Monthly Archives: December 2011

Warning on Mark Maritz of Vital Training

UPDATE (Oct 2016): The latest rumor is Mark has opened a company – Banking Academy, http://www.bankingacademy.co.za/. This is not yet confirmed as an internet search does not show who are the owners. But given the address and MO I’d recommend being very careful.   In the 9 years I’ve been running my business working with people around […]

End of Year Entry: Telecoms is Entering Uncertain Times

This entry shares some interesting data on the total global telecom revenue gathered in putting together a report I’m currently writing called: “The Services Domain. Market Status, Case Studies and Strategic Analysis.” The term Services Domain is used as the term SDP (Service Delivery Platform) is simply too ill-defined, abused by suppliers, and limits its […]

70% rise in NFL fee to ESPN will Herald a New Round of Cord Cutting

For US payTV subscribers the ESPN bouquet of channels is in the basic package, they have no choice, they just have to pay for it. ESPN is owned by Disney, which owns other assets such as ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and […]

Operators and Network APIs: Some Home Truths

This weblog has discussed previously the technology bias of the telecom industry given its history.  Building a reliable, cost-effective, national network requires significant focus on technology and architecture. However, people need a phone service, so selling isn’t required only marketing, the business side is relatively easy.  But when the objective is a service not the […]

One to Watch: Voxeo. Quietly Making Network API-Enabled Services a Success

Voxeo has quietly built over the past 12 years an impressive enterprise voice and messaging business.  Their business began in hosted IVR (Interactive Voice Response) where they’ve achieved a leadership position as shown in the Ovum analysis below.  However, through their 250k strong developer community they’re really now a leader in communication enabled business processes. […]