I was fortunate enough to be invited by Amdocs to one of their periodic Press/Analyst dinners. These are great evenings where the wine and conversation flows, all on subjects relating to communications and technology.
Last night’s was at the Gherkin, or St Mary Axe as the building is formally known. The views from the top are absolutely terrific and because I’m that kind of guy I’ve posted a video so that you can share the experience.
As for the dinner, we discussed the likely effect of Over The Top services on the incumbent telco base. This is a fairly large subject. It encompasses net neutrality and ownership of the customer with the truly Damaclean threat of disaster and destruction hanging over the telcos. That’s if they aren’t nimble that is.
I suspect that there will be room for a number of business models and a specific differentiation between services provided for consumers and businesses.
This subject merits a longer post so for the moment I’ll just leave you with the video. Thanks again to Amdocs for a great evening. They are doing a good job.
PS to the security people at the Gherkin – I have just found my pass – sorry. I’ll bring it back the next time I come.