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August 22, 2012

Calling All VoIP: Get a Charge with VoLTE

On October 2, at the Mobility Tech Conference and Expo, we will be featuring a tutorial on RCS, Voice over HSPA and Voice over LTE. You can sign up for the in-depth training here, which also displays the full day tutorial as well as presenter, Neil Wiffen’s bio.

First, let me make a point; we call it Voice over IP, which can mean the Internet or Internet technology, however, there is an inherent assumption that packets are involved.  Now, here is the point: there are more wireless packets these days than wireline at the edges.

In the description of the event, we talk about the carrier’s opportunity for services and yet indicators point to a more dynamic marketplace.

  • The mobile Internet of smartphones has surpassed the personal computer market.
  • The International calling market is virtually disintegrated into over the top calls.
  • The revolution of video calling is happening.
  • The carriers are changing their billing to recognize that voice is no longer the driver.

Now, the reality is that voice still dominates the way we communicate, but the market is Balkanized by the segmentation and that should mean opportunity for VoIP.

As the past decade has shown, the over the top services can be better than the traditional voice solutions, so the opportunities for interconnection and bypass are going to come as a result of the shift.

Companies talk in terms of units of measurement and the discussion of minutes of use have given way to the mbs used by customers.  And as they move to that unit of measurement, the partnership opportunity should be more dynamic.  They want to see more aggregation and not fear that GoogleTalk, iChat, and Skype will make them a commodity. Carriers hate to think they are a commodity.

As carriers move to interconnect their interconnections to the GSM IPX, the interconnection points between the carrier and your network have an opportunity to grow and expand.  It may also mean that the roll of the clearinghouse will be swallowed back into the carrier network.

The bottom line is VoIP’s next evolution as a network service is going to be with the VoLTE solutions (as an over the top it will be with WebRTC), but the off net world and the way that works is going to be subject of this tutorial.

Join us for this tutorial if you want to see where Voice is going and how you can benefit from the wireless carriers migration plans.


Want to learn more about today’s powerful mobile Internet ecosystem? Don't miss the Mobility Tech Conference & Expo, collocated with ITEXPO West 2012 taking place Oct. 2-5 2012, in Austin, TX.  Stay in touch with everything happening at Mobility Tech Conference & Expo. Follow us on Twitter.




Edited by Stefanie Mosca


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