Blog of Random Thoughts and Pictures

Telcos, subscribers and WebRTC

August 25th, 2012

Telcos will suffer because of “subscription myopia”. WebRTC & WiFi don’t need subs –

History of Telco APIs

July 5th, 2012

A short history of Telco APIs (parlay) the long tail and their relevance today

Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS

July 4th, 2012

Mozilla’s Boot To Gecko Becomes Firefox OS, and scores Support From Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, ZTE, And More – via TechCrunch

Swedes pay for using VoIP usage on their smartphone

July 4th, 2012

Do you hold Skype or VoIP calls on your smartphone well in Sweden subscribers will have to pay for the privilege

Network operators could win through open source

June 29th, 2012

Well according to some Operators could win with open sourcery . One of the most closed and walled environments may become more open through open source now there’s a thought.

LTE 2.0 what’s happening in Korea

June 25th, 2012

SKT Declares a New Era of ‘LTE 2.0’ as reported on Korea IT Times. So HD Voice, RCS and games will be the rage in Korea as LTE is deployed.

A perimeter that’s revolutionising mobile communications

August 11th, 2008

The EU FP7 project Perimeter is well an truly up and running now.
EU FP7 project Perimeter
PERIMETER is really attempting to take user-centric strategies to achieve seamless mobility driven by actual user needs, we believe that putting the user at the centre rather than the operator enables the user to control their identity, preferences and credentials, and so seamless mobility is streamlined, enabling mobile users to be “Always Best Connected” in multiple-access multiple-operator networks.
A major part of the TSSG work will be in the testbeds, where we will interconnect with TUB and then help co-create and assess Perimeters middleware components and its integrated applications and services.
Which leads nicely to FIREweek September 10-12th in Paris. An interesting event launched on the 10th with a follow up strategy workshop on the 11th, the week closing out with the 2nd workshop on IMS Enabled Converged Networks: New paradigms for services delivery


March 6th, 2008

I was in Turin last week attending the final review of IST ENABLE..
The purpose of the project was to enable deployment of efficient and operational mobility as a service in large scale IPv6 network environments, taking into account also the transition from IPv4. The main areas of research included the enhancement of Mobile IPv6 to enable transparent mobility in large operational networks with multiple administrative domains, heterogeneous accesses and a rapidly growing number of users, enrichment of the basic mobility service provided by Mobile IPv6 with a set of “premium” features (fast handover, QoS, etc.)
and analysis of goals and design principles for the evolution beyond Mobile IPv6 in the long term.
Along with this research ENABLE has over 30 papers submitted and accepted at various conferences/journals, had strong contributions to IETF (RFCs and I-Ds) and produced a project booklet on these activities, which can be downloaded from the link on ENABLE Booklet.
We here at the TSSG carried out significant investigations on longer-term mobility approaches, such as the integration of SHIM6 with MIPv6 (M-SHIM6), which will be the basis our contributions to the IETF MEXT working group, and had a part to play in the assessment of solution alternatives for IPv4 interworking with MIPv6 and extension of Dual-Stack MIPv6 and in the investigation / design of a HA reliability solution.
At the end of the day, th project was very well recieved by the project reviewers and the EC, and in some ways it is sad to have such a project end …… officially ……. of course unofficially we will continue these activities for the foreseeable future.
ENABLE Review Team
In the attached picture, these are the project partner attendees at the successful review, however without John R., Niall C., Eamonn, Leigh, Niall D. and a number of others from the TSSG that touched the project … then it would never have been the success that it ended up to be.

Social networking through your mobile, but is it ready?

October 7th, 2007

Linked to the previous post on the Mozilla Joey project I joined the private Beta of Nokias’ Mosh social networking site back in August. Although it’s only really worth talking about now as the site is more visable to the outside world.
Looks like there are a number of players in this space and I also came across CellFish but just didn’t have the time (heart) to register yet.
Anyway originally all interaction with Mosh was through the web browser, but I’ve just found a new app to run on the phone which curisously I’m more willing to do than purely use the broswer on the phone. Now I thought, Nokia will the get the mobile client right even if the server side does not look top notch, but in this case on initial impression the app isn’t that great, all links kick you off to the phones browser which I wasn’t too happy with in the first place and now i have the added stoppage as I always authorise my network connections.
Anyway in this case the Mosh community is a little too small to make big impact as the wow factor, as the content is sparse and I get the impression that everyone else on the site is just like me, just having a look in to see briefly what it’s all about. Case in point one document suggested for me was one called test.txt ….. hmmmmm
To me it feels like social networking as we know it today isn’t ready.

Mozilla Labs Project Joey

October 7th, 2007

On the Push Down
I’ve been a longtime fan of Firefox, and when recently using a N800 and N80 to deep dive the web on mobile devices I came across some alpha testing at Mozilla Labs which tells me that “Project Joey brings the Web content you need most to your mobile phone by allowing you to easily send it to your device. You can quickly mark content that is important to you and have that content always available while using your mobile phone.”
So off to I go and find a video presentation on the project.

Project Joey, Customize Your Mobile Web Experience – Tutorial from AirMozilla and Vimeo.
I’ve been registered with Project Joey since May, although I had to re-register just last month due to a server change on the Mozilla side but as mentioned in this description of the Joey mobile web content manager I had no luck getting the jar for my nokia N80. So I went to the Mozilla SVN repository and pulled down the client code.
A quick build later and Project Joey is alive on my mobile, and I’m seriously underwhelmed immediately it is becoming obvious that while the server side is just fine, the mobile side is seriously lacking.
At least this wasn’t too much of a miss adventure, more than anything this particular video on Project Joey has alerted me towards the video content distributor Vimeo, which to me works much better than some of the other competitors in this space.