Tag Archives: Verizon

Telecom APIs Event 2014: Go To Market is Critical

Even though we’ve had three Telecom API events this year: June in Munich, this one in Oct in London, and the Service Delivery Innovation Summit in London in Sept (previously known as the SDP Global Summit) the event ended up being busier than expected with a relatively high % of telcos. I ran a pre-conference […]

TADMeetupNJ #2 Review

Firstly, a big thank you to Jim Machi, Vince Puglia, Robin Carley and the rest of the Dialogic team for providing the meeting venue, great demos, coffee, cookies, soda and pizza  You made TADMeetupNJ a great event. We had another packed event with over 25 people, this time including some telcos: Tata Communications and a […]

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 […]

Interview with Jason Sommerset, Director of Product Development, Bandwidth

Bandwidth.com provides Internet and telephony services primarily to business and government customers; for example, providing automated real-time pricing and procurement of business-class Internet connectivity.  It also offers hosted VoIP, SIP trunking and bulk origination and termination services.  Bandwidth.com manages the assignment of telephone numbers for Google Voice.  And they offer Telecom APIs, which is the […]

TVXperience World 2013

I’ll be attending TVXperience World from July 16-17 in New York City.  It’s nice to have a conference on my backdoor.  The conference will examine how multiscreen is influencing the evolution of the TV User Experience. It’s an important issue for telcos, cablecos, broadcasters, content producers, OTT TV providers, as well as the many device […]

Verizon Powerful Answers Award

Verizon have just launched their Powerful Answers Award, its a global challenge to inspire and reward innovative solutions that address society’s biggest challenges in education, healthcare, and sustainability utilizing Verizon’s network, device and platform technologies. A total of $10 million in cash prizes will be awarded. You don’t need to be a geek that is […]

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 […]

Is South Korea the Exception or the Rule?

At the recent Broadband World Forum Asia 2013 conference, Korea Telecom’s EVP Tae-Yol Yoo predicted the collapse of voice and SMS services revenues in Korea: KT’s PSTN revenue has dropped from $5.4 billion in 2008 to $2.7 billion in 2012; Its mobile voice revenue fell from $6.2 billion in 2010 to $5.2 billion last year […]

Cloud Asia 2013 Preview, 15-16 May 2013, Singapore. The Cloud Event for Asia

Cloud Asia enters its third year co-organized with Singapore’s IDA (Infocomm Development Authority).  Cloud Asia 2013 runs from the 15-16 May 2013 in Singapore.  An exciting change from last year’s event is entry to CloudAsia and the co-located Cloud Security Alliance Asian Congress is free for all enterprises, small and medium businesses, and operator users. Here are my […]

Start-ups to Watch: myaNUMBER Simple, Secure Family Communications using Telecom APIs

At the AT&T Developer Summit myaNUMBER gave an excellent presentation of their Telecom API-enabled service, there’s a sweet video demonstration at the end of this article.  At the AT&T event I was fortunate to have Voxeo Labs introduce me to the founders of myaNUMBER, John Wantz, Chief Dad, and Kyle Schei, Ops Dad; and we […]