As part of Intel in the late 1990’s the Dialogic division saw a window into the incredible processing power of the forthcoming Intel CPUs and decided to port the media processing DSP functions such as echo cancel, play/record, codec creation, conferencing and speech processing, to name a few, to the Intel processor.
When I’m meeting with customers, usually I do a brief overview of our product line. While we have all the cool software and NFV and AWS based network infrastructure, we also have some more traditional products. And when our customers find out we sell Signaling Transfer Points (STP) and other SS7 products, they sometimes are astounded these nodes are still being sold.
As Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) takes hold, which means there are key communications infrastructure nodes running your business that are now out of your physical control because they are running in the cloud, the ability to understand how these nodes are performing is more critical than ever.
Jan 2, 2018 5:00:00 AM
“Data” and its big sister, “Information”, are fast becoming core components of cloud-based services. David Reinsel, Senior VP with IDC, was sharing the state of all things data and pointed out a few interesting predictions at the recent IDC Tech Outlook 2017 in Austin.
Jan 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM
To close out 2017, I want to recap and share with you the top 10 blogs published this last year in case you missed them. It's no suprise that WebRTC, AI and IoT dominate the headlines. Enjoy!
As more and more enterprises are turning away from CPE based equipment to cloud-based services, Infrastructure as a Service is becoming more prevalent. One of the key infrastructure nodes that will be required on these enterprise IP-based virtual networks will be SBCs. These SBCs will still be required to serve their traditional roles including securing the network border and media transcoding for the cloud-based services, such as Unified Communications, that they support.
Last year, I refrained from making any telecom predictions. And no one complained. And this year I was content to continue down that path. However, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse regarding making 2018 predictions for the Fast Mode 2018 Trends and Outlook, so I did. The full article is linked below.
A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to speak at TechXLR8 Asia in Singapore. It was a dynamic conference covering topics such as 5G and IoT. I spoke about the convergence of IoT and Real Time Communications, which we’re already starting to see.
Many of us are familiar with the concept of value-added services in communications. That is, what can enhance a basic voice or video call enough that a subscriber would be willing to spend more on it? For example, call recording or conferencing or prepaid charging or even getting a daily joke are examples of that. Or a service provider for example will to spend for ad insertion or codec transcoding.
The same concept of value added services goes for IoT.
Topics: Internet of Things
by Miguel Lopes
Nov 30, 2017 7:58:40 AM
In the past, and some would say in the present, the better-known IP-PBX and Unified Communications (UC) vendors focused on large enterprises. The real profit was in obtaining the most significant number of subscribers per business.