Tag Archives: API

On cPaaS, UCaaS, WebRTC

I’ll start with some definitions. cPaaS – communications platform as a service. Its a telecom app server running in the cloud and a bunch of carrier interconnects that enable telecoms (voice, video, messaging, identity, payments, etc.) over the internet / PSTN between people and things. Its generally accessed using an API, but SDKs, GUIs, and […]

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 […]

Next Generation Service Platforms Review

Shortly after TADHack Global the Next Generation Service Platforms (NGSP) event took place on the 17/18 June in Munich.  Below are 2 sets of slides, the first reviews some of the key presentations given at the NGSP event, and the second is my presentation that provides some background on TADHack and a brief review of […]

SDIS: An Uplifting Event, but the Institutions remain Detached from Reality

At the end of this weblog is an update with a review of some of the slides presented. The SDP Global Summit, renamed Service Delivery Innovation Summit (#SDIS), reached its 10th year. The name change was to reflect the broader scope of service innovation beyond the nebulous and to some extent discredited term SDP, so […]

Myths and Misconceptions in Telco APIs

I’d like to share some of the myths and misconceptions I come across in my travels on telco APIs and more generally service innovation. 1) Twilio and Apigee are used in the same breath, as if they’re the same proposition. Twilio is an API publisher, this article from 2012 explains the difference. There’s a strong […]

Truth, Lies, and APIs

It was 20 years ago I realized software will define the telecom world.  I was building a ranged and leveled repeater for a gigabit PON (Passive Optical Network); the great grand-daddy of Verizon FiOS.  The opto-electronics hardware was quite specialized, but the intelligence that made the system work was a large Altera FPGA (Field Programmable […]

HireIQ Revolutionizes Interviews with Telecom APIs

Continuing the series of companies running their business on Telecom APIs, I interviewed Kevin Hegebarth, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management at HireIQ.  HireIQ’s SaaS-based on demand interviewing and assessment solutions improve hiring efficiency, lower attrition, and improve workforce performance.  When Kevin explains their proposition to me it was obvious, and that’s the power of […]

The WebRTC Book, Second Edition

Alan Johnston and Dan Burnett have updated their excellent “The WebRTC book”, the full title is “WebRTC: APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web.”  It was only back in September 2012 I reviewed the first version of their excellent book, and much has happened, which is all captured in this second edition.  By […]

SDP Global Summit and Telecom API Workshop

The SDP Global Summit has become the must-attend event across all telecom service platforms, not simply service delivery platforms.  Previous Summits from 2012, 2011 Day 1, 2011 Day 2, and 2011 Highlights are reviewed on this weblog and you can see they have predicted the course of the industry. I’m in particularly excited about the […]

Fun Times in Telecom APIs

It’s been a fun few weeks in the API space.  Lots of announcements and gossip which we’ve been discussing in the Linkedin Telecom API group.  Oracle and ACME Packet, Oracle and Tekelec, Intel and Aepona, GSMA and OneAPI Exchange, Apigee and API Exchange, Orange closing down some of its APIs, QoS APIs, WebRTC and more… The […]