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Winners of Genband WebRTC Apps Competition

Metronet win prestigious WebRTC Apps competition. The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The idea was that entrants […]

Second WebRTC Apps Competition finalist

WebRTC Apps Competition finalist DRD Communications. The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry actually showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The idea was that […]

GENBAND Summer of Apps WebRTC Competition finalist Manor IT

WebRTC apps competition winners include monetisation of the technology The WebRTC apps competition we ran in conjunction with/sponsored by GENBAND came up with three clear leaders and one eventual winner. One entry actually showed how WebRTC would be monetized and the others presented their solution it as an an overlay to existing support services. The […]

Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture – an Operator Perspective

Introduction to Mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Vodafone Group Solutions Architect Juan Hernandez presents us with an authoritative look at mobile Unified Communications Network Architecture Unified communications (UC) is a hot topic in the industry. Although the provided services may be pretty much the same in different market niches, the way in which such services […]

Neill Wilkinson talks standardisation for WebRTC

standardisation for WebRTC Neil Wilkinson was the author of “Next-Generation Networks: Technologies & Services” – for John Wiley and is the owner of Aeonvista Ltd (http://www.aeonvista.com/) . Aeonvista is an ICT Consultancy created by Neill in 2007 who look to maximize the best in class technology thinking to inform their customers. So generating strategic solutions […]

WebRTC where is the money?

webrtc monetisation Carlos Aragon, Senior Solutions Marketing Manager at GENBAND, asks ‘how might UC vendors and service providers profit from WebRTC’? Carlos has extensive experience with both mobile and fixed-line UC services, Unified Communications as a Service and WebRTC. Today, he is intimately involved in GENBAND’s Hosted UC offers to both service providers and enterprises. […]

trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch # 2 Building communities of interest

trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch Had some great feedback on the 1st trefor.net Tech Marketing lunch that took place last month. Despite the tube strike we had almost 100% attendance and a very useful session. Thought if anyone was interested in coming along to the next one which is entitled “Building communities of interest” you might […]

Another step forwards for telecommunications for business

Onwards and upwards for business telecoms WebRTC says Peter Gradwell In the fourth of our WebRTC articles this week Peter Gradwell , Founder of Gradwell Communications, explores the buzz surrounding WebRTC and what it means to small business. Peter started Gradwell Communications because he couldn’t find the communication technology he needed for his own business, […]

WebRTC and client container technology – lower deployment costs without sacrificing functionality

WebRTC and client container technology – lower deployment costs without sacrificing functionality In the third of our WebRTC articles this week, Ralph Page, Strategic Solutions Director at GENBAND, looks at the emergence of client container technology. We’ve seen an explosion in Unified Communications solutions, each bringing their own ecosystem of apps to match a bevy […]

The role of the reseller in a software world

  Telecoms resellers becoming obsolete? In the second of our WebRTC articles this week, Chris Barley asks ‘what might the comms reseller look like in a software world’? Chris has spent too many years in telecoms, starting out in business development in the early days at NTL, where he was responsible for satellite services and […]

The Disruptive Potential of WebRTC to Communications Networks

WebRTC Disruptive Potential to Communications Networks This is the first of our WebRTC articles this week, Greg Zweig, Director of Solutions Marketing at GENBAND, introduces WebRTC and suggests that its solid engineering and developer-accessibility has the potential to disrupt how we communicate today. Some background on VoIP Until fifteen years ago communications networks were primarily […]

WebRTC week on trefor.net

  GENBAND WebRTC Week Once more it’s WebRTC week on trefor.net. The last time we did this the week was very kindly sponsored by our good friends at ipcortex. Their CEO Rob Pickering assembled a great collection of guest posts on the subject which were very widely shared. This week’s posts are sponsored by global voice […]

New Facebook group – B4RL

B4RL – Broadband for Rural Lincolnshire Hi all. I’ve learned from the example of B4RDS (fast broadband for Rural Devon and Somerset –https://www.facebook.com/groups/fast.rural.broadband/) ) and decided it would be a good thing to have B4RL as a focal point for people to discuss issues they may have with getting superfast broadband to their homes and […]

Sentiment analysis experiment ends

Sentiment analysis experiment ends I’ve ditched sentiment analysis as a metric on the broadbandrating.com website. The idea that we might be able to rate broadband providers according to social media sentiment was a good one but in reality most people commenting on their broadband provider were slagging them off (to use the venacular).  Most positive […]

Sat in hospital waiting room on the Anniversary of the July 7th London bombings

London bombings – mobile network shut down. Sat in the waiting room of Lincoln County Hospital. As I wait the media reminds me that it is the 10th anniversary of the July 7th London bombings. I was in town at the time. The previous day I’d been at the Lloyds of London insurance building.  Doing a […]

Effectiveness of Facebook over YouTube for video reach

Facebook versus YouTube – best bet for video marketing? On 2nd June we released the broadbandrating.com “bullet proof broadband” video in which we blasted some routers with a shotgun to monitor the effect. A light hearted bit of advertising for our affiliate marketing site. Thus far on Facebook it has had 2,730 views with a reach of 6,880. […]

Where is the WebRTC money? We don’t just do this for fun.

WebRTC monetisation – where is it at? Last week I chaired a WebRTC workshop. There seem to be a lot of them around at the moment. Very trendy/topical. It was an ITSPA/trefor.net event. We previously had a WebRTC workshop two years ago where a room full of engineers  were treated to fairly uninspiring demos of […]

WebRTC and the mobile reseller opportunity

The WebRTC opportunity for mobile sales dealers So far in the ipcortex WebRTC week we’ve talked a lot about the impact that WebRTC will have on how we might communicate, as well as exploring some of the technical aspects of the technology. One thing that we’ve not really touched upon is the way that WebRTC will […]

Real Time Campaigning: How will WebRTC and other tech impact elections in 10 years’ time?

What might a WebRTC enabled democracy & election process look like in 10 years’ time? (Or, technically, 12) There’s a lot of pre-election stuff that’s the same every year. The campaigning, the squabbles, the gaffes and the villains: they’re all regular plot lines in Britain’s most depressing pantomime. As we go to the polling stations tomorrow, however, we can […]

Hacking together a WebRTC Pi in the sky – keevio eye

WebRTC on a drone Team ipcortex put together the keevio eye hack for the TADHack London mini hackathon at Idea London on 11-12th April. The idea was to develop a proof of concept for WebRTC running headless on small embedded devices and talking to our keevio video chat interface. Hardly mission critical but TADHack is a load of fun, and a […]

Wormholes, WebRTC and the implications of algorithmical analysis

James Batchelor is Founder and Chief Executive at Alertacall, an organisation which uses neat technology to deliver services which increase human contact with people at risk and are used to improve the lives of many thousands of vulnerable people. Prior to that he was involved in the creation several ventures in the internet service provision, internet […]

Mechanics behind International Shared Revenue Fraud

VoIP fraud continues to rear its head this week with a post on ISRF mechanics. Continuing with his week as guest editor covering VoIP fraud issues David Cargill has invited industry expert Martin John from AQL to discuss IRSF mechanics – how it actually works: As we all know International Shared Revenue Fraud (ISRF) plays a […]

Matrix.org: Defragmenting today’s communications

Matrix.org Comms Federation In his week as guest curator Rob Pickering of ipcortex now has a post by Amandine Le Pape who discusses WebRTC federation. I’ve held a view for a long time that the world would be a better place if there were a widely used standard for messaging federation, so that I could for […]

WebRTC – where are the real world applications?

I’ve been working with WebRTC for a few years now and from time to time talk in public about the technology and its potential. A pretty popular question goes along the lines of “that’s all very well, but where is the revenue in it for me?” Around the time we did our first end-user demo […]

Caller ID Is Broken – How Can We Fix It?

CLI spoofing doesn’t have to be as big a problem as it is. In the third of this week’s posts on VoIP fraud guest editor David Cargill has Matt Anthony, Vice President of Marketing at Pindrop Security as a contributor. There was once a time when people trusted the number that showed up on their Caller […]

ipcortex WebRTC week cc @ipcortex

Welcome to ipcortex WebRTC week on trefor.net. It is with some terror that I accepted the invitation to contribute a series of posts here on the future of communication technology – Tref’s readers are a pretty smart bunch and this is a great opportunity make complete fools of ourselves when our crystal ball inevitably turns […]


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