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 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 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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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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