Tag Archives: API

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 […]

The AT&T Developer Summit: A Telco Gets it Right on APIs and Developers

I was impressed with the AT&T Developer Hackathon that ran over this weekend, 400 developers with about 470 attendees in total, 74 apps created, lots of innovative uses of the Call Management API powered by Tropo™ from Voxeo Labs and Ericsson’s WebRTC Development Platform, including using mood (measures brainwaves) on whether a call goes through, […]

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 […]

The Quiet Canadian: The Leader in API Management, Layer 7 Technologies

APIs (Application Programing Interface) in telecoms have a long history, starting in 1998/1999 when Telenor began its Content Provider Access API program and the launch of the Parlay API standards group.  With such early beginnings it would be fair to expect APIs in Telecoms to be as, if not more, pervasive than most other industries.  […]

Developing the Ecosystem for Service Innovation at the Mobility Tech Conference & Expo 2012

At the Mobility Tech Conference in Austin 3-5 Oct, Verizon, AT&T, Ericsson and a real live developer recently wrangled from the wild will take part in a frank and open discussion on the future of Service Innovation at 11 AM on Wednesday Oct 3rd. Panelists include: Bill Goodman, Director – Technology, Verizon Ivelin Ivanov, Founder […]

SDP Global Summit Summary: A Significant Change in the Industry. Rays of Light Emerge from a Once Cloudy Sky.

Overall Summary The fog of ‘hype / BS’ and ‘strategic consulting organization misdirection’ lifts, revealing a focus on real business coupled with an eye to long term survival.  The conference was packed with quantified API case study successes.  The end of this weblog has some slides with a few highlights from the conference. The biggest […]