Tag Archives: MVNO

From IM to the First Point of Contact with the Internet (FPOCI)

IM (Instant Messaging) / chat has been around for a long time. Before AIM (AOL Instant Messenger, 1997) and ICQ (Internet Chat Query, 1996), there was the command line function ‘chat’ on unix (early 1980s) which evolved into IRC (Internet Relay Chat,1988); and for the VMS (Virtual Memory System) crowd there was phone (sometime in […]

The Future of Programmable Telecoms

At Restconn 2017 in Prague 23-25 May I gave a presentation on the Future of Programmable Telecoms. As the first presentation of Day 2 at 8AM, I started gently as some listeners soothed their hangovers 😉 I thought it best to show most experts are wrong with most of their predictions, including me. With examples […]

LTE North America 2012: Tinder Box Market Ripe for a Firestorm of Disruption

LTE North America ran from 13-15 Nov in Dallas.  There was a record 1000 delegates at the show, with 60 unique carriers in attendance from small local rural players such as the Texas-based ZIPnet US, to regionals such as MetroPCS, and of course, the duopoly of AT&T and Verizon.  North America is a unique market […]

Summary of “Where’s the Mobile Industry Going?” Panel at the Sigma System’s User Conference

Sigma Systems’ first User Conference (June 4th-6th, Barton Creek Resort), explored the next generation of consumer and business oriented services, including insight and discussion around emerging trends and technology developments in the following areas:  targeted advertising, evolution of commercial VoIP & data services, global deployments in mobile broadband services, evolution to on-demand services, converged applications […]

SofNet Day Two. A Jungle of Capabilities and a Services Desert

Summarizing day two of SofNet. Panel session, “How Can 21CN Help Make Customers Successful?”  was a who’s who on UK telecom executives with John Cunliffe, Ericsson; John Frieslaar, Huawei; Geoff Hall, Nortel; John-Paul Hemingway, Ciena; Phil Dance, BT; David Soldani, NSN; Andy Stevenson, Fujitsu; and Phil Tilley, ALU.  With so many suppliers in such a […]