Corporate Blog

Corporate Blog

  • Selling My Bandwidth

    I was talking recently with a friend of mine who is in the femtocell business. We were discussing all the various ways a femtocell could be used and it got me to asking the question: "Who owns the femto bandwidth?" Before we delve into the...
  • Communications as a Service (CaaS)

    A couple of blogs ago, I mentioned that Service providers should dip their toes into Cloud services by delivering ‘Communications as a Service’, an area which fits within their comfort and knowledge base. CaaS is just another of the ‘as...
  • WebRTC Webinar Q&A #3 “Where do IMS and WebRTC Intersect?”

    The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is an architectural framework for delivering IP multimedia services. It is based primarily on SIP as a rich, real-time media session protocol for IP networks, and as such, relies on SIP-based endpoints and soft-clients...
  • The SBC evolution toward media

    As networks grow, session border controllers need to do more in order to keep pace. There’s no reason why SBCs shouldn’t incorporate the functions of a media server. SBCs came into their own as edge devices that could insulate one IP network...
  • Cloud Webinar – Tuesday August 30th

    As part of my continued interest and involvement in Cloud Communications I’m presenting a Webinar next Tuesday, August 30 th at 15:00 CET. The title is “Communication Enabling the Cloud for Service Providers and Enterprises”. If you...
  • Is the General Public Ready for the Cloud?

    I was asked this question recently. However, can someone be ready for something they are unaware of ? “Cloud” is starting to seep into people’s consciousness through advertising with Microsoft’s “To the Cloud” commercials...
  • IPV6 – Coming Soon to a Network Near You

    I just attended a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force in late March. One of the major topics of discussion was the upcoming launch of IPv6. IPV4 has been the standard for IP networks since the very early days of the Internet, but IPv4 was designed...
  • Free information from Google

    Here is something you may want to have and use. I still remember when the telephone company charged me $1.50 to get a phone number from information and how I used to use Tellme for similar types of services. Just leave it up to Google to come up with...
  • My mind is a raging torrent...

    "My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." - - Hedley Lemarr in "Blazing Saddles" In my last entry, I stated that I have become a big fan of Communication...
  • Ringing in the New Year with Some Predictions

    The end of 2009 and the beginning of 2010 brought some interesting announcements in the telecom world. It began in mid December with TeliaSonera announcing the deployment of LTE in 25 cities. This was followed at the very end of the year with an announcement...
  • Dialogic Innovator Challenge is here

    (Please visit the site to view this video) For the past few weeks, I have been hinting that "something big" was going to be announced regarding Project DiaStar, and it's finally here. Dialogic, the sponsor of project DiaStar is running...
  • Videoooooooooooooooooooooo Gooooooooooooooooooooooooal!!

    With the World Cup now in full swing, people will do anything to watch a soccer game or get information on any of the games. I had to be away from a TV when the US played England this past Saturday, and using my mobile phone, I had to go to espn.com to...
  • Blinded by the Flash

    In marketing video products over the last several years, we often get asked; "do you support the Flash ® codec?" The question refers to the codecs in Adobe ® Flash ® player. But many people ask the question without understanding...
  • 5G is Here!!

    Today is April Fool's Day, and I wanted to write my blog about the wonders of 5G. I was going to describe a 5G installation in Tibet and I was going to describe 100 gigabit/second speeds, how a bazillion gigabyte file downloaded in less than 5 seconds...
  • Location for Sale

    Last week I blogged about how cool it would be to use Location based Services (LBS) to get advertisements from the local cell site I was entering. Well, I was sitting in my office (40.843801,-74.462846) when I received an email from a co-worker wanting...
  • Win Big Now!

    If you are reading this blog, I figure either you have nothing better to do, or it is so intensely enriching that you can't live without it. Well, things may not be that extreme in your life, but if you really have nothing better to do, why not...
  • "Pants on the Ground"... but only in the US

    Those of you who may follow my writings here know that I like to travel a bit. And that one of my favorite destinations is Thailand, which is where I am now. The Thai islands and beaches are among the most beautiful in the world, and January is the perfect...
  • Making Less Carbon for a Living

    I hate commuting. The variables which conspire to make the commuting experience miserable are myriad. Yet, the demands of the office are still such that my regular presence is required. Most people still have jobs that prevent them from working from home...
  • Louder. Faster. Funnier.

    Although I earn my living here in the world of IP Communications, my true passion has always been the performing arts. This goes all the way back to what used to be called “Nursery School.” I got my first taste of working in front of an audience...
  • The Origins of Information

    There is a technology on the rise that has people talking "killer application" called Geotagging. Geotagging is the process of attaching or encoding metadata onto media such as videos, photos, websites etc., which contains location coordinates...
  • Where am I and what do I want?

    I was reading and listening to this talk and interview with Thomas Howe when I found my mind wandering. It wasn't that Thomas was not capturing my attention, (quite the opposite) it was something that he said that got me starting to think about presence...
  • Show Me the Money!

    When I’m traveling to customers and talking to them about mobile video, most of them understand the “video to the mobile phone” opportunity but are also curious to understand what others are doing around the world. I can easily show...
  • PowerMedia 5.0

    Next week Dialogic will host a webinar titled Advance Your Voice Solutions with HD Multimedia which in large part is a celebration of how far we’ve come with our Host Media Processing software, now known as Dialogic® PowerMedia™ HMP ....
  • Skype + Microsoft = Good for Microsoft

    The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is next week in Los Angeles . I'm sure there will be extreme interest in the Skype deal and whether Microsoft will have something more to say about it, especially given the recent announcement that the FTC...
  • Getting More Green via Telework (aka The Alice’s Restaurant Anti-Commuting Massacre Movement)

    Every now and then I go off on a rant about how insane it is for the typical office worker to commute. It’s usually triggered by a traffic report showing 10 lane rush hour highways, bumper to bumper with commuters, each one in his personal vehicle...