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The Changing Definition of the Diameter Signaling Controller and Diameter Routing Agent (DRA)

Next week, I will be speaking at the Signaling Focus Day of LTE Asia.  The signaling focus day obviously will have...

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The Cat Video Index: A Simple View of Data Costs

By: Andy Porter, Product Manager in the Payment, Policy and Charging department at Alcatel-Lucent

The Economist has its famous Big Mac index for comparing buying power across countries. But I wanted an index that focuses on the cost of mobile data usage. That meant I had to find a data-charging equivalent of the Big Mac. I needed an item that crosses cultural boundaries, is universally understood and is available worldwide.

I considered many possibilities. But the answer arrived when I saw my daughter laughing at a video of a cat playing a piano. Obviously, the mobile data equivalent of the Big Mac is the YouTube video. It’s a universally available service that is easily measured in quantitative terms, making it ideal for comparing mobile data costs.

In honor of my daughter, I chose the classic “piano-playing cat” as the baseline video. And by the way, this cat video has been viewed over 34 million times, proving its suitability as a baseline.

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THE SECRET VALUE OF VoLTE - WHAT'S IN IT FOR CONSUMERS

By: Ed Elkin, Director, IP Platforms Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent 

Today’s consumers want faster mobile broadband, and lots of it. That’s the dominant fact shaping Mobile Service Providers’ competitive strategies. So let’s look at what you can offer these valuable subscribers with voice over LTE (VoLTE).

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California Lawmakers Plunge Some Transactions into 3rd World

California has come up with a law that hurts the very people it says it is protecting by making it difficult to...

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Globys Uses the Power of Social to Boost Carrier Sales

You may recall a commercial for Faberge Organic shampoo from decades back where the person using the shampoo said when you...

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The Expo News Update

Datapipe, a global managed IT provider, acquired Layered Tech to add to its US federal government business. Layered Tech adds security...

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Practical and Smart IMS

Last week, I wrote about the drivers behind the recent increase in IP multimedia system (IMS) deployments. As communication service providers...

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IP-Based Call Centers

March 30, 2006

Largest Union Chooses SER

March 28, 2006

Real News?

March 27, 2006

Bands & Search Engine Feedback

March 24, 2006

Kudos To Convergys

March 23, 2006

Filipino Call Centers To Grow

March 22, 2006

Aspect Leads In Magic Quadrant

March 21, 2006

Credit Freeze Feedback

March 20, 2006

I'm getting a great deal of feedback on my series of articles regarding credit freezing. I've gotten some different perspectives from these e-mails, so I'm going to start and post some of them. One reader wrote and said,

Dear Tracey:

I read your column on security freezes and found it very interesting. If it were me, I might add Innovis Data Solutions (CBC Innovis) to your security freeze list, the fourth “secret” credit bureau that may eventually start selling credit reports.  Check NJ PIRG for more info.

Aspect Does Outbound

March 16, 2006

Aspect Software today announced the general availability of  its Aspect Enterprise Campaign Manager 2.0, which is an outbound campaign strategy management and call optimization product.

In an era when even companies that do primarily outbound don't want to be known as companies that do outbound, it's nice to see continued innovation in this area. I have been busy compiling the "Outbound Technologies Roundup" for the upcoming April edition of Customer Interaction Solutions, and I was bowled overy by how many companies are still aggressively pursuing...and succeeding...by focusing on outbound technologies and services.

It's also a fallacy that the only growth in outbound is overseas...evidence from this year's Top 50 Teleservices Agencies Ranking proves that U.S.

Dialers On EBay

March 13, 2006

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