“I feel the need – the need for speed!”
Jul 31, 2018 11:30:00 AM
If you’ve spent time in or around the telecom industry, then you’ve inevitably heard the term ‘Least Cost Routing (LCR)’. If not, here you go:
As part of Intel in the late 1990’s the Dialogic division saw a window into the incredible processing power of the forthcoming Intel CPUs and decided to port the media processing DSP functions such as echo cancel, play/record, codec creation, conferencing and speech processing, to name a few, to the Intel processor.
When I’m meeting with customers, usually I do a brief overview of our product line. While we have all the cool software and NFV and AWS based network infrastructure, we also have some more traditional products. And when our customers find out we sell Signaling Transfer Points (STP) and other SS7 products, they sometimes are astounded these nodes are still being sold.
As Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) takes hold, which means there are key communications infrastructure nodes running your business that are now out of your physical control because they are running in the cloud, the ability to understand how these nodes are performing is more critical than ever.
As more and more enterprises are turning away from CPE based equipment to cloud-based services, Infrastructure as a Service is becoming more prevalent. One of the key infrastructure nodes that will be required on these enterprise IP-based virtual networks will be SBCs. These SBCs will still be required to serve their traditional roles including securing the network border and media transcoding for the cloud-based services, such as Unified Communications, that they support.
Last year, I refrained from making any telecom predictions. And no one complained. And this year I was content to continue down that path. However, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse regarding making 2018 predictions for the Fast Mode 2018 Trends and Outlook, so I did. The full article is linked below.
MFP’s (Multifunction Peripherals) take up valuable real estate in an enterprise office environment. As the world goes more digital and more green, it stands to reason that there will be less printing, less scanning, and less faxing. But they will remain essential to the office for when you do need to print, scan, or fax. So, what can you do with them to maximize the real estate?
A couple of weeks ago, I explored the migration to Unified Communications and gave my point of view about how the migration is somewhat determined by economics and the fact that enterprises have already set in place communications systems that have been paid for and work. But let’s say that you as an enterprise have determined the time is right to move to UC. Should it be premise-based or cloud-based? Some enterprises are worried about losing control and want on-premise equipment. But for many enterprises, UCaaS is the way to go as long as they are satisfied with the Quality of Service (QoS) and security. And by now, so many enterprises have moved to cloud-based UC that there are more than enough use cases and proof points that QoS and security issues have largely been overcome.
by Peter Kuciak
Jun 15, 2017 2:51:52 AM
This is part 3 of the blog series. You can read parts 1 and 2 by clicking the links below.
One of the recent “hot” products entering the market are smart speakers. No, I’m not talking about a speaker that will refuse to play Nickelback or clean up the modern music to adjust language for family consumption (that is actually not a bad idea). I’m talking about products like Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Apple, and soon, many other smart speaker devices that will no doubt flood the market in consumer, enterprise, and industrial applications.