WiFi

Services and Applications are the Jewels of NFV

by Jim Machi November 20, 2015 Business
Dialogic

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
Dialogic

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 Interview

by Jim Machi October 27, 2015 Business
Dialogic

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
Dialogic

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
Dialogic

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 […]

NFV Reality

by Jim Machi September 11, 2015 Business
Dialogic

  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 […]

NFV Vendor Challenges Part 2

by Jim Machi September 4, 2015 Business
Dialogic

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 […]

How Getting Rid of Gray Can Keep Mobile Operators in the Black

by Tim Moynihan August 20, 2015 Business
Dialogic

It’s a billion-dollar problem for mobile network operators: blocking gray routes that allow Short Message Service (SMS) fraud to eat up network bandwidth and slow down network performance. And it’s only going to get worse as application-to-person (A2P) SMS traffic increases. A2P SMS is one of the fastest-growing segments in the mobile messaging market, supporting […]

Just What the Doctor Ordered

by Tim Moynihan May 21, 2015 Business
Dialogic

House calls may have gone the way of the country doctor, but physicians continue to be pioneers in the field of mobile technology. Physicians, for example, were one of the first groups to test out mobile pagers in the 1950s—the precursor to the mobile phone. Today, it’s hard to imagine a doctor without a smartphone […]

Texting and the Contact Center

by Jim Machi May 12, 2015 Business
Dialogic

I’ve periodically written about the changing contact center, from speech analytics to WebRTC multiple times. Another interesting trend emerging is the use of text for the contact center. It’s kind of old school, but text is an efficient and direct way to get information to a customer. A widely quoted statistic from a 2014 Harris […]