February, 2010

  • The World is Flat and it is Mobile!

    By Gonzalo Bustillos As MWC 2010 draws to a close for another year, I took the opportunity to walk through all the exhibits for the first time since I arrived in Barcelona. I’ve been attending this conference for the last few years; there is something in the air that is different this time. It is the buzz about the promise of the lifestyle-on-the-go finally coming true. All the ingredients seem to be finally converging: high speed networks with 100Mbps download speeds, an incredible array of devices from phones to slates to PCs that can fulfill the mobile experience of anyone that is on the...
  • It’s been an exciting week for Microsoft in telecoms

    By Helen Hughes You’ve no doubt heard that we’ve revealed the Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The show’s been buzzing with the news ever since and so many people are asking us about it. The phone has been designed to give customers the best experience by working in the same way people do and we’ve brought together things like Zune for music and Xbox Live for games. People get access to what they really care about from the web, music, gaming, and applications. I won’t talk about it too much here but you should have a look at the Windows Team blog ...
  • Microsoft and Qtel Sign Strategic Alliance

    By Helen Hughes, senior marketing manager, Communications Sector at Microsoft Today, Microsoft Corp. and Qatar Telecom (Qtel) announced the signing of a broad strategic alliance to bring together our respective assets and collective strengths to offer a range of products and services that help drive productivity while enabling customers to be more agile in their everyday technology needs. In its first phase, The Qtel Group and Microsoft will run mobile eLearning pilot projects in Kuwait, Qatar and Oman aimed at providing students and teachers with the ability to easily communicate,...
  • Benchmark Study Proves MetraTech and Microsoft Can Scale to Meet Requirements of the Most Demanding Service provider Billing Environments

    by Terry McGuigan Today, Microsoft billing partner MetraTech , announced the results of a performance benchmark of MetraTech’s MetraNet billing software running on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 . We could not be more pleased with the results, and what they signify for Microsoft and the service provider industry as a whole. The performance results set a new record for MetraTech and Microsoft, simulating 60 million active subscribers consuming high-volume service offerings, and demonstrated exceptional end-to-end transaction throughput, as follows: · Rating ...
  • Redknee / Microsoft Alliance Enables Monetization of New Telco Services

    by Terry McGuigan Today, we’re excited to announce our alliance with billing and charging software and solutions provider Redknee. Redknee’s Turnkey Converged Billing solution will now leverage the technology and rich features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SQL Server 2008 R2, BizTalk Server 2009, and Windows Server 2008 platforms, which together create a compelling billing and customer care solution for telcos. The Redknee offering will bring about a transformation in the billing OSS/BSS space by providing to the telecoms market an end-to-end platform that now includes the addition of...