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Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference: Pre-Conference Workshop Review, 15th-17th April 2013, Berlin

I’ve been having fun over the past couple of weeks putting the pre-conference workshop together for the Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference, entitled “Policy Control and Charging Workshop: An Independent and Quantified Review.”  Its been an interesting extercise to review what was predicted through 2012 and what actually happened. Global mobile data traffic grew […]

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 / […]

SDP Landscape 2012

Asked recently if there was an update of the old SDP landscape weblog entry, I was shocked at how out of date it had become.  The categories needed updating, lots of companies had come and gone.  The 2012 SDP landscape can be downloaded here, and is also shown at the end of this entry, though […]

Policy Control and Charging Conference Summary

The Policy Control and Real-Time Charging Conference ran from the 24th-26th April 2012 at the Krasnapolsky Hotel, Amsterdam.  The conference included operator presentations / case studies from Swisscom, Reliance, Turkcell, Vodafone, KPN, and Orange.  I ran a post-conference workshop on the 26th April entitled “Policy Control and Charging Workshop: An Independent and Quantified Review,” the […]

Bundling Telecoms and IT

At the SDP World Summit in Berlin, one of the presentations I’m giving is on M2M (Machine to Machine), a theme in that presentation is the challenge operators will have in M2M is its much more than just the telecoms bit of the problem.  I’ll review that presentation in the weblog summary of the conference […]

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 […]

End of Year Review, Awards and Predictions: Its been a quiet year in Telecoms, but not Elswhere…

Given all the activity in the technology industry: Sun disappearing into Oracle (aka The Borg); HP’s ex-CEO’s escapades with an actress (normally in the joke its a bishop) and then joining The Borg; Microsoft finally getting its PC OS right and making Office 2010 a pleasure to use; Twitter, Facebook and other’s crazy valuations; Wikileaks; […]

The Tools for Understanding the Customer: Business Intelligence

This weblog has referred many times to the potential of operators to understand their customers given their role as network provider.  In this article I go a little deeper into the technology behind that statement, business intelligence. Business Intelligence (BI) refers to software techniques used in spotting, extracting, and analyzing business data, such as sales […]

Why All the eHealth / mHealth Fuss?

We’ve seen a rash of announcements from operators such as Telefonica and Vodafone (and telecom suppliers for that matter) on their eHealth offers.  So what brought on this sudden interest?  Operators have been providing communication services to the Health sector for many years, what’s different? Firstly, lets start with some definitions, as always without clarity […]