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Alianza's blog exploring cloud communications, NFV and virtualized software, and the evolution of VoIP and UC.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  Softswitch Replacement  |  Telco Voice

Broadband Success Partners Outlines Voice Network Evolution Path for CSPs

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. 

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Cloud Voice Platform  |  Softswitch Replacement  |  Telco Voice

Evolving from VoIP Softswitch to the Cloud - How to Address Telecom Vendor M&A

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?

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Service Provider VoIP: Next-Gen is the Cloud

Service Provider VoIP: Next-Gen is the Cloud

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.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  Softswitch Replacement  |  Telco Voice

Why It's Time to Retire Your Softswitch

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.

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Business VoIP  |  Cable VoIP  |  Telco Voice

Voice Traffic Surge from COVID-19

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. 

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Cloud Voice Platform  |  Softswitch Replacement  |  Telco Voice

Softswitch Migration Options in the Cloud Era

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?

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Cable VoIP  |  IP Transition  |  Telco Voice  |  VoIP Basics

The Importance of Home Phone in Today's Broadband World

The VoIP market in the United States is strong and it's growing. VoIP subscriptions grew 5% annually according to the latest FCC data. Yes, there’s cord-cutting and wireless-only homes, but there are still over 60 million residential phone lines, mostly VoIP, in the U.S. Some customers still want a landline and there are good reasons for that.

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Cable VoIP  |  FTTH VoIP  |  IP Transition  |  Telco Voice  |  VoIP Basics

The State of Wireline Phone and VoIP in the U.S.

The U.S. VoIP market is strong and it's growing. Despite cord-cutting and wireless-only homes, VoIP subscriptions grew 5% from 2016 to 2017 according to FCC data. VoIP lines have grown 39% since 2013! There are 67 million interconnected VoIP subscriptions, representing 57% of all wireline phone lines in the U.S., upping its share from 52% in 2016. VoIP remains a lucrative market with strong margins.

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Cable VoIP  |  FTTH VoIP  |  Telco Voice  |  VoIP Basics

The State of VoIP in the U.S.

The U.S. VoIP market is strong and it's growing. VoIP subscriptions have grown 32% since 2013, increasing at a compound annual growth rate of 10%. And interconnected VoIP subscribers outnumber wireline switched access lines for the first time ever in the FCC's biannual status report.

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Cloud Voice Platform  |  IP Transition  |  Telco Voice

Accelerating Telco VoIP Migration with the Cloud

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.

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Cable VoIP  |  Cloud Voice Platform  |  Telco Voice

Service Provider Voice Movin’ On Up (To the Cloud)

For the past several years I’ve started the year with a post looking back on how service provider voice is moving away from legacy approaches to a radically new solution we call the cloud voice platform (see last year’s Service Provider Voice - On the Road to the Cloud).

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