Tag Archives: SIP

What is a CPaaS? TalkingHeadz with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel

I was fortunate to be invited to take part in a conversation with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel, TalkingHeadz. The focus was: what is a CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service)? I consider the term CPaaS to be as dumbass as Cloud Communications. They were both created when referring to cloud was ‘essential marketing cool’. And […]

The Enterprise Telecoms Revolution. A Potted History of Programmable Telecoms.

Before we start, do not worry about all the acronyms in this potted history of Programmable Telecoms, there is an irreverent acronym list at the end of this weblog to help you through them. And yes, this is a long weblog, at 4k words it should take about 20 minutes to read, but its easy […]

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 […]

Summary of WebRTC Paris

WebRTC Paris is a 3 day event, focused on the European WebRTC community. Compared to the US events it shows Europe is as, if not more innovative than North America, has a lot less hype, and is definitely more focused on the practical realities of implementation. An important theme that came out from both Telcos and […]

Independent Review of Telecom APIs Workshop Summary

The SDP Global Summit proved again to be the must-attend event.  I’ve reviewed Summits from 2013, 2012, 2011 Day 1, 2011 Day 2, and 2011 Highlights on this weblog and you can see they have predicted the course of the industry.  This year we ran a post conference workshop on the 20th Sept entitled, “Independent […]

WebRTC Workshop at Rich Communications 28th October

At Rich Communications 2013, we have a great pre-conference workshop lined up on the 28th October entitled, ‘WebRTC Workshop, the HTML5 Real-Time Web.’  We’ll have a mix of deep technology and strategic discussions, followed by some great demos exploring WebRTC and RCS.  Presenter will include Sam Machin from Tropo, Juan Mateu from Solaiemes, Victor Pascual Avila […]

Update: apidaze.io, Quobis, and Telestax join the WebRTC pre-conference at the IMS World Forum

Three additional start-ups will be joining the demos at the WebRTC pre-conference at the IMS World Forum, Barcelona, 23-25 April 2013.  Note the focus of the demos is start-ups sharing their experiences in implementing services with WebRTC straight from the developers, not established vendors promoting their equipment and filtered through marketing. apidaze.io is a cloud communications API […]

WebRTC at the IMS World Forum, Barcelona, 23-25 April 2013

This year’s IMS World Forum is shaping up to be an excellent event, with a solid focus on WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications). At last year’s event I asked the opening panel about the impact of WebRTC on their plans to a muted response.  And this year there is a pre-conference WebRTC Workshop on the […]

ALU Open Sources apiGrove: API Management gets Interesting

ALU (Alcatel Lucent) has done something interesting in the API Gateway space with their latest announcement.  They’ve open sourced their API Management platform, it’s called apiGrove.  So rather than offering freemium access to an API gateway, they’ve taken the route of allowing developers to use apiGrove and do it themselves.  ALU have done open source […]

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 […]