Cloud

5G and NFV: Part 4 – Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking: The Telecom Paradigm of the Future

by Jeremy Burton July 13, 2015 Business

By Chet Berry How will 5G ever become actualized if it requires CSPs to make sweeping changes to their legacy investments and infrastructure? Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) are envisioned to facilitate the transition of the magnitude required by 5G. If we examine the basic benefit pillars that NFV and SDN […]

Sending a Message About the Importance of Medication Adherence

by Jeremy Burton July 13, 2015 Business

By Tim Moynihan, Dialogic, Inc. Maybe the old physicians’ line should have gone, “Take one pill and call me in the morning.” That’s because nearly half of all patients don’t take their medication as prescribed, something known as medication nonadherence. It’s a growing problem for physicians and their patients, particularly for treatments such as HIV/AIDS […]

Adding Voice to Your Windows Apps Just Got Easier

by Jeremy Burton July 13, 2015 Business

By Tim Moynihan, Dialogic, Inc. There are millions of .NET developers out there, with more to come now that Microsoft has made .NET an open-source platform. Yet .NET developers with hands-on experience building voice-enabled applications can still be relatively hard to find. This presents a challenge to enterprises, especially as they look to wrap voice […]

WebRTC Cannot Escape the Codec Challenge of the Past: The Need to Transcode

by Jeremy Burton July 13, 2015 Business

By Tsahi Levent-Levi All the signs direct to a sad truth: transcoding will be an integral part of our WebRTC future. It started out nicely. The utopian idea that a single voice codec and a single video codec can rule it all in WebRTC: just have Opus and VP8 supported and all will be good […]

The Role of Media Servers in NG911 and e911

by Jeremy Burton July 13, 2015 Business

By Jim Machi, Dialogic, Inc. While we take for granted now that we can use text, video and data to communicate with each other, this is not yet the case for emergency communications. However, enhanced 911, or Next Generation 911, aims to enable emergency services to handle text, video or hi-def pictures, which is clearly […]

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: […]

Twenty-First Century Fax

by Jeremy Burton July 7, 2015 Business

In the Doors song, “Twentieth Century Fox,” Jim Morrison begins with the line, “Well, she’s fashionably lean…” In a rare bit of prognosticating—could Jim Morrison be a poet and a prophet?—he might just as well have been singing about the twenty-first century fax. The popularity of the fax, like classic rock and roll, appears 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 […]

UC in the Cloud – A match made in heaven or a deal with the devil?

by Alan Percy June 24, 2015 Business

As a manager of Unified Communications, you have many concerns, from security, to survivability and operational costs.  You’ve probably been inundated with materials, whitepapers and reports from the vendors and analysts on the topic of cloud-based UC solutions.  They promise greater security, scaling, simplified implementation, better reliability through geographic diversity and the opportunity to “pay-as-you-go”. […]