Track: Communications Developer - Track 2 (CD2)
Trends in Mobile VoIP Development
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 9:00-9:45am|
As the world evolves to a more mobile, interconnected, open Internet society, the software and services enabling this trend towards mobility and convergence are also evolving. Mobile phones are becoming smarter, with advanced platforms that enable these phones to be Internet-savvy communications and media devices. Mobile Linux is emerging as the preferred open platform for these product and service innovations in the upcoming Open Internet Generation. This presentation will discuss the industry trends and innovation in software technologies required to excite and fuel the next billion users of the Open Internet Generation.
Senior Vice President of Marketing
ACCESS Systems America
Fundamentals of IMS Development
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 10:00-10:45am|
The presentation will cover the fundamental processes of IMS network elements development and the inherent challenges developers face. The speakers will discuss the underlying components required, from the basic building blocks of IMS protocol toolkits to the intricate details of application deployment. The will also describe the role of standardization in overcoming the inherent complexity of the new architecture and how standards can be leveraged to accelerate IMS adoption. Real-life IMS challenges and solutions of network, terminal, and application server developers will be also discussed. Attendees will also learn about IMS testing tools and methodologies, as well as new and exiting approaches in interoperability.
Nokia Siemens Networks
IMS & ATCA
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 12:45-1:30pm|
Service providers are constantly looking to new enhanced services to boost ARPU. However, because the success of particular services is difficult to predict, they need a dynamic architecture that will allow them to offer promising new services quickly, add resources for successful services as demand increases, and downplay or remove unsuccessful services easily. IMS offers such an architecture. Due to the heavy technical demands placed on an IMS, AdvancedTCA is also poised to be an excellent platform for IMS infrastructure deployment. This presentation will address the issues facing network operators as they move to reinvent themselves and increase revenue; in particular, it will examine IMS, which is generating renewed interest amongst network operators because of its ability to provide modular, flexible service delivery and speedy time-to-market. IMS is poised to help transform network operators into service providers at a low cost and with minimal network disruption.
Director, Gateway Product Management
HA Framework for Telecom Solutions Development
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 1:45-2:30pm|
As consumers we expect flawless telecommunication service. We expect all our phone calls (TDM or IP) to reach their destination and to continue until we hang up the phone. We also expect to encounter very few problems with our telecom services. While these may not seem like high expectations of our phone service, it is a very high expectation of a large, complex and interdependent system. Customer satisfaction is the key to success in any business and operators must meet subscriber expectations for high reliability and seamless integration. This session will address factors like hardware and software reliability/redundancy, inter-dependency, fault monitoring and detection, and knowledge management and the ways in which they all come together to produce a highly reliable, highly available system for telecom solutions development.
Director, Sales Support
Mobile IP Device Strategies
|Tuesday - 09/16/08, 2:45-3:30pm|
Personalized mobile applications that encompass messaging, advertising and media provide revenue-generating opportunities for operators. The current proliferation of mobile devices, increasing network bandwidth and enhanced device capabilities foster an environment for operators and application developers to develop these rich mobile IP applications. However, operators and application developers are faced with difficult choices when developing a device application strategy because of the fragmentation in the mobile IP application platform space.
This session will review the overall features of emerging personalized messaging-centric content-driven device applications. Then, a discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of various device application strategies such as on-device portals (ODP), mobile web, Java, and other client frameworks will be provided. The session will also include how a device application strategy can be developed that supports a broad set of frameworks in order to fully address device application market needs and the cycle of user adoption for engaging mobile experiences.
Member of the CTO Office
VP VoIP Products
Wireless Tutorial – 2G, 3G, 4G and beyond
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 9:00-10:45am|
This comprehensive tutorial is designed to benefit both the technical and general telecom audience. We review the history and evolution of mobile radio, evolving network architectures, services, applications, and business models; consider alternative 4G paths and potential for convergence of GSM/LTE and WiMAX; and discuss the longer term impact of new WiFi standards on fixed and mobile wireless services. We will also cover core network architectures and their evolution to all-IP, new wireless applications and application frameworks, spectrum licensing and more.
Leveraging IMS To Address 4G Challenges
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 12:45-1:30pm|
Mobile operators recognize the constant challenges of deploying compelling revenue-generating service and have addressed these challenges by introducing IMS services with the integration of 3G. Currently, IMS has brought many benefits to operators and end-users alike by enhancing high-speed data, multimedia services and voice. But now with 4G on the horizon, operators will soon face the similar challenges they did with the introduction of 3G. Operators are seeing that IMS services, especially voice, are very complex to deploy but are beneficial in end cost and quality for both the carrier and subscriber. Operators are in need of a future-proof IMS architecture that will add intelligence to the network. In this session speakers will discuss the importance of integrating enhanced network architectures for IMS services, how IMS is currently benefiting many operators, and more.
IMS Product Manager
New Voicemail Options for IP-Based Providers to Increase Revenue
|Wednesday - 09/17/08, 1:45-2:30pm|
The iPhone and other recent telephony advances have pushed Visual Voicemail into the mainstream. Voicemail has changed from a cumbersome
utility, to now include a dynamic set of options and features. This drives more adoption by consumers, and more revenue opportunities for service and solution providers.
New voicemail options for IP-based providers include these top three features:
- Visual Voicemail
- Voicemail Unification
iPhone's success is changing the industry - and VoIP providers now
have a way to surpass Apple's iPhone Voicemail by using API's from companies like GotVoice. Learn how VOIP providers are leveraging applications and platforms from companies like GotVoice to provide their customers with advanced features such as Voicemail-to-Text.
VP of Applications
User Interface Design for Mobile Devices
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 8:15-9:00am|
Users rely on many communication devices and services, such as a mobile phone, IP PBX, e-mail, IM, etc. Since all have different user interfaces and do not typically interoperate, fixed-mobile convergence remains difficult to achieve and the average mobile phone remains a single service and single session device. Now, a mobile endpoint device UI has been designed to deliver many of the functions business users have come to expect on a PBX or a VoIP/VoIM service… and it interoperates and connects with the new hosted VoIP communications services as well as commercial services such as Skype and GoogleTalk. Participants in this session will examine the unique architecture of this multi-tasking/multi-session MMI software platform and see how an application might work on a full-production mobile endpoint device.
Addressing Survivability and Security Challenges in SIP Development
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 9:15-10:00am|
With the increasing adoption of SIP in the enterprise and service providers, many network designers have been engineering solutions around SIP, leveraging the flexibility and modularity advantages. However, those same designers also have concerns about survivability and security. How do SIP solutions deal with equipment and network failures? Can SIP solutions be made as reliable at the traditional TDM equipment? What security and survivability issues exist and how will they be addressed? By participating in this session, you will learn how these and many other aspects of SIP are being addressed.
Communications-enabling Social Networks
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 10:15-11:00am|
Gartner Inc. has noted that although the potential of [social networking] sites for business remains largely untapped, they will become increasingly important to the competiveness of large enterprises in the future. In this session, Avaya will explore how businesses can re-envision customer service and unified communications by providing an example of how it can communications-enable the Facebook social network platform using Avaya Application Enablement Services to support intelligent communications for both employees and customers.
Director of Product Management
Exploring Next-Generation Video Standards
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 1:00-1:45pm|
Truly successful and widely adopted mobile services not only deliver what customers want, but also work on any network and on any handset. That is certainly the case with Mobile TV. Many subscribers use their video-enabled phones as Webcams, with two-way audio and one way video. It’s the proverbial, “Look ma, I’m walking on the Great Wall of China.” These subscribers are generally using phones that support the 3G 324M video standard. In fact, it is the standard that most countries support. But not the U.S. Video over IP is the standard here, and that poses some problems to widespread adoption of Mobile TV. This session will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of 3G 324M and Video over IP and what the ramifications of adoption in the U.S. are.
Jeff Van Dyke
Director of Technology, Office of the CTO
The Changing Role of DSPs in Media Gateway Design
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 2:00-2:45pm|
As media gateways and other telecommunications equipment become more complex — and applications evolve ever more quickly — device designers are presented with a singular challenge: how do I design a product today that will be effective for VoIP today, but have the “legs” to take me, and my customers, into the future?
As new integrated services are gaining widespread mass market adoption – most notably, video applications – telecommunications equipment suppliers are more cautious about the business model they are embracing. A feature and capacity licensing DSP provides the best of both worlds to meet changing market conditions. This presentation will address the inherent qualities of licensing using a multicore DSP that allows manufacturers to move beyond simple voice processing into new and still potentially unknown applications.
Using Development Tools to Influence SMB VoIP Adoption
|Thursday - 09/18/08, 3:00-3:45pm|
VoIP affords SMBs an immense number of advanced services and conferencing capabilities not available to them today. Traditionally, SMBs have switched over to VoIP technology and equipment only when their previous systems reached the end of their “lifecycle”. But, as consumers expect SMBs to be just as technologically savvy as large enterprises, SMBs can no longer wait to switch. Anchored by the opportunity to enjoy enhanced quality of services, amplify productivity, drive customer growth and ultimately increase revenue, the speaker will showcase a framework for integrating IP services based on enhanced VoIP features and overall cost savings for SMBs. The evolution from end of lifecycle adoption to proactive choice for next-generation communication services will be discussed and the speaker will examine how VoIP features and cost efficiency can benefit the entire voice ecosystem from semiconductor and software providers to manufacturers of VoIP equipment, and ultimately, to SMB end-users.