Tag Archives: Whatsapp

Summer Madness. Beware those heralding digital transformation and API business models

It must be the additional heat from global warming bringing the summer madness out early. This is just a selection of the silliness I see pass through my inbox today on the way to the deleted folder. Digital Transformation still keeps being used as if it means something. Digital was cool in the ’70s, just […]

Enterprises are Now Driving the Bulk of Telecoms Innovation

Apidaze, Nexmo, Flowroute, Telestax, Tropo, Twilio and many more are leading the way in telecoms innovation. That is easily embeddable in applications, services and business processes. We’ve seen many early adopters of this trend achieve phenomenal success, for example: Leaders of the on-demand services movement like Uber and Airbnb in connecting customers to their back-end […]

The Network of Last Resort – What Viber Nexmo Deal Means

Nexmo recently announced a partnership with Viber for application to person communications over Viber’s messaging platform via Nexmo’s Chat App API.  I’ve been warning about the risk to telcos of becoming the communications network of last resort for many years. This deal heralds the turning point in A2P (Application to Person) communications that will lead to the […]

The Growing Importance of the Phone Number Beyond the Call

The phone number is quite a useful identity, most internet-based communication services like Whatsapp use the telephone number identity today because it also provides a handy multi factor authentication capability. Put simply, you possess something (e.g. a mobile phone #), you know something (e.g. a password), and the emerging one of inherence (unique things of […]

Shango Review: Setting Telephony Free

The Shango team have an impressive history spanning over 6 years in building and integrating telecoms and web backend systems. They built the back-end-as-a-service platform business that One Source Networks’ bought last year, and the team have spent over two years building their new platform that bridges the telephone network and the web. The good […]

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 […]

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 […]

IIT RTC Conference and Expo

Tomorrow I’ll be presenting at the Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications  Conference and Expo, its a collaborative event, where industry and academia connect.  The presentation I’m giving is on ”The Winners and Losers in the move to Real-Time Cloud Communications,” shown below. If you track my presentations on this topic, the new material focuses […]

Telecom Application Developer Manifesto Released for Public Comment

The sponsors of the Telecom Application Developer Summit made a press release today on a Manifesto to solve the Telecom Industry’s innovation gap. Austin TX, Cambridge UK, Colombo Sri Lanka, Paris France, San Francisco CA, 1st October 2013 – Apidaze, hSenid Mobile, OnMobile, OpenCloud, Telestax, and Tropo, the companies leading the new wave of telecommunication […]

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 […]