Solutions for All-IP Networks

Enable economically sustainable differentiation in All-IP networks

The roll-out of All-IP access networks continues at speed.  For those that have already launched new high-speed IP access networks, attention is now turning to more traditional communications services – voice – and it’s natural companion, video-calling (both part of VoLTE within mobile networks).

  • For voice, the starting point is largely established: ensure the services valued customers remain available on the new network – so called service parity – and take advantage of standard upgrades such as HD voice on the way.
  • For video-calling, the starting point has been established by services from over-the-top players.

However, for both, the starting point is simply that – the start.

Driven by a wider field of competitors comprising Internet brands as well as network operators, the pace and direction of evolution in the service-layer will exceed what has gone before.

For the network operator the starting point may be obvious: voice services that just replicate what we have today – but with HD audio, and basic video-calling. However, the future beyond is wrapped in uncertainty.

What is known is that the market will change continually. The traditional telecoms model for change is too slow and too costly to allow operators to react competitively.

OpenCloud enables operators to adapt its service-layer quickly and in a way that is economically sustainable in order to respond to the ever-changing market.

Transition and Convergence

The telecoms landscape comprises a multitude of networks of different types and generations. LTE roll-out continues and Wi-Fi access and WebRTC are coming into consideration. Service delivery across a heterogeneous mix of legacy and All-IP networks is a new challenge.

Equally, the complete migration of consumer and enterprise customers to new All-IP technologies will take some time. Despite the maturing technology, SS7 networks and IN service-layers will continue to play vital roles and will continue to deliver substantial revenues for many years to come. The cost of maintaining and enhancing those mature networks must also be managed.