2015

Africa is poised to leapfrog its way to WiFi Calling

A diverse set of factors—some technical, some demographic, and others financial—are converging in Africa to create an incubator that can facilitate the development of the next generation, IP-based communication...


RCR Wireless: Strategies for effective Wi-Fi offload

An IMS core is a very expensiveand complicated thing to implement, even for the largest of the carriers...


Assessing the Risk of Deploying New Mobile Services

In the last posting, it was suggested that a Monte Carlo simulation might be a useful method to help understand the range of probable revenue outcomes related to introducing a new service such as WiFi Calling or Voice Over WiFi (VoWiFi). This posting will explore how probable outcomes can be used in developing a qualitative assessment of the risk associated with offering new services...


Voice over Wi-Fi on operator roadmaps

“An IMS core is a very expensive and complicated thing to implement, even for the largest of the carriers,” said Interop Technologies CTO Steve Zitnik...


3 ways Wi-Fi can help regional operators

Interop Technologies said it sees strong interest from regional operators in its cloud-based IMS solution which can integrate with the operator’s core to enable voice over Wi-Fi...


Exploring the Market Adoption of WiFi Calling using a Monte Carlo Simulation

In a previous posting1, the challenges of accurately forecasting the market diffusion of new technologies was discussed and it was suggested that in certain circumstances, using an s-curve might be intrinsically more accurate than using a simple linear growth model...


RCS or OTT? Yes.

It seems that the longstanding debate about RCS often centers on the question of whether RCS will survive, achieve widespread adoption, and beat back the threat of OTT applications. Pertinacious apologists for their respective side of the debate have honed their arguments by focusing on features, ubiquity, agility, adaptability...


Launching WiFi Calling Now...WiNot

As the evolution of the all-IP mobile space continues, IP services including Voice-over-WiFi (VoWiFi), Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), and Rich Communication Services (RCS), remain front-of-mind for operators...


Why Voice

Many information processing theories have been advanced to describe how humans process information and communicate. One such theory is the Media Naturalness Theory, which argues there are evolutionary biological reasons that face-to-face communication is the optimal form of interpersonal communication...


Virtualization 2.0: Creating new business models

Virtualizing network functions like remote access networks and evolved packet core can help mobile virtual network operators and communications service providers get to market faster, at lower cost. Tim Kridel looks at a second wave of virtualization in the mobile world and how it is changing business models...


Big Carriers Will Want Small Ones to Support VoLTE Roaming

AAs the nation’s largest wireless service providers roll out VoLTE, they’re looking for ubiquitous coverage – and that presents both opportunities and challenges for the nation’s smaller rural wireless operators that rely on roaming agreements with the larger carriers for coverage outside their home turf...


Complexity of Technology Adoption, Part 2: Panarchy

As was discussed in part one1, recognizing and appreciating the dynamics of the "zone of complexity" may, in and of itself, be helpful in understanding the lifecycle of complex systems. Some of the earliest research in this regard was performed by ecologist Crawford Stanley (Buzz) Holling, who proposed that a complex system is a "panarchy"...


Complexity of Technology Adoption, Part 1: Adaptive Systems

In the previous Analyst Corner, it was suggested that employing an S-adoption curve to model the diffusion of new technology might be more representative of the underlying market dynamics than a simple linear model, and therefore might yield more accurate forecasts...


The Golden Rule of Forecasting

In a previous posting, Geoffrey Moore's construct for understanding the adoption phases of a new technology was discussed as it might apply to RCS. This article will use Moore’s adoption curve as a springboard for a high-level discussion of the caveats of forecasting new technology acceptance and market penetration...


Analyst Corner

Interop's Senior Product Analyst, Steve Barefoot is charged with monitoring and analyzing trends in technologies, products, and markets.
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