Tag Archives: BT

Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference: Moving the Discussion from What’s Possible to What’s Working, 15th-17th April 2013, Berlin

Now in its third year, the Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference has followed the progress of policy in the industry, in the first year the focus was ‘what is policy’, last year focused on ‘how do you deploy policy’, and this year ‘how do you make / save money with policy’.  This year’s focus […]

Telcos and the Small Medium Business. Quantifying the Relevance.

Much is made of the Telco’s natural fit in delivering IT Solutions to SMB (Small Medium Business), and hence the much touted Cloud Service Broker opportunity for telcos.  I am a small business, and this assumption doesn’t ring true.  Telcos in my experience struggle with the SMB segment because they are structured to sell pre-packaged […]

IT Trends: The One that is Often Overlooked

In reviewing the seething mass of marketing BS in the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) industry I see 5 main trend categories: Internet of things: ehealth, connected car, smart networks, sensor networks, mobile / portable devices, home storage, home networks and devices; Internet of services: analytics (aka big data, including predictive analysis), cloud computing / […]

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 […]

Cloud Asia 2012, 14 to 17 May 2012 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore

Cloud Asia 2012 is the second year of the conference, my summary of Cloud Asia 2011 is here and here.  Cloud Asia 2012 is a great event to meet the decision makers across the cloud computing eco-system from enterprises, telecom operators, regulators, government agencies, service providers, system integrators and vendors from Asia Pacific and the […]

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 […]

Its Time Telcos Made some Changes at the TMF (TeleManagement Forum)

TM Forum was founded in 1988 by BT and AT&T, they had created similar support system architectures, see the BT Tile Architecture shown below.  Now this architecture was created nearly 30 years ago so its understandable why it suffers from the classic ‘Bell-head’ ‘box and wire’ design.  The TM Forum today brings together members (700 […]

IMS World Fourm and IMS Status Report

In April I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop at the IMS World Forum on “Market Status and Case Studies,” its aimed at both non-technical and technical managers responsible for, or whose platform / service will need to inter-operate with, IMS.  The workshop’s objectives are: Provide a deep-dive quantified analysis of the IMS market status, enabling […]

Is BT BS?

We hear Business Transformation (BT) mentioned by many vendors and consultants when they’re selling their products and services.  It closely echos the messaging of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) transformation of the past decade; and given the challenges we’ve seen in realizing those benefits, it’s fair to consider it in some ways a re-branding.  Or you […]

TV Delivery Evolution

Over the past few years I’ve interviewed hundreds of operators and suppliers in the TV distribution industry on deployment experiences, market requirements, competitive landscape, and technology trends.  In the document below I bring a sample of some of my work in this space examining the evolution of Hybrid and Over the Top TV.  If you’d […]