Mobility

A mobile workforce is a productive workforce! This section of blogs is intended as a jump-off point for resellers to learn anything and everything related to mobility solutions.

New Features in Brooktrout SDK 6.7.3 – Enable or Disable Error Correction Mode on a Per Call Basis

by Jeremy Burton June 30, 2015 Business

SDK 6.7.3 is the latest Brooktrout development kit providing feature-rich capabilities to our partners. As usual, we’ve added some new features that will be quite useful, and I will discuss a few of them here to give more details on what they do and why they can help you. First up is the ability to […]

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 […]

Buddy, Can You Spare a Dime?

by Jeremy Burton June 24, 2015 Business

Okay, so maybe you’re not old enough to remember when phone calls cost a dime, but chances are you still remember the common sight of pay phones on the sidewalks and, in the 1990s, a never-ending barrage of commercials for collect call services (e.g., 1-800-COLLECT). Pay phones and collect call services are no longer as […]

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 […]

Six Ways That Video Can Spice Up Your Legacy Applications

by Jeremy Burton June 24, 2015 Business

For years, science fiction authors have anticipated video calling as the preferred mode of communications for the future. Well, welcome to the future. Thanks to applications like Skype and FaceTime, video calling will soon replace voice calls and chats as the go-to medium for real-time conversations. From the user’s perspective, video makes a good thing […]

Carriers Hear Opportunity Knocking with Voice-Enhanced Messaging

by Jeremy Burton June 23, 2015 Business

Voice and messaging are the two most popular communications applications in the world. Every day, tens of billions of Short Message Service (SMS) and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) messages go back and forth. Yet popularity doesn’t always equate to profitability. In fact, SMS/MMS carrier revenues are flat or declining at a time when messaging is […]

Video and Voice over LTE/ WiFi Requires a Media Server

by Jeremy Burton June 23, 2015 Business

  With the LTE World Summit coming up next week, there will be much discussion about voice and video over LTE, as well as voice and video over WiFi. I’ll be writing some blogs about those topics in the weeks to come. There is no doubt that voice and video over LTE and WiFi is […]

Will VoLTE bring about a new business model for voice?

by Jeremy Burton June 10, 2015 Business

Voice over LTE promises to deliver an improved end-user experience, but the technology presents operators with some fundamental challenges ranging from deploying IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS) to the customer-facing business model for voice services. In order to fully realize the potential of VoLTE, operators need end-to-end connectivity solutions that bridge the gap between a single […]

Why Being “On Call” Is More Than Just a Call…

by Jeremy Burton June 10, 2015 Business

As I noted in an earlier blog, Just What The Doctor Ordered, hospitals and physicians have been at the forefront of communications technology since the 1950s when mobile pagers were first introduced. Since then, communications requirements have changed considerably, particularly with the introduction of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which placed strict […]