Tag Archives: BlueVia

Telco CPaaS Revisited

I’m seeing a resurgence in telco CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) initiatives. However, I’m seeing mistakes being repeated from the past, important learning points from successful telco CPaaS programs being ignored, and a broader misunderstanding on the role a telco plays with CPaaS in their countries of operation. Hence the focus of this weblog […]

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 […]

Telecom API Conference, 11-13th November, London

The first ever Telecom API conference ran in London from 11-13th November.  We ran a packed pre-conference workshop (see picture opposite) entitled, “All You Wanted to Know About Telecom APIs, But Were Too Afraid to Ask!” with about 30 attendees from around the world.  Presentations included Tropo, Apidaze and Telestax.  Below are the slides presented […]

My Initial Take on the Telenor / Telefonica Announcement on APIs

Telefonica and Telenor made an announcement that they will be cooperating on APIs.  Here’s my initial take given the information available: As normal the press have confused apps and APIs. This has nothing to do with app distribution, its about about APIs.  Think of an API as a service available from the operator, so TEF […]

A Brief History of Telco APIs and the Long Tail

Previous weblog articles have discussed the importance of Telco APIs across the whole tail, not just the long tail.  I find myself repeating the following too often for my liking, “Do not focus on the API, that’s just a piece of technology, an enabler, the key is understanding the value contained within a telco and […]

Summary of SDP Asia, Mobile VAS, Smartphone Apps & OS, and Convergent Billing Conference

The 6th SDP Asia Summit was held in conjunction with 3 other conferences: Smartphone Applications & Operating Systems (OS) Asia 3rd Mobile Value Added Services Asia OSS/BSS & Convergent Billing Asia The SDP Asia Summit and Convergent Billing Asia were run as a single stream which made sense as they are both platforms necessary to […]

New Report: The Services Domain. Market Status, Case Studies, Analysis, and Recommendations

An operator is composed of three domains: Network, IT and Services.  Historically we’ve treated the services domain as something that can be solved by a piece of technology, called the SDP (Service Delivery Platform).  This has resulted in the industry’s slow response to the competitive threats of web-based service providers, which are now starting to […]

SDP Global Summit 2011 Highlights

In this article I highlight just a few of the many interesting presentations made at the SDP Global Summit, the slides are shown below. Jose Valles, BlueVia, gave a presentation on the best of the current API recipes: Operators are not attractive to developers because of the sins of the past (e.g. Orange Partner), arrogance […]

SDP Global Summit 2011: Light at the End of the Tunnel on Telco APIs

Day 2 of the SDP Global Summit kicked off as strong as the first day with an Analyst panel including Peter Mottishaw (Analysys Mason) and Shira Levine (Infonectics) the source of many of the market numbers on SDP. Shira showed the SDP market was $2.7B in 2010 and is growing to $5.2B in 2015 with […]

A Seminal Moment for the Telecom Industry: Twitter Uses BlueVia’s APIs

If proof were ever needed on the success of BlueVia in getting operator APIs right, is the endorsement of Twitter in using BlueVia’s APIs.  I show below the release and links to the Twitter weblog and BlueVia weblog.  Tomorrow (Thursday 22nd Sept) Jose Valles, the head of BlueVia, will be presenting during my session at […]