I’m here at the WEBRTC expo in Atlanta, GA, the second expo of its kind. Yesterday afternoon was filled with several hours of demonstrations of WebRTC wares. According to some vendors, this years crowd is double in size then last. I can attest that there are a lot of people here.
Customers punish carriers who put them in the middle of back-end politics. Think that’s not true? Just read the news about the spat between Verizon, Netflix and its bandwidth provider, Cogent Communications.
Predeployment testing is an obvious win: your organization can save time and money, ensure a great customer experience, ensure technology works as required, and more.
Much has been written in the press recently about the drop in roaming-related charges that Mobile Operators enforce on customers. A few years ago, you could expect to pay almost 10 times as much for making a voice call in a foreign network compared to making that same call in your home network. Even worse, you were charged regardless of whether the foreign network was a preferred roaming partner or not.
Whether you are setting up a new contact center environment or updating an existing one, there are many factors to take into account. One wrong move and when you go live, the whole structure can come tumbling down. That’s why thorough pre-deployment testing is crucial.
Mobile Operators have so many things to consider when deciding how best to profit while still providing a great service to their customers.
The first step when considering testing contact center networks is to make you have a clear set of goals that others in the organization buy into. Your test plan can affect many other departments in your company beyond the contact center: marketing, finance, etc. You need to get them to buy in and you need to make sure the tests you’re performing covers their needs as well.
This year’s TM Forum event had a number of key themes including the old favorite, Customer Experience. I say old in that as a concept, Customer Experience, especially in the Telco world, has been around for a number of years. During this time it has of course evolved, but in doing so, it now means […]
To start the process off, perform a “Network Readiness Assessment” or NRA. Note, however, that this concept means different things to different people. I have seen some customers perform NRAs on their own in a variety of different ways, I’ve seen third parties perform them for customers, and some IP Telephony vendors require that the NRA be performed by them in order for them to support their product.
Both Enterprises and Service Providers are attempting to find ways to handle increasingly complex technology environments. Better access to data and new tools to improve services and increase revenue are constantly being developed and adopted. While this is of course advantageous, it also creates a snarl of technology that is challenging to untangle.