Tag Archives: QoS

Its Time for an RCS Reset

RCS (Rich Communication Suite) has failed, we need an RCS reset, according to Dean Bubley its been a Zombie Technology for several years. My conversations with telcos over the past year on RCS have recurrent themes of it being too expensive, too complex, increasingly detached from the market reality, and most importantly has lost the […]

IMS and IP Communications, Two Different World Views?

Telcos are faced with a tough choice by some of their vendors, “IMS, what choice do you have?” If telcos’ services do not work reliably they suffer through public humiliation.  Remember when AT&T had an exclusive deal on iPhone in the US?  Jon Stewart from the Daily Show said about owning an iPhone in NYC […]

SDP Global Summit 2013: Its Business not Technology

Previous weblogs and The Services Domain Report have discussed that the term SDP (Service Delivery Platform) is not appropriate.  We’re talking about the Services Domain, see the diagram on the left.  A telco is composed of three ‘domains’ the network domain, business and operational support systems (BOSS) domain, and the services domain.  The services domain […]

IMS. What Choice Do You Have? IMS World Forum 2013 Summary.

In the effective duopoly of IMS core supply between Ericsson and Huawei, it’s fair to ask, “IMS.  What choice do you have?”  Talk to many people in Telecoms not directly working on IMS and they’ll simply right it off as dead.  For a dead technology, the conference was very much alive, the busiest I’ve ever […]

Mobile Broadband Use is Changing, Policy Needs to Catch Up. Summary of Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference, April 2013

The Policy Control and Data Pricing Conference took place between the 16-17th April.  Its a ‘who’s who’ of Policy Control and Charging (PCC), and provides a great litmus test on the state of industry.  The discussions this year were quite frank with open disagreements; the worry of signalling storms appeared to have abated. Reviewing the […]

LTE Asia 2012 Summary

LTE Asia proved to be a refreshingly frank, open, and interesting event.  With 800 attendees over the 2 days, some of the sessions I attended were packed with standing room only.  At the end of this article are some slides with a few of the many highlights from the conference, and a few of my […]

What WebRTC means to Telecoms

As promised in the IMS World Forum summary article, here is a quick review of WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications).  WebRTC is a HTML5 standard being drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the project began in early 2011.  The framework was open sourced in June 2011 […]

The IMS World Forum Summary Part 1

At the IMS (IP Multiedia Subsystem) World Forum I gave a pre-conference workshop that summarized some of the results gathered in the IMS Status Report.  The conference backed up the findings in the Report, and highlighted the many technology and business challenges we face as IMS rolls out.  An interesting discussion point raised on both […]

What’s the Difference between Aepona, Apigee, Twilio, and Voxeo?

I’m often asked what’s the difference between Aepona, Apigee, Twilio, Voxeo?  The diagram below is my attempt to provide a framework to understand the similarities and differences between the 4 suppliers.  This can only present a current snapshot and my view, other frameworks are possible, and of course all 4 suppliers have a future vision […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 2: The Yawning Gap between Operations and Suppliers Continues

The vendor keynotes on Day 2 of the Broadband World Forum were again rather dry and focused on why operators should buy more complex networks.  A common vendor claim was that a 10% increase in broadband connectivity results in some % increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  I have a sneaking feeling that there is […]