Tagged: Telecom

Your Vendor EOL’d Your STP, What Now?

Author: Kim Gibbons, Chief Marketing Officer, NetNumber Telecom networks are evolving from SS7 to Long Term Evolution/Evolved Packet Core (LTE/EPC) Diameter networks – “the fastest deployed network technology in history” according to the GSMA.  No wonder so many telecom equipment vendors have stopped manufacturing or supporting legacy SS7 Signal Transfer Point...

Five Hot Investment Areas In Telecom

Author: Derek Kerton, Chairman, Telecom Council of Silicon Valley, @derekkerton   Every year, the telcos from every corner of the world gather in Silicon Valley for a sort of upside down conference: Instead of the usual routine, where startups pitch big companies hoping for a deal, the Telecom Council community flips the...

What Should CIOs Expect From Telecom in 2016

Author: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner, Kerton Group, @derekkerton It used to be that changes in the services of telecom carriers needed to be followed closely by CIOs…with a check in about once-a-decade! Telecoms earned a reputation as the classic dinosaurs – slow to change, and resistant to innovation not invented in their...

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...

Silicon Valley Telecom Entrepreneurs Pivot: New Business Models Win 58% Of VC Investment And Carrier Revenues

Author: Steve Patterson, Columnist, Tech Crunch Silicon Valley leads the nation with more than 50 percent of telecom venture investments, and its share is growing. The reason for this is that companies such as Google, Apple, VMware and Salesforce have redefined the meaning of the telecom carriers business to include Internet,...