Tag Archives: GSMA

What’s going to happen at MWC 2017?

I’ve not attended MWC (Mobile World Congress) for quite a few years, and I’ll not be at MWC 2017. I reviewed back in 2015 some of the reasons in this weblog, MWC is Broken. For this year, you’ll likely see most of the usual faces, but for many of the vendors there will be fewer demos […]

Summer Madness. Beware those heralding digital transformation and API business models

It must be the additional heat from global warming bringing the summer madness out early. This is just a selection of the silliness I see pass through my inbox today on the way to the deleted folder. Digital Transformation still keeps being used as if it means something. Digital was cool in the ’70s, just […]

MWC is broken

Its that time of year again, the annual pilgrimage to avoid being robbed in Barcelona, and compare 4 or 5 vendors’ radio access networks (RAN) at MWC (Mobile World Congress). Beyond the RAN and its deployment, which the industry does very well, the rest of the stuff at MWC is poorly thought through marketing drivel […]

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 […]

Its Time for an RCS Reset

RCS (Rich Communication Suite) has failed, we need an RCS reset, according to Dean Bubley its been a Zombie Technology for several years. My conversations with telcos over the past year on RCS have recurrent themes of it being too expensive, too complex, increasingly detached from the market reality, and most importantly has lost the […]

LTE Asia 2014 Summary

LTEAsia remains one of the best, if not the best event, to meet with most of the region’s CxOs.  Its not too big, and not too small. Numbers appeared slightly down on 2 years ago when I last attended, but the quality of attendees remains as high. I was chairing the Signaling Focus day, the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why are you holding TADS in Bangkok?

Its a question I’m asked often, “why are you holding TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit) in Bangkok? Why not London or the Bay Area?” There are operational and strategic reasons, let me explain. Operationally At the same time as TADS in Bangkok is ITU Telecom World with 7000 of the telecoms industry attending at the […]