Tag Archives: Layer 7

Truth, Lies, and APIs

It was 20 years ago I realized software will define the telecom world.  I was building a ranged and leveled repeater for a gigabit PON (Passive Optical Network); the great grand-daddy of Verizon FiOS.  The opto-electronics hardware was quite specialized, but the intelligence that made the system work was a large Altera FPGA (Field Programmable […]

TADS 2013 Photo Review + Quick Update

Below are photo reviews from TADS 2013.  I hope they give you a flavor of what happened at TADS, and for the 100+ attendees a nice reminder of what happened only 2 months ago.  My TADS review is here. All the presentation slides are available for the Telco Summit and Developer Summit, and the videos […]

TADS Summary: Building the Telecom Application Developer Ecosystem

The Telecom Application Developer Summit took place from 21-22 Nov 2013 in Bangkok, the slides are now available here, the videos and photos will be available soon.  TADS is much more than just 2 days in Bangkok.  Our objective with TADS is to help build the telecom application developer ecosystem from the grassroots, to expand […]

Preconf Workshop at Telecom APIs, 11th Nov London

We’ll be giving a pre-conference workshop at the Telecom API event entitled, “All You Wanted to Know About Telecom APIs, But Were Too Afraid to Ask!”  This will be a fun, frank and independent review of the market with lots of real-world case studies from Apidaze, Telestax, and Tropo. Introduction We’ve seen in 2013 a […]

The Quiet Canadian: The Leader in API Management, Layer 7 Technologies

APIs (Application Programing Interface) in telecoms have a long history, starting in 1998/1999 when Telenor began its Content Provider Access API program and the launch of the Parlay API standards group.  With such early beginnings it would be fair to expect APIs in Telecoms to be as, if not more, pervasive than most other industries.  […]

SDP Global Summit Summary: A Significant Change in the Industry. Rays of Light Emerge from a Once Cloudy Sky.

Overall Summary The fog of ‘hype / BS’ and ‘strategic consulting organization misdirection’ lifts, revealing a focus on real business coupled with an eye to long term survival.  The conference was packed with quantified API case study successes.  The end of this weblog has some slides with a few highlights from the conference. The biggest […]

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 […]