Tag Archives: Imimobile

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Asked recently if there was an update of the old SDP landscape weblog entry, I was shocked at how out of date it had become.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 […]

Cloud based SDP opportunity

As mentioned in a previous aricle on virtualization I use SaaS (Software as a Service) and PaaS (Platform as a Service) interchangeably as I remain unconvinced of the difference from a customer’s perspective.  The cloud computing market size, depending upon how it’s defined, is estimated to be about $50B by 2011, of which 70% is […]

The Long Slow March towards a Utility Business Model: Mobile World Congress Summary 2009

Overall view of the show: Better than ever to do business. The number of meetings, their quality, and the decisiveness of the people involved was up.  MWC (Mobile World Congress) has returned to the days where the focus is business not hype.  I hope they can keep this quality and focus in the years to […]

Case Study of Managed Service Success: IMIMobile

A previous article provided ‘A Managed Services Primer.’ Managed Network Services (MNS, aka Outsourced Network Operations) was a $10B business in ’08, with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 16%.  Europe accounts for 45% of the market.  The leading supplier in the market, Ericsson, rips-out other supplier’s equipment and installs its own in the […]

Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Asia. Day One

This article provides a brief summary on Day One of Informa’s SDP Asia conference in Singapore on the 26th November.  A preview of the conference was given in this article.  With 70 registered attendees and about 55 attendees in the room on Day One, APAC is bucking the trend in conference attendance by showing solid […]

Service Delivery Platform Landscape

Following in the series of market landscapes such as On Device Portal, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Service Management, and a very high level one on Service Delivery Platform (SDP).  I’m presenting a richer SDP landscape, however, it is challenging to compare SDPs because of the vast scope of functionality and the numerous definitions that exist. A […]

OSS Consolidation Part 2: Recommendations on Service Delivery

What is a ‘service delivery architecture’?  It really depends upon with whom you are talking.  Are they are a vendor trying to sell IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), or a Java games download platform; or are they an operator responsible for value-added communication services, IPTV, or content services.  Each will likely give quite different answers.  Service […]

An Industry at the Crossroads: Mobile World Congress 2008 Summary

Overall My impression of MWC (Mobile World Congress, nee 3GSM) is it was quieter than last year, less hype and less people; however, the organizers claim attendance was up 3000, perhaps they were all the pick-pockets?  I think the industry is at a crossroad, in my discussions with operators internet access is the product that’s […]