Category Archives: Innovation

Is there money left in being Publicly Objective?

The answer to this question is a qualified yes.  The fact it’s qualified is a bit sad because of the dominance of marketing across the industry. There is no money in being publicly objective when you’re going head to head with the unchecked marketing silliness of the industry. Dean Bubley and I try to do our bit […]

vCon Workshop

vCon is an open standard for conversation data. In December 2021 Thomas Howe, CTO of STROLID, introduced vCon. We have iCal that enables anyone to store and exchange calendaring and scheduling information such as events, to-dos, journal entries, and free/busy information. And vCards so anyone can store and exchange electronic business cards, name and address […]

Acceptance and TADHack Founder Academy

I’ve been watching the dichotomy between the 5G hype (often belief-based with little in the way of rational analysis) and counter arguments (generally based on rational arguments referencing history); same with mobile edge compute (not edge compute, that’s something different, yet conflated); same with ORAN (latest positioning is you’ll spend the same, saving are in operations <sniggers at […]

2021 Review from the CXTech Newsletters

This weblog provides a round-up of the main programmable communications headlines through 2021. It’s been another busy year. Identity verification keeps getting hotter and could enter a phase of industry convergence in 2022 between enterprise / web and programmable communications industries. We’re already seeing similar convergence from the cloud infrastructure providers like AWS, Microsoft and […]

Engaging Developers. Why are you doing it?

I’ve seen quite a bit of buzz / BS around ‘engaging developers‘ at the moment. Lots of ‘frameworks’ and overly complex fluff to justify expensive consulting fees. This weblog is biased towards programmable communications, but it’s applicable to many industries. The critical question is, “Why are you doing it?” Until you have a defensible answer to […]

Keep an eye on Malaysia

There’s some interesting things happening in Malaysia at the moment: 5G special purpose vehicle (and no, it’s not an autonomous vehicle); and Axiata’s rapidly expanding role in financial services. 5G GOMSPV (Government of Malaysia Special Purpose Vehicle) The Malaysian government recently announced plans to own the fifth generation (5G) spectrum and build the country’s only […]

2020 Review from the CXTech Newsletters

January It was simpler, more linear time in January. A question being discussed was whether Zoom could maintain its current valuation. Growth was without a doubt, but 85% through the rest of 2020 was considered tough, as discussed in CXTech Week 1 2020. Jump to June to see what happened 🙂 We also discussed the […]

My View on the “Accelerating Innovation in the Telecommunications Arena” Paper

Introductory Comments Overall, it’s a rather telco-centric view in the Telecommunications Arena paper, which today is far broader than telcos. It’s the internet. Most communications today are over the internet, not the PSTN. Telcos provide access to the internet, i.e. to peering points, they are not the exclusive transport / network within the internet / […]

We need to comment on MLTS (Multi-Line Telephone Systems) NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) (FCC 18-132) ASAP

Calling all UCaaS / CPaaS / CCaaS / enterprise VoIP providers. We need to comment on MLTS (Multi-Line Telephone Systems) NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rule Making) (FCC 18-132) as soon as possible. Firstly, an apology in the lateness of this article. I learnt about FCC 18-132 back in October at the IIT RTC Conference and have […]

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 […]