’s also going...
  • NFV Reality

    My past two blogs have been about NFV vendor challenges . From the xSP side, I continue to see what I’ll call extreme interest in our NFV plans. The xSP’s want to deploy NFV for the reasons the industry has been talking about – CAPEX...