Telecommunication and Value-Added Services How Can We Help During These Hard TimesBlog
Industry Insights
June 5, 2020

How Can We Help?

How can we help. At a time when opening any newspaper means reading dozens of different articles about one single…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog CSPs Emergency Numbers and COVID-19
Opinion
May 18, 2020

Standing Tall: CSPs and Emergency Numbers

Much has been made recently of who the ‘essential’ workers are in our societies, and of what constitutes ‘essential’ work.…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Impact of New Technologies on Value-Added Services in Telecoms
Industry Insights
May 4, 2020

Impact of New Technologies on Value-Added Services in Telecoms

The telecoms industry may pride itself on being particularly innovative, but perhaps the technology game moves so quickly that the…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Lessons Learned A Successful Woman in the Telco Industry
Industry Insights
April 24, 2020

Lessons Learned: How I Navigated the Telco Industry as a Woman

I was there at the beginning of the liberalization of telecoms in the UK, back in the mid-90s: A lone…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Home Office Solutions Working From Home
Industry Insights
April 16, 2020

Home Office Solutions: Remotely Working or Working Remotely?

“Trying to work with two kids at home is nearly impossible. My wife and I are going crazy.” During the…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Corona Virus COVID-19 and Working From Home WFH
Industry Insights
March 24, 2020

What a Global Crisis Reveals about Working from Home

“Microsoft, Google, Slack, Zoom et al struggling to deal with a spike in remote tools thanks to coronavirus”, reads a…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT Defies Market Trends, Making 2019 a Landmark Year
Press Release
January 23, 2020

ECT Defies Market Trends, Making 2019 a Landmark Year

In the current telecoms climate where communications service providers (CSPs) are reportedly avoiding investments in value-added services (VAS), vendors specifically…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT's Unique Approach to Telecoms Services at MWC 2020
Press Release
January 16, 2020

ECT to Present Its Unique Approach to Telecoms Services at MWC 2020

Munich, January 16, 2020 – ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Our Tips for a Successful Migration of Value-Added Services
Industry Insights
December 13, 2019

Our Tips for a Successful Migration of Value-Added Services

Migration. No carrier really wants to do it, and yet, it’s a critical part of the evolution of their networks.…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog DNA and ECT Sign Major Cooperation Agreement
Press Release
November 4, 2019

DNA and ECT Sign Major Cooperation Agreement

DNA has purchased ECT’s Service Creation Environment and an ECT Dedicated Agile Development Squad that will be working exclusively for…
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Telecommunication Value-Added Services Blog We Will Not Submit to the Domination of Our Industry by a Few Global Giants
Industry Insights
October 18, 2019

We Will Not Submit to the Domination of Our Industry by a Few Global Giants

CSPs have been put against the ropes by the likes of Alphabet, Cisco, Facebook and Microsoft. It’s time to take…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Why the T in ECT Should Stand for Tropicalización
Industry Insights
October 11, 2019

Why the ‘T’ in ECT Should Stand for Tropicalización

During my many years working in the Latin American market, I have collaborated with a wide array of multicultural communications…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog How Can NFV Save CSPs Money and Increase Their Network Efficiency Today?
Industry Insights
September 24, 2019

How Can NFV Save CSPs Money and Increase Their Network Efficiency Today?

There’s long been speculation about how Network Function Virtualization (NFV) can improve the networks of communications service providers (CSPs). In…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Lessons Learned Standing for Diversity is a Full-time Job
Opinion
August 22, 2019

Lessons Learned: Standing for Diversity is a Full-time Job

Since its foundation, ECT has promoted diversity. Our team is comprised of people from over 40 countries that work together…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog How CSPs Can Respond with their Own Solutions
Industry Insights
July 25, 2019

The Workplace Productivity Gap among SMB: How CSPs Can Respond with their Own Solutions

According to an article published by Deloitte, the traditional workspace is changing. “The communications behaviors, habits, and tools that people…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Lessons Learned: Where I Have Failed to Promote Diversity
Opinion
July 16, 2019

Lessons Learned: Where I Have Failed to Promote Diversity

When Hans Huber, Walter Rott and I started working on the initial business plan for ECT, some 22 years ago,…
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Workstream Collaboration and IVR
Press Release
July 9, 2019

Mexican CSP selects ECT Telephony Application Server as the basis for New Products and the Migration of Legacy Services

ECT will replace a legacy bare-metal platform which has end of service, migrate existing IVR services and provide the ECT…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Burgeoning Procurement Revolution in the Telecoms Industry
Industry Insights
July 5, 2019

A Burgeoning Procurement Revolution in the Telecoms Industry: Requesting Partners Instead of Proposals

We at European Computer Telecoms regularly receive tenders from communications service providers (CSPs). Usually the technology sought will be key…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Provision of Unified Communications and VPBX Solutions
Press Release
June 19, 2019

ECT Wins €5 Million Contract for the Provision of Unified Communications and VPBX Solutions to Leading European Mobile Operator

The agreement authorizes this carrier to offer its business customers the service for the next 36 months based purely on…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Workstream Collaboration Services
Industry Insights
June 14, 2019

Workstream Collaboration Services, the ECT Way

According to a recent Gallup survey, almost half of Americans have worked remotely one way or another, and workstream collaboration…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Your Office on the Move with BT One Phone and ECT
Case Study
June 12, 2019

Your Office on the Move with BT One Phone and ECT

Hammersmith-based boutique investment bank, FirstCapital, needed a sophisticated phone system to improve communication with its clients all over the world.…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Televoting Solution in Eurovision Spotlight
Industry Insights
May 28, 2019

Our Televoting Solution Shines Once Again in Eurovision Spotlight

“Douze points!” for Reliability to our Massive Televoting Solution Eurovision. Of course, it’s still on everyone’s mind, and why wouldn’t…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A European Identity Crisis
Opinion
May 17, 2019

A European Identity Crisis

What do we mean by ‘identity’? Before considering the European identity dilemma, I would like to analyze this question so…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Accelerate into the 5G Future with NFV Solutions
Industry Insights
May 10, 2019

Accelerate into the 5G Future with NFV Solutions

Savings, flexibility, scalability and virtually no time-to-market are just some of the benefits of our orchestration solutions that will help…
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ECT Value-Added Services for Telecoms Service Providers
Opinion
May 3, 2019

The Simple Complexity of Communication

Internet and mobile apps constantly confront us with a plethora of new products supposedly created with better communication in mind.…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog 7 Reasons to Switch to OTT Multimedia Telephony
User Experience
April 24, 2019

7 Reasons to Switch to OTT Multimedia Telephony
Part 2

INtellECT® OTT Multimedia Telephony The benefits for small and medium enterprises Increased Privacy “I’ll come to your practice tomorrow, Doctor,…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog 7 Reasons to Switch to OTT Multimedia Telephony
User Experience
April 16, 2019

7 Reasons to Switch to OTT Multimedia Telephony
Part 1

INtellECT® OTT Multimedia Telephony The elephant in the communications room. In a world full of ubiquitous apps like WhatsApp, where…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT Helps TalkTalk Block 11 Million Suspicious Calls
Case Study
April 11, 2019

ECT Helps TalkTalk Block 11 Million Suspicious Calls

THE CHALLENGE Scamming is a big problem in the United Kingdom. According to the British government, more than 43 million…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Marketing Strategy for Constant Evolution
Opinion
April 9, 2019

A Marketing Strategy for Constant Evolution

Since its inception, ECT has been a multi-cultural company based in Munich, Germany, comprised of talented minds handpicked from every…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT Fortifies Its Executive Team with Francesc Font
Press Release
March 19, 2019

ECT Fortifies its Executive Management Team Appointing Francesc Font Senior Director of Project Management and Deployment

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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog BT One Phone Service Brings Flexiblity to PlumbCare
Opinion
March 11, 2019

BT One Phone Delivers on its Promise of Putting Businesses in Control of Their Calls, Thanks to ECT Technology

PlumbCare, a specialist team of plumbers and heating engineers working in the United Kingdom, needed help: they had three different…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT's Solutions for the Future of the Telecom Industry
Press Release
March 6, 2019

ECT Presents a Portfolio Full of Solutions for the Future of the Telecom Industry at MWC Barcelona 2019

One of the biggest trade shows on the planet sees European Computer Telecoms meeting with current and prospective customers to…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog JAPD Made-to-Measure for a Perfect Fit
Opinion
February 22, 2019

JAPD: Made-to-Measure for a Perfect Fit

A made-to-measure solution saved the day at my best friend’s wedding. I recently got a special call from the happy…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Demise of JAIN SLEE
Opinion
February 20, 2019

The Demise of JAIN SLEE

Why Innovative Telephony Application Servers (TAS) and Service Delivery Platforms (SDP) are now relying on REST and JavaScriptAs the world…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT’s Implementation of Agile Methodology
Press Release
February 13, 2019

ECT’s Implementation of Agile Methodology facilitates Software Development and Cooperation with Providers

Munich, February 13, 2019: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Robust 2018 Provides Impetus for Corporate Expansion
Press Release
February 6, 2019

Robust 2018 Provides Impetus for ECT Corporate Expansion in 2019

Munich, February 6, 2019: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT to Exhibit at MWC Barcelona 2019
Press Release
February 6, 2019

ECT to exhibit at the MWC Barcelona 2019

Munich, February 6, 2019 — ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe's leading communications software company for the realization of value-added…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT Appoints Wolfgang Huber to Board of Directors
Press Release
February 1, 2019

ECT appoints Wolfgang Huber to Board of Directors

Munich, February 1, 2019: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Globalisation of Communications
Opinion
May 8, 2018

On the Globalisation of Communications

Without stopping to think about it, we take for granted that the liberalisation of our communications industry and its globalisation…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Virtualized, Next-Gen Solution for Call Screening Service
Press Release
February 5, 2018

TalkTalk’s newest service, CallSafe, is realized based on a virtualized, next-generation solution from ECT

Munich, February 5, 2018: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe's leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT appoints Ugur Mutlu Director of Product Innovation Department
Press Release
January 30, 2018

ECT appoints Ugur Mutlu Director of Product Innovation Department

Munich, January 30, 2018: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe's leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Metin Sezer Appointed to Board of Directors of ECT Group
Press Release
January 2, 2018

Metin Sezer Appointed to Board of Directors of ECT Group

Munich, January 2, 2018: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), Europe’s leading communications software company for the realization of value-added services…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Uber Outlawed in London The War against OTT continues
Opinion
November 3, 2017

Uber Outlawed in London: The War against OTT continues (Part 2)

In my previous blog, I wrote about how OTT providers, like Uber, challenge and even limit social sovereignty. This is…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Uber Outlawed in London The War against OTT continues
Opinion
October 18, 2017

Uber Outlawed in London: The War against OTT Continues

Like me, you might have recently read that the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and the Transport Authority of London…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Invest in WebRTC
Opinion
October 5, 2017

Still not Invested in WebRTC?

Last week, during my morning Twitter routine, I came across market research on WebRTC. The article points out: “The application…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Service Transformation, Virtualization and Acceleration
Press Release
September 20, 2017

Three Service Providers Select ECT for Service Transformation, Virtualization and Acceleration

In independent tenders, three European service providers sought a new technology partner to transform their legacy services and accelerate the…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Voice Assistants, an IoT Opportunity for Carriers
Opinion
April 4, 2017

Voice Assistants, an IoT Opportunity for Carriers

We clearly live in a screen-based world. We spend our days clicking, typing, or swiping on our smartphones, our desk…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog NFV, WebRTC and OTT: Our Takeaways from MWC
Info
March 13, 2017

Takeaways from Mobile World Congress 2017

This year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) was the biggest in the event’s history, with its 108,000 visitors and 2,300 exhibitors coming…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Are VoIP Services Replacing Phone Numbers
Opinion
February 22, 2017

The Disappearance of the Phone Number?

Let’s face it, phone numbers are very much alive. In fact, I believe that people are just not ready to…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog OTTs, CSPs & Efficient Enterprise Communication Tools
Opinion
February 6, 2017

Don’t Let Marketeers Shape the Future of Enterprise Communications

Email as we know it is more than 25 years old. We spent the first part of the last 10…
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Innovative Cloud Services
Info
January 23, 2017

Innovative Cloud Services

“The Mobile World Congress is the ideal environment to showcase our product portfolio,” Abdul Mannan, Director Presales at ECT believes.…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Value-Added Services OTT Using WebRTC
Info
January 5, 2017

ECT Makes Value-Added Services OTT Using WebRTC

ECT has a series of new innovative services based on WebRTC that will shake up the market. ECT’s WebRTC solution…
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European Network Operators Entrust ECT with Their Network Transformation
Info
December 28, 2016

European Network Operators Entrust ECT with Their Network Transformation

ECT has helped communications service providers (CSP) migrate business services from legacy platforms from amongst others, ALU, Broadsoft, Cisco, Ericsson,…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Trump, ABBA, and European OTT Policy
Opinion
November 3, 2016

Trump, ABBA, and European OTT Policy

“They gave me a defective mic,” Trump told reporters just after the first presidential debate in the US. He went…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Truly Fixed-Mobile Converged Solution
Opinion
October 27, 2016

A Truly Fixed-Mobile Converged Solution

You might be thinking that fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is hardly a hot topic nowadays and wondering why I’m writing…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Major Contract for Virtualized Service Delivery Platform
Press Release
September 26, 2016

ECT Wins Major Contract for Virtualized Service Delivery Platform

Munich, September 27, 2016: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), vendor of complete solutions for value-added services in the voice and…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ETC to Contribute to Services Innovation World
Press Release
September 22, 2016

Dr. Hans Huber to Speak at the Services Innovation World

Munich, September 22, 2016: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), a vendor of complete solutions for value-added services in the voice…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Carrier Cloud Means Security
Opinion
September 20, 2016

The Carrier Cloud Means Security

Are you as hooked as I am on Mr. Robot – you know the TV show that has been making…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog KCOM Has Choosen ECT for Cloud-Based Services
Press Release
September 13, 2016

ECT helps KCOM Transform Services

Munich, September 13, 2016: KCOM, a leading provider of communications, applications and integration services to the UK enterprise market, has…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog To the Infrastructure Vendors It Aint Necessarily So
Opinion
September 8, 2016

It Ain’t Necessarily So

This refrain from the famous Gershwin song just keeps popping into my head. Maybe it’s because I’ve been talking to…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Provide Your Customers with OTT Voice and Video Calling
Opinion
September 6, 2016

The Low Hanging Fruit for Network Providers

You’re probably going to balk when I now name the fattest, ripest and juiciest fruit on your tree: namely OTT…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Possible Alternative To JAIN SLEE JSLEE
Opinion
August 24, 2016

A Possible Alternative to JAIN SLEE

On my previous blog entry (“JAIN SLEE: Behind the claims”), I presented my findings and impressions of some claims made…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Possible Alternative To JAIN SLEE JSLEE
Opinion
August 17, 2016

JAIN SLEE: Behind the Claims

When I recently joined the Innovation Department here at ECT, I did research on many topics relating to the telecommunications…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Service Creation Environment
Press Release
August 8, 2016

ECT Opens Service Creation Environment

  Munich, August 8, 2016: ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), vendor of complete solutions for value-added services in the voice…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Tapping Social Media to Increase Customer Loyalty
Opinion
July 25, 2016

Tapping Social Media to Increase Customer Loyalty

A few weeks ago, my activity tracker stopped tracking my activities for no reason. I read all recovery instructions, watched…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog ECT Brings Virtualization NFV and Cloud Principles
Press Release
July 18, 2016

ECT brings Virtualization, NFV and Cloud Principles

  ECT (European Computer Telecoms AG), vendor of complete solutions for value-added services in the voice and multimedia domain, announces…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Carrier Cloud The Ultimate Weapon
Opinion
June 28, 2016

The Carrier Cloud: The Ultimate Weapon

We are heading towards a world in which communication will predominantly take place over the cloud – via telecom cloud-based…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Turing Test for Chatbots It May Be Misleading Try Turking Test
Opinion
June 20, 2016

When It Comes to Chatbots, Turing Test May Be Misleading. Try Turking Test Instead!

Wolfgang von Kempelen was a Hungarian-born writer, physicist, architect and inventor who lived in the late 18th century. Although he…
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ECT Forms Product Innovation Department and Hires Diego Vivas and Ugur Mutlu
Press Release
June 14, 2016

ECT Forms Product Innovation Department and Hires Diego Vivas and Ugur Mutlu

Under the auspices of Metin Sezer, the Department is dedicated exclusively to strategic initiatives for the development and implementation of…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Why Facebook Is Not a Carrier
Opinion
November 19, 2015

Why Facebook Isn’t a Carrier

If you want to get a really good overview of WebRTC and what it does, I cannot but recommend to…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Meet ECT at Africa Com in Cape Town South Africa
Press Release
November 10, 2015

Meet ECT at Africa Com 2015

I am happy to announce that ECT will be at this year’s Africa Com in Cape Town, South Africa, from…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog It’s an All IP World and We All Live in It
Opinion
September 9, 2014

It’s an All IP World and We All Live in It

Actually I got tired about the “voice is dead” clamor and the “TDM is going to be switched off for…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog BT Launches BT One Phone for Small and Medium Sized Businesses
Press Release
July 17, 2014

BT Launches BT One Phone for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

The text below is courtesey of BT. You find the original on BT's website. This new service has ECT Virtual…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog How Carriers can Incorporate WebRTC in Their Networks
Opinion
October 4, 2013

How Carriers can Incorporate WebRTC in Their Networks

Hey everybody, I'd like to share with you this article on WebRTC and on how operators can incorporae WebRTC in…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Why Choose ECT to Add Value to Your Network
Opinion
September 11, 2012

Why Buy from ECT?

When you buy from ECT, there are typically three common scenarios why you choose to add value to your network…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Crucial Points For A Successful Migration
Opinion
November 23, 2011

The Crucial Points for a Successful Migration

At ECT, a substantial amount of our business is migration. Whether it’s a platform for ring back tones, a network-based…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog CapEx, Opex, or Something Else
Opinion
November 17, 2011

Licensed to Fit

At ECT, we take a certain pride in our flexibility when it comes to fulfilling customer demands. This also applies…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Value-Added Services with LTE
Opinion
August 3, 2011

Value-Added Services with LTE

There has been one recent trend in the telecommunications industry that’s hard to evade. I am talking about mobile broadband,…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog One Contractor One Solution One Product
Opinion
June 1, 2011

One Contractor, One Solution, One Product

Hi, my name is Milan Tomic and I’m Director of Product Management and Presales here at ECT. I’d like to…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Golden Rules of Venture Capital Success
Opinion
May 18, 2011

The Golden Rules of Venture Capital Success

After some interesting ‘adjustments’ in our industry, here is a brief summary of the rules of the venture capital game:…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog A Strategy for Mid-Sized Companies
Opinion
April 19, 2011

Want to Survive? Change and Stay as You Are!

It sounds like a philosophical question: why are we here? But I’m not talking about human existence in general but…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog CapEx vs OpEx Capital and Operational Expenditures
Opinion
April 13, 2011

CAPEX vs OPEX

“Oh, we got both kinds”, the waitress in the Blues Brothers movie explains to Jake and Elwood. “We got Country…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog How to Do Free of Charge Call Queues
Opinion
March 16, 2011

How to Do Free of Charge Call Queues

What happens when you call a service number or any other phone number? As soon as the called party picks…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog International Workforce International Culture
Opinion
March 9, 2011

International Workforce, International Culture

What’s special about ECT? We develop and sell value-added services and cooperate with carriers and service providers worldwide. So far,…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Banks and Subsidies
Opinion
November 3, 2010

Banks and Subsidies

During the crisis last year, the German federal government introduced a series of measures to stimulate the weakening economy. This…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog Good Business Strategy Means Financial Independence
Opinion
October 12, 2010

Good Business Means Financial Independence

There are a few things that most privately held mid-sized companies in Germany have in common; one is the avoidance…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog The Seductive Power of Money
Opinion
June 8, 2010

The Seductive Power of Money

We’ve been living with the finance crisis for some time now. When I think of the impact on mid-sized companies…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog How to Offer EU-Compliant Voicemail Roaming
Opinion
April 16, 2010

How to Offer EU-Compliant Voicemail Roaming

As CTO of ECT I would also like to welcome you to this blog. My executive colleagues and I will…
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Telecommunication and Value-Added Services Blog It is All About Communication
Opinion
March 17, 2010

It’s All About Communication

As the CEO of ECT, I welcome you with great pleasure to the new ECT brand. If you’ve known us…
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