Extending our Global Footprint

Anyone who hires talent understands the process takes time and effort. For the past several months, I’ve been focused on finding and hiring the very best sales and solutions design talent in our industry. I’m ready to declare “success” as I’ve completed my initial expansion of the NetNumber Sales and Read more…

CRF role in IMS

The next-generation IMS architecture shown in the diagram below provides our industry with a well defined set of standardized functional elements that interact over a well defined set of standardize interfaces.  However, as I look at the diagram two thoughts come to mind: Wow, this is complicated.  (In the end, Read more…

The Big Idea

Virtually every communications service provider on the planet is engaged (at some level) in a transition from a legacy TDM circuit-switch network built on TCAP and ISUP signaling to a next-generation multi-service core based on SIP and DIAMETER signaling.  As an industry, we’ve been making slow but patient progress in Read more…

IMS to PSTN Interworking

Guest Author:  Pieter Veenstra – Architect Voice Solutions – KPN. Pieter Veenstra is lead architect at KPN with over 25 years of experience in the architectural design of voice solutions.  Past roles at KPN included automated test bed design, protocol specification of SS7, and 15 years representing KPN in ETSI and ITU-T standardization with 6 years as chairman of an Read more…

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