Dialogic Blog

The Evolution of Voicemail

by Alan Percy

Dec 9, 2016 11:20:32 AM

Is voicemail doomed to the dustbin of history or will it evolve?  

Voicemail is widely recognized as one of the great telecommunications applications.  Starting with its launch back in 1980 by VMX and others, voicemail’s use quickly became ubiquitous in business and soon turned into a multibillion-dollar business as an add-on to business PBX systems, home telephone service, and later mobile services. 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, Communications Application Development

Scoring My 2016 Predictions

by Jim Machi

Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, Internet of Things

Ad Blockers vs Mobile Advertisers

by Jim Machi

Nov 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

In September, I wrote a blog on why mobile advertising is expected to grow based on Mary Meeker’s yearly Internet Trends report. Something to be considered is that there is also an opposing force to this: ad blockers. When you think of ad blockers, you probably think of it as an extension on your browser on your desktop that can only block ads when browsing on your computer. Ad blockers have kept up with the times and now provide smartphone-wide ad blocking...mostly with the exception of native ads.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi

Comparing Different Types of Mobile Ads

by Jim Machi

Nov 22, 2016 9:26:01 AM

Now that access to the internet via mobile devices is past 50% compared to access via desktop, it makes sense that internet models of making money is becoming prevalent in the mobile world. Unlike ads in traditional platforms such as TV or radio, these ads get especially crafty on mobile. Here are the different types of ads that are shown on mobile devices.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Communications Application Development

The Growth of Mobile Advertising

by Jim Machi

Nov 15, 2016 9:08:37 AM

Given that more than 50% of consumers are accessing the internet via mobile devices now, it stands to reason that the internet model of advertising would come to mobile access. After all, websites are now designed specifically for mobile devices in addition to desktop, so why wouldn’t desktop internet models of making money also apply? 

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Communications Application Development

Unlocking Media Server Cloud Deployments

by Alan Percy

Nov 14, 2016 5:09:34 PM

This week Dialogic announced general availability of Dialogic® PowerMedia® XMS Release 3.2, a significant upgrade of the company’s media server/media resource function (MRF), delivering key capabilities for NFV (Network Function Virtualization) and AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud deployments, with expectations that the new cloud capability will accelerate adoption across network operator, over-the-top (OTT), and enterprise markets.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Great Application Ideas from the Developer Workshop Series

by Alan Percy

Nov 9, 2016 8:31:01 AM

When you get a group of creative minds together in the same room, you really never know what the result will be.  Over the last few weeks, Dialogic and Telestax have held a series of one-day WebRTC and Cloud Communications Developer Workshops, offering participants an opportunity to learn how to quickly create new voice and video-enabled communications applications.  With stops in Parsippany, NJ; Santa Clara, CA; Naperville, IL; and Dallas, TX; we were fortunate to meet some amazing people with even more amazing ideas.  As a final agenda item during each workshop, we asked the developers to give us some ideas on how they could use what they learned.  Here’s a snapshot of some of the ideas.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, Communications Application Development

LTE And (Over) A 1000 Words

by Jim Machi

Nov 8, 2016 9:15:00 AM

If you go to the Global mobile Suppliers Association website, you can get some very interesting information in the form of white papers and other content. In fact, you can get the picture above if you click here.  And that picture really does say a 1000 words.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Communications Application Development

Time for IPX/Wholesale Operators to Pivot to Next Gen Services (Video)

by Thomas Schroer

Nov 4, 2016 10:04:45 AM

I had the opportunity to have a quick chat with Joanne Turner from Total Telecom TV at the recent Carriers World and IPX Conference in London. We rehashed some of the topics and key “take-aways” from the two day conference (I covered these in more depth in a couple earlier blogs; one on a roundtable I chaired on virtualization and NFV, and another on a panel I participated on where we discussed collaboration efforts and pushing the IPX envelope with next gen applications and services.)

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Topics: Events, IPX

NFV Needs to Get Out of the Muck

by Jim Machi

Nov 1, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Almost two years ago, this Heavy Reading whitepaper came out. Today, NFV MANO is still an issue that is holding back NFV.  Don’t get me wrong, the concept of an orchestration layer to manage different VNFs from different vendors is good.  The promise of best of breed VNF software being plugged into an overall NFV solution is great.   We are just not there yet.  Not even close.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud