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Archive for 2013

Openwave Exec Discusses the Benefits, Challenges of NFV & SDN

What benefits/advantages does a software telco have over a legacy telco? The aim of SDN and NFV is to leverage COTS hardware, homogeneous virtualization technology and dynamic service chaining across applications to allow dynamic provisioning, deployment and configuration of applications,…

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Openwave Mobility Scoops Highly Coveted SDN Award

I am delighted to announce that Openwave Mobility’s innovation and expertise in SDN has been recognized by TMCnet. Our Integra Platform won TMC’s 2013 Excellence in SDN Award which is an amazing achievement considering that many vendors are still trying…

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Don’t Worry, Your Data is Safe with Mobile Operators

There is an inherent mistrust of customer data-gathering processes and in-network analysis, due to the story of the NSA’s requesting subscriber data from large U.S.-based operators. Operators and over-the-top (OTT) service providers are just looking at the flows of data,…

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How Operators can Benefit from Simpler Data Roaming for Subscribers

International data roaming can be a difficult road to navigate – for operators and subscribers. Operators must work with one another via roaming agreements to determine authentication, authorization, and billing protocol. Subscribers often find themselves combing through literature and price…

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Porn Free

In light of the UK’s recently-announced war against porn and the introduction of stricter filtering, many people are wondering how mobile operators can tackle this sensitive issue, without alienating their customer base? Recently, Prime Minster David Cameron raised the stakes…

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Over-the-Top Players are Learning That One Size Doesn’t Fit All

A new, second generation of over-the-top players have entered the fray in an increasingly complex and region-dependent market A few weeks ago, you may have seen news of the withdrawal of operator owned over-the-top (OTT) services by Telefonica Digital. Their…

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H.265 – Creating Disruption in the Video Space

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC or H.265) is a new standard for video compression that has the potential to deliver far greater performance than earlier standards such as H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding). HEVC was designed to substantially improve coding efficiency…

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