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Wearable Tech Expo 2014 Kicking off in NYC

My team is at the Jacob Javits Center setting up for Wearable Tech Expo 2014 which will take place Wednesday and Thursday...

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #7

Tsahi Levent-Levi’s white paper, “Seven Reasons for WebRTC Server-Side Processing,” details a variety of WebRTC-related scenarios that necessitate a media server....

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How signaling spikes affect networks: 3 real-world examples

By: Josee Loudiadis, Director of Network Intelligence, Alcatel-Lucent

Data and signaling growth are usually good news for network operators, since growth often translates into higher revenues. But when growth is averaged over a month or quarter, the daily highs and lows of network activity are smoothed out. And signaling spikes remain hidden within the averages. These spikes can overwhelm available signaling capacity, which impairs the customer experience, as well as the operator’s reputation.

What happens when a spike occurs? Typically, a CPU Overload alarm appears on various mobile nodes. And the Network Operations Center (NOC) immediately starts praying that the burst is short-lived and doesn’t go over maximum peak-rate capacity. Because when that happens, all consumers are denied service access. Then, the process of identifying the source of the problem begins. This can be arduous, because it often involves applications completely out of NOC control. And the issue can’t be resolved easily without solid network analytics that enables engagement with application and device developers.

That’s the reason signaling information is a crucial part of the Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Apps Rankings report and why LTE World 2014 devotes an entire pre-conference day to the topic. It’s also why this blog offers a closer look at how some real-world disruptive signaling spikes got started — and were finally resolved.

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The Expanding Channel Programs

Not only do I see more cloud service providers looking to the channel for sales, I see other channel programs expanding....

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When Does WebRTC Need a Media Server? Reason #6

In a recent blog about the current state of WebRTC, I mentioned that readers should check out an excellent white paper...

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The Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation: It's Not All About Data- Mobile Voice and Messaging Share Plans Offer Plenty of Appeal

Alcatel-Lucent’s Rich Crowe continues the Six Degrees of Mobile Data Plan Innovation blog series by examining the degree to which consumers are interested in share plans that include unlimited voice and messaging but don’t include data.

The last Six Degrees blog explored consumer attitudes toward two different mobile share plan options: sharing data only and sharing voice, messaging and data. This blog will explore attitudes toward a 3rd option: sharing unlimited voice and messaging — but not data — across multiple devices or subscribers.

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200G Optical Networks: What you need to know

By: Earl Kennedy, IP Transport Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Optical network operators have already made the move to 100G. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many are already pondering what’s next. With a 200G optical solution hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to move to 200G optical – and what you need to know when you make that move.

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Thanks OpenText for Sponsoring Charging Stations at ITEXPO

January 30, 2013

Video is the Recurring Star

January 29, 2013

There is an insatiable demand for content of the video variety. It is so great in fact that sports networks like ESPN are getting an outsized portion of your cable bill. The network in fact gets more than $5 per subscriber per month regardless of whether you ever watch their networks. Cable and IPTV companies for their part are in quite a pickle as more subscribers drop their service altogether for OTT competition.

ITEXPO East 2013 Starts Tomorrow - Schedule

January 29, 2013

Here is a good solid list of many of the happenings at ITEXPO tomorrow and the rest of the week. Today'spre-conference day was fantastic and I will post pics soon. The following applies to people who have registered for a VIP pass. Your registration may be different and entitle you to additional offerings/sessions.

Thanks to FDA, Robotics Takes a Massive Leap Today

January 29, 2013

Forget everything you know about robots - the market is about to explode with growth. To date there has been much commercial success with floor cleaning and even window washing robots and both of these are huge markets. But they may be nothing compared with the next frontier of this amazing technology which will allow them to navigate around humans in operating rooms at hospitals.

You see iRobot just got FDA approval for a new robot to do just that.

ITEXPO Miami 2013 Pre-Show Show Daily

January 29, 2013

ITEXPO Miami 2013 Set Up

January 28, 2013

The set up of ITEXPO takes place today and tomorrow. Starting in the morning we welcome attendees to Asterisk 123 which takes place at 9:00 am. This will be a great opportunity to learn about open-source communications.

Its a huge day for M2M tomorrow as well - the ILS Technology Workshop also kicks off at 9:00 am and then at 2:00 pm its Battle of the M2M Platforms which was a huge hit the last time it ran.

ITEXPO Miami 2013 Helping You Manage the Tech Tipping Point

January 27, 2013

With so much going on in the world of technology, we've done our best at TMC to fill ITEXPO with content you need and more importantly can't find anywhere else. More importantly, you have to wait a full seven months for another chance to attend this event. This email was sent today by my team to expo registrants. It's an update on important happenings.

Arrived at ITEXPO Miami 2013

January 27, 2013






I made it to sunny Miami and just in time. The dry heat of Connecticut started to make the back of my hands bleed. I am not typically a "lotion person" but had no choice as I was starting to look like I belonged in a horror flick. What am I doing now you ask?

Sitting by the pool working in a T-shirt and shorts and enjoying the ability to do so without being distracted by the sound of my teeth chattering.
This week will be amazing.







Latest ITEXPO Miami 2013 Show Daily

January 25, 2013

Belkin Buys Linksys from Cisco

January 24, 2013

In a continuation of Cisco exiting the consumer market, the networking giant has announced it has sold this division to competitor Belkin for an undisclosed amount. Belkin will continue to honor all valid warranties and will now own about 30% of the U.S. retail home and small business networking market.

Cisco has had many failures in the consumer market for an obvious reason.

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