IP Security

Whether you’re brand-new to IP Security or looking for the latest information from industry thought-leaders, this is the place to be. This section is a valuable resource from channel experts contributing key information on everything related to IP Security. You can learn about the basics of IP Networking, the benefits of Network-based Video Surveillance solutions, the latest products and programs from leading vendor partners, and much more.

5G and NFV – Part 2: 5G Objectives, Demands and Key Features

by Jeremy Burton July 7, 2015 Business

Specifications groups and technologists are defining the key objectives, demands and features of 5G based on new applications and services intended to be supported. So what does 5G enable that we don’t have today? With fast download rates and low latency, innovative and highly valued applications delivered over mobile networks are now supported, for example: […]

5G and NFV – Part 1: Rethinking the Mobile Infrastructure

by Jeremy Burton June 29, 2015 Business

Just as early pioneers of the western frontier forged through uncertain peril in uncharted lands to discover new territories, the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication network architecture and supportive facilities will introduce new technologies, business models and services that will change the modern day way of life. Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking […]

MVNOs Say “Yes” to the Virtualized Future

by Jeremy Burton June 29, 2015 Business

The life of a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) can be a precarious existence. Most MVNOs do business in mature and saturated markets against aggressive competition from traditional mobile network operators (MNOs) and fellow MVNOs. Carving out a niche in these markets often means cutting out costs and competing on price, but this strategy can […]

It’s VoLTE Time

by Jeremy Burton June 24, 2015 Business

It’s Voice over LTE (VoLTE) time. As we all know, the numbers of LTE networks and subscribers have been growing tremendously; the former, for instance, is expected to reach 460 by the end of 2015. And we’ve all enjoyed getting data via a more landline-like experience thanks to rapid LTE network connectivity. From a voice […]

The WebRTC Button Soup and its Missing Ingredients

by Jeremy Burton June 2, 2015 Business

WebRTC is like a button soup. There’s an elusive promise that requires more ingredients to be fulfilled. A stranger gets into town. He is hungry. He wanders into a nearby guest house asking to fill his belly. Having no money on him, he is of course refused. He then suggests making a great soup out […]

A Message for the Future: USSD Is More Important Than You Think

by Jeremy Burton June 2, 2015 Business

Any conversation around the future of mobile communications eventually comes down to messaging: How Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) are replacing voice through services like WhatsApp, how WebRTC and RCS will replace SMS and MMS, etc. And yet fewer of our fellow future forecasters talk about Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) […]

Five Best Practices for Revenue Assurance

by Jeremy Burton June 2, 2015 Business

Despite the rise in communications consumption—more devices, more data traffic, more messaging—communications service providers (CSPs) aren’t necessarily seeing more revenue. In many cases, average revenue per user (ARPU) has remained the same even as demand has increased, in large part because of the commensurate increase in competition from over-the-top (OTT) players and the commoditization of […]

Why You Need WebRTC Server-Side Media Processing

by Jeremy Burton May 28, 2015 Business

WebRTC—designed to deliver voice and video communications via built-in browser support—has emerged as an ideal way for business users to communicate in realtime with colleagues, partners and customers. In fact, 43 percent of enterprises either currently use WebRTC or plan to in the next 12 months, according to the “2014 WebRTC State-of-the-Market Report.” Although the […]

From 0 to SIP: Driving Revenue Faster with Converged SIP Services

by Jeremy Burton May 28, 2015 Business

If you’re a communications service provider (CSP), you’re not talking about whether to move to SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) communications, but when and what services to move. As an industry, we’ve already passed the tipping point: IP-based communications now outnumber legacy TDM (Time-Division Multiplexing) communications in the world. SIP is the future of communications. The […]

Media Servers by the Numbers

by Jeremy Burton May 27, 2015 Business

Much has been written about media servers and their benefits.  In this two-part blog, I’d like to talk about this cool infographic we developed to discuss the roles of media servers for both operator and enterprise applications.  All sources cited in this blog are noted on the infographic. For more on media servers, check out […]