Category Archives: TADS

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 […]

Okey Systems Introduction

Last week in CXTech Week 12 2021 News and Analysis I covered that Christopher Brown, a TADSummit Americas 2019 presenter, has just launched Okey Monitor. They monitor out-of-band communications such as your routes and carrier settings. If a malicious event takes place, they’ll alert you through alternative forms of trusted communication. They also offer this service wholesale […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 / […]

CXTech Market Sizing and Landscape

At TADSummit EMEA I presented some slides on  “By The Numbers: CPaaS, UCaaS, CCaaS Landscapes and Market Sizing.” Its a straight forward bottom-up build of the market size with lots of revenue guesstimates – never believe what people tell you about their companies 😉 I show the slides below. Of most interest were the slides […]

Astricon 2019 Review

This was my first Astricon in-person. I’d watched the videos and twitter stream remotely in the past. For reviews of Astricon by old-hands, rather than a newb, check out Fred Posner’s review and Dan Jenkin’s review. The power of any open source project is its community, together they make change happen in a market. The community is […]

CXTech Week 43, News and Analysis

The purpose of this CXTech Week 43 newsletter is to highlight, with commentary, some of the news stories in CXTech this week. What is CXTech?  The C stands for Connectivity, Communications, Collaboration, Conversation, Customer; X for Experience because that’s what matters; and Tech because the focus is enablers. You can sign up here to receive the CXTech News and […]