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Informa Telecoms & Media preesents the 11th IMS World Forum – the only dedicated global IMS event in the market. 2013/14 has proved to be a very exciting time for everyone in the industry. Radisys is a Bronze sponsor and will be a featured speaker as well as an exhibitor.
Radisys experts will be on-hand to discuss how operators, who are investing in IMS services today, are increasing ARPU through the delivery of new revenue-generating services while improving the subscriber experience.
Be sure to attend: VoLTE – From Delay to Deploy, featuring Simon Miles – Director of Sales Engineering, Radisys – on April 29th at 17:00.
Join us in late April in Barcelona and we’ll share how Radisys is helping many operators successfully deploy VoLTE and many other other real-time communications offerings. To meet with one of our experts, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.ims-conference.com to read more about this exciting event.
Radisys’ new SIPware conferencing software, integrated with Radisys’ Media Resource Function,
supports new capabilities while delivering CAPEX and OPEX savings
HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. – March 19, 2014 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced that Colt Technology Services (London Stock Exchange: COLT) has deployed Radisys’ Integrated Conferencing Solution, comprised of its SIPware™ Conferencing Application Software and CMS-9000 Media Resource Function (MRF). The Radisys solution provides the foundation for Colt to offer Colt Audio Conferencing and Cisco Webex™ services to customers throughout Europe.
Many conferencing service providers (CSPs) are still delivering hosted conferencing based on legacy audio bridge equipment with trunk circuits to the network. In today’s competitive marketplace, these single-service proprietary platforms are expensive to operate which squeezes profitability, while lacking integration flexibility. Colt took a different approach, purchasing a modern conferencing platform solution from Radisys. Radisys’ Integrated Conferencing Solution is based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture, allowing native support of any VoIP endpoint, yet allows conference participants using traditional phones connected to the PSTN to interconnect with the Radisys Integrated Conferencing Solution using gateway equipment in the Colt network. The result is a conferencing solution delivering crystal-clear, High Definition (HD) capable audio conferencing services for both VoIP and TDM endpoints and devices. Improved economics are achieved by using a pure IP-based services platform, with SIP trunking through fiber connections with existing customer locations. The solution also adds important flexibilities including web-based customer self-service portals, and seamless integration with desktop productivity tools.
“Conferencing and collaboration continue to grow in importance and usage with our business customers. This growth led to our search for an economic and flexible platform to continue expanding our business, and Radisys’ solution met all of our requirements,” said Luke Broome, chief technology officer, Colt Technology Services. “We are confident that Radisys’ Integrated Conferencing Solution will drive ‘minutes of use’ growth while delivering operational savings.”
As part of the solution, Colt is leveraging Radisys’ SIPware Reservationless Conferencing Release 4.4 features including easy-to-use self-service portals, Cisco WebEx™ integration for web conferencing, along with Microsoft Outlook™ integration for simplified scheduling, leading to increased service consumption and revenues.
“Radisys is pleased to be selected for Colt’s next-generation conferencing platform, and to see the deployment of our SIPware Reservationless Conferencing Release 4.4 to help Colt pursue new growth opportunities with a flexible solution to meet their customers’ needs,” said Grant Henderson, vice president, marketing and product management, Radisys. “Our Integrated Conferencing Solution offers superior economics and flexibility compared to any hosted carrier-class audio conferencing solution on the market, and comes with the added bonus of an IMS migration path to video conferencing services on the same platform.”
About Radisys’ Integrated Conferencing Solution
Radisys’ SIPware Reservationless Conferencing Release 4.4 software serves as the Application Server for VoIP and video collaboration services. SIPware comes pre-integrated with Radisys’ IMS MRFs, offering a complete turnkey revenue-generating solution for CSPs and mobile operators. Radisys’ conferencing solution provides many benefits to CSPs looking to drive down costs and introduce new capabilities, while managing growth.
SIPware Reservationless Conferencing Release 4.4 benefits include:
Radisys’ Integrated Conferencing Solution supports SIP trunking interconnection with network providers and enterprise customers, offering significant OPEX savings and interoperability benefits. Its multi-node geographically distributed architecture, along with hardware-level redundancy, delivers superior resiliency to achieve ‘five-nines’ availability. In addition, the solution supports HD voice codecs and automatic transcoding, as well as Voice Quality Enhancement including echo cancellation, noise reduction and packet loss concealment to provide superior VoIP audio quality for an improved conferencing experience.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Radisys’ market-leading MRF (Media Resource Function) and T-Series Virtualized Platforms coupled with Trillium software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring their products to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys technology is used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: small cell Radio Access Networks (RAN), wireless core network elements, deep packet inspection (DPI) and policy management equipment; conferencing and multimedia services including voice, video and data, as well as commercial offerings for network applications that support the aerospace and defense markets.
Colt is the information delivery platform, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers worldwide, Colt operates in 22 European countries with a 46,000km European network and transatlantic network capacity. Colt has metropolitan area networks in 41 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 19,800 buildings and 20 carrier-neutral Colt data centres.
In addition to its direct sales capability, Colt has four indirect channels to market; Agent, Franchise, Distributor and Wholesale which includes Carriers, Service Providers, VARs and Voice Resellers.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT).
Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
I was fortunate to spend last week at MWC, speaking with customers, analysts and press around my favorite topic – VoLTE. Radisys MRF products are already involved with many VoLTE trials and deployments around the globe, as outlined in our VoLTE deployment growth announcement with Mavenir. But I still sense an industry reluctance to commit to VoLTE, possibly due to a narrow view around the costs and benefits associated with the VoLTE business case.
Mobile operators are increasingly deploying LTE networks to satisfy the broadband data demands of mobile subscribers. But the migration of 3G circuit-switch voice services to IP-based VoLTE has been slow to materialize. Why is that?
I believe that many operators view mobile voice as a flat market. The growth is in data, so why invest in IP-based mobile voice services? Fact is that voice is still a $400B market and the biggest revenue generator for most operators, so it would be unwise to leave voice service innovations to OTT players only.
The delivery of VoLTE requires an IMS, which some mobile operators consider costly to purchase and integrate. Therefore, they may conclude that the business case to invest in VoLTE might not be that great and that keeping voice on their 3G networks and using Circuit Switched Fall Back (CSFB) is a suitable approach to support voice for LTE subscribers.
Radisys recently worked with TMN to publish an informative eBook titled “VoLTE – Moving from Delay to Deploy” that lays out the reasons often cited for delaying IMS and VoLTE rollouts, discusses the various objections, and clarifies how the scope of VoLTE business case considerations and benefits goes well beyond voice service revenues and IMS costs. Specifically, we outline how the biggest motivation to move to VoLTE is arguably the opportunities to refarm 3G spectrum for 4G LTE network growth.
Mobile network operators are spending billions on 4G spectrum to grow their LTE networks. Adding VoLTE to their LTE networks allows operators to reduce or decommission 3G voice services. This freed up 3G spectrum can then be re-allocated to 4G LTE network growth, allowing operators to reduce or defer 4G spectrum spending which more than covers the cost for installing and integrating an IMS to deploy VoLTE.
But there are many more motivations and benefits, as outlined in a recent Light Reading article “15 VoLTE benefits for India’s 4G Providers to Consider.”
Once the LTE operator has made the move to an IMS for VoLTE, they are just beginning the journey to revenue growth. Mobile operators would be in a position to introduce additional revenue-generating services such as RCS, multimedia conferencing, Video RBT, or multi-mode messaging to both SIP and WebRTC endpoints. Scale economies are achieved by delivering all of these services using a OneMRF strategy – the more services you deploy using a common MRF, the better the economics. Operators can then also consider adding end-to-end network visibility through service-aware policy control, improving QoS to further differentiate their integrated mobile communications offerings against OTT alternatives.
VoLTE is an important technology, with a business case that should consider the costs and benefits beyond the narrow context of the IMS infrastructure itself. Fortunately, I believe more and more operators are sharing this point of view, leaving me with optimism that 2014 will be a big year for VoLTE.
Ray Adensamer has worked in the telecommunications industry with industry leaders including Convedia (now Radisys), Abatis (now Redback) and Nortel, along with system integration firms Deloitte Consulting and Accenture. He enjoys sharing his passion and viewpoints around IP-based telecommunication solutions with Radisys customers and partners. Ray has a B.A.Sc. in Systems Engineering from the University of Waterloo, along with an M.B.A from University of British Columbia.
MPH6 card for MPX-12000 enables mobile operators, IMS platform providers and OTT service providers to deliver thousands of concurrent HD audio and video transcoding sessions with up to 50 percent lower capital and operating cost than alternate solutions
HILLSBORO, OR, U.S. – February 13, 2014 – Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ: RSYS), a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions, today announced the new high-capacity MPH6 media processing card for its MPX-12000 Broadband Media Resource Function (MRF). The MPH6 extends the market-leading MRF capabilities and is specifically designed to support the processing requirements for large deployments of real-time telecommunication services, including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), high definition (HD) video conferencing, and high capacity multimedia transcoding services.
“The growth of VoLTE and real-time interactive video deployments, with requirements to interconnect different endpoints and codecs, will drive demand for IP media processing in the core of modern IP communication services,” said Diane Myers, principal analyst, VoIP, UC and IMS, Infonetics Research. “This trend will drive investments in IMS architecture with broadband multi-service media processing flexibility. The MPH6 is a great addition to the MPX-12000 to provide more processing power.”
MPH6 – Overcomes VoLTE Transcoding Challenges
More than 250 mobile operators around the world have deployed LTE networks commercially and many are actively in the process of rolling out commercial VoLTE services and trials. Infonetics Research has projected rapid growth in VoLTE subscribers over the next three years with more than 138 million VoLTE subscribers by 2016, up from 8 million at the end of 2013.
VoLTE enabled mobile phones and tablets that use HD audio (AMR-Wideband) codecs will require connectivity with GSM, CDMA or PSTN endpoints that use legacy codecs including AMR Narrowband (AMR-NB), EVRC or G.711. Therefore, as mobile operators transition subscribers to VoLTE, the underlying IMS services infrastructure will need scalable, economical and high capacity transcoding capabilities to interconnect new VoLTE devices to legacy handsets and subscribers.
“Radisys is a leading provider of media processing platforms and is deployed today in VoLTE networks and trials around the globe,” said Grant Henderson, vice president of marketing and product management, Radisys. “Our flagship MPX-12000 combined with the MPH6 delivers the highest capacity IP media processing platform on the market for communication equipment providers and operators, not only for multimedia transcoding, but for a broad range of IMS and web communication services.”
MPH6 – Delivers Industry-Leading Scalability, Reliability and Price / Performance
While HD audio and HD video codecs are delivering an improved user experience with reduced bandwidth utilization, the processing of these media streams requires significantly higher computational capability within the media processing elements of the IMS network. The new MPH6 card, based on the latest multicore Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology, delivers industry-leading DSP power for processor intensive media stream manipulation. The result is industry-leading capacities in a small footprint, with a compelling price per port enabling IMS developers, mobile operators and Over-The-Top (OTT) communication service providers to deliver large scale, economical real-time HD communication services utilizing a broad range of HD audio and video codecs including H.264, VP8, and AMR-WB. In addition, the MPH6 fully leverages the MPX-12000 fault-resilient architecture to deliver unmatched service reliability, including preserving active sessions for call continuity, customer satisfaction and revenue assurance.
See Radisys’ Media Processing Solutions at Mobile World Congress
Radisys will be showcasing its MRF solutions and VoLTE services at Mobile World Congress in Hall 5, Stand 5I61, February 24-27 in Barcelona. For more information on Radisys’ MRF portfolio, or to schedule a meeting with Radisys, contact email@example.com.
For more information about Radisys’ MRF solutions, visit www.radisys.com/products/mrf/.
Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Radisys’ market-leading MRF (Media Resource Function) and T-Series Virtualized Platforms coupled with Trillium software, services and market expertise enable customers to bring their products to market faster with lower investment and risk. Radisys technology is used in a wide variety of 3G & 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: small cell Radio Access Networks (RAN), wireless core network elements, deep packet inspection (DPI) and policy management equipment; conferencing and media services including voice, video and data, as well as commercial offerings for network applications that support the aerospace and defense markets.
Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
IP Media Conditioning for Mobile, WebRTC, and IMS Architectures
Internet Protocol (IP) networking technology is the clear winner in delivering converged networks between fixed and wireless domains. But even with a converged IP network, different media codec standards and encapsulation formats are creating challenges to achieve interworking between a diversity of endpoint technologies.
This whitepaper discusses real-time multimedia transcoding, voice quality enhancement, and media adaptation—what we collectively called IP Media Conditioning—in IP communication networks with respect to service provider requirements and the impact on network architecture.