Tag Archives: Yahoo

Telecom API Consolidation

Following the trend of telecom API consolidation BICS has bought Telesign. I prefer to use the term programmable telecoms, as you can see in the diagram below the market is much more that just APIs. Services using programmable telecoms have become an essential part of the market, and underpin Telesign’s success. BICS (previously known as Belgacom […]

Summary of the Open Mobile Alliance Messaging Workshop 12 July 2012, Brooklyn USA

The conference agenda and slides can be downloaded here. At first blush it would appear RCS (Rich Communications Suite) has adopted OMA’s (Open Mobile Alliance) Converged IP Messaging (CIM) spec so work is complete.  But that means CIM is wholly dependent on RCS, which has the dumb dependency of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), which is […]

Reviewing the History of Instant Messaging and What it Means to Over The Top Providers Today

Instant messaging is old, it predates the Internet, first appearing on multi-user operating systems like Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS) and Multiplexed Information and Computing Service (Multics) in the mid-1960s, its older than me! During the bulletin board system (BBS) phenomenon that peaked during the 1980s, some systems incorporated chat features that were similar to instant […]

TV Delivery Evolution

Over the past few years I’ve interviewed hundreds of operators and suppliers in the TV distribution industry on deployment experiences, market requirements, competitive landscape, and technology trends.  In the document below I bring a sample of some of my work in this space examining the evolution of Hybrid and Over the Top TV.  If you’d […]

HYBRID TV AND OVER THE TOP TV STATUS REPORT

Hybrid TV is not new; it’s been within the industry’s lexicon for many years, the transition should not be a surprise.  However, for many executives the shift to hybrid TV has been a quiet revolution.  Especially given two of the telco industry’s most successful TV deployments, Verizon FiOS (2.9M customers in Q4 2009) and Orange […]

An Analogy to Genghis Khan: How to avoid becoming a Vassal (pipe provider) of the Mongolian State (Cloud-based Service Providers)

Last year I was reading Jack Weatherford’s book “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.”  One of Genghis Khan’s early critical achievements was stopping the inter-clan wars, so the Mongols focused outside Mongolia, and went on to conquer most of the known world.  Taking each city-state in turn through a simple 3 step […]

Customer Behavior drives Operators to Open Innovation

Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Yahoo! are continuously offering new services for customers to experience, then refining those services within weeks/months based upon customer feedback.  The typical operator product development process is usually: an opportunity is identified, market research is performed, a project is created once budget can be found, the new product development process runs […]