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.
It's my favorite time of year as GENBAND brings together hundreds of technology and telecom professionals at the top of their game to compare notes about the never dull worlds of networks and real-time communications applications, while sharing their experiences, and revealing visions into a future of hyper-connected digital conversations.
The Five Trends in Service Provider Network Transformation from our Conversations with Global Leaders
Over the last several years, we have been working with some of the largest and most successful Communications Service Providers (CSPs) in the world, and it's been fascinating to be part of their transformation teams, contributing to their large-scale projects, as virtualized and software defined networks emerge and legacy networks continue to fade into the past.
Today marks the beginning of my fourth year at GENBAND, a company I am proud to be a part of, and with our world-class customers and partners, a community I always wake up happy to be included in.
Even without the “sizzle” of creative ways you can increase the value of SIP Trunking, there is a lot of “steak” as the category continues to grow.
According to IHS, a leading market research firm, SIP Trunking is an over $8.5 billion opportunity for communication service providers over the next few years, across all geographies.
2014 was a remarkable year at GENBAND, as we continued to bring better ways of working and communicating to our growing channel partner network, who in turn leveraged our cloud (NUViA) and platform (Kandy) as well as our SIP Trunking and Application Server offerings to improve their offerings – and bottom line profits.
Partner Advantage: Build From Your Base by Extending, Consolidating & Expanding Real-Time Communications
We are experiencing a tremendous response to one of our most unique offerings, which makes it possible for our partners to serve customers with Nortel investments by keeping their networks – and phones – in place by providing a centralized session management platform connecting multiple branch offices.
Bridging the New Network Mobile Mosiac – Complex Interconnection and Interworking Simplified With a New Session Grid Approach
The mobile market place is undergoing major shifts and mobile carriers are facing major challenges in staying competitive in delivering services, and scaling their networks efficiently. Voice and SMS are commoditized, and the revenues are shifting from voice to data while the combined revenue of voice and data is not able to keep pace with the rising cost of delivering mobile data. VoLTE and RCS investments, while visionary, are not making a positive impact on top and bottom lines fast enough.
The Pricing Wars: Understand the Partner Ecosystem You’re Playing With And Sometimes Playing Against
At the end of the day, it’s all about the bottom-line. As partners look at managing their business to increase profitability and making decision on which line-cards to carry, which services to offer, workforce management and which growth areas to drive to solidify the monthly recurring revenue (MRC) streams. However, it’s important as you look at your business to also understand what vendor partner ecosystem are you in.