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David Byrd
Chief Marketing Officer for ANPI

How to Get AT&T to Fund Your IoT Idea

IoT and M2M developers - here is some exciting news.It Isn't that often that you can develop something for what is supposed...

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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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Mushrooms Foodie, Go Deep says the Coach

April 6, 2009

Mushrooms foodie, go deep says the Coach

I love food. Should I say that again? Okay, I love food.

Foundation of Achievement Part II

April 3, 2009

Continuing with the discussion David Hibbard's presentation regarding how to improve in achieving your business and personal objectives and goals, today I am addressing Vision.

Vision: The sales person or employee has to have a vision of what they want. Why are they going to work each day? What do they want to achieve in their lives that motivates them to be part of the workforce?

Foundations of Achievement

April 1, 2009

This has nothing to do with SIP Trunking, the IP Community or even Broadvox. However, it can change the way you approach selling in general. Dave Hibbard's Foundation of Achievement is a discussion on improving the existing sales model of cold calls and unqualified meetings. With regard to cold calls, it is important to not only reach the right decision makers or at least those key influencers, it is also important to know what to say and how to say it.

Four Steps to Belgian Fries and Better Sales

March 30, 2009

If you read this last week, you know that Broadvox was at the TAG National Convention. Working the event did interrupt my blog. This week I am at VoiceCon and I promised not to let the blog be interrupted. I will do my best.

2009 TAG National Convention...

March 27, 2009

I have been very busy this week working the convention for TAG (Technology Assurance Group). The usual activity was around booth duty, which can be interesting at times, but the best part of the three days was listening to the keynote speakers. Granted these were not IP Communications Industry experts but they were experts in their fields. Dave Hibbard offered some excellent advice on improving the successfulness of your field sales organization.

Super Borscht and SUPERCOMM...

March 23, 2009

The weekend for food was fantastic. In fact, I thought I had today's recipe Saturday morning. I made my version of French Toast and thought it worthy of sharing with you. To date, I have not included a breakfast recipe and it seemed a good time to do so.

Selling SIP Trunking Online...

March 20, 2009

It's Friday and today I am to tell you what I know about selling SIP Trunking on the Web. My answer is "I don't know enough yet." Yeah, I know, you waited two days to learn I haven't reached a conclusion. That is not to say, I haven't narrowed down my choices. Selling on the web requires a multipronged approach. You must do the following:

Online Advertising of SIP

March 18, 2009

While most of my blogs have been on IP communications (VoIP/SIP), I have been working on determining the best ways to spend our precious marketing dollars for this year. The challenge given to me has been to spend the bulk of those dollars on web advertising campaigns. At first it seemed simple, a banner ad here and there, a few tiles and perhaps even one of those dreaded interrupting splash pages. However, as I have studied the statistics, it is clear none of these activities may result in the behavior I want...

Cook, Plumb, Prepare Veal Marsala and Tax Advice

March 16, 2009

It is hard to describe the life of a true foodie. Food consumes us.

Hummmm...okay we consume it. But, we continually pursue a new experience with it.

The Future is When?

March 13, 2009

I was traveling overseas about two years ago and took a picture of a number of payphones that sat unused. At the time, I wondered how much longer they would exist given the growing penetration of cell phones. This photo is of a bank of 14 phones all sitting unused. So, the question is, "Are we in the future now based upon the photo?"

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