Monthly Archives: August 2013

Interview with Ivelin Innanov Co-Founder of Telestax

Ivelin and I have known each other for many years; he’s the classic technology entrepreneur with a brain that can hop between deep technology discussions to a business discussion without a moment of hesitation.  He founded Mobicents an Open Source VoIP Platform to help create, deploy, manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is […]

TVXperience World Summary

In mid-July TVXperience World ran in a hot and sticky New York City.  The conference examined how multiscreen is influencing the evolution of the TV User Experience. It’s an important issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content producers, OTT TV providers, as well as the many device and technology vendors looking to where the money really […]

Interview with George Kapetanakis, VP Marketing of Tropo, about TADS

George has recently joined Tropo as VP Marketing.  He brings a wealth of marketing and product management experience from BSkyB, his own start-up Spontly, Velti, T-Mobile and Ericsson.  One of his first decisions on the job was sponsoring TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit).  I asked George some questions around TADS, I’m doing this with all […]

Calliflower, Calltacular, Imprezzio, and MeuTarô are all running on Telecom APIs

Plivo enables web developers and enterprises to easily develop Voice and SMS applications. Plivo delivers the flexibility its customers require by allowing customers to bring their own carrier services and volume pricing models.  Plivo eliminates the complexity from telephony by providing a scalable and feature-rich voice and messaging platform wrapped with flexible Telecom APIs and […]

BLI Messaging, BeQuick Software and All Run on Telecom APIs

Continuing the the series of weblogs highlighting businesses running on Telecom APIs, we review BLI Messaging, BeQuick Software and’s experiences of running on Telecom APIs.  They are all customers of Aculab, a provider of Telecom APIs like Tropo, Twilio, Plivo, APIdaze and recently reviewed in this weblog. Aculab provides telephony resources on cloud, […]

ASK ZIGGY (Natural Language Understanding) Mashed up with Telecom APIs

I had the opportunity to chat with Nirmalya De from ASK-ZIGGY about their natural language understanding service, exposed through an API, which has recently been mashed up with a Telecom API, Tropo.  The mash-up means any business can add a customized and optimized Siri-like natural language interface for its customers or employees, at a fraction […]

Interview with Jason Sommerset, Director of Product Development, Bandwidth provides Internet and telephony services primarily to business and government customers; for example, providing automated real-time pricing and procurement of business-class Internet connectivity.  It also offers hosted VoIP, SIP trunking and bulk origination and termination services. manages the assignment of telephone numbers for Google Voice.  And they offer Telecom APIs, which is the […]

Interview with Jonathan Bell, VP marketing at OpenCloud

I asked Jonathan Bell, VP Marketing at OpenCloud, some questions around TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit), I’ll be doing this with the TADS sponsors, to understand the rich diversity of desires driving TADS, a grassroots initiative by people and businesses committed to creating a profitable and sustainable telecom application developer ecosystem. What excites you about […]

SDP Global Summit and Telecom API Workshop

The SDP Global Summit has become the must-attend event across all telecom service platforms, not simply service delivery platforms.  Previous Summits from 2012, 2011 Day 1, 2011 Day 2, and 2011 Highlights are reviewed on this weblog and you can see they have predicted the course of the industry. I’m in particularly excited about the […]

Telecom Application Developer Summit Launched

TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit) is the ONLY GLOBAL MEETING place for Developers who want to learn, share, code and create with the latest technologies in free and open source telecom software, telecom APIs, unique telecom platforms, and WebRTC.  TADS is also for Telcos wanting to discover new services and to understand how to work […]