Dialogic Blog

Thomas Schroer

Thomas directs Service Provider Marketing for Dialogic, which includes evangelizing initiatives on Network Functions Virtualization, 4G, 5G, and IoT mobile services around the globe. His extensive experience spans leadership positions in planning, operations, and engineering with communications service providers and marketing roles with network equipment vendors specializing in infrastructure and service assurance solutions.
 

Recent Posts

Six Cool Smart Connected Devices

by Thomas Schroer

May 24, 2017 12:07:32 PM

I reached out across the globe to some of my coworkers who are up on all things IoT and AI, and asked them to share some cool innovations they’ve recently come across. Here’s six that they wanted to share.

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Topics: 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, Internet of Things, Communications Application Development

Evolving the IoT User Experience

by Thomas Schroer

Mar 8, 2017 2:00:00 AM

Operators are at a literal crossroad. One direction will take them down the path of being relegated to a bit pipe provider – however, most of the ones we talk to don’t want that to be their future, and are exploring ways that focus more on innovation and services.

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Topics: Internet of Things

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

The Role of Collaboration in Advancing IPX Services

by Thomas Schroer

Oct 26, 2016 2:00:00 AM

The IPX concept has been around for a while, but at the Carriers World/IPX conference held recently in London, there was still talk about the slow the rate of adoption for IPX services and what should be done to address the problem. One way to think about the IPX is that it provides premium inter-carrier service offerings.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, NFV/SDN & Cloud, IPX, Internet of Things

Does Virtualization Make Sense for IPX?

by Thomas Schroer

Oct 6, 2016 9:43:39 AM

I recently led a lively roundtable discussion on virtualization, NFV, and SDN at the recent IPX Summit  in London. We had a healthy cross section of industry participants including representatives from carriers, mobile operators, equipment vendors, software centric solution vendors (like Dialogic), analysts, systems integration, and test and measurement. The question posed to the group was whether virtualization made sense for carriers and IPX operators beyond the confines of the traditional data center, and this definitely made for an interactive discussion.

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Topics: Events, NFV/SDN & Cloud, IPX

Automation is Paramount in Cloud/NFV [Infographic]

by Thomas Schroer

Aug 1, 2016 9:29:37 AM

Network Functions Virtualization is more than just moving network infrastructure functionality to a virtualized environment. It’s about orchestrating, delivering, and managing end-to-end services by chaining together software-based network functions, and doing this in an automated and programmatic fashion.

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Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

Mapping Out the IPX Opportunity [Infographic]

by Thomas Schroer

Jul 28, 2016 2:00:00 PM

This infographic is your GPS to help you map out the route to an evolved IPX on which to offer revenue-ready and customized voice and video applications along with advanced interconnection capabilities. Wholesale carriers and IPX operators can leverage their position as a trusted intermediary with MNOs and fixed line operators to provide secure any-to-any mediation and transcoding services for enabling VoLTE/IMS connectivity.

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Topics: IPX, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

Facebook Looks At Telco Infrastructure From the Ground Up

by Thomas Schroer

Jun 9, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Facebook is at it again. Back in 2011, Facebook formally kicked off the Open Compute Project (OCP) along with companies like Rackspace, Intel, and Goldman Sachs. The intent was to share ideas and figure out ways to build the most efficient computing infrastructure at the lowest possible cost. The various projects were set up in an open source model to help hardware with more efficient, more scalable and more flexible platforms for computing, storage, and networking.  There are now more than 150 member companies such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and recently this year service providers AT&T, Deutsche Telekom AG., EE, and Verizon all joined the project as well.

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Topics: Events, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud

Making the Connection Between the Brand and NFV Network Transformation - Part 2

by Thomas Schroer

May 25, 2016 9:39:14 AM

In my previous blog, I spoke about AT&T’s thought leadership session at the recent ETSI NFV ISG. They explored a wide ranging of topics including; revenue opportunities from the cloud, NFV, SDN, 5G and reimagining the central office. You can read that blog by clicking here. While I was expecting more insights into NFV, on-going proof of concepts, and updates on new SDN-based services, I was pleasantly surprised to hear AT&T’s VP of Brand Identity Gregg Heard give one of the more attention-getting presentations on something you wouldn’t hear every day at a technical specifications conference; the AT&T brand strategy.

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Topics: Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, Events, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, 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

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