Sunday, 27 September 2009

Must read/see: Layar, Netflix saving millions, Telefonica invents FON on crack

Very Short post. Just some stuff that needs viewing:

Layar: Dutch company doing augmented reality browsers. Really the coolest stuff around. Wanting my next phone to support this (Android and iPhone)

How Netflix could save hundreds of Millions: Vijay Gill of Google calculates how much it would cost for Netflix to send all its traffic over the net instead of the US Mail. It would save hundreds of millions: Blog and Spreadsheet. According to some hardcore networking and peering geeks the numbers are conservative. Hat tip to Lantao

Telefonica doing some real inventing: Combining multiple DSL lines of different subscribers to one line for one user by combining several wifi access points. This is FON on steroids and crack. It opens up a vision of the future where your device would just look at how much spectrum and lines it can use depending upon its subscription and not anymore one accesspoint, one pc. Imagine combining UMTS/Wifi/Wimax and on top of that combining multiple wifi access points in that batch of wimax UMTS. I hope you can follow... Hat tip to Jap

Thursday, 24 September 2009

I'll be speaking twice at Ecomm Europe in Amsterdam

Next month the Ecomm conference will be in Europe for the first time. The format is very interesting. Very short (10 minute) pitches from interesting people. Just to name a few:
James Enck (Eurotelcoblog)
Benoit Felten (Fiberevolution)
Frog Design
Martin Geddes (BT)
Brough Turner
The Google Wave Team
And a bunch of people that look just really cool.

Amazingly two of my proposals for a talk got accepted. Probably because I used bold statements and now lies on me the burden to deliver. My talks will be:

Almost all Marketing & Product Management of Telco Services is Wrong

Rudolf van der Berg, Management Consultant, Logica
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Time: 11:00 - 11:10 AM
Location: Transformatorhuis
Free designs and markets its services like a consumer electronics company would. Every 6 months new services.  All for the same price package. No questions about profitability of an individual service. No difficulty in getting the billing right, because there is no billing. It's services are used a lot and Free is a very profitable company.

The Future of Interconnection

Rudolf van der Berg, Management Consultant, Logica
Date: Friday, October 30
Time: 5:20 - 5:35 PM
Location: Transformatorhuis
How peering and transit works, why this is different from the traditional way of telephony interconnection, why this has the entire GSM world up in arms and lastly why countries like India show this would be a good way forward 
If you are there.... Please contact me. I hope we can meet up.