As communications networks evolve, interconnects tend to grow in numbers and complexity. Carriers and enterprises are converting core networks to IP, and are using IP to connect with peering entities. For the network core to deal with the emerging universe of applications, networks and devices, those elements must first be normalized at the edge.
Countdown to Perspectives17: Undergoing a (Network) Evolution to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Digital Services Economy
We are officially less than a month away from GENBAND™ Perspectives17 annual customer and partner summit and the anticipation is building, not only among our team but also among our customers and partners. I’ve already heard from a number of customers with whom I’ve visited over the past few months on how they are looking forward to attending this year’s show.
Mobile World Congress is probably THE conference in the technology industry right now, with more than 100,000 people descending on the city of Barcelona for four days to showcase their latest and greatest. It has become so much more than a “MOBILE” conference. This year, I had the privilege of attending the show again to really get a feel for what’s hot in the industry and where things are going.
The majority of my time is spent helping our more than 700 service provider customers better serve their customers through more agile, efficient and powerful communications networks. Serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Network for GENBAND has given me unique insights into the issues and pain points that are facing today’s service providers. Every day my team and I help customers ranging from the largest operators in the world to rural service providers solve their communications issues and improve their networks.
If you find yourself more frustrated than ever while on a call or conference bridge…when you cannot quite make out what a participant is saying…when you are sharing your ideas only to learn a few minutes later your voice was barely legible…you’re not alone.
VoLTE & Virtualization Beyond Voice: The Mobile Service Providers Challenge Is Exponentially “V-Squared”
We are seeing accelerated adoption of two transformational trends in the real-time communications industry – VoLTE (Voice over Long Term Evolution) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization). One of the keys to understand where to invest, how much to invest, and how soon to invest for mobile network operators is that this is not just about voice.
After more than a decade of deployment history, the session border controller (SBC) is now widely recognized as an essential component in the ongoing transition to an all-IP network. Stationed at the intersections of IP networks, SBCs perform a myriad of tasks to ensure that information carried in SIP sessions -- whether voice, video, presence or IM -- completes its end-to-end journey in a secure and timely fashion.
The communications landscape continues to change and the pace of change is now accelerating at a very rapid rate. This growth is being driven by a number of factors related to the growth of IP-based communications services including the rise of SIP Trunking, Unified Communications, IP-to-IP Interconnect, IP Exchange, and LTE. Traditional telecommunications business models are under attack from Over-The-Top providers and Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) is not keeping pace with network costs.