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MOS based route selection using Netaxis Session Routing Engine

Session Routing Engine is us Had a really good working lunch last week with special guest Laurent Debacker. Laurent runs fixed and mobile network operations for Belgian telco Voo and provided us with a very interesting talk about their implementation of the Netaxis Session Routing Engine. Some of you might think there is nothing much […]

Self Learning Control Layer

Self Learning Control Layer in VoIP Networks

Taking Control of Your Network – The Self Learning Control Layer The development and implementation of telecommunications networks and services has traditionally been a long drawn out affair. Even the smallest project might have an 18 month gestation period. Major network roll outs much longer. The advent of API driven environments provides us with the opportunity […]

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Proud winners again – Oracle style

Netaxis win Prestigious Oracle Award Totally thrilled to tell you that last week, at the Oracle Industry Connect event in sunny Orlando Florida, Netaxis Solutions were presented with a prestigious Oracle Award for services to the industry. Or something like that 🙂 Oracle are important business partners for Netaxis. We use their Session Border Controllers […]

Mobile World Congress 2017

Mobile World Congress 2017

Report from Mobile World Congress 2017 It’s been a busy few weeks with some highlights, not the least of which being our exit from Timico shareholding. It brings to an end what was a great journey. We started Timico in April 2004. I kind of retired after ten years or so but remained a shareholder. It […]

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VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop Wrapup

VoIP Network Monitoring workshop learnings Terrific VoIP Network Monitoring workshop on Tuesday. Ended up with around 25 engineers in the room. Who would have thought that 3 hours would whizz by when talking about this subject? Thanks to all who came especially Raph from Netaxis, Ade and Ben from Zen Internet and Florian from Oracle. […]

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More VoIP Network Monitoring Stuff

All about VoIP Network Monitoring The UK VoIP industry is maturing. Networks are growing, subscriber numbers are increasing and the tools people used when they first started may no longer do the job. Once upon a time it was just fine to use freeware. After all there is plenty of support out there. Usergroups willing […]

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop Update

VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update stuff Quick trefor.net VoIP Network Monitoring Workshop update I have planned in town on Tuesday 21st February. The workshop is being held at Gamma’s offices near the Gherkin (St Mary Axe) with free beer and curry generously provided by Oracle and me, with my Netaxis Solutions UK hat on (blows on […]

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Who is going to Mobile World Congress next month?

Showcasing Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress 2017 Fixed Mobile Convergence Mobile World Congress. If you are thinking of going to Mobile World Congress in Barca next month let me know and we can hook up. I’ll be there with Netaxis where we will be showcasing a load of nifty stuff including our Fixed Mobile […]

Netaxis Solutions UK

Announcing Netaxis Solutions UK

Netaxis Solutions UK Thought I’d share some news with y’all. Last week we set up Netaxis Solutions UK, This is a joint venture between me and Netaxis in Belgium, a business I worked with last year on a consultative basis. Quite exciting really. Netaxis are an engineering based company that partners with telecoms network operators.They […]

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Video conferencing takes the strain out of taking the train

Vidyo video conferencing takes the strain out of taking the train Interesting statistics for Netaxis’ internal usage of their Vidyo video conferencing solution in 2016. We had a cumulative total of  91,496 minutes of connections. That’s 2 months, 3 days, 12 hours and 56 minutes of connections. There were a total of 974 meetings connecting […]

how do you perform interop testing after firmware upgrade?

voip interop testing made easy? I’d be interested in chatting to anyone out there who has to periodically does voip interop testing to certify equipment after a firmware upgrade. You may be an IP telephony handset manufacturer or a vendor of other equipment that needs to be certified against an operator’s platform or network. This could […]

broadsoft provisioning server

Differentiate your service from that of other Broadsoft users

Broadsoft provisioning server – PIE by Netaxis Broadsoft would appear to be the leader in the hosted PBX market. The problem with this is that many Broadsoft based hosted VoIP services will have little to differentiate themselves from the competition. It is a situation reached in the mature on premise market many years ago. Their customer portals […]

dory call simulator

What’s the Dory Story?

Call simulator finds problems before your customer Dory call simulator can be used to quickly certify new firmware releases on CPE such as PBXs or to stress test a network after upgrades to carrier platforms. Some of you will know I’ve been doing some consultancy work for a Belgian outfit called Netaxis Solutions. Netaxis develop software […]

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Amusing LinkedIn congratulatory messages

Amusing LinkedIn congratulatory messages Started getting  load of LinkedIn congrats this week. I couldn’t understand why. It was happy anniversary in the job type stuff. I asked someone what it was for and turns out I’ve been on the ITSPA council for ten years. Actually that is wrong. ITSPA is now, in its current form, […]

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UK telecoms revenues plummet because of England v Wales game

punters hang on to their seats not their phones The number of calls being made by people in UK small businesses plummets during the England v Wales European footy match, according to highly respected telecoms chief Colin Duffy. In an exclusive revelation to trefor.net Duffy reveals that his customers spent more time watching the game […]

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VoIP monitoring tools for a world where SIP trunks outnumber ISDN

VoIP monitoring tools for the 21st century. I’m doing some work with a company called Netaxis Solutions who amongst other things provide a suite of VoIP monitoring tools for network operators/Internet Telephony Service Providers. This post highlights how the operational requirements of ITSPs change as they grow. Customers get more demanding and it becomes increasingly important to […]

Founders and Coders Cohort 7

WebRTC: hacking apps for mental health services

WebRTC hacks for social benefit Last week I explained how we at IPCortex were working with a social enterprise called Founders and Coders to use WebRTC to help solve some social challenges. The plan was to introduce the ambitious FAC team (16 trainee Javascript developers), to WebRTC via a week long workshop. We’d then support […]

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Hacking WebRTC for Social Benefit

Social Enterprise WebRTC A few weeks ago, I came across a social enterprise called Founders and Coders. They provide free Javascript development courses in East London via peer learning, mentoring and exposure to projects brought to them by other social enterprises and corporate clients. It’s an innovative response to the skills gap that most of […]

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The move to cloud based services gathers momentum as superfast broadband penetration grows

Philip Little of Lincoln cloud based telephony service provider Bluecube discusses the growth of cloud services in Lincolnshire The trend in businesses moving to cloud services in Lincolnshire has been gathering momentum for quite some time now. However, at Bluecube, we have seen an exponential growth in this over the last 18 months in particular, so why is that? […]

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Nominet kills off ENUM project

Nominet ENUM is no more um This arrived in the email this morning from Nominet Head of Policy David Abrahams via ITSPA: “As you will be aware the Nominet ENUM project of 2007 was intended to provide a method for end-users to register ENUM domain names in the 4.4.e164.arpa zone. Nominet signed a contract with […]

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Danny Prieskel telecom fraud

Tickets now available for Exec Dinner with Danny Prieskel – Telecom Fraud Experiences

Danny Prieskel discusses Telecom Fraud at trefor.net Exec Dinner Fraud is a big problem for providers of telecommunications services, be they traditional voice or VoIP services. ITSPA runs workshops where we discuss the subject and has been very active in working with the Metropolitan Police where it comes to fraud response and anti-fraud measures. The […]

ITSPA workshop

trefor.net ITSPA workshop final lineup announced

trefor.net ITSPA workshop attracts global players to panel The Autumn trefor.net/ITSPA workshop is colocated with Convergence Summit South in Sandown Park Racecourse on 7th October. The final lineup has been announced and includes some big names from the global VoIP community. The general theme is how to make money and how to stop losing money. Curtis Peterson […]

WebRTC Apps Competition

Winners of Genband WebRTC Apps Competition

Metronet win prestigious WebRTC Apps competition. The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The idea was that entrants […]

WebRTC Apps Competition finalist

Second WebRTC Apps Competition finalist

WebRTC Apps Competition finalist DRD Communications. The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry actually showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The idea was that […]

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GENBAND Summer of Apps WebRTC Competition finalist Manor IT

WebRTC apps competition winners include monetisation of the technology The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry actually showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The […]

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture – an Operator Perspective

Introduction to Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Vodafone Group Solutions Architect Juan Hernandez presents us with an authoritative look at mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Unified communications (UC) is a hot topic in the industry. Although the provided services may be pretty much the same in different market niches, the way in which such services […]

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Neill Wilkinson talks standardisation for WebRTC

standardisation for WebRTC Neil Wilkinson was the author of “Next-Generation Networks: Technologies & Services” – for John Wiley and is the owner of Aeonvista Ltd (http://www.aeonvista.com/) . Aeonvista is an ICT Consultancy created by Neill in 2007 who look to maximize the best in class technology thinking to inform their customers. So generating strategic solutions […]

WebRTC where is the money?

webrtc monetisation Carlos Aragon, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at GENBAND, asks ‘how might UC vendors and service providers profit from WebRTC’? Carlos has extensive experience with both mobile and fixed-line UC services, Unified Communications as a Service and WebRTC. Today, he is intimately involved in GENBAND’s Hosted UC offers to both service providers and enterprises. […]

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