Dialogic Blog

MVNO’s Need Their Own Infrastructure To Differentiate

by Jim Machi

Aug 8, 2017 10:11:50 AM

Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) are increasingly investing in their own infrastructure. Why?  Because running on someone else’s mobile network and trying to differentiate via marketing / branding isn’t good enough anymore.  So MVNO’s are putting in some of their own infrastructure to use with the host network to create functional differentiation in addition to the marketing differentiation. 019 Telzar in Israel has recently done this, and it resulted in a 50% increase in its customer base in 5 months. Mobile Virtual Network Enablers (MVNEs) have also emerged to supply the infrastructure differentiation to the MVNO’s, so the MVNO itself doesn’t have to invest in the infrastructure.

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Topics: WebRTC, Fax, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, 3G, 4G, 5G, and WiFi, IPX, Signaling

The True Future-Ready Session Border Controller

by Jonathan Knop

May 18, 2017 10:52:20 AM

Service providers of all types are experiencing significant challenges causing them to re-evaluate existing business models and look for more innovative ways to transform themselves both technically and commercially. 

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, Signaling

ITW – Will There Ever Be A Return To The Good Ol’ Days?

by Jim Machi

May 9, 2017 11:35:33 AM

International Telecoms Week (ITW) is where all the interconnect carriers come to work out minutes exchange pricing and routes.   Dialogic has had a consistent presence for over 15 years -  not because we do any minutes exchange, but because we have a large customer base of carriers using our softswitches and SBCs that do. As such, just like MWC, this is a great place to meet with our customers and prospects.

But this is a challenging industry.

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Topics: Fax, Events, VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX

Can a Class 4 Softswitch run in the Cloud?

by Jim Machi

Apr 25, 2017 10:16:49 AM

Can a Class 4 softswitch really run in the cloud?  This was a question I got at Mobile World Congress from a prospect because he was questioning whether a core telecom infrastructure node can actually run in the Cloud / AWS. The answer is yes, for sure - the networks have improved so much, and AWS has been running many mission critical, latency critical apps outside of telecom that a switch can certainly run in AWS. In fact, we have made the Dialogic NGN Softswitch and IMS MGCF (Dialogic ControlSwitch System) run on AWS and have already sold it and deployed it with customers.

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Topics: VoLTE/VoWifi & IMS, IPX, Signaling

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, 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