Dialogic Blog

Reverse 911 – A Use Case for Call Progress Analysis

by Alan Percy

Mar 16, 2017 11:03:23 AM

Remember as a kid your TV show or radio broadcast being interrupted by an announcement, “this test of the Emergency Broadcast System, followed by the squeal of a test tone?  Reverse 911 has essentially made that old system obsolete – what is Reverse 911 and how does it work? 

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Topics: Legacy - Voice, Fax, Modem, Signaling, Communications Application Development

How Service Providers Can Avoid Becoming A Bit-Pipe

by Jim Machi

Feb 21, 2017 2:34:55 PM

I was recently talking to STL Partners / Telco 2.0 and we had a discussion about service providers now facing the similar disruption from over-the-top (OTT) players in enterprise communications as they saw with consumers. It’s an interesting issue. The “bring your own” app phenomenon has started, and enterprises are starting to see their  employees bringing WhatsApp and WeChat to the office to use for work, similar to how I brought non-enterprise Skype to the office to use

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, Signaling, Communications Application Development

MWC 2017 Ready

by Chika Kim

Feb 17, 2017 11:08:51 AM

Mobile World Congress is right around the corner. Once again, Dialogic will be exhibiting at Mobile World Congress on Feb 27 to March 2 in Hall 6 B62. We’ve prepared some exciting demos featuring our PowerVille Applications, media processing enabling technology, and innovative capabilities from our Dialogic Applications Lab that bring together real-time communications and IoT. We’ll also be  hosting a developer’s meet up and will be participating in the MWC IoT Tour. Here are some details on what we’re doing at Mobile World Congress this year.

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, Signaling, Internet of Things

ITExpo 2017 – Where Communications and IoT Intersect

by Alan Percy

Feb 15, 2017 9:33:16 AM

If you keep up to date with the latest innovations in communications technology, ITEXPO has always been one of the places to learn, meet key vendors, and network.  With a regular winter event in southern Florida every year, it’s hard to say “no” to attending.  This year did not disappoint, especially with the addition of a co-located Internet of Things (IoT) event and even more to see and experience during your trip to Florida.  A few key observations:

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Topics: WebRTC and Multimedia VAS, Events, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, Signaling, Internet of Things

OTT and the Enterprise and the Impact on Service Providers

by Jim Machi

Feb 7, 2017 9:42:34 AM

Service Providers don’t just provide services to consumer subscribers like you and me.  Service providers also provide a lot of services to enterprises. And the revenue derived from these services, such as text messaging, other messaging, and voice services, has declined as data usage has soared, the same trend they saw with consumer subscribers. 

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

SS7 Staying Power

by Jim Machi

Oct 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Back in April, I wrote a blog about LTE subscription growth and ended that blog with “by the end of 2020, half of all mobile connections will NOT be LTE.  In fact, in 2015, 3G still grew.”  On June 9th, the GSA put a press release out about LTE, but that press release also contained the words “3G/HSPA subscriptions grew by 48 million” in Q1 2016.  So even though all we hear about is LTE these days, 3G remains important.

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

SS7 Alive and Well

by Jim McLaughlin

Jul 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

With legacy circuit-switched equipment rapidly reaching retirement age, telecom service providers around the globe are focused on evolving to all-IP networks utilizing SIP and Diameter signaling, and additionally, on migrating to virtualized and cloud-based platforms. With compelling advantages that range from opex and capex cost savings to multimedia applications and service portability, all-IP Next Gen and IMS networks certainly do represent a big leap forward from the installed base of circuit-switched networks that rely on Signaling System 7 (SS7) protocols and Signaling Transfer Point (STP) switches for end-to-end connectivity.

However, despite the many compelling advantages of all-IP broadband networks, it would be premature to declare SS7 and STP’s “dead”.

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Topics: Signaling

Service Reliability of IP-based Communications – What Did We Learn?  Part I

by Alan Percy

Jun 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

How would you feel if while trying to pay some bills, you found your bank’s web site overloaded, slow, or down?   Online business applications have become the primary means of providing services to consumers, so reliability of those applications is not optional. This was the topic of discussion during a recent Frost and Sullivan and Dialogic webinar.

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Topics: Signaling, Communications Application Development

Load Balancing Act

by Chris Boulton

Jun 17, 2016 9:57:10 AM

It’s exciting times in the world of communications as technologies and our daily usage patterns evolve.  This is most apparent when considering the Dialogic PowerVille Load Balancer (LB) which rides in tandem with the ever evolving demands placed on it by its leading edge customers and partners.  It’s a tough ‘Act’ to follow and provides a key indicator into the future direction that solution designers must take if they want to stay ahead of the curve and deliver on the promise that is being widely touted by our industry. 

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Topics: Signaling, Communications Application Development

Scaling Applications with Load Balancing – Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Alan Percy

May 2, 2016 1:59:37 PM

Have you ever helped a friend with a home improvement or auto repair project and watched as your friend struggled with a screwdriver trying to pry something free?  You think to yourself “gee, a crowbar or pry bar would be the right tool for the job, but since the screw driver is all he has, I guess it will have to do.”  Having the right tool for the job makes all the difference in achieving success without ending up with bloody knuckles.

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Topics: Guides: How-to's, Infographics, and more, Signaling, Communications Application Development

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