Tagged: Innovation

The Shifting Role of Telcos in Silicon Valley

Author: Derek Kerton, Chairman at the Telecom Council   The world’s leading phone companies started showing up in Silicon Valley around the turn of the century. At that time, circuit-switched telecom networks were evolving quickly towards an IP-based upgrade, and Silicon Valley networking companies were becoming increasingly relevant. As the...

Global Carriers Select Candidates for Telecom Council’s 2018 SPIFFY Awards

Telecom Council’s Service Provider Innovation Forum (SPIF) have identified 20 young innovative companies who have demonstrated the technology, vision and roadmaps required to disrupt the communications industry. SANTA CLARA, CALIF. (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 Each year up to 150 communications start-ups, representing a broad range of telecom products and services, have...

3 Innovation Secrets That Make Great Ideas Happen

Author: Daphne Gottschalk, Amdocs Innovation Innovation has become a business imperative. In fact, it is a core driver of growth, performance, and valuation. But in reality, it’s not easy to drive innovation in big organizations and most innovation leaders face both internal and external challenges which impact their ability to...

Partnering: Telcos That Walk the Walk

Author: Derek Kerton, Principal Analyst of The Kerton Group and Chairman of The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley By now everybody knows, in theory at least, that the concept of NIH (Not Invented Here) should be put to rest. Gone are the days of vertically integrated solutions, where one company does...

A Clear Path To Market In Telecom?

Author: Derek Kerton, Principal Analyst of The Kerton Group & Chairman of The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley If only the dream of “build it and they will come” were true, startups and venture capital investing would be an easy job. But, it’s obviously not. As many Silicon Valley VCs advise time...