VoIP is great, it's growing, and it's essential to rural broadband that electric cooperatives deploying to connect their communities. Almost every electric cooperative delivers cloud communications as part of its broadband portfolio as it makes good business sense (see Top 3 Reasons to Add VoIP to FTTH).
Broadband Success Partners, in partnership with Alianza, has published a new white paper: Service Provider (R)evolution: Switch to Cloud Communications Platform. The paper explores how service providers can ditch the switch and use a cloud communications platform to be better prepared to succeed in this next decade of VoIP and UC.
Inform your voice network evolution and VoIP road map. Learn how the cloud can help you with cost reduction initiatives, virtualizing voice infrastructure and powering new service launches.
We've written about softswitch replacement and migration, but it's not all about rip and replace. Another use case for a cloud communications platform is to power new business VoIP and unified communication services (what some call white label cloud PBX).
With the acquisitions of the VoIP 1.0 softswitch vendors, including BroadSoft, GENBAND, and Metaswitch, communication service providers are asking: what is the future of my VoIP softswitch network? Is my current supplier the one that can take me to the web-scale, cloud-centric future?
Your softswitch has had a good life. It's time to retire it before your switch techs do. For many technological innovations, what was considered state-of-the-art 15 or 20 years go has now gotten to the point where end of life is looming large. Softswitches are no exception. They may morph to a virtual form, but in reality the risks are still very real.
The cloud is one of the most impactful technological innovations of the past ten years. The way we build and consume software has changed radically and continues to evolve daily. As the value of cloud infrastructure and cloud software delivery becomes clearer, more vendors are looking for a way to jump on the bandwagon. In this rush to be seen as a cloud solution, new terms are being defined and old terms are being redefined. Separating true cloud solutions from vendors wanting to appear to have a cloud solution has never been more difficult. In this post, I attempt to clarify key cloud related terms, address how to determine if a vendor’s solution is truly cloud or is simply being marketed as cloud and explain why cloud sourcing is clearly the future-proof software delivery model for many services, including service provider VoIP.
The call to quarantine and work from home to stem the spread of the coronavirus has caused a massive shift in network usage patterns, affecting where and when a network is used and the amount of traffic over these broadband networks. These shifts have also led to an increase in wireline voice traffic.
To our Customers: Alianza’s purpose of connecting people is more important than ever. You make that possible; you are enabling the critical communications homes and businesses rely on during this time of social distancing. I applaud you and your teams for your dedication and business flexibility as you deliver essential services to your subscribers.
The world over hates robocalls. The telecommunications industry and regulatory bodies are taking action to combat them. Central to solving one of the robocall challenges is a new standard called STIR/SHAKEN. But call blocking is needed too, and there are solutions for that available today. Alianza is addressing both requirements.
As VoIP 1.0 softswitches near end-of-life, service providers face decisions on how to evolve their voice networks to be more agile, competitive, and profitable. There's a softswitch migration coming, so what are the replacement options? What is the role of the cloud-based vs cloud-building solutions?