Category Archives: Web / Voice / Telco 2.0

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Understanding TADHack

TADHack has been running for less than two years, and in that time we’ve had over 200 amazing hacks created at the events, tens of which have gone or are in the process of going commercial. At the end of this weblog we list them out so you can see all the impressive concepts created […]

The Joy of Telecom Democratization

Amara’s Law states, “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” Another way of looking at this law is the cognitive biases of attention-bias, confirmation-bias and herd-instinct; which tend to make new ideas overly popular with fanciful claims believed on when benefits can be […]

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 […]

Business As Usual Kills Most Innovation

In my travels I meet many Telco CEOs who have a common question, “How can I transform my organization to be more innovative?” My response is always the same, “You can not.” They look a little perplexed as most people tell them they can if they buy their snake-oil. Usually packaged up as digital-tripe like […]

Enterprises are Now Driving the Bulk of Telecoms Innovation

Apidaze, Nexmo, Flowroute, Telestax, Tropo, Twilio and many more are leading the way in telecoms innovation. That is easily embeddable in applications, services and business processes. We’ve seen many early adopters of this trend achieve phenomenal success, for example: Leaders of the on-demand services movement like Uber and Airbnb in connecting customers to their back-end […]

WebRTC Global Summit Summary: The WebRTC Dichotomy

Before the WebRTC Summit we ran TADHack-mini London over the weekend, its a grass-roots effort to engage the broader developer community in the power of adding telecom capabilities and services into applications, services and business processes. Well done to everyone who took part, the mash-ups, collaboration, and use of software and hardware in the hacks was amazing. […]