Tag Archives: FiOS

TVXperience World 2013

I’ll be attending TVXperience World from July 16-17 in New York City.  It’s nice to have a conference on my backdoor.  The conference will examine how multiscreen is influencing the evolution of the TV User Experience. It’s an important issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content producers, OTT TV providers, as well as the many device […]

21C Communications Experience

Hurricane / Tropical Storm Irene blew through on Sunday morning, in front of the storm the rain was intense we had 7-8 inches in about 8 hours, the wind was not that strong.  Once the sun came out after the center of the storm passed the wind picked up but it only brought a few […]

Is QoS Monetizable for Consumer Services?

We’re seeing lots of wishful thinking in the industry around being able to monetize QoS (Quality of Service) for consumer services.  In part its coming from the current LTE (Long Term Evolution) sales push, which has an overly complex set of QoS capabilities given the limitations of the air interface.  As well as the summer […]

Human Behaviour and Mobile Broadband Pricing

In my journeys around APAC (Asia Pacific region) over the past few months, a common theme is the explosion of mobile broadband (MBB), as reported in previous articles in this weblog such as Mobile Broadband Explosion, The Internet’s Gone Video, and Mobile and DSL Broadband Compared.  However, the impact of that explosion on the operator […]

Carrier Video Services: Trends and Opportunities

In a previous article, “The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators?” I gave a preview of the presentation I planned to give at the Dialogic One Event in the keynote session “Carrier Video Services Trends and Opportunities” on the 21st October in San Diego. The presentation, shown below, is split into four […]

Webinar on “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development”

On the 30th October I’ll be giving a free Telestrategies webinar entitled “Telco adoption of Web 2.0 principles and open innovation for rapid application development.” The pitch for the webinar is: “The battle is intensifying between telcos, consumer device manufacturers (e.g. iPhone and Sony PS3) and web-based services (e.g. Google) in the delivery of services […]

The Internet’s gone Video: What does that mean to operators?

Video in operators has a long history.  In the beginning, AT&T built the first Picturephone system in 1956; by 1964 the “Mod 1″ was tested between exhibits at Disneyland and the New York World’s Fair.  The trial results indicated that people found the picture distracting for most conversations, and were not prepared to pay significantly […]

Start-ups to Watch: Miniweb, adding interactivity to TV programming

With the launch of services such as FiOS from Verizon and U-Verse from AT&T, TV services in the US are finally entering the 21st Century, where widgets are now available on the TV such as local weather and traffic; it’s slowly becoming interactive.  As anyone from the UK will attest Sky, a satellite TV service […]

Verizon Open Development Summary. www.verizonwireless-opendevelopment.com

Overall Summary / Opinion An important first step in meeting the competitive disadvantage VZW faces compared to the GSM operators.  A device centric ODIS (Open Device Interface Specification) defines what a device must do to interface to the VZ RAN (between the device radio hardware and the access network), and the support structure to help […]