Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, neutrons and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.
Keynote by Martin Wiktorin, CEO Ericsson-LG
Different revolutions over the past century
From 1971 onward, IT and telecommunications revolution
Question TMB: Shouldn’t be there the Internet revolution since 1980?
Answer: Telecom and Internet is the same, depending on where one draws the line
Telco industry was long a connectivity and systems industry; trend now points towards a service industry
Key enablers, mobile networks, cloud, (one more)
About Ericsson in this industry: 2.5B subscribers over, 33K patents, 1.2B subscribers over networks managed by Ericsson
Keynote by James CTO of Korea Telecom
Korea is the global testbed for novel ICT technologies, products, and services
Trends in Networks: Vendor-independent equipment vy standardized open interface (SDN), time-to-market
Trends in Platforms: HTML-5, Firefox-OS, N-Screen services
Trends in Services: Effortless interaction, wearable devices and sensors
Cloud Computing (IaaS/PaaS/SaaS) services offered by Telco carriers are gaining momentum.
An excellent overview – from 2011 – is provided by KPMG’s “Telcos advance in cloud computing”. The following table is borrowed from this report.
Meanwhile, some of these offerings materialized / matured and several others were added. Here is a list of a few very prominent ones.
- Telefónica invests in Joyent and runs an Infrastructure-as-a-Cloud (IaaS) service, the Telefonica Instant Servers
- NTT Communications Enterprise Cloud runs a virtualized Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) offering, with the availability of data centers in the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia Pacific.
- AT&T Synaptic Compute as a Service with VMware vCloud Datacenter Service is a pay-as-you-go cloud computing solution that lets you access virtualized servers in the AT&T cloud. AT&T was positioned as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (December, 2010)
- Cloud Computing Services by Verizon Terremark
- Deutsche Telekom maintains a significant share in Zimory
- Portugal Telecom launched its Smart Cloud service
- AT&T is OpenStack platinum sponsor and member of the Board of Directors
- Swisscom become major investor in Piston Cloud, an OpenStack Enterprise provider
- Nodejitsu, provider of the state of the art node.js-based Platform-as-a-Service, and Telefónica Digital, the digital innovation unit of telecom giant Telefónica, have announced a partnership to deliver Nodejitsu’s hosting to the European market using Telefónica’s data centers.
- NTT is developing platform-as-a-service (PaaS) software based on Cloud Foundry, which is a cloud-computing-based open source software PaaS (open PaaS).
- AT&T Platform as a Service is a complete application development and lifecycle management platform.