Tag Archives: VoLTE

WebRTC Global Summit 2016

After TADHack London we all headed to the WebRTC Summit. On the Monday afternoon the available TADHack winners presented to the conference. The big change for me at the conference is the number of real-world case studies being discussed. Not by RTC geeks, vendors or industry insiders; but regular web/IT people. I highlight Philipe Vaysacc […]

The need for an industry reset on services

Its 2015, in case you didn’t notice 😉  IMS is still not pervasive, tier 2 telcos continue to buy NEW soft-switches in preference to IMS as its too expensive / complex, and RCS is nowhere as discussed in this weblog – a big thank you to all the contributors in the comments.  VoLTE is making slow, painful […]

IIT RTC Conference 2014 Summary

The IIT RTC Conference and Expo is a globally recognized collaborative event, where industry and academia connect. Leveraging its unique academic setting, this annual conference brings together technical professionals and business executives from the data and telecommunications industry, standards bodies, policy and regulatory institutions, and academic educators and researchers to promote an open exchange of […]

LTE Asia 2014 Summary

LTEAsia remains one of the best, if not the best event, to meet with most of the region’s CxOs.  Its not too big, and not too small. Numbers appeared slightly down on 2 years ago when I last attended, but the quality of attendees remains as high. I was chairing the Signaling Focus day, the […]

Summary of IMS World Forum 2014

It was a funny old IMS World Forum, I found it both uplifting and depressing. Uplifting in the presentations from SK Telecom, Rogers, and Orange as they took control of their future and are delivering business results on service innovation. But also depressing as the telco standards people continue to delude themselves on OneAPI, RCS, […]

MWC 2014: The Art of Misdirection

It was the first time in 15 years I did not make the annual pilgrimage to MWC (Mobile World Congress).  Some of the reasons being: The BS and detachment from market reality of the GSMA which impacts MWC; The ridiculously large event which means I’m spending more time racing between meetings than in meetings; 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 […]

Genband Perspectives13 Event: An Answer to “IMS. What Choice do You Have?”

Genband ran Perspectives13 over the 29 April – 2 May, customers from over 80 countries came together to see how Genband are bringing  their communications platforms and services together.  Genband has both built and bought a portfolio of communications-centric products across telco and enterprise, see M&A history at the end of this weblog: from the […]

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 […]

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 […]