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About Amir Zmora
Amir Zmora (@AmirZmora) is VP Alliances & Partnerships for AudioCodes. In his current role, Amir is heading technical and business alliances as well as new technology initiatives and new media.
Prior to his current position, Amir served as VP Products & Marketing for the Technology Business Unit of RADVISION, an Avaya company, for 5 years. In this role, Amir led the BU’s strategy as well as overall product and marketing activities. These activities spanned from Voice and Video over IP developer solutions and testing and media quality monitoring applications to high level HD video client frameworks for mobile, tablet and desktop running on VoLTE and non-VoLTE networks. This was Amir’s second term at RADVISION with a 4 year “break” between them in which he served as VP Marketing & Products and later VP BD for Surf Communication Solutions. Prior to rejoining RADVISION, Amir was CEO and Co-founder of a web based service creation and video communication startup company.
Earlier, he held several technical and marketing managerial positions at RADVISION, one of which was heading the H.323 R&D and Product Management groups.
Amir enjoys mountain biking as well as hiking and other outdoor activities he does together with his wife and 2 children.
Entries by Amir Zmora
Telecommunication products were traditionally based on dedicated HW. A collection of technology changes and market requirements have caused many of these products to move away from dedicated HW and to run on x86 platforms.
I’m an enthusiastic user of VocaNOM so I figured it is time to get Eyal Zach, our VP Business Development for Mobility and VocaNOM answer some questions and tell our readers about the latest advances and plans for the application.
Mobile communication is a competitive space where operators are striving to introduce new services to better compete with OTT and increase ARPU. On the other end, mobile operators are looking to reduce their operating costs. One way to do so while also increasing user satisfaction is by enabling WiFi calling in their networks. Earlier this […]
IT departments have all the means necessary to manage voice communication over the enterprise network and know the ins and outs of those communications. Some enterprises have compliance requirements to which they must adhere, some have security considerations and others have reasons to “know what’s happening in their network”.
My post summarizing some of the Telco presentations at WebRTC 2014 received a comment from Josh, one of our blog’s loyal readers,who pointed out the market need for breaking the OTT islands. My reply to Josh was: “Great comment that deserves a post as an answer rather than just a reply in the comments section”
In this post, I want to provide a few highlights of what Telcos presented with regards to their activities in WebRTC on the first day of the conference. The answer to this question depends on who you ask. Sebastian from Slovak Telecom presented this topic nicely by showing how technology and marketing people view it in the telephony context
A WebRTC GW doesn’t stand by itself, it needs a multitude of capabilities and supporting elements to ensure effective and high quality service. This is why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts when bringing all that is required for an end-to-end WebRTC Enterprise connectivity solution.
For several years we have been in the process of enhancing our products to allow them to live in the cloud, a good example of this is the virtual SBC. In this context we have taken VocaNOM one step further and changed it from being a product to a cloud service running on Amazon AWS. The Amazon team was pretty excited about this and conducted an interview
Comparing an SBC to a toaster, Andrew concludes that a commoditized SBC competes on capacity and price. Very much like a toaster that competes on the number of slots it has and the price, as after all, you just “put in a slice of bread and it pops out all nice and brown”. Reality though is quite different.