Tag Archives: innovation

Start-ups to Watch: myaNUMBER Simple, Secure Family Communications using Telecom APIs

At the AT&T Developer Summit myaNUMBER gave an excellent presentation of their Telecom API-enabled service, there’s a sweet video demonstration at the end of this article.  At the AT&T event I was fortunate to have Voxeo Labs introduce me to the founders of myaNUMBER, John Wantz, Chief Dad, and Kyle Schei, Ops Dad; and we […]

Are Mobile Operators Becoming The Corporate Equivalent of Shut-ins?

Why are operators so adverse to attending MWC (Mobile World Congress)?  It’s the mobile industry’s trade event of the year, where people gather to share experiences, insights and ideas.  Yes there’s lots of vendor razzmatazz; but it’s the chance meetings throughout the event are where innovation happens; its about people meeting people.  As an operator […]

Emerging Markets Become a Force of Telecom Innovation as Growth Drives Innovation

Between 1995 and 2010, mobile’s share of the global telecom revenue pie increased from 14% to 63%. In 1995 mobile revenues from emerging markets represented 2% of global telecom revenues, by 2010 it was 28%.  In 1995, only 15% of the world’s mobile subscribers were in developing markets. By the end of 2010, 79% of […]

Mobile World Congress 2011 Summary

MWC 2011 was packed, they need two walking lanes in each direction, else allow the use of cattle prods to move people along who insist on doing the “smartphone prayer” (standing still, head bowed, staring at a screen) in the middle of doorways and walkways; it’s becoming a social problem.  There was no one theme […]

SDP in the Cloud

Interesting innovations regularly come from island nations, for example the first 3G trial on the Isle of Man (where I grew up), from Singapore (Goto Camera), and most recently Sri Lanka with hSenid’s SDP in the Cloud, which was recently released and then deployed with Etisalat – Sri Lanka (formerly known as Celltel & then […]