Tag Archives: VAS

Operators must take their IN Open Source

The analogy I’m drawing here is between an operator’s IN platform and an enterprise’s / web service provider’s application server. The Intelligent Network (IN) enables both fixed and mobile operators to differentiate their proposition by providing value-added services in addition to the standard voice and messaging telecom services such as PSTN, ISDN and GSM services […]

Case Study of Managed Service Success: IMIMobile

A previous article provided ‘A Managed Services Primer.’ Managed Network Services (MNS, aka Outsourced Network Operations) was a $10B business in ’08, with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 16%.  Europe accounts for 45% of the market.  The leading supplier in the market, Ericsson, rips-out other supplier’s equipment and installs its own in the […]

End of Year Review

The purpose of this article is to review some of the significant developments and trends in the telecom industry through 2008, and look forward into next year on what developments and trends may start to unfold. Open Innovation, Telco API and SDP. A theme of this weblog throughout the year has been Open Innovation, the […]

Case Study on the Recipe for Mobile Video Success

I’ve know Liew Kong Nam for many years, since he was in the Singaporean start-up Line Fusion (that name and website is lost to the mists of time), which was bought by Dilithium Networks.  His new venture, Nano Equipment (I’ll use the acronym NE as the name is a legacy issue), is a mobile video […]

Start-ups to Watch: Fonolo, stopping the IVR Hell!

While at the Voice Peering Forum I met an innovative ‘Voice 2.0’ start-up called Fonolo. If you need to call your bank, airline, operator, car rental agency, travel service, or one of those many other companies that waste your time by making you wait on the phone; this service does all the IVR (Interactive Voice […]

SofNet Day One

SofNet brings together three of the main drivers in the telcom industry, NGN (Next Generation Network), Web 2.0 and the telecom service layer (also known as the SDP, Service Delivery Platform).  Now when it comes to the definition of SDP, I’m usually reminded of this quote from “Through the Looking Glass:” `I don’t know what […]