Posts tagged " OTT "

Enabling Frictionless Cloud Sales and Service

May 14th, 2015 Posted by 2015, Blog No Comment yet

What’s the main reason SMBs are moving to cloud-based business services? It’s faster, easier, and *cheaper – i.e., frictionless cloud sales and service. Let’s roll back about 10 years ago. The only option for business communication services was to call up your incumbent service provider or possibly a CLEC. Your provider of choice would have to come […]

Mobile’s Impact On…The Hospitality Industry

November 11th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This is the second in a series of blog posts exploring mobile’s impact on some of the world’s most tried-and-true industries. We’ll take a look at how mobile has changed them, and how they can leverage these changes for their benefit.

HBO, CBS and Univison Streaming Video Services – Good or Bad for Cord Cutters?

October 21st, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

This past week saw three major broadcast networks – HBO, CBS, and Univision – announce new, standalone streaming video services that will allow consumers to receive their content without a cable subscription. It’s what cord cutters have been demanding for years – the ability to pay a la carte for specific content. It’s a sign […]

Mobile Apps – The Art of Useable Design!

September 23rd, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

  When it comes to mobile apps, one of the first places that many vendors focus on is the user interface (UI.) It is unarguably true that a good user experience (UI and UX) can make or break a mobile app. And who doesn’t love a really cool design? However, after 14 years of experience, […]

The ROI for Mobile Billing Apps

September 4th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Earlier this month, Intuit acquired Check for a healthy $360 million. What does Check do? They make a mobile app that lets customers track and pay their bills on mobile phones. Mobile bill payment is turning into a must-have for just about every industry. Today’s consumers are already conditioned to mobile app experiences, and many […]

Who Will Win the Next Wave of Communications?

August 26th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Last week’s messaging blog ended with a few provocative questions: Is voice now lowest on the communications totem pole? Who will own the next wave of communications? Will it be the phone company? Are there any pure “phone companies” still out there? All of these are important questions with potentially complex answers. The world of […]

IP-Based Voice and Video – A Codec Primer

June 26th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

“Quality Vs Bandwidth”  Graphic Courtesy: The Migration to IP-Based Communications VoIP services have been around for more than 20 years, but it was only in the early 2000’s when they began to take off, primarily in the consumer market. It was not until 2004 that mass-market VoIP services became widely available. By that point, the business […]

Multiscreen Video – Content-Fi Yourself!

June 12th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

Image Courtesy: The concept of multiscreen technology has redefined the way video content is streamed across devices – TVs, smartphones, tablets and PCs. You are no longer restricted to viewing your favorite TV shows and videos to only your TV set. Pick and play your content exactly from where you left off from any […]

Getting the iMessage – How #UCaaS and #OTT Are A Mandate for Solutions Providers

June 10th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

One of the big centerpiece announcements to come out of WWDC last week was Apple’s revitalized take on its popular iMessage platform. What started as an alternative for carrier text messaging programs will soon incorporate push-to-talk voice messaging, group chats, and more. Sure, iMessage is, ostensibly, a consumer app – but it’s also been adopted […]

Everyone’s Going Over-the-top

January 28th, 2014 Posted by 2014, Blog No Comment yet

  When news broke that Amazon might be considering starting its own over-the-top TV service, I was hardly surprised.  The potential move makes sense in many ways.  First, Amazon has paved the way for it since the company began creating their own content and offering it across various devices.  Second, everyone seems to be getting […]

Helping Telecom Providers Stay Relevant with #Mobile OTT

October 15th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Telecom analyst Chetan Sharma says that the telecom industry has been through three distinct revenue waves in its history. First, there was the voice wave, then messaging, and finally data, which have collectively produced healthy revenue over the past few decades. Things are changing. As I wrote about recently, the impact of mobile, broadband and […]

“Over The Top” Mobile Apps, Too Good To Be True?

July 6th, 2013 Posted by 2013, Blog No Comment yet

Some mornings I can barely remember where I put my car keys, let alone keep up with the billions of must-have entertainment, social or productivity apps that everyone is recommending for my smartphone. Did I say billions? Yes. According to ABI Research, 70 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2013.  And further, by the […]