Tag Archives: AT&T

Interesting Times in Telecoms

Its interesting times to review quarterly financial performance of a number of telecom companies. Firstly, examining the large established ones focused on telco: Ericsson revenue fell 6% year over year during the third quarter to $5.9 billion Nokia fell 9% year-on-year to around $5.7B in Q3, and said conditions will continue to be difficult into […]

The need for an industry reset on services

Its 2015, in case you didn’t notice 😉  IMS is still not pervasive, tier 2 telcos continue to buy NEW soft-switches in preference to IMS as its too expensive / complex, and RCS is nowhere as discussed in this weblog – a big thank you to all the contributors in the comments.  VoLTE is making slow, painful […]

Telecom APIs Event 2014: Go To Market is Critical

Even though we’ve had three Telecom API events this year: June in Munich, this one in Oct in London, and the Service Delivery Innovation Summit in London in Sept (previously known as the SDP Global Summit) the event ended up being busier than expected with a relatively high % of telcos. I ran a pre-conference […]

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 […]

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 […]

MWC 2014: The Art of Misdirection

It was the first time in 15 years I did not make the annual pilgrimage to MWC (Mobile World Congress).  Some of the reasons being: The BS and detachment from market reality of the GSMA which impacts MWC; The ridiculously large event which means I’m spending more time racing between meetings than in meetings; The […]

IMS and IP Communications, Two Different World Views?

Telcos are faced with a tough choice by some of their vendors, “IMS, what choice do you have?” If telcos’ services do not work reliably they suffer through public humiliation.  Remember when AT&T had an exclusive deal on iPhone in the US?  Jon Stewart from the Daily Show said about owning an iPhone in NYC […]

WebRTC Global Summit

The WebRTC Global Summit runs in London from April 1-2, with a pre-conference workshop on Monday 31st March from Tsahi of bloggeek.me focused on “WebRTC in Telecoms”.  Some of the highlights of the agenda, apart from catching up with lots of good friends focused on WebRTC such as Victor Pascual Ávila, include: Patrice Crutel, from […]

Preconf Workshop at Telecom APIs, 11th Nov London

We’ll be giving a pre-conference workshop at the Telecom API event entitled, “All You Wanted to Know About Telecom APIs, But Were Too Afraid to Ask!”  This will be a fun, frank and independent review of the market with lots of real-world case studies from Apidaze, Telestax, and Tropo. Introduction We’ve seen in 2013 a […]

Staring into the Abyss

At the OpenCloud Customer Forum this week I gave a presentation focusing on why retaking control over service innovation is essential for telcos’ survival, the slides are shown below. The presentation opens with the usual ‘doom and gloom’ presented by many who have an agenda, “It’s all bad so buy our ‘snake oil’ and you […]