1706, 2014

And the next big thing is…

By |17 June, 2014|Tags: |

I recently attended the IIR Next Generation Service Platforms conference in Munich, keen to see the next big thing. Sadly, it wasn’t there. Predictably, the usual split between the OTT players and old school telecoms world was as rigidly in place as ever. APIs got a mention but there was [...]

2105, 2014

Does Direct Operator Billing Make Sense?

By |21 May, 2014|Tags: |

With the global increase in the usage of smartphones and the desire to purchase goods and services online, it has become evident that mobile operators must act quickly to consider the changing needs of their customers. Some mobile operators already have billing mechanisms in place for certain mobile purchases such [...]

705, 2014

The Paradox of Mobile Operator Innovation

By |7 May, 2014|Tags: |

These are exciting times where the rate at which new technologies become available increases exponentially. For every new trend a mini industry is formed whereby the bloggers and conference organisers have a field day surfing the crest of the hyped wave. A range of Valley/Alley/Allee/Roundabout start ups will create something [...]

105, 2014

A Connected Telco

By |1 May, 2014|Tags: |

We have been involved in the telecommunications API space longer than most; we started in this space long before we ever knew we were actually there! SOAP interfaces with XML markup languages for internal and third party communications between systems some 10 years ago. It has been exciting how this [...]

904, 2014

Driving New Revenue Streams with API Management

By |9 April, 2014|Tags: |

Are your Voice and SMS margins experiencing significant pressures?  Would new revenue streams sound interesting?  If so, it may be time to start thinking outside the box as mobile operators begin to shift from being mobile service providers to mobile service innovators. It is becoming apparent that in order to [...]

304, 2014

WebRTC, what is it for?

By |3 April, 2014|Tags: |

Having attended the recent WebRTC Summit conference in London I’m still not sure of the role this technology will play in future services. Within the operator community I see a couple of very polarised views. Firstly, all the core network people, well versed in the last decade of IMS justification, [...]