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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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VoIP Killer Apps

February 21, 2005

Are there really VoIP killer apps out there? While there are heated debates about this issue in Internet Telephony Magazine, I believe there are killer apps and that the killer app of VoIP will be a laundry-list of features as opposed to a single application. Time will tell whether I am correct but in the mean-time I will continue to present you year after year with some of the industry's best and brightest applications for you to evaluate Come see the show and you can judge for your self if killer-apps in VoIP are hype or reality.

Join us in Orchid C at 1:00 PM on Thursday, February 24, 2005 to see it in action.

Here is the schedule:







1:00-1:45

Aculab

2:00-2:45

Interstar

3:00-3:45

Nimcat Networks

4:00-4:45

Vonexus


Everyone is eligible to attend this session.

The Future of VoIP

February 21, 2005

Visit a Tier-1 Network Access Point (NAP)

February 21, 2005

VoIP Peering

February 21, 2005

Please check my blog often this week as I will detail the "Can't Miss" sessions from the show. In addition I will be detailing what you need to know at the show and how to best benefit from the intense and in-depth educational experience. What amazes me about Internet Telephony Conference & Expo is how the conference and general sessions at this event truly capture the essence of what is important in our industry. We really haven't missed any important trend.

What's up at ITEXPO?

February 20, 2005

Escape to Miami for ITEXPO

February 20, 2005

As another cold front hits the New England I am on my way to Miami where the weather is projected to be nice and sunny. I checked the attendee database and registrations are still pouring in for our Internet Telephony conference next week.

Planning a show is a great deal like planning a wedding but 10-20 times larger and you don't have a clear idea of how many people are coming until they show up. Sure you have a registration database but that could literally double the week of the show as people often wait to the last minute to make plans.
I am putting the final touches on my VoIP 2.0 presentation today and can't wait to share it with the audience. I have had a great deal of positive feedback on the concept of VoIP 2.0 and I am looking forward to taking this discussion to the next level.

I wish you all a safe trip down to Miami and look forward to greeting you in person at the event.




iMag ------ Nificant

February 19, 2005

Without question, Apple is an amazing company. They started their wildest ride decades ago by popularizing desktop publishing. I was the person who brought desktop publishing to TMC around 1986-1987 and at the time it was sacrilegious to even think about using a PC for his task.

I saw no future in MACs (at least in the long-term) so I didn’t bother purchasing any of these cute little computers. Over the decades, countless artists and editors who love Macs would implore us to get them a Mac. I always said no.

Just Say No To Verizon and MCI

February 19, 2005

The more I think about the Verizon and MCI deal the more I realize this acquisition is not in the best interest of consumers. Verizon is a very strong company and controls the best national wireless network as well as being a very strong ILEC. Getting a hold of MCI's network and customers will make them much stronger and a very powerful force in the market. They will be tough to compete with and as such will have no incentive to lower prices which is always good for consumers.

When regulators look at Wal-Mart they see a company that is becoming more of a monopoly everyday but is lowering prices so dramatically that they can only be seen as good for consumers.

ITEXPO Now 70 Countries Strong!

February 18, 2005

My wife is from Argentina and her family went to Punta Del Este every summer. Kind of like us east-coasters going to the Hamptons. I have been there; it is beautiful. It is part of Uruguay actually, the next county over from Argentina.

Moving to the UK

February 18, 2005

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