Tag Archives: SDP

SDP Global Summit 2011: SDP Finally Breaks Out of the Box

Day 1 of the SDP Global Summit kicked off with an impressive line-up of operator case studies from Michel Burger of Vodafone, Medhat Amer of Mobily, Mohammed Aldhwaiyan of STC and Mario Domingo of Globe.  Common themes to their success include: SDP is not a product, it’s a project covering people, processes and technology (an […]

Next Week: Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa)

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. In just one week “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa) will be underway.  The line up of speakers is impressive including: […]

IMS Market Status: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

Below is a presentation that summarizes some of the interim results of the update I’m doing to the original “IMS Market Status” report described in this article.  It was prepared during the IMS World Forum conference to fill-in for a potential gap in the schedule, but the gap did not happen, so it wasn’t presented, […]

Africa Remains a Grossly Under-Estimated Market

A previous article introduced the “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.)  Based on a number of courses I’ve given in the region over the past year on Hybrid TV, OTT (Over the Top) TV, IPTV, SDP (Service Deliver […]

Broadband World Forum 2010 Day 1, October 26th, CNIT La Defense, Paris, France

Day 1 of the Broadband World Forum started with Keynotes from Matt Bross (Huawei), Johan Bergendahl (Ericsson) and Oliver Baujard (Deutsche Telekom). Matt’s session was entitled “Innovation @ the speed of life.”  Highlighting the problem operators have in focusing on phone numbers and addresses not people, and the issue of lack of customer trust in […]

Update: Broadband World Forum 2010, October 26-28th, CNIT La Defense, Paris, France

In a couple of weeks the main broadband event of the year will be held in Paris, the Broadband World Forum, October 26-28th, CNIT La Defense.  By the numbers there will be 6000+ attendees, 280+ exhibitors, 200+ speakers, 125+ global carrier case studies & presentations.  The latter number is key, like MWC (Mobile World Congress) […]

Where next for operators’ service innovation?

I’ve been a long time proponent on the importance of APIs (Application Program Interfaces) to operators’ evolving business models, in fact, of APIs for any web based business model as discussed in this API Management Whitepaper. However, time is moving on and operators continue to struggle with implementing the basics given their business model (charge […]

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 […]

Why operators need an integrated Security Strategy to remain relevant as a service provider, not just a pipe provider

I presented at a recent sales conference for a large security / IT solution provider on the evolution of the telco industry and the role security and protection plays in that evolution.  I show below a cut down version of the slides I presented, removing the discussion on specific market opportunities and actions. In the […]

Case Study on why Ripping out the old IN to put in an open source NG SDP makes business sense

Even though M1 is a small mobile operator, roughly 1M customers, it remains one of the most innovative mobile operators.  M1’s business strategy is simple: to constantly deliver value to its customers by rolling out new and innovative applications and services.  In mid-2008, M1 began its search for a next generation service delivery platform (NG […]