Rural telcos are adopting VoIP, but it's a slow go. According to the NTCA's latest survey, just one-third of members have a VoIP service offering. Today's legacy networks are dangerously obsolete and telcos need to move to next-gen IP solutions. Cloud sourcing next-generation VoIP infrastructure can help telcos migrate to IP faster in order to deliver a better experience to their customers and realize impactful financial and operational improvements.
The FCC is making a big push to help consumers combat robocalls and telemarketing calls. Robocalling is an awful abuse of technology and our telecom infrastructure. It's time for us to fight back and block these robocalls with new tools.
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.
Last month Level 3 and Alianza announced the release of a new Heavy Reading white paper Migrating Service Provider Voice Infrastructure to the Cloud.
I spend many hours talking with executives and senior leadership at all types of broadband service providers—cable companies, ISPs and telcos. I really like to dig in and see what challenges they face, what keeps them up at night and what goals they are driving for and how they want to improve their companies. For those that have delivered VoIP services for decades, including CLECs, ILECs and cable providers—executives at those companies are facing a changing and challenging landscape for their voice services over the next five years.
Last week Dell’Oro Group reported on the telecom CAPEX stating that "telecom operators around the world invested heavily in their fiber and LTE networks in 1H14 as the transformation from voice-centric to data-centric drivers continued." The research firm says that 2014 will see an increase in spending but a decline is projected for 2015. CAPEX is precious. It enables new technology to be deployed in a service provider network and can jump start new solutions and revenue producing services. In order for CAPEX to be spent, it needs high ROI justification. That's why it's being spent on broadband, LTE, WiFi, IoT and other high-impact, high-growth potential technologies.
SCTE and cable operators have pledged to reduce network energy use by 2020 and Network World recently wrote about the power costs behind the PSTN and the benefits an of IP transition. One quick and easy way for cable operators and telcos to do that is turn off the voice network and put it in the cloud—not their cloud, but the cloud voice platform. Power savings, going green and reducing cooling are all initiatives that are good for the world at large and help the bottom line as well.
This is the second post in a series discussing Alianza’s Cloud Voice Platform (see Next Generation Voice Platform – Leaping From Network to Cloud) from the Alianza development team. I'm exploring how we got where we are and how it's different from the hosted solutions of yesteryear.
NTCA, The Rural Broadband Association, recently released the results of its annual member survey. The NTCA 2013 Broadband/Internet Availability Survey Report provides a number of stats that underscore how telco companies are becoming broadband multi-play providers. However, they face some challenges and there are a number of areas where the cloud can help these providers, especially telco voice and broadband.
Yesterday marked the 138th anniversary of the first phone call. “Mr. Watson—come here—I want to see you." These were the first words spoken on the world's first telephone call on March 10, 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell here in my home town of Boston. The technology that made that call possible has been made obsolete long ago. So is the technology that made telephony possible throughout most of the 20th century. So, too, is the case for early generation VoIP gear that was deployed in the last decade. The pace of obsolescence has accelerated.
AT&T’s recent FCC filing describing the two trials for all-IP services and removal of TDM contains some interesting perspective and revelatory details on how one of the largest providers of voice and data will firmly move into the all-IP world this decade. The end-of-life of the PSTN is coming soon and the cloud can play an important role in the transition for many service providers.