Monthly Archives: January 2011

Unified Communications Questionnaire

Unified communications is not new, its been around for nearly a decade.  My start-up Teltier 10 years ago was promoting services such as missed call summary, instant conferencing and messaging, as well as unified communications (UC).  There’s nothing like being painfully too early to market   Unified communications is the integration of real-time communication services […]

Cloud based Telecom Application Platform from hSenid Mobile at Mobile World Congress

At the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this year hSenid Mobile will be presenting their cloud-based telecom application platform.  I covered this in a number of articles on SDP Asia’s Cloud SDP Workshop and on Cloud SDP.  For many operators this low upfront cost approach enables quick and easy experimenting to find the right […]

Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition

Based on a number of courses I’ve given in the region over the past year on Hybrid TV, OTT (Over the Top) TV, IPTV, SDP (Service Deliver Platform) and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) I think the market has ignored the potential of Africa as it transitions to digital TV through 2011/2012. A new conference has […]

Funny as well as Sad Commentary on the State of our Industry

Verizon now carries the iPhone.  It runs on its CDMA network not LTE, which means voice and data do not work at the same time, in my experience that’s a relatively rare use-case, so not a big issue.  Facetime still works as voice and WiFi can work at the same time.  It also includes a […]

IMS World Fourm and IMS Status Report

In April I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop at the IMS World Forum on “Market Status and Case Studies,” its aimed at both non-technical and technical managers responsible for, or whose platform / service will need to inter-operate with, IMS.  The workshop’s objectives are: Provide a deep-dive quantified analysis of the IMS market status, enabling […]

Environmental labeling for Mobile Apps

James Parton brought up an interesting idea around consumer labeling of mobile apps.  Its missing from the mobile eco-system.  For most home appliances there is Energy Star labeling.  Energy Star was first created as a United States government program during the early 1990s, later Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan and the European Union adopted […]