Category Archives: Unified Communications

Telecom Futures Today

I was invited to a customer event run by Flowroute, they provide SIP trucking, telecom APIs, and a range of other telecom services focused on the North American market. And were a sponsor of TADHack Chicago, their winning hack Samaritan was our second winning husband and wife team. The Flowroute customer event was a chance […]

Review of IIT RTC Conference and TADHack Chicago

This week the center of the RTC (Real Time Communications) World was the IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology) in Chicago as people from around the world gathered at IIT RTC to discuss: IPTComm (devoted to academic and industrial research in IP-enabled communications and services); Mobile Networks, Platforms and Applications; WebRTC and Cloud Communications; Next Generation […]

Telecom Application Developer Summit

Most of my working life has been spent building telecom applications within telcos (BT), vendors (Lucent, Cambridge Technology Partners), in my start-up Teltier (mobile presence applications), and working with many tens of telecom application developers as an independent. Based on this experience, telecom application developers exist and are grossly under-served by the telecom industry.  A […]

Genband Perspectives13 Event: An Answer to “IMS. What Choice do You Have?”

Genband ran Perspectives13 over the 29 April – 2 May, customers from over 80 countries came together to see how Genband are bringing  their communications platforms and services together.  Genband has both built and bought a portfolio of communications-centric products across telco and enterprise, see M&A history at the end of this weblog: from the […]

Final Agenda of WebRTC Workshop on Monday 22nd April at IMS World Forum

Here is the final agenda for the WebRTC pre-conference workshop we’re running on Monday 22nd April at the IMS World Forum.  The interesting stuff is at the end with all the WebRTC demos, its going to be exciting, there’s a rich variety of demos showing just the tip of the iceberg of innovations we’re going […]

End of 2012 Entry: An Eventful and Noisy Year

In this end of year article I’ll review 2012 and look at a few of the things coming up in 2013.  2012 has been an eventful year, we tend to miss how eventful as we’re busy working and raising our families (a life-long commitment!).  The year opened with some operators finally admitting revenues are in […]

IMS World Forum and Policy Control and Real-Time Charging Conferences

The week of the 23-26 April is going to be busy for anyone involved with IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) or policy control and real-time charging. From the 23rd-26th April 2012 at the NH Eurobuilding, Madrid, Spain the IMS World Forum will be running.  In reviewing the status of IMS: Verizon continues its aggressive roll-out of […]

New Report: The Services Domain. Market Status, Case Studies, Analysis, and Recommendations

An operator is composed of three domains: Network, IT and Services.  Historically we’ve treated the services domain as something that can be solved by a piece of technology, called the SDP (Service Delivery Platform).  This has resulted in the industry’s slow response to the competitive threats of web-based service providers, which are now starting to […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 2: The Yawning Gap between Operations and Suppliers Continues

The vendor keynotes on Day 2 of the Broadband World Forum were again rather dry and focused on why operators should buy more complex networks.  A common vendor claim was that a 10% increase in broadband connectivity results in some % increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  I have a sneaking feeling that there is […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 1: FTTH is now Global, but we’ve got to Stop Wishing Business Models and Start Building Viable Business Models on Top

The Broadband World Forum continues to grow with attendees from 120 countries, 280 speakers (most were operators), 150 sponsors and exhibitors, 400 service providers and over 7500 attendees.  Gavin Whitechurch and his team deserve much respect for transforming BBWF into the Broadband event of the year.  At the session I chaired on next generation broadband […]