I’ve been at Mobile World Congress one day so far. Here's what I've seen in terms of messaging.
'The Third Wave' by Steve Case is a good read from a discernibly credible individual (AOL being a key disrupter of its time) where he analyzes the evolution of the internet and how companies wanting to do business in today's connected world need to adapt and re-think where & how it is done. This got me thinking about where & how the media processing has evolved over the years and has rode its own 'waves' to where we are today.
This is the time of year I typically grade myself on the predictions I made this time last year.
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.
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.
Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud
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.
In life, saving money usually comes from giving up something, or reducing what you have. The same applies in business, but here’s an exception…SIP trunking – the convergence of voice and data delivered over a single broadband connection that lowers costs and offers better service. “Lowers costs and better service” sounds like an oxymoron, but in this case it is not, which is why SIP trunking is seeing explosive growth…
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.
by Elhum Vahdat
Sep 16, 2016 6:00:00 PM
In my first of three blogs on Telecommunications in the Cloud, I discussed how the growth and importance of telecommunications combined with the continually growing reliability, security, and cost-efficiency of the hosted model (in the cloud) has created enterprise and residential services that can’t be ignored. Specifically, I discussed Hosted IP PBX for enterprises, a Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS) that is a win-win for both the network operator to offer and the enterprise to subscribe to.
In this second blog, I would like to discuss how telecommunications in the cloud can benefit residential customers (including small office/home office) with high-quality, feature rich calling services, while once again being a profitable opportunity for network operators.
Early this year, Dialogic commissioned STL Partners to find out more about how service providers view open source software in their networks. I’ve written about this a few times in my blogs. Recently, I’ve been reading about service providers saying that they want more open source software in their networks, especially as it relates to NFV. There are pros and cons of that which I have written about before.
Topics: NFV/SDN & Cloud