Dialogic Blog

Network Slicing – An A La Carte Network Service in 5G?

by Jim Machi

Oct 17, 2017 9:16:00 AM

I’ve been meaning to write about network slicing for a while.  When 5G was first being written about, network slicing was one of many hot topics about 5G. 5G, after all, is going to solve every potential mobile cellular issue we’ve ever come across. At least it seems that way.  And network slicing represented a certain nirvana.  By the way, 5G will be THE ANSWER until 5G specs are done, and it starts to get deployed, and then the hype will start for 6G.  And then we’ll have a new answer. Until then, let’s talk about how great 5G is.

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

Building Scalable Video Applications

by Jim Machi

Oct 10, 2017 9:51:00 AM

“In Many Cases, Media Servers Make or Break the Real-Time Video Application.”  

So it says in the beginning of the white paper “Building Real-Time Video Apps that Scale” written by BlogGeek.Me. I couldn’t agree more considering media servers are at the heart of real-time communication applications.

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Topics: WebRTC, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

Network Monitoring Provides More Than Just Lawful Intercept

by Jim Machi

Sep 27, 2017 10:28:40 AM

Both enterprise and service provider networks, whether PSTN-based, cellular or mobile-based, or IP-based, provide monitoring ability to the administrators of the network.  Most of the network monitoring involves providing analytic information so the network administrators know how the network is behaving.  Some monitoring involves line tapping, both for “lawful intercept,” and in the case of call centers, to help (or hopefully) improve your experience.  Let’s take a further look at some specific monitoring applications.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

Getting Started With Video – It’s Easier Than You Think.

by Alan Percy

Sep 19, 2017 3:09:08 PM

Video is one of the all-time “killer apps” – allowing users to use their acute sense of vision to see hidden emotion on people’s faces, detect danger, and provide comfort when needed.   Video is quickly becoming the norm for the millennial generation, a feature in many of the social and communications applications.

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Topics: WebRTC, Events, Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

SIP Trunking Options for Mixed Networks

by Jim Machi

Sep 19, 2017 9:44:47 AM

Back in June, I wrote a blog about using Gateways for SIP trunking if there are PSTN lines inside the enterprise.  And this makes sense for sure given 40% of enterprises are still PSTN on their internal networks.

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Topics: Signaling

The Four Essentials for Omnichannel Management

by Jeremy Cox (Ovum)

Sep 12, 2017 4:20:07 PM

It’s a business challenge but not as we know it

Attracting and keeping customers is a perennial challenge for every commercial enterprise. Today's customers, empowered by technology and instant access to information, have greater freedom of choice and the ability to exercise it. Their expectations have also been shaped by digital pioneers, and they now expect a similar experience from any company with which they engage.

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Topics: Contact Center and Customer Care

Taking VIVR to the Next Level with Progressive Web Apps

by Louis Subirana

Sep 12, 2017 4:19:39 PM

For many years, native mobile apps have been the best way for a company, perhaps like yours, to get into your customer’s hands… literally. With the touch of an icon, smartphone users can load an app and access the services your company, big or small, provides. Today, the iTunes App Store and Google’s Play Store are the place to be, but this may be disrupted in the near future with the emergence of Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). In the last year or so, PWAs have become an increasingly popular way to build next generation apps, and we here at Dialogic, are using them to build Visual IVR interfaces that look and feel great on mobile devices.

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Topics: Contact Center and Customer Care

NAS, SAN? You Had Me At Hadoop!

by Ben Levy

Sep 12, 2017 4:18:50 PM

Many have asked which file storage system is best for voice mail.  Let’s look at Hadoop, Storage Area Network (SAN), or a Network-attached storage (NAS) as a storage system for voice mail platforms. Perhaps it’s important to choose a voice mail vendor that has the flexibility to use each one of the storage strategies depending upon the customer using them. 




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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration, Voice and Video

Which speech analytic engine is right for your application?

by Vince Puglia

Sep 12, 2017 4:18:23 PM

Confession - last week while entering my dark hotel room, I found myself uttering ‘Alexa, lights on’ – to my disappointment the room remained dark....

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence

The New Enterprise Hub

by Miguel Lopes

Sep 12, 2017 4:17:56 PM

The evolution from on-premise PBX to a Unified Communications cloud application is taking some interesting turns - and the latest one is changing how we define productivity in the enterprise world. If we think about it, most of our daily tasks involve a mix of real time communications, either using text, voice or video, and our software tools that enable us to complete our tasks. Quite often, both of them combine and we find ourselves using both simultaneously to achieve what we need, but that does not mean they interop seamlessly and save us precious time in this hyperactive and hyper-connected world.

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Topics: Unified Communications and Collaboration