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Low Code in Telecoms
(Telco Tech EP02)

Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes
On our second episode of Telco Tech, Diego Vivas, Director Product Management and Tech Evangelist, talks with Hans Huber, another one of our three cofounders and CTO for the application layer, about how low code is a game changer for telecoms.
Below is a transcript of the episode, edited for readability. To watch the full video, click here or go to Videos and Webinars.


Hi, everybody. I'm Diego, with ECT, and welcome back to our episodes of Telco Tech. Today we're going to discuss about the topic of low code and, of course, the advantages that our Telecoms Low-Code Application Platform bring.
So, for this, I have a very special guest. Hans, thanks for being here. And why don't we start telling our audience then who you are and what your role at ECT is.
Hi, Diego. So, thanks for having me here. I'm CTO at ECT and also one of the founders, and I'm responsible for the entire application layer of our Telecoms Low-Code Application Platform.
So, the T-LCAP, right?
Right.
So, why did we decide to go in this direction?
Well, that's easy, right? Because we strongly believe that low code is the future of application development: It lets you develop applications with minimal handwritten code and sometimes even without any code. Also, it lets you include so-called citizen developers into your development process. So that altogether leads in more reliable applications in a much shorter time frame.
Okay. This covers the 'low code' area. So where does the 'telecom' aspect come into play?
Our T-LCAP was especially designed for the telecoms industry, and that means two things. First, we're fully integrated into the CSP's infrastructure. And not only into the telco network, but also into the entire IT backbone of a CSP including OSS and BSS. And, second, our T-LCAP can handle thousands of messages per second and serve a large number of users simultaneously.
Okay. This is very unique. So, what about the end results then? What can CSPs do with the platform?
Right. So due to the tight integration into the CSPs' infrastructure, they can use the T-LCAP to build network services like number portability, carrier routing, NTS, or fixed-mobile unification. But they can also offer individualized enterprise services to their customer base. And the T-LCAP includes a set of ready-to-use enterprise services such as UCC, workstream collaboration, or chatbots; all the services which play a major role in the future.
Wow, this is great. So you mentioned two very important things: network services and enterprise services… What is the actual real advantages of doing this via low code?
So, the included enterprise services can easily be customized by the CSP using the T-LCAP, so you can adapt the look and feel, but you can also add completely new features. And you do this by using so-called package business capabilities – PBCs –, and the T-LCAP includes a very broad range of those PBCs. And these PBCs can even be used to compose entire new applications. So you can say the PBCs are the essential building blocks to accelerate your entire development cycle.
So, lots to talk about around low code. And it's not the last time that we will be seeing you here. I think it's best then to invite our audience to what they'll be seeing next in the series.
Okay. So, in our next video, I really would like to show you how easy it is to build a mobile application, including voice and video calling, using no code.And you do this by using so-called package business capabilities – PBCs –, and the T-LCAP includes a very broad range of those PBCs. And these PBCs can even be used to compose entire new applications. So you can say the PBCs are the essential building blocks to accelerate your entire development cycle.
Very exciting. Cannot wait.
Thank you for being here. And we invite you to watch this video in the future. See you for now. Bye.
Author:
ECT Editorial Team
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