Tag Archives: MWC

2020 Review from the CXTech Newsletters

January It was simpler, more linear time in January. A question being discussed was whether Zoom could maintain its current valuation. Growth was without a doubt, but 85% through the rest of 2020 was considered tough, as discussed in CXTech Week 1 2020. Jump to June to see what happened ūüôā We also discussed the […]

CXTech Week 6 2020, News and Analysis

The purpose of this CXTech Week 6 2020 newsletter¬†is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech? ¬†The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that‚Äôs what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. You can¬†sign up here to receive the¬†CXTech¬†News […]

CXTech Week 9, News and Analysis

The purpose of this newsletter¬†is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech Week 9. What is CXTech? ¬†The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that‚Äôs what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. Examples of what falls into CXTech includes:¬†Programable Telecoms /¬†Communications, CPaaS, UCaaS, […]

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 […]

MWC is broken

Its that time of year again, the annual pilgrimage to avoid being robbed in Barcelona, and compare 4 or 5 vendors’ radio access networks (RAN) at MWC (Mobile World Congress). Beyond the RAN and its deployment, which the industry does very well, the rest of the stuff at MWC is poorly thought through marketing drivel […]

The need for an industry reset on services

Its 2015, in case you didn’t notice ūüėČ ¬†IMS is still not pervasive, tier 2 telcos continue to buy NEW soft-switches in preference to IMS as its too expensive / complex, and RCS is nowhere as discussed in this weblog¬†–¬†a big thank you to all the contributors in the comments. ¬†VoLTE is making slow, painful […]

Experiences in Setting up TADMeetup NJ

TADS (Telecom Application Developer Summit) is an independent grassroots initiative to raise the profile of telecom application developers with the resources to support them, and create a sustainable and profitable telecom application ecosystem. One of the requests from people who could not make it to the TADSummit last year was to help organize local events […]

MWC 2014: The Art of Misdirection

It was the first time in 15 years I did not make the annual pilgrimage to MWC (Mobile World Congress).¬† Some of the reasons being: The BS and detachment from market reality of the GSMA which impacts MWC; The ridiculously large event which means I‚Äôm spending more time racing between meetings than in meetings; The […]

MWC2013: The Mobile Dichotomy, Net-Head versus Cust-Head

The overall feel of MWC (Mobile World Congress) this year is upbeat.¬† More people attending, up from 67k to 72k.¬† The money being spent on LTE (Long Term Evolution) is starting to percolate through the industry, and later this year LTE-A (Advanced) as Telstra and several other operators announced.¬† In these articles from 2008 and […]

What the Mobile Industry can learn from the Failure of Canoe Ventures.

In March 2009 I wrote an article about “Why the Mobile Industry needs to keep an eye on Cable’s Canoe Ventures“.¬† This article was prompted by what I saw at MWC 2009 (Mobile World Congress), where the mobile advertising initiative announced in 2008 at MWC between Vodafone, Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Three was quietly swept […]