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Telcos and the Small Medium Business. Quantifying the Relevance.

Much is made of the Telco’s natural fit in delivering IT Solutions to SMB (Small Medium Business), and hence the much touted Cloud Service Broker opportunity for telcos.  I am a small business, and this assumption doesn’t ring true.  Telcos in my experience struggle with the SMB segment because they are structured to sell pre-packaged […]

IT Trends: The One that is Often Overlooked

In reviewing the seething mass of marketing BS in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry I see 5 main trend categories: Internet of things: ehealth, connected car, smart networks, sensor networks, mobile / portable devices, home storage, home networks and devices; Internet of services: analytics (aka big data, including predictive analysis), cloud computing / […]

SDP Landscape 2012

Asked recently if there was an update of the old SDP landscape weblog entry, I was shocked at how out of date it had become.  The categories needed updating, lots of companies had come and gone.  The 2012 SDP landscape can be downloaded here, and is also shown at the end of this entry, though […]

Why All the eHealth / mHealth Fuss?

We’ve seen a rash of announcements from operators such as Telefonica and Vodafone (and telecom suppliers for that matter) on their eHealth offers.  So what brought on this sudden interest?  Operators have been providing communication services to the Health sector for many years, what’s different? Firstly, lets start with some definitions, as always without clarity […]

Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Asia. Day One

This article provides a brief summary on Day One of Informa’s SDP Asia conference in Singapore on the 26th November.  A preview of the conference was given in this article.  With 70 registered attendees and about 55 attendees in the room on Day One, APAC is bucking the trend in conference attendance by showing solid […]

Service Delivery Platform Landscape

Following in the series of market landscapes such as On Device Portal, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Service Management, and a very high level one on Service Delivery Platform (SDP).  I’m presenting a richer SDP landscape, however, it is challenging to compare SDPs because of the vast scope of functionality and the numerous definitions that exist. A […]

SofNet Day One

SofNet brings together three of the main drivers in the telcom industry, NGN (Next Generation Network), Web 2.0 and the telecom service layer (also known as the SDP, Service Delivery Platform).  Now when it comes to the definition of SDP, I’m usually reminded of this quote from “Through the Looking Glass:” `I don’t know what […]

OSS Consolidation Part 2: Recommendations on Service Delivery

What is a ‘service delivery architecture’?  It really depends upon with whom you are talking.  Are they are a vendor trying to sell IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), or a Java games download platform; or are they an operator responsible for value-added communication services, IPTV, or content services.  Each will likely give quite different answers.  Service […]