Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mobicents SIP Servlets on JBoss AS7 passes the JSR 289 TCK !

Following on today's news that TeleStax, Inc is now a member of the JCP and part of the JSR 359 Expert Group, we are also pleased to announce that latest snapshot version of Mobicents SIP Servlets (MSS) on JBoss AS7 is now passing the JSR 289 which means it is the first SIP Servlets container to integrate with HTTP Servlets 3.0, Java EE 6 and benefits from all the JBoss AS7 goodnesses (it now starts as fast as Tomcat and integrates with JBoss AS7 CLI for monitoring and management)

You can see the test results from our Cloudbees Jenkins Continuous Integration Job (Thanks to the Cloudbees FOSS Program)


We still have a couple of items left to complete before calling it a release, namely the Documentation.
As such we decided to bump the next release version number to 2.0.0.FINAL and updated the roadmap accordingly 

Special Thanks

TeleStax logo 

I would like to thank the usual suspects that work on this ie :

  • myself for helping here and there at the end and mostly in the beginning by refactoring MSS on being independent of any containers, ie MSS could plug into other containers such as Jetty, Resin, Glassfish (if there is enough interest or contributors ready to contribute either container integration)
  • Vladimir Ralev who did the initial chunk of work for integrating into 7.0.2 and having a proof of concept 
  • But most importantly a HUGE Thanks to Jose Maria Recio, Co-Founder of Solaiemes whose products help carriers to keep their role relevant, allowing them to build alternatives to over-the-top offers using enablers as Joyn / RCS-e and RCS as a Platform. He highly earned his stripes to be on the Mobicents Hall of Fame along with other companies like Twilio, Cisco, Avaya, OKI, Free Mobile and many others...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Slow or no wifi fix for Ubuntu 12.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 12.04, my wifi stopped working, ie network manager was showing my laptop as connected to my home wifi network but I couldn't connect to internet for some reason, ping and DNS resolving didn't work neither apparently.
After looking around I found something useful that I had to tweak for my system to get it work, so simply taking their solution 2 and tweaking it to look like :
sudo rmmod -f iwlwifi
sudo modprobe iwlwifi 11n_disable=1
If you notice that the wifi speed improved, then make the change permanent :
gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi-disable11n.conf
and add this line to the file:
options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1
save and quit.

If you're on battery, turning off power management could help as well
sudo iwconfig wlan0 power off

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 Write up

Just came back from Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and it was hectic. I actually didn't saw any of the shows or announcements apart from Joyn, the commercial name for RCS-e,  as I was fully booked in advance with meetings for all days which was made it so good for me, TeleStax and the Mobicents Community. If you want a good write up you can read Alan Quayle's blog post about it where he mentions that one of the companies to watch out there is Solaiemes.

Solaiemes which I was pleased to meet face to face and see live demos from  their products based on Mobicents and is also an active Mobicents contributor, contributing AS7 integration to Mobicents SIP Servlets. You can read their views on Joyn on their blog.

But first things first, I would like to THANK our partner ATES Networks who following on our recent joint press release invited us, TeleStax to join and copresent at the event with them. They were equally full of meetings where they showcased there awesome selfcare demo who lighted the eyes of many telco operators. 

Their booth was not very far away from OpenCloud, which gave me the chance to meet first time face to face with their CTO David Ferry and JAIN SLEE specification lead and discuss together TeleStax commitment to continue helping evolve both JAIN SLEE and SIP Servlets standards and sharing our views on each standard as well as a coming surprise from them ;-)

I had also the chance to meet our community, notably Solaiemes which I mentioned above, with Aayush Bhatangar from Rancore Technologies which built their SDP for 4G Networks on Mobicents, Iskratel who based their VoIP VAS on Mobicents, ElitCluster who chose to use Mobicents for their Open source Intelligent Network/SDP/BSS for Effortel, a Belgium MNVE, PeopleFone a Swiss based VoIP Provider offering their services based on Mobicents in 5 different countries, hSenid Mobile whose flagship product mChoice® SDP is based on Mobicents. I had the chance to see video conferencing demos of two video conferencing servers, one from Sergio Garcia Murillo with Medooze and their open source MCU Media Server and Naeva Tec with Kurento both fronted by Mobicents SIP Servlets. I also met with Maarten Ectors, Head of Cloud and Disruptive Innovation in Europe at Nokia Siemens Networks and influent blogger at the blog and chat about the next plans for RestComm, our Telco 2.0 SaaS

I wish I had the time to meet all the people and companies present there using/interesting in Mobicents that I couldn't meet because I was full. If I missed you feel free to ping me offline once again to meet at another telco event.
SnapDragon from HTC completely made from HTC phones

I had the time on friday before leaving to make a quick jump at the beautiful Sagrada Familia started in  1882 and still under construction with an anticipated completion date of 2026 which is probably the best piece of architecture I ever saw as you can witness below