Tag Archives: messaging

Voxeo Lab’s Ameche delivers “Apps in your Calls™” to Stabilize and Grow Voice, Video, Messaging, and Value Added Service Revenues, an over $1 Trillion Market

Voxeo Labs announced today the availability of Ameche, a Communications Platform as a Service (cPaaS) that delivers “Apps in your Calls™” to stabilize and grow voice, video, messaging, and value added service revenues, an over $1 trillion market. Ameche is a developer platform that provides the tools, execution environment and revenue models for a new […]

A Brief History of Telco APIs and the Long Tail

Previous weblog articles have discussed the importance of Telco APIs across the whole tail, not just the long tail.  I find myself repeating the following too often for my liking, “Do not focus on the API, that’s just a piece of technology, an enabler, the key is understanding the value contained within a telco and […]

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Asked recently if there was an update of the old SDP landscape weblog entry, I was shocked at how out of date it had become.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

Focusing on the Basics and Why Limiting Ourselves to Standards Accelerates the Decline to a Utility Business Model of Internet Access

We all experience it, dropped calls, inability to connect to the network, garbled voice, painfully slow internet access, etc.  Why is the core service still less than completely reliable when its been around for 20 years?  The problem in-part is how operators test their network to capture these issues is based on standards created at […]

Startups to Watch: Apigee, API Management

At the start of this year I created a white-paper around API management for Apigee (previously called Sonoa Systems).  Apigee is a 65-employee company with 55 engineers (10 working on the Facebook team), run on $40 million in funding from Bay Partners, Third Point Management Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Juniper Networks and SAP Ventures. Its […]

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 […]

API Management Whitepaper

API Management has been touched upon by several articles in this weblog.  To expand on this topic to help us understand its function and strategic importance to operators I’ve put together a whitepaper with Sonoa Systems, a leading provider of API Management to companies such as MTV Networks, Alcatel Lucent and Guardian Life Insurance.  The […]

Operators must take their IN Open Source

The analogy I’m drawing here is between an operator’s IN platform and an enterprise’s / web service provider’s application server. The Intelligent Network (IN) enables both fixed and mobile operators to differentiate their proposition by providing value-added services in addition to the standard voice and messaging telecom services such as PSTN, ISDN and GSM services […]

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 […]