Monthly Archives: August 2010

Dial2Do shortlisted for InfoVision award for Best New Service

Dial2Do’s HandsFreeAssistant was shortlisted yesterday for an InfoVision Award at the Broadband World Forum Conference to be held in Paris in October this year. We’re in the “Best New Service” category , and it would be fair to say that we’re thrilled skinny. Mind you, the competition is a little intimidating – the shortlist includes us and one or two Telco Brands you may have heard of:

  • Dial2Do – HandsFreeAssistant
  • Ericsson Inc. – Dynamic Open Access Solution
  • Huawei – Launching the Convergent Conferencing Service
  • Motorola – TD-LTE Shanghai
  • Saudi Telecom Company – Broadband Jood Plus
  • So yes – we have our work cut out to win the prize! πŸ™‚

    Our first time at the Broadband World Forum conference was last year, when we took part in a panel moderated by Alan Quayle. Depsite the “Broadband” word in the title – it’s actually a broad conference covering key topics in wireless, mobile and broadband, and includes many of he key movers and shakers worldwide. Keynotes are from the CEOs or CTOs of the world’s top operators and vendors, so it’s great for “taking a temperture” for where things are at in the industry.

    Alan works with Operators and other Telecom vendors around the world, and has long been both advocate of how operators can change to take advantage of their strengths in the changing Telecom landscape, and thorn in their side when he explains where he thinks they’re going wrong. A nice example is his recent piece on Developer Communities in his blog, in which he helps categorise the different Operator Developer and Content Communities.

    Alan is moderating several sessions at the World Forum Conference – one on Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Evolution and one on Developer Communities. We’ll be taking part in the panel discussion for the latter session, which will have presentations from Orange, Verizon and KPN about their development community initiatives, as well as Β some opening comments and stewardship from Alan himself. It’s always interesting to get together with the operators and talk frankly about what works and what doesn’t – and I’d expect this session to be no exception πŸ™‚

    You can get a feel for our Point of View from our presentation at ICIN 2009:

    Great conference, and we’re delighted to be nominated in illustrious company. Hope to see you there!

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    Dial2Brew

    Not entirely sure, but I think we may have a coffee addiction problem here at Dial2HQ. This is just one morning’s haul waiting for re-cycling. And it’s only lunchtime πŸ™‚

    The Rise and Rise of SMS (and associated accidents…)

    Nice infographic from Mashable about the continued rise of text messaging. Some great stats in there, including this nugget:

    200,000 auto accidents in the US every year are attributed to texting while driving.

    Wow. Worth a read. Let’s be careful out there. Detail here.

    Dial2Do featured on WRDW TV

    Dial2Do was featured on WRDW TV a few days back – recommended as a potential solution to help to stay safe and productive while driving.

    View clip here.