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Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

by Jim Machi November 20, 2015 Business

As readers of this blog know, I have been travelling to conferences to attend, speak, and have in-depth discussions. One item I am talking about, and asking about, and interfacing with people about is NFV.  Everyone gets that NFV can reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The telcos get it, and believe me, the vendors get it […]

NFV is About to Turn Three

by Tom Schroer November 20, 2015 Business

There was a lot of buzz around the state of NFV at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress held in Dusseldorf recently. Both operators and vendors had a lot to say about NFV, but one thing was certain – going back to the old way of deploying network functions using proprietary hardware is not going to […]

NFV and Open Source Explored at ITExpo

by Jeremy Burton October 27, 2015 Business

By Alan Percy – Dialogic, Inc. Alan Percy at the panel discussion Open Source in the Service Provider Network at ITEXPO   Network Function Virtualization (NFV) got plenty of attention this last week at ITExpo in Anaheim, CA.  With a dedicated track of sessions and presentations, NFV was covered by a long list of “who’s […]

NFV Interview

by Jim Machi October 27, 2015 Business

NFV is an important topic for Dialogic.  Dialogic has had software infrastructure products for some time in the media processing area, even before I ever heard of the term NFV.  Software-based media servers are in our DNA.  We’ve been doing it for a long time.  We know the issues, we know how to overcome them, […]

NFV and Burgers – A Lunch Discussion

by Alan Percy September 17, 2015 Business

Having spent most of the last few years focused on the enterprise side of the Unified Communications market, it was time to get caught up on the developments that the communications service providers had been working on. What better way to get caught up than to head down to the Dialogic office in Plano, TX […]

Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) ≠ Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)

by Jim Machi September 16, 2015 Business

Many people in our industry confuse a Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) with a Diameter Routing Agent (DRA). While a DRA was the first and most publicized function of a DSC, and an important one at this, it is not the only function.  With that in mind, Dialogic created a simple “Usages of a Diameter Signaling […]

Some Guiding Principles Are in Order for NFV

by Jeremy Burton September 11, 2015 Business

By Tom Schroer – Dialogic, Inc. The momentum around Network Functions Virtualization or NFV is building. While still in its early stages, it promises to be a disruptive influence to the way service providers build networks and deliver services to their customers. It’s also going to shake up how traditional network equipment manufacturers do business […]

NFV Reality

by Jim Machi September 11, 2015 Business

  My past two blogs have been about NFV vendor challenges. From the xSP side, I continue to see what I’ll call extreme interest in our NFV plans.  The xSPs want to deploy NFV for the reasons the industry has been talking about – CAPEX reduction, OPEX reduction, and New Service Delivery – and they […]

Six Strategies for More Roaming Revenue

by Tim Moynihan September 4, 2015 Business

Roaming, to borrow a phrase, wasn’t billed in a day. Revenue from roaming subscribers is an important part of overall carrier revenue, but generating mobile roaming revenue isn’t a simple matter of setting up a wireless network and waiting for subscribers to come. More mobile carriers are competing for the same roaming subscribers, countries are […]

NFV Vendor Challenges Part 2

by Jim Machi September 4, 2015 Business

Last week, I introduced the NFV-based network diagram, and the complexity of all these pieces of software interacting. But how will they interact? This is all to be done via a Management and Orchestration (MANO) layer. Yes, there is MANO software entering the fray from established telecom vendors such as Oracle, HP and Ericsson, but […]