Monthly Archives: February 2010

OneAPI – Canadian Operators Show Us How To Do It!

At MWC 2010 there was a workshop on OneAPI were the GSMA announced the launch of a commercial pilot in Canada with the country’s operators Bell Mobility, Rogers Communications, and TELUS to demonstrate the viability and benefits of providing third parties with standardized application programming interfaces (APIs). Through the OneAPI initiative, the GSMA is promoting […]

Mobile World Congress 2010 Summary

Entry through Barcelona airport was strange this year, no queue at immigration, no queue for the taxi, and there were even a couple of spare seats on the plane. This uncrowded entry was in line with the number of people letting me know they were not attending this year.  Many western European operators had only […]

Fonolo iPhone App Released

I’ve covered Fonolo in previous articles since 2008, last year they were one of Time Magazine’s top 50 websites of 2009, in the same league as Facebook, Google, Amazon, etc. 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 […]

Why operators need an integrated Security Strategy to remain relevant as a service provider, not just a pipe provider

I presented at a recent sales conference for a large security / IT solution provider on the evolution of the telco industry and the role security and protection plays in that evolution.  I show below a cut down version of the slides I presented, removing the discussion on specific market opportunities and actions. In the […]

Case Study on why Ripping out the old IN to put in an open source NG SDP makes business sense

Even though M1 is a small mobile operator, roughly 1M customers, it remains one of the most innovative mobile operators.  M1’s business strategy is simple: to constantly deliver value to its customers by rolling out new and innovative applications and services.  In mid-2008, M1 began its search for a next generation service delivery platform (NG […]