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BT leverages the power of Rapport™ APIs to drive service innovation in a 3 days hackathon

By: Sue White, Head of Communications and Collaboration Marketing, IP Platforms, Alcatel-Lucent

I crossed the English Channel to spend a few days in Ipswich. Not to explore its beautiful port but to participate in the hackathon organized by BT, hosted by its Innovation Hub in Adastral Park (7th to 9th July).

ALU.8.4.15.a.jpgHackathons are flourishing these days. These are fast, dynamic, creative
events in which software developers collaborate intensively around ideation and prototyping with specific Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and on dedicated themes such as mobile apps, internet of things, home automation, connected car, etc.

BT leveraged our Rapport APIs and Rapport Sandbox to run their first hackahon. Rapport is our communications software platform, used by service providers and large enterprises to deliver voice, video and messaging.

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IPX Can Enable Revenue Innovation for Voice Wholesalers--Part II

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about a couple of revenue generating ideas for IPX providers. So how can...

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YipTV Offers Free Trials for International TV

The news of OTT video growth hasn’t abated – Netflix continues to impress with earnings, Verizon reportedly has a new millennial-aimed OTT...

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IPX Can Enable Revenue Innovation for Voice Wholesalers--Part I

When I attended International Telecoms Week (ITW) back in May, I wrote about how voice wholesalers are looking to expand their...

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Expect Cloud UC Player BroadVoice to Acquire and More Inside Scoop

BroadVoice begins to construct new headquartersBroadVoice has been having a great deal of success lately – they’re moving to a new HQ,...

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How The Marketing Behind U.S. Presidential Campaigns Works

While social media has become a big factor in political donations in the last decade or so, its worth pointing out a...

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Why Broadband May Not Be The Answer

This is a look at a typical Internet Minute: And that is the consumer stuff filled with social and real time...

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If T-Mobile buys MetroPCS Who Will Take the LEAP?

October 8, 2012

The NY Times puts it very well this is a Turbo IPO for T-Mobile.  It solves a variety of problems for T-Mobile.  As you know they were forced to be left at the altar by the FCC when they try to merge with ATT.

There are people suggesting that Sprint would come in to acquire MetroPCS out from under DT, but I have to think that Sprint has too much on its plate already.

Regrets before the Show

October 2, 2012

When you start planning events you focus on the audience and you think about what needs to be done to provide knowledge transfer about the subject.

For example, In Mobility Tech we are going to be talking about the data explosion, because the network planners are the people we are looking to support.  So we are talking about how to manage, coverage, speeds and feeds (backhaul).  We are also looking at the relation to of apps to the carriers (although most of apps content is in the HTML5 Summit).

The WebRTCbook, Book Review.

October 1, 2012

Before You Buy the iPhone 5 Ask Yourself where is the iPad4

September 14, 2012

Were you excited about September 12th.  Was it nice of Apple to give us a day after 9/11 to look forward to and not feel so of the past.

Then it was disappointing to find it was light faster cheaper but not....

Revolutionary, Remarkable, Redefining, Rejuvenating, etc.

Did HTML5 Fail Facebook or Vice Versa

September 14, 2012

At Disrupt SF Mark Zuckerberg, CEO Facebook, candidly said that HTML5 has not delivered the mobile device market to them like they expected.

Candidly,  I think we need to parse this message carefully and really think about what was said, because the reality is the direction change was more than just a statement about mobile. It was a statement about Facebook as well.

Previously Facebook was looking to use HTML5 as the lingua franca for app interconnection to their platform.  

We Built the M2M Evolution Conference For You!

September 1, 2012

Linkedin Needs Some Curation Advice

August 29, 2012

Is Segmentation Technology Real When it Comes to Video

August 28, 2012

As the Saying goes a $ Billion here, a $ billion there sooner or later we are talking real money.

IDC's latest report does a great job talking about the money side of the equation in talking about the business distinctions are being made, imho, are more business oriented than technology driven.

 

Akamai, KIT Digital, Brightcove and Synacor are all described as being leaders in "their" field so the term becomes the describer of the leader.  

Can Dell and HP Catch up to Microsoft's and Intel's Strategies

August 27, 2012

In case the rock you have been hiding under is not Silicon, the earnings for Dell and HP were dismal.  Reading the Investor's daily article about the latest IDC report on PC shipments shows that we have other issues as well.

First of all, the ultrabook story is not getting the job done yet.  While the move makes the PC more mac like in batter life the environment is still classic PC.

Apple Wins: Can The Game Change

August 25, 2012

It was not even close. 

The jury said yes to almost every single infringement Apple could think of short of the claim of making a tablet rectangular was Steve’s idea.  From Apple’s perspective it could not have a better launching pad for the iPhone5 as Samsung will not be able to ship anything and the rest of the Android community will be leery of being targeted if they launch a marketing campaign.