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Telefonica launches BlueVia and Shares the Love with Developers

Building on their experience of O2 Litmus and Open Movilforum, Telefonica have launched BlueVia, see presentation below.  Critically, this is a world-first in the API exposure business because they are sharing the love with developers, between 10-20% of traffic revenue, and 50% of ad-revenue.  As you’d expect its web-centric with protocols and languages such as […]

Looking Back and Looking Forward

This article reviews some upcoming themes and the passed year’s themes. Looking Forward: MWC 2010 and some themes for the coming decade What will probably be the main themes of MWC (Mobile World Congress) 2010? Unfortunately, LTE (Long Term Evolution) will be a key focus of the show.  I’ve discussed previously why most operators do […]

SDP Asia 2009 27-28 October 2009: Moving to Operational and Commercial Performance Improvement

The 4th annual SDP Asia Conference took place in Singapore from 27-28 October 2009.  It was as well attended as ever, with over 70 attendees from around the region.  Some of the operators presenting at the conference included: Krishna N Basudevan, GM, Information Technology, Aircel Ltd, India; Clark Lam, Director of Service Platforms in Consumer […]

O2 Litmus Application Competition Winners

O2 Litmus just announced the winners of its application competition: Intelligenti Publishing, who takes home the £10k prize; and Two apps shortlisted by a judging panel of O2 customers were: Percula Software’s EventHorizon; and Live TalkBack. Live TalkBack is founded by Matt Millar, who was on my panel session at the Smart Pipes Event in […]

Smart Pipes Conference Day Two

Opening Points: A smart pipe strategy is now critical to an operator’s service innovation plans as we saw with Vodafone, Joint Innovation Labs, Orange Partner, Telenor CPA; plus there are many more operators making money today in working with third parties, e.g. Globe, Telus, etc. However, all is not well in this ecosystem.  Yesterday we […]

Smart Pipes Conference Day One

The Smart Pipes conference had about 80 attendees from across the value chain; not just operators, suppliers and consultants.  In attendance were Steve Glagow, head of Orange Partner; Pieter Knook, head of Vodafone Internet Services, Sune Jakobsson, Telenor Open Services; James Parton, head of O2 Litmus; plus many more operators.  As well as leaders from […]

Is There Any Money in Service Exposure for Consumer Services? + Smart Pipes Conference (18-20 May) Update

There’s a great saying from Benjamin D’Israeli, ‘There’s lies, damned lies and statistics.’  To read the press, you’d think the trillion dollar telecommunications industry has been shaken to its core by Apple, a $33B consumer electronics company.  In April 2009 the Apple app store achieved 1B ‘application’ downloads in 9 months, estimates vary on the […]

A false war, and being trapped in the 1980s: SIP Servlet versus JAIN SLEE, and legacy IN

Operators are stranded by a 25 year old operating system, their IN platform.  Imagine a web application developer trying to compete in today’s market using Windows 1 as its operating system!  Being stranded in the mid 1980s creates a surreal situation.  Unfortunately for operators their customers are living in 2009, and their expectations of service […]

Mobile Operator Smart Pipes & Applications: 19-20 May London

On May 19-20th in London will be the Mobile Operator Smart Pipes and Applications Conference.  In attendance will be Steve Glagow, head of Orange Partner; Pieter Knook, head of Vodafone Internet Services, Sune Jakobsson, Telenor Open Services; James Parton, head of O2 Litmus; plus many more operators.  As well as leaders from Nokia Ovi, Google, […]

The Long Slow March towards a Utility Business Model: Mobile World Congress Summary 2009

Overall view of the show: Better than ever to do business. The number of meetings, their quality, and the decisiveness of the people involved was up.  MWC (Mobile World Congress) has returned to the days where the focus is business not hype.  I hope they can keep this quality and focus in the years to […]