Monthly Archives: July 2008

An Independent Review of LTE (Long Term Evolution, aka 4G): Cutting through the marketing hype

LTE (Long Term Evolution, also known as 4G) is entering the hype-cycle, and being rapidly pushed up to the ‘peak of inflated expectations’, just like IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), PTT (Push To Talk), FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence), and far too many other technologies to name here.  So to cut through the hype and hopefully present […]

The Telco API: Services examples with the potential to raise ARPU by up to 36%

In a previous weblog article I discussed how the Telco API is much more than a method of exposing capabilities from telco networks to third party applications.  As these slides show, Telco API.pdf, the Telco API impacts all services in an operator’s business.  Using the classic demand curve, we can break its impact into three […]

Start-ups to Watch: Fonolo, stopping the IVR Hell!

While at the Voice Peering Forum I met an innovative ‘Voice 2.0′ start-up called Fonolo. If you need to call your bank, airline, operator, car rental agency, travel service, or one of those many other companies that waste your time by making you wait on the phone; this service does all the IVR (Interactive Voice […]

Web / Voice / Telco 2.0 Application Developer List

For the passed two years in helping operators and suppliers innovate around the concept of the Telco API, I’ve built a list of web / voice / telco 2.0 application developers that could benefit from the Telco API.  Currently the list is at about 800 companies, but it’s always under revision as there is significant […]

Update on OSS Consolidation Part 1 Weblog Article: Service Management

At the start of April I wrote about the consolidation in the service management space and the major trends of: Consolidation of functionality.  Just like enterprise IT, as mature functions are subsumed.  For example, once upon a time a service provider would buy a VoIP fulfillment platform, now multi-service fulfillment is the norm. Emergence of […]