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  • What are the top 50 WebRTC terms I should know?

    I was searching around for a simple WebRTC glossary but could not find one, so I decided to make one of my own. Please see below for my list of the top 50 WebRTC terms and acronyms with a description of each. Category Acronym...
  • Bubley Talks Sentiment Analysis and WebRTC

    In the traditional telephony world we forget how often machines are part of our regular communication. Dialing into a conference bridge? Odds are you need to enter a few digits to enter you into the right conference and there is a machine analyzing the...
  • Top 10 Telecom Advancements of the Past 10 Years

    Last week, I was asked by Voice & Data in India to contribute to an article they’re publishing in January on the “Top 10 Technologies in the last decade that have Transformed the Telecom Sector.” This was an interesting exercise...
  • LTE Asia Focus on Applications. Finally.

    A couple of weeks ago, I spoke at the Signaling Focus Day of LTE Asia . I spoke about the evolution of the Diameter Signaling Controller beyond just a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA) to one that includes the Interworking Function (IWF) so that value-added...
  • 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...
  • VoLTE Versus WebRTC: I didn’t know it was a battle

    When I talk to customers, they often ask about how WebRTC compares to voice over LTE (VoLTE), and which technology “will win.” Those who believe that there has to be a concrete winner and loser in this debate say so because WebRTC is over...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • WebRTC Disruption is Reaching IMS and Catching the 3GPP’s Attention, But Where is eMRF?

    The 3 rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), the uniting body of telecom standard development organizations, has taken notice of WebRTC. And that means WebRTC is becoming enough of a pain – I’m sorry, I mean it has enough support –...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Read what you missed at WebRTC Conference and Expo

    I thought I’d share a few observations from the WebRTC Conference and Expo in Miami last week. I attended many sessions, participated in one as a panelist, and represented Dialogic at our booth. Observation #1: WebRTC is maturing into a generally...
  • Why You Need to Care about WebRTC and HD Voice

    I could blog about the importance of WebRTC and high definition (HD) voice until my fingers fall off, but it wouldn’t matter unless I can explain why they’re so important. Taken together, these technologies will make a large impact on your...
  • Will VoLTE and the iPhone6 Finally be the Vehicle to Monetize Mobile Video?

    VoLTE doesn’t just mean Voice over LTE. It also means Video over LTE. IMS/LTE includes support for IR.94 which describes how to make conversational video calls over LTE. Video has been possible over 3G networks. However, monetization of video calls...
  • 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...
  • WebRTC: The Transition From Hype to Reality – Part 1

    When I started preparing my keynote presentation for WebRTC Conference and Expo V in November, there was one central message I hoped to get across: WebRTC is developing along a normal evolutionary track and it’s up to us to continue to move the...
  • Why Carriers and WebRTC Don’t Have to be the Same Magnet Polarization and Can be Partners Part II

    Last week, I started exploring why WebRTC is interesting for carriers and wrote about extending existing applications with WebRTC to keep the offerings fresh. But WebRTC may also be a way to compete with OTT apps that are riding on top of their network...
  • What does 4G mean for the average mobile user?

    While the mobile industry is firing up for the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where it will present its innovative mobile technologies, networks and solutions, we’ll probably be overwhelmed with buzz words like 4G, 5G, VoLTE, Internet...
  • WebRTC Video Codec Debate – a Transcoding Vendor Perspective

    Here we go again. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is scheduled to discuss WebRTC Mandatory to Implement (MTI) codecs again this week at IETF 91. We have been here a few times before – the community failed to reach a consensus on this...