Jack Be Nimble

A browse through the latest venture capital investments shows a wave of new apps coming down the road that affect almost every aspect of modern life. Most will fail, which is to be expected, but those that succeed will cause … more >>>

Voice over LTE – It’s not just for Mobile Operators

While IMS has bedded down and people generally understand OTT and RCS, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) seems stuck in a vortex of hype and misunderstanding. On the one hand, you have Alcatel Lucent announcing that they’ve issued 88 million VoLTE … more >>>

Mobile Operators Make Smart Moves in OTT

There are interesting things happening in the world of OTT voice and messaging, particularly in the mobile operator arena. On the one hand, Telefónica is dropping the Tu Me and Jajah universal services; on the other, both it and Orange … more >>>

OTT Voice In Western Europe - Carrier Trends

During the past two years, a number of carriers have taken the plunge and introduced their own OTT service or added mobile VoIP as a new delivery mechanism for their existing services. This paper gives a snapshot of the current … more >>>

Mobilise Fixed-line Services to Create More Value

Not only tech-savvy smartphone users recognize that VoIP has the potential to be their primary means of communication. A whole raft of consumers are becoming increasingly aware of not just the benefits but the possibilities of mVoIP and are actively … more >>>

Why RCS never made it

The blogosphere is thick with accusations that mobile operators don’t “get” Social or even, worse still, the Internet. A favourite example is RCS which, in case you’ve just joined us from Mars, is/was an industry initiative to develop the next-generation of communication services. RCS was initially launched in 2007 and, as a result, predates everything. People say that the industry did nothing with RCS since then but they’re wrong. It produced five whole sets of standards, each as rigorous and complete as anything out of the IETF, OMA or 3GPP stable. more >>>

Innovative mobile VoIP solutions for the transition to LTE

It took surprisingly long for it to catch on but people now recognize the benefits of being able to talk to friends and relatives over the Internet rather than over conventional phone lines. For one it is cheaper. Broadband connections … more >>>

Forget Walled Gardens - Give Customers What They Want

Discussions on convergence over the last number of years have primarily advocated a world where all services - mobile, fixed, broadband, tv - should be offered by a single operator. As a result single or dual service telco offerings were written off in the belief that people would only subscribe to an operator who could deliver an all-inlcusive bundle of services. more >>>

Secure Communications with BYOD

The BYOD (bring your own device) approach is a major new trend affecting enterprises of all types and sizes. With BYOD, employees use their own phones, tablets and notebooks to carry out business functions such as telephony, messaging, email, access to corporate LAN within the enterprise. ARCchart expects shipments of BYOD smartphones to rise by almost 175%, reaching a total 343 million units by 2016 representing approximately 36% of the total smartphone market. more >>>

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