Last week I was in San Antonio attending the 2013 Wireless Symposium and WiExpo. In addition to ANPI having a booth for carriers to discuss our product offering, I also participated on a panel addressing mobile video. Since ANPI is not a network or infrastructure provider, my view of supporting video is to incorporate it as an application or service after addressing infrastructure requirements. In brief, video is viewed as an entertainment delivery technology rather than for training, content delivery and collaboration. Recognizing that video can serve the needs of businesses in improving productivity, providing on-demand training and education, building teams across geographical divides and reducing travel costs. The best way to provide these services to SMBs is via a software platform or hosted service. Video as a Service (VaaS) is just as relevant as Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), hosted communications and many other as a service applications.
My time in San Antonio was brief and I only had time for a few meetings and tour of the exhibit hall. I wish there had been time to listen to some of the other speakers to appreciate the greater emphasis of the symposium. Perhaps, next year.
Last week the FCC released the Local Telephone Competition: Status as of December 31, 2011 report generated by the Industry Analysis and Technology Division Wireline Competition Bureau. I plan to review it and comment on Thursday. See you then!