Understanding Business Drivers for VoLTE: Dialable VoIP and VAS vs. OTT Voice Services

With increasing awareness of IP as a cheap source of transport, more people are aware of VoIP and OTT alternatives

There are many reasons for justifying Voice over LTE (VoLTE) beyond the obvious efficiencies for voice services.  Some of the business case drivers include:

  • Revenue retention
  • Preparation/foundation for RCS
  • HDTV and HD voice services
  • Next Generation Apps (Augmented Reality and others)
  • Small carrier opportunities (roamers and vacation spots)

Arguably, the biggest driver is simply “Dialable VoIP”.

U.S. judge says Internet streaming service should be treated like cable

Ruling could have major implications for broadcasters if it is upheld by higher courts

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled on Thursday that online television service FilmOn X LLC should be treated like a traditional cable system in order to transmit the programs of the nation's broadcasters over the Internet.

The ruling, coming as consumer TV-watching habits are increasingly migrating to the Internet, is the first to first to view a streaming service like a cable provider and could have major implications for broadcasters if it is upheld by higher courts.

Intel serves up revenue, profit beat as data center business grows

Growth in data centers and Internet-of-Things businesses helped offset weak demand for PCs

Reuters

(Reuters) - Intel Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly results on Wednesday as growth in its data centers and Internet-of-Things businesses helped offset weak demand for personal computers that use the company's chips.

Shares of the world's largest chipmaker, which also cut its full-year capital expenditure forecast for the second time, rose as much as 9.2 percent after market before paring some of their gains.

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Carmakers to tech partners: Keep your hands off our data

Revenues from connected cars estimated to grow to $40 billion a year worldwide by 2018

Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Carmakers are limiting the data they share with technology partners Apple Inc and Google Inc through new systems that link smartphones to vehicle infotainment systems, defending access to information about what drivers do in their cars.    

China's ZTE to partner with Softbank on 'pre-5G' technology in Japan

Commercial trial to begin early next year

Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp said on Friday it has struck a deal with SoftBank Corp to deploy its "pre-5G" technology in Japan, with a commercial trial to begin early next year.

ZTE has touted its "pre-5G" technology as providing faster speeds on 4G network. It sees it as intermediate step between current 4G technology and 5G, the next generation of networks that the wireless industry is hoping to have up and running by 2020.

Big Data for Telcos: cutting OPEX, improving service quality - and deploying services faster

Not just for marketers, Big Data and predictive analytics and techniques combine to make large carrier networks more resilient

Big Data has won acclaim – and rightfully so – for helping marketers improve the efficiency of their campaigns, assisting doctors in making diagnoses, fighting fraud, detecting hacker attacks, and even predicting financial markets. While most of the attention has been on consumer applications, Big Data analytics and techniques can be applied to telecommunications and carrier networks as well.

China adopts new security law to make networks, systems 'controllable'

Critics have argued that the extensive nature of the law constitutes national security overreach

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's legislature adopted a sweeping national security law on Wednesday that covers everything from territorial sovereignty to measures to tighten cyber security, a move likely to rile foreign businesses.

A core component of the law, passed by the standing committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), is to make all key network infrastructure and information systems "secure and controllable".

President Xi Jinping has said China's security covers areas including politics, culture, the military, the economy, technology and the environment.

Cisco to buy OpenDNS for $635 million to boost security business

Uses predictive intelligence to block malware, botnets and phishing threats that antivirus and firewalls miss

Reuters

(Reuters) - Cisco Systems Inc said on Tuesday it would buy OpenDNS, a privately held cloud-based security firm, for $635 million, the latest move to boost its security business as cyber attacks increase in number and sophistication.

Cisco has been buying a number of security companies, which has made its relatively tiny security business one of its fastest growing areas in the past two years.

Out of the shadows, China hackers turn cyber gatekeepers

China hopes domestic cyber security groups will provide defenses against hacking, rather than foreign firms

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn't mean every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.

As Chinese companies grapple with a sharp increase in the number of cyber attacks, many hackers are finding it increasingly lucrative to go above board and join the country's nascent cyber security industry.

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