materialgirl 12/5/2012 | 3:50:25 AM
re: Time Warner Goes Dualmode Technoboy was right, in that Siemens does have some cool technology, however it is not clear how much of the solution is represented by the OEM'ed bridge, versus their own IMS software. In addition, this marks the first "real" (economically productive or cash flow positive) use for IMS I am aware of.
Michael Harris 12/5/2012 | 3:50:24 AM
re: Time Warner Goes Dualmode IMS finally deployed to generate revenue? Now that is news! :)

Another angle not discussed in the article is the WiFi infrastructure cable MSOs will use to pull this off. There are some interesting solutions emerging that marry WiFi mesh with DOCSIS cable modem networks. Basically, a pole or strand mounted WiFi access point with integrated DOCSIS cable modem that can backhaul traffic over the mesh or cable IP network. A nice, logical extension for cable data and IP phone network infrastructure.
technoboy 12/5/2012 | 3:50:23 AM
re: Time Warner Goes Dualmode Well tie me up with some fiber optic cable and beat me with a Cellular base station I was right. I better tell my wife since this doesn't happen too often. Thank you Materialgirl!!!!
zwixard 12/5/2012 | 3:50:21 AM
re: Time Warner Goes Dualmode The best Time Warner + Sprint-Nextel can do is to compete with other quad-play vendors in combined offering of services. The technology is available to everyone, therefore, no competitive advantage to anyone. Dual mode adds more complexity to the core network and will soon be displaced by better technologies appearing over the horizon.

Telcos uses IPTV, a new technology, to compete with Cable. What Cable companies need is a low-cost mobile VoIP infrastructure and services to get even.
technoboy 12/5/2012 | 3:50:18 AM
re: Time Warner Goes Dualmode Thats true but that wasnt the jist of the email thread that Materialgirl started. In any event, Cable MSO's have to offer a wireless service to compete with the service provider consolidation that is occuring today. I think the main point is that someone is finally announcing a service based on IMS and it happens to be based on Siemens gear along with Bridgeport's mobil services gateway. I have not seen another carrier offering this capability today but that doesnt mean its not happening.
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