The Future of Programmable Telecoms

At Restconn 2017 in Prague 23-25 May I gave a presentation on the Future of Programmable Telecoms. As the first presentation of Day 2 at 8AM, I started gently as some listeners soothed their hangovers 😉 I thought it best to show most experts are wrong with most of their predictions, including me. With examples […]

Is the tide starting to turn on A2P SMS?

The robustness of the A2P SMS market has surprised me, granted many analysts have been predicting its decline for the past 3-5 years, however, its continues to grow. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve seen a number of things start to point towards the corner could be in sight. Personal experience (its always very […]

Telecom API Consolidation

Following the trend of telecom API consolidation BICS has bought Telesign. I prefer to use the term programmable telecoms, as you can see in the diagram below the market is much more that just APIs. Services using programmable telecoms have become an essential part of the market, and underpin Telesign’s success. BICS (previously known as Belgacom […]

Building an A2P Ecosystem, Line Bot Awards

On Saturday, March 18, the winners of the “LINE BOT AWARDS” were announced. 815 entries were whittled down to just 24 teams who completed for the Grand Prix prize of 10 million yen, about $90,000 USD. At TADHack Global we get about 200 entries over one weekend, its comparing apples and oranges a little as […]

Enterprise Connect, TADHack, Programmable Telecoms

In a couple of weeks we have TADHack-mini Orlando, just before Enterprise Connect. We’ve run hackathons before other events, such as TADHack-mini Japan before the big WebRTC Conference in Japan, and for several years ran TADHack-mini London before the WebRTC Global Summit. Its a great way to demonstrate what programmable telecoms means in practice. This […]

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 […]