CTIA’s Super Mobility Week: Should You Care?

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

Summary Bullets:

  • As CTIA’s springtime trade showbile World Congress, the event was moved to September in an attempt to grow (maintain?) its relevance.
  • Competing events (e.g., IFA, Apple’s device announcements, Intel Developer Forum) suggest that increased relevance isn’t assured.
  • Consumer news aside, there are still plenty of reasons why C got marginalized by MoTIA’s Super Mobility Week matters.

The other day, I got a survey asking about my views on what matters in mobility. It was sent from “The CTIA Super Mobility Week 2014 Team.” When I realized that, I had to ask myself: “Does Super Mobility Week 2014 really matter?” Continue reading “CTIA’s Super Mobility Week: Should You Care?”

Creating a Compelling Carrier Comeback Solution

David Snow
David Snow

Summary Bullets:

  • Comverse’s Evolved Communications Suite (ECS) smartly builds on its acquisitions of NetCentrex and Solaiemes eight years apart, together with its own messaging products.
  • The company now has a compelling ‘carrier comeback’ offering, but the vital last box needs to be ticked: uptake.

As analysts, it is gratifying when something you think should happen does happen and then continues to develop. The company in question is Comverse and the case in point was its acquisition of NetCentrex in 2006. Current Analysis picked up this thread in a report titled “It’s the Softswitch, Stupid! NFV and SDN Show What’s Old is New Again” in January this year. Briefly, the report noted that NetCentrex was acquired by Comverse in 2006 but then disappeared from the radar, although the company always insisted that its asset was still important. The report went onto recommend that “Comverse should clarify its plans for the NetCentrex division … The company should start to invest in the division or consider a divestment …” Continue reading “Creating a Compelling Carrier Comeback Solution”