Category Archives: API

Simple Programmable Communications Model

The purpose of this article is to explain a simple model to understand the programmable communications market. I divide the market into 3 domains: Aggregation, Technology, and Applications. I’ve shown a number of similar frameworks in the past, see this one from TADSummit 2018 given during the State of the Union presentation. The reason I […]

Sangoma buys VoIP Innovations

On Friday evening as we settled down to dinner with our families on the east coast, looking forward to an autumnal weekend of raking leaves and frosty morning walks. Sangoma made an announcement of acquiring VoIP Innovations. Firstly, congratulations to David Walsh, Jason Tapolci, John Elliott, Evin Hunt, Natalie DeCario, Harold Vance, Joe Aponick, Hugh Goldstein, and […]

CPaaS Segmentation

In response to many questions over the past year on how different CPaaS (Communication Platform as a Service) providers compare, the general confusion given the rapid increase in the number of providers claiming to be CPaaS, and the likely continuation of that confusion given the evolution of the CPaaS market. I thought it would make […]

What’s in a name? Part 2.

There’s been quite a bit of debate stimulated by the weblog “What’s in a name? Finding a better handle for Programmable Telecoms“, the related twitter discussion (see below), and lots of other threads over the past month. What’s in a name? Finding a handle for #ProgrammableTelecomshttps://t.co/O1NBSgvQsq FinTech is an excellent handle for financial service innovators. We need […]

Understanding the Shift in Telecoms, Acceptance and Recognition

I’ve been repeating the ideas presented in this weblog quite often of late on the shift in telecoms, ever since TADSummit / TADHack Global in 2018. None of this is new, it’s simply packaging old ideas into an easy to digest form to better understand the shift in telecoms thanks to programmable telecoms, why digital transformation […]

The Great API Con

Happy New Year! I thought I’d kick the year off with the Great API Con, as its resulting in systematic failures of innovation projects that should be seeing far more business success. This article is for API providers not consumers. “Wait! What? Aren’t you an early proponent of APIs? Recommending copying the lead of Web […]

Programmable Telecoms Evolution at IIT RTC Conference and TADHack Chicago Winners

On Wednesday 17th Oct I gave a keynote at the IIT RTC Conference covering Programmable Telecoms Evolution along with the 3 winners from TADHack Chicago. The slides from the session are shown below, and you can see the keynote video here. This link is the live stream, so you’ll have to hunt through it. Just […]

Telco CPaaS Revisited

I’m seeing a resurgence in telco CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service) initiatives. However, I’m seeing mistakes being repeated from the past, important learning points from successful telco CPaaS programs being ignored, and a broader misunderstanding on the role a telco plays with CPaaS in their countries of operation. Hence the focus of this weblog […]

What is a CPaaS? TalkingHeadz with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel

I was fortunate to be invited to take part in a conversation with Dave Michels and Evan Kirstel, TalkingHeadz. The focus was: what is a CPaaS (Communications Platform as a Service)? I consider the term CPaaS to be as dumbass as Cloud Communications. They were both created when referring to cloud was ‘essential marketing cool’. And […]

The Enterprise Telecoms Revolution. A Potted History of Programmable Telecoms.

Before we start, do not worry about all the acronyms in this potted history of Programmable Telecoms, there is an irreverent acronym list at the end of this weblog to help you through them. And yes, this is a long weblog, at 4k words it should take about 20 minutes to read, but its easy […]