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

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Mobicents Annual Summit 2011 Experience

It's been this time of the year again where Mobicents core team met all together and face to face with our beloved Community and damn that was great ! Kudos to Oleg for organizing and being the perfect host putting up all nighters to make sure everyone would get safely to the hotel with luggage and all.

You can find the full agenda that was covered during our 3 days meet up on Amit's Blog where he will also link the presentations as they are put online by everyone.

The Big News was the official announcement done by Rob Cardwell (JBCP Product Manager, RedHat) that Red Hat is sunsetting JBCP and Mobicents  over the next year. This kicked off the first talk by Ivelin about Transitioning Mobicents leadership to TeleStax, Inc. which is offering a transition path and already providing Enterprise Professional Services (namely, Development and Production Support, Training and Consulting) for Mobicents to customers around the world. 
TeleStax, Inc. founders are Mobicents old timers that have been building Mobicents since its inception back in 2003. More information can be found in Mobicents Transition to TeleStax

The first day of the Summit was exclusively talks done by the community and it was to me probably the best day for me as it gave us an opportunity to see where and how Mobicents was used and hear great quotes like Nick from CodeMinders commissioned by Avistar Communications saying "we are using Mobicents Sip Servlets to all extent possible even to some extent that's not possible :-)"

or Vilius from Elitnet mentioning that "after 1 year in production, it shocks ISV - SLEE did not fail as expected :), still up and running"

Jonas Borjesson from Twilio offered us a treat before Christmas by doing a presentation with a live demo of the Twilio Client and knowing that Mobicents Sip Servlets is powering some technology at one of the hottest Telco 2.0 SaaS made me feel pretty good :-) ! Jonas, being one of the HotSip developer back in 2006, and then worked at Oracle on their SIP Servlets container provided a lot of great feedback during our sessions.

 Jason Goecke from Voxeo Labs gave us a nice overview of their offerings, about Tropothe other one of the hottest Telco 2.0 SaaS out there :-) and their latest baby RayoWe layed out the ground for a potential collaboration around Moho  and future work on SIP Servlets 2.0 specification.

 Silvano Girardi Jr presented Inphonex and how they are currently migrating their infrastructure from Weblogic to Mobicents Sip Servlets. We also had a surprise birthday party ready for him ;-)

Unfortunately the french team from Manaty couldn't get their visa on time, so I performed their presentation on behalf of them.

The next day, I went on stage to introduce how Mobicents Sip Servlets is moving towards the cloud to be able to be used as a PaaS and being renamed TelScale and moving to a new home with git as a source code repository. We then moved to the HA Topics and had a great live discussion following on the Container Independent HA Framework and Converged Load Balancer presentations on what we needed and wanted to support in terms of replication with great input from the community to let us know what they needed. 
That was followed by Georges Vagenas, one of our most active Mobicents contributors (and official Summit video recorder person :-)), presenting his great work on CDI Telco Framework and Arquillian integration with Mobicents.
Unfortunately, Thomas Quintana couldn't be present with us because of a last moment emergency but thanks to the great conferencing technology out there, he presented remotely his great work on RestComm, our Twilio like private Telco 2.0 SaaS powered by Mobicents that is already picking up interest even though still in ALPHA stage.
I also had a talk scheduled on SNMP and Monitoring that I couldn't go over because of lack of time. I will let my other fellow Mobicents folks to talk about their presentations and impressions in their respective blogs.

Last Day was kept for fun stuff where the team visited the mountains and saw Vladimir Putin's guest house and had a nervous breakdown in the bus after risking our lives to see what was supposed to be a great waterfall :-) During all this time, Nick from Codeminders was able to be the best tour guide ever (even without knowing the place), we got to see Sochi downtown and walked on the shore of blacksea as well to finish the trip by a taste of the local treat

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mobicents Face To Face 2011 Meeting open to community

In December (4th to 8th included) the Mobicents team will be gathered for its 5th face to face team meeting in Sochi, Russia, where the XXII Olympic Winter Games will be held. No need to tell that I am very excited to meet my colleagues again, our customers and community !
That's right you read well, building on the success of last year in opening up the meeting to community we are doing it again this year !

Check the contents of the meeting and feel free to provide your input on what you would like to see (the contents for meetings/gatherings during the night shall not be disclosed :-) what happens in Sochi stays in Sochi to paraphrase a famous quote)

For those of you that want to join us there and get more insight on Mobicents, our move toward the cloud, influence the roadmap, discuss the future of the platform, do some hackfest, etc..., feel free to ping us to get more information on the hotel, details etc (you will have to pay for your trip and hotel though as we can't sponsor the whole community :-)). Also you will more than likely need a visa so make sure to apply early, (the tour agency can send a voucher which is mandatory for getting visa so feel free to ask us).

Looking forward to see all of you there !

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Back from JBoss World and JUDCon 2011 and it was awesome !

/me tattooed at the JBoss World Party
So I finally get to write on JUDCon and JBoss World/Red Hat Summit from last week that took place in Boston. And what a breathtaking week it was.  So much innovation going on and new ideas that I wished I wouldn't need to sleep and clone myself to work on so many things and integrate Mobicents everywhere...

JUDCon kicked off at the World Trade Centre in Boston with around 200 people attending making it the biggest JUDCon so far, with three tracks of some of the coolest and bleeding edge community tech showcasing JBoss AS7, Infinispan, Arquillian (where I was crown a noble for my contributions last year), Hibernate, etc. Regarding Mobicents, We had the pleasure of having our first presentation "Tuning and development with SIP Servlets on Mobicents" for a JBoss event done by a great contributor and customer of ours : Naoki Nishihara from OKI. Naoki did a deep dive on how to tune the JVM to accommodate the needs of Telco applications and the SIP Protocol with Mobicents and covered Rapid Application Development and SIP Servlets integration with Spring and CDI which was followed by an interesting QA session. We are in the works to planify a webinar for the community that couldn't attend JUDCon.

Thanks Naoki for the Great JUDCon presentation

Then the JBoss keynote event happened where Enterprise Application Platform 6, JBoss Enterprise Data Grid platform, JBoss developer certification were announced with an incredible live and interactive demo using JBoss cutting edge technologies which was really awesome. As I don't want to spoil the surprise you can see the replay here

Then the Red Hat keynote started and I was delighted to see Rancore Technologies, one of your core contributor and most active community member, win the Red Hat Innovation Award for their Service Delivery Platform that is going to be part of one of the largest 4G LTE/IMS deployments in the world - and in the world's biggest telecom market – India. Rancore's SDP is designed to be suitable for mission critical 4G deployments, where high throughput and low latency are desired

Because Shift Happens !
The other big news was Red Hat entering the cloud market with our Private Cloud IaaS offering CloudForms and with our PaaS offering OpenShift. As we are already working on enabling Mobicents in the Cloud, you can expect to see better Mobicents integration there in the near future. 

I also got to meet and party with Mobicents community members that I met face to face for the first time and my JBoss colleagues which was definitely great. I also met with some customers which I cannot really talk about here but I was definitely an awesome event for all JBoss, Red Hat and Mobicents and especially our community !

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meet Mobicents at JUDCon 2011

This year I will have the pleasure to copresent at JUDCon 2011 (May 2-3, 2011 in Boston) this talk Tuning and development with SIP Servlet on Mobicents/JBoss Communications Platform with Naoki Nishihara (which I'm eager to meet for the first time), who has been contributing to Mobicents since 2009 and is now part of the core team. He works at Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd and is leading the Spring Sip Servlets Framework effort on the Mobicents community.

I will stay around for JBoss World as well so if you're attending either event or will be in the area get in touch with us via Twitter, IRC (on Freenode channel #mobicents), or email (jean dot deruelle at gmail dot com) and I'll buy you a beer while you tell me about what you are doing on top of Mobicents and the new  features you want in the next version of Mobicents ;-)

I hope to see you there