Dialogic Blog

ITW and the Importance of Services

by Jim Machi

May 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

As many of you know, ITW has historically been about wholesale voice minutes exchange.  But as voice minutes exchange has lessened in importance in the industry (due to OTT Peer to Peer offerings such as Skype, etc.), this show has been more about what these minutes exchangers should do to grow.  As an example, a couple of years ago, I created a marketing piece specifically for this show about HD Voice due to the coming VoLTE offerings or WebRTC offerings, and transcoding this to other formats so that HD voice minutes could be part of an offering.  People looked at me askew those few years ago. But now, everyone knows about HD Voice so the concept of additional services is clearly taking root.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, Events, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Making the Connection Between the Brand and NFV Network Transformation – Part 1

by Thomas Schroer

May 20, 2016 10:07:52 AM

AT&T hosted the recent ETSI NFV ISG conference in Atlanta and kicked things off with a thought leadership session that spanned several network transformation topics including cloud-centric revenue opportunities, NFV, SDN, 5G, and branding – yes, branding.

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Topics: Events, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Scaling and Reliability of Real-Time Communications Applications - It’s All About the Foundation

by Alan Percy

May 19, 2016 9:18:29 AM

These last few months we’ve increasingly found ourselves talking with customers about scaling application deployments.  A pair of issues seems to come up over and over again:  scaling and reliability.   Once the proof-of-concept version of an application is done, it’s time to start thinking about how to deploy the application in large-scale.  Like building a large office building, it all starts with a solid foundation.  Not any foundation – one that is designed for the specific structure it will eventually support.

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Topics: Events, Communications Application Development

Cool Apps on Agenda at SpeechTek 2016

by Tim Moynihan

May 18, 2016 11:49:07 AM

I am planning my attendance to SpeechTek 2016 next week.  After reviewing the agenda, and having attended the event off and on over many, many years, I’m finding it really interesting to see how much the show has matured consistently with what is happening in the industry.  Many years ago, it was all about if, how, and when speech might take root – there were lots of fundamental technology discussions.  There has always been a lot of talk about the vision of speech applications. I think that vision has arrived….and there’s still a long way to go. 

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Topics: Events, Communications Application Development

The Growing Importance of VoWiFi Beyond VoLTE

by Jim Machi

May 17, 2016 9:07:54 AM

Last week, I wrote about the importance of VoWiFi as an extension to the VoLTE strategy.  When you look at the chart in this blog from the February 2016 Cisco VNI, and you see the explosion of VoWiFi, it may be tempting to say “wow, who needs VoLTE?” But remember that many of those VoWifi minutes will be generated  because it will be a part of the whole service provider VoLTE strategy, utilizing the phone number to take the call, and minimizing the minutes.

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Topics: Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS

The Growing Importance of VoWiFi

by Jim Machi

May 10, 2016 9:14:18 AM

VoWiFi is not new.  Many of us have been using VoIP through the likes of Skype or Lync for many years and VoWiFi through the mobile versions of these VoIP offerings.  In the context of this blog though, VoWiFi is about getting calls on your mobile phone number.  Since VoLTE is IP-based, using VoWiFi as an extension of VoLTE makes sense.   

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS

Rich Communications Services (RCS) – SMS/MMS 2.0

by Elhum Vahdat

May 6, 2016 6:00:00 PM

I recently heard from a colleague who was at Mobile World Congress this year that he actually saw a resurgence of Rich Communications Services (RCS)“Resurgence” is the right word, as RCS is not new, especially after the February 22nd press release from GSMA announcing that Google and some of the world’s largest and leading network operators are aligning behind RCS.

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Topics: Communications Application Development

Pivoting to the Evolved IPX

by Thomas Schroer

May 5, 2016 9:11:06 AM

IPX operators and wholesalers are starting to pivot in their approach to providing value to mobile and fixed network operators. Their dominant customers now, mobile network operators (MNOs), are seeing significant challenges in the market place. Asset monetization has always been a concern for MNOs as they see shrinking ARPU even with increases in investment. They’re actively seeking ways to increase ARPU and figure out how to better monetize their huge investment in LTE technology and support the large amount of data being consumed over their networks. So they are looking for ways to improve their cost/revenue curves and still roll out services more quickly. IPX operators have an opportunity to help.

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Topics: IPX, Guides: White papers, Infographics, and more

5G Market Status

by Jim Machi

May 3, 2016 9:38:55 AM

Last week, I wrote about the status and projections of LTE subscriptions. So I figured I should do a brief update on 5G this week.  First of all, as I’ve written before, 5G is clearly in its hype phase.  It was all over MWC a couple of months ago.  Although there are no specs yet, nor even any official 5G icon, there has been a lot of work done which justifies some air time here.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi

Scaling Applications with Load Balancing – Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Alan Percy

May 2, 2016 1:59:37 PM

Have you ever helped a friend with a home improvement or auto repair project and watched as your friend struggled with a screwdriver trying to pry something free?  You think to yourself “gee, a crowbar or pry bar would be the right tool for the job, but since the screw driver is all he has, I guess it will have to do.”  Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference in achieving success without ending up with bloody knuckles.

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Topics: Signaling, Communications Application Development, guides