What does it take to survive ‘in the cloud’?

Most enterprises are familiar with this scenario: they purchase expensive software applications for installation on-site. They deal with a cumbersome and time-consuming installation process. Have a substantial IT department to deal with rollouts, support and maintenance of such applications. Know that the product is limited to the features inherent upon purchase. And, of course, face the challenge of ever-growing demand for storage capabilities. Storage limitations that slow down the application and take away from the...

By Allot Communications, 17 April 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Cloud, Infrastructure.

5 ways to quench the mobile internet thirst

Increasing demand requires greater efficiency

Mobile Internet is EVERYWHERE. When we are not accessing it in public via cellular 4G LTE, we are using our mobile devices to surf on corporate Wi-Fi networks. But access is not always fair. Sometimes, we just want to quickly check our mails. Or launch a corporate app. And yet, we have to struggle with poor response times because someone is streaming multimedia. It is analogous to being unable to slake a fierce thirst because the hose is being used to wash the family motor...

By Allot Communications, 07 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Mobile, WiFi.

Mobile operators, OTT, and revenues: What lies ahead?

At Mobile World Congress 2013, I attended a distinguished panel about The Future of Communications, showing that in today’s communications, we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg of what’s lying ahead.

René Oberman (CEO, Deutsche Telekom) talked about how outstanding LTE technology is in terms of the quality of its data delivery. But he also noted that while operators invest in technology and quality of delivery, OTTs are riding on that investment for free. Deutsche Telekom's network has experienced...

By Allot Communications, 05 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Billing, Operators.

Wrapping it up at #MWC2013: What is "optimal" service delivery?

I’ve been thinking about how to wrap up my experience at Mobile World Congress 2013. The more experienced editors and press professionals have already done that as they reviewed devices, apps, the cloud, LTE, and so many things that were discussed during this very special week. I was trying to see if I could learn from their style, but in the end, I’m staying true to my original intent which was to write about MWC from my own perspective and experience.

First, Team Allot was great. Everyone was doing his...

By Allot Communications, 04 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Big Data, Infrastructure, LTE, Mobile.

How much will data users actually pay? It's personal...

I’d like to share what I think is one of the big topics being discussed at Mobile World Congress 2013 in the past few days. I participated in a seminar about "learning from consumer behaviour." It focused on trends that can be identified in the mobile communications world.  The general agreement was that the trends pose an opportunity and a threat at the same time.  Mobile networks are dealing daily with the explosion of smartphones and tablet users on their network.  In the mature markets, the...

By Allot Communications, 01 March 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Big Data, Consumers, Infrastructure, Operators.