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CXTech Week 19, News and Analysis

The purpose of this CXTech Week 19 newsletter is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech?  The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that’s what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. Examples of what falls into CXTech includes: Programable Telecoms […]

NGSP Review: The “Art of the possible” and the “Mantra of self-defeat”

The Next Generation Service Platforms (NGSP) event brings together 3 events: Telecom APIs, Web Real-Time Communications & Legacy Networks Evolution. Given the fragmentation of events it was nice to see an event bringing all the service platform issues under one roof. It ran in Munich, 10-11th June 2014, just after TADHack, it was an interesting contrast […]

Making API Management Easy to Consume

Intel and Amazon made an interesting announcement today, the Intel® Expressway API manager is now available on the AWS Marketplace.  For many enterprises that are using AWS this makes adding API Management to projects quite easy.  The obvious application is in enterprise mobilization, as discussed last year in this weblog article on mobilization, where using […]

Telco Big Data Conference 2012

The Telco Big Data conference ran from the 3-5 December in London.  This is the first time for this event, which was well attended, and packed with operator presentations on their experiences in using Hadoop clusters in conjunction with their existing business intelligence (BI) systems.  This is a key point, telcos are not new to […]

CloudAsia 2012, Preconference Workshop

CloudAsia 2012 is the second year of the conference co-organized by Singapore’s IDA (Infocomm Development Authority), the summary of 2011 is here and here.  In a later article I’ll review the main conference.  CloudAsia 2012 is a great event to meet the decision makers across the cloud computing eco-system from enterprises, telecom operators, regulators, government […]

MWC 2012 Summary: The Trials and Tribulations of Entering Middle Age

This year I brought my wife and 2-year-old son to Barcelona; we arrived on the Thursday before MWC (Mobile World Congress).  Barcelona is great for small children with lots of playgrounds, some with crèches that bring out their toys to play with making it great fun.  The restaurants go the extra mile in making the […]

Operators and Network APIs: Some Home Truths

This weblog has discussed previously the technology bias of the telecom industry given its history.  Building a reliable, cost-effective, national network requires significant focus on technology and architecture. However, people need a phone service, so selling isn’t required only marketing, the business side is relatively easy.  But when the objective is a service not the […]

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 […]

The Imperative to Open the Network

At a recent Alcatel-Lucent customer event, Transforming the Customer Experience, I gave a presentation and ran a panel session on The Imperative to Open the Network, the pitch for the session was: “The world has changed drastically over the past 3 years for operators. No longer are they the preferred service provider of their customers. […]

The Litany of Excuses Stifling Communication Innovation Part 4

A previous article set out the litany of excuses given as to why communication innovation has stopped in operators; and we’re working through how those excuses can be solved, avoided, or ignored.  This article expands a little more on the excuse: “We can only focus on 4 service launches per year (because we only back […]