Dialogic Blog

Unified Experience in a Unified Communications World

by Miguel Lopes

Mar 15, 2017 9:50:21 AM

Unified Communications (UC), more than a buzz word, has become such a loose term that everyone uses it without thinking twice when referring to any sort of enterprise voice and video services.

 

But what is the true meaning of UC and, more importantly, what are the implications to achieve true UC? Conversations focus so much on the technology that participants tend to lose track of what is the ultimate goal. The goal is to simplify the way enterprises communicate through different channels and to not add additional complexity.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, 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

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

Telecommunications in the Cloud – Hosted IP PBX (1 of 3)

by Elhum Vahdat

Sep 2, 2016 6:00:00 PM

It is pretty obvious these days that both in our professional and personal lives, telecommunications is playing a much bigger and more vital role than it has in the past.  One doesn’t need to be an analyst to draw this conclusion, as the empirical evidence is pretty clear with all of the (mobile) devices (e.g. phone, tablet) everyone has one or more of.  Add to this the continually growing reliability, security, and cost-efficiency of the hosted model (in the cloud), and you have enterprise and residential services that can’t be ignored.

One such service is the Hosted IP PBX for the enterprise, which is the topic of this blog and the first in my three-blog series I am calling Telecommunications in the Cloud.

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Topics: IPX, Communications Application Development

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

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: How-to's, Infographics, and more

The Flexible App Strategy

by Jim Machi

Feb 9, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Dialogic has long been associated with communications applications.  Over the years, billions of dollars of value-added services have been enabled because an innovative, and revenue producing, application was “Built on Dialogic”.  We were the engine driving the applications.  Many of our hardware and software enabling products were and still are used in ways that we could not have imagined when we designed them.  I distinctly remember over ten years ago when a feature request came in to expand the capability of a “play/record” to what was then a huge file size.  I was like “What is this for - no one is going to talk that long”.  And no one did.  But someone had the idea to play music instead of a dial-tone, and the Color Ring Back Tone business was born, which was all at once innovative, viral, and lucrative, and for which Dialogic played a huge role.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, Events, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, NFV/SDN & Cloud, IPX, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more, Signaling, Communications Application Development

I lost my edge, I found VoLTE, but it is getting me edgy!

by Cristina Cocco

Oct 29, 2015 10:00:00 AM

The most popular topics during the recent IPX World Summit in London included roaming, VoLTE, and user experience – quality of service (QoS). IPX operators talked about ways to monetize their investments and looked at where the growth will come from in the next few years.

VoLTE seemed to be the “rising star” of the conference.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

VoLTE, 5G and IoT Take Over LTE Asia 2015

by Thomas Schroer

Oct 26, 2015 9:49:08 AM

Asia Pacific had a relatively soft 2015 compared to other regions of the world when it came to new LTE deployments. According to the GSA, there were only 5 LTE commercial networks launched in 2015 in the APAC region. However, it is leading the way in VoLTE implementations. Of the 30 VoLTE networks currently deployed commercially, half are in that region of the world. It shouldn’t be surprising either that most of the VoLTE roaming trials and announcements have involved APAC operators. This fact did not go unnoticed at the recent LTE Asia conference in Singapore where VoLTE was a topic in majority of the presentations. Other topics discussed and presented ranged from Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to the Internet of Things (IoT) to 5G with the likes of speakers from LG Uplus talking about the potential for targeted deployments of 5G based on customer density, usage patterns and service characteristics. In addition to some of these forward looking concepts, ways to monetize the existing 4G investment that operators have made over the past few years was also top of mind.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, IPX, Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more

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