Author Archives: Alan Quayle

tyntec, an Interesting Development in the US Telecom API Market

You may have missed the announcement from tyntec, on its Inter-Carrier Messaging Service (ICMS). I initially thought so what, just a revamp of their existing platform. But their implicit claim of breaking the Syniverse / SAP duopoly in the US made me do a little digging to understand what’s going on under the hood. You most […]

What’s going to happen at MWC 2017?

I’ve not attended MWC (Mobile World Congress) for quite a few years, and I’ll not be at MWC 2017. I reviewed back in 2015 some of the reasons in this weblog, MWC is Broken. For this year, you’ll likely see most of the usual faces, but for many of the vendors there will be fewer demos […]

What’s Up with WebRTC?

Its 2017, WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications) became known in 2011 when Google open sourced intellectual property it had bought in previous years. Gossip about those acquisitions began in 2009. The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) was already laying the ground work with Opus (voice codec) officially in 2010, and back in 2009 the discussion […]

Zen and the Art of Surviving Today’s Hyper Marketing

Here is an approach I use to understand and help cut through the torrents of mis-information we’re increasingly subjected to. The hyper marketing chatter though corporate blogs, twitter, press releases, industry reports, news articles, commentary, emails, social media, etc. is driving many dysfunctions. Think of it as a mass attention deficit disorder. I wrote about […]

Telecom and Telco are Different

At the recent IIT RTC Conference I gave a couple of presentations on TADHack Global and on the difference between Telecom and Telco. The first was a summary of what we achieved with TADHack Global. You can read all about the event and winners in this weblog. It was the world’s largest global hackathon over […]

Summer Madness. Beware those heralding digital transformation and API business models

It must be the additional heat from global warming bringing the summer madness out early. This is just a selection of the silliness I see pass through my inbox today on the way to the deleted folder. Digital Transformation still keeps being used as if it means something. Digital was cool in the ’70s, just […]

Announcing TADHack Global 2016 plus TADHack Update

We’ve changed the date for TADHack Global in response to developer feedback, its now in October 14-16 (Friday through Sunday), rather than June. Each location will run on 2 of the 3 days. Now, University students are in attendance and not worrying about exams, the warm weather is not calling the Northern Hemisphere to the […]

WebRTC Global Summit 2016

After TADHack London we all headed to the WebRTC Summit. On the Monday afternoon the available TADHack winners presented to the conference. The big change for me at the conference is the number of real-world case studies being discussed. Not by RTC geeks, vendors or industry insiders; but regular web/IT people. I highlight Philipe Vaysacc […]

The Peculiar State of An Industry

It sort of feels like the 1980/90s to me, or for my parent’s generation the 1950/60s. With all the marketing jabber on artificial intelligence, robots / drones, home / city automation, self-driving or flying cars, virtual reality, ‘modern’ homes, the difference today is its mashed-up up with prepositions such as cyber, digital, smart, and personal. […]

TADHack Stats

In a previous post on the weblog I listed all the hacks generated so far through TADHack-mini and TADHack Global since 2014. With a brief description and link to the YouTube video. This weblog examines some of the TADHack stats in all those hacks. Of the over 200 hacks created 40 (20%) are currently either commercial or […]