Tag Archives: IBM

Myths and Misconceptions in Telco APIs

I’d like to share some of the myths and misconceptions I come across in my travels on telco APIs and more generally service innovation. 1) Twilio and Apigee are used in the same breath, as if they’re the same proposition. Twilio is an API publisher, this article from 2012 explains the difference. There’s a strong […]

Cloud Asia 2013 Preview, 15-16 May 2013, Singapore. The Cloud Event for Asia

Cloud Asia enters its third year co-organized with Singapore’s IDA (Infocomm Development Authority).  Cloud Asia 2013 runs from the 15-16 May 2013 in Singapore.  An exciting change from last year’s event is entry to CloudAsia and the co-located Cloud Security Alliance Asian Congress is free for all enterprises, small and medium businesses, and operator users. Here are my […]

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 […]

ALU Open Sources apiGrove: API Management gets Interesting

ALU (Alcatel Lucent) has done something interesting in the API Gateway space with their latest announcement.  They’ve open sourced their API Management platform, it’s called apiGrove.  So rather than offering freemium access to an API gateway, they’ve taken the route of allowing developers to use apiGrove and do it themselves.  ALU have done open source […]

Summary of the Open Mobile Alliance Messaging Workshop 12 July 2012, Brooklyn USA

The conference agenda and slides can be downloaded here. At first blush it would appear RCS (Rich Communications Suite) has adopted OMA’s (Open Mobile Alliance) Converged IP Messaging (CIM) spec so work is complete.  But that means CIM is wholly dependent on RCS, which has the dumb dependency of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), which is […]

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 […]

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 […]