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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

Access is Still Pretty Good

At all the shows, it is cloud this and cloud that - a bunch of doom and gloom on legacy telecom....

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Mobile fax? Why do you need that?

Fax is an enduring technology. While you may think that fax is declining, some reports show that the market is actually...

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We ask the experts: How can exceptional QoE be achieved in VoLTE networks?

By: Jean Jones, Director, Wireless Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

What does voice over LTE (VoLTE) offer your subscribers? Better voice quality, including HD voice. Rich communications with messaging and video. And whatever inventive applications you choose to introduce. In other words, VoLTE can provide a superior quality of experience (QoE) for subscribers and give you a competitive edge — particularly when your service operates at its best. 

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In my last blog[CCE1] , our experts explained why an end-to-end strategy is the key to maintaining peak VoLTE performance. Now we’ll look at how this strategy gets put into practice to optimize real-world service offerings. The information here is based on interviews with Luis Venerio who works with our VoLTE Readiness Services team. And his observations come straight from his experience on VoLTE deployments that serve millions of subscribers.

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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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IPv6 and the Passing of an Era

August 26, 2009

In the simplest of terms, IPv6 is intended to resolve the issue of the world running out of IP address in 2011. IPv4 is based upon a 32-bit address scheme whereas IPv6 uses 128 bits. The difference is dramatic. With IPv4, the Internet has a total IP address capacity of 4 billion unique addresses.

Researching Hatch Chiles and Next Generation IP Technology

August 24, 2009

I forgot I was traveling on Sunday so my choices for recipe of the weekend was limited to either Saturday breakfast (open-faced grilled cheese on jalapeƱo cheese bagel) or Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Hatch Chile Cream Sauce. The choice was a bit obvious. In any event, my favorite grocery store in Texas, Central Market, is having a Hatch Chile festival. They celebrate everything made with Hatch Chiles, bread, cheese, salsa, burgers, etc.

Now for a Word from Our Sponsor...

August 21, 2009

 

It is always interesting how things evolve. When I initially considered doing a blog, it was going to be ghost written by me and have the face of another Broadvox executive. Don't be surprised, the early columns written for another publication were done exactly like that. I thought engineering and product management titles carried more credibility than marketing or sales.

The State of IP (Part II) Q&A

August 19, 2009

Tehrani: In what ways is President Barack Obama helping or hindering the technology markets? What more can he do?

 

David Byrd: President Obama has only been in office six months and he has put in place what appear to be strong people as the chairman of the FCC, CIO and CTO.

Scallops and the State of IP

August 17, 2009

A busy weekend for food as usual with fried chicken on Saturday, omelets Sunday morning and Scallops with Cheese Sauce and pasta Sunday afternoon. While I have yet to share my fried chicken recipe or the omelet for that matter, the dish of the week was the scallops. A couple of years ago I was in Chile working with a distributor and had this amazing dish. It is very similar to Coquilles St. Jacques.

Up to 70% Savings...Case Study III

August 14, 2009

Wednesday's case study was a single location with a leased IP PBX and GO!Anywhere service. This case study is interesting as the customer already had an IP PBX, Cisco Call Manager, and VoIP infrastructure. This was a very similar environment to a question I got at IT Expo last year regarding the value of replacing traditional PSTN terminations with a completed VoIP infrastructure. Her incumbent carrier had informed the questioner that it would not be cost effective to replace their TDM service agreement with an IP service agreement.

Writing the Customer a Monthly Check (Case Study I)

August 12, 2009

A few months ago, I issued a blog that stated I would cover ROI and case studies developed by our VARs. We now have three very different case studies to share with our VARs, OEM partners and prospects. Generally, speaking we all understand and use case studies. However, it is worth noting that a case study is very different from a survey or market study. A survey focuses on what, who, where, how much, how many and how many more (the future trend).

The World Is Your Oyster

August 10, 2009

Oysters were the central food on Saturday. I made oyster po' boys accompanied with oyster soup. I knew the po' boy would be good but the soup was fantastic. It took me a little while to decide on the recipe but in the end it is very similar to a chowder but without potatoes.

Sotomayor and Net Neutrality

August 7, 2009

First, I'll join many Americans on congratulating Sonia Sotomayor on being confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice. It is commendable to be in the position for the job, laudable to be nominated for the job and a significant accomplishment to win confirmation. So, again, congratulations.

During her confirmation hearing, a question was raised regarding Net Neutrality.

Trusted OEMs and the Honest Truth II

August 5, 2009

It is without hesitation that I reiterate Broadvox is agnostic with regard to your choice of PBXs, IADs or routers. You can visit our certified partner list to see the many companies that we work with on a daily basis. Of course, there are OEMs that stand out as partners. The current leader in accounts at Broadvox is Asterisk.

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