22nd Oct 2007 - Delhi, India
One of the newspaper reported that India has 250Mn user using either Mobile or Fixed line telephone. And if the momentum continues then by 2010 there will be 500Mn users. Double in 3 years!!!
Along with Tom (Director of Telcom Domain, RedHat) we visited few of the top Telco operators in India to understand what is their view on Service Delivery Platform (SDP) and what they feel about next generation communication. It was pleasing to hear that these companies have already started to think unconventional and provide convergence of voice, video and data to their end customers.
The JBCP (Mobicents Project) offering from RedHat provides exactly the same platform that these companies are looking for. In fact most of the SDP's that are used are proprietary and you need to pay tons of $ to use these. While status quo is Open Source, the Operators are realizing that embracing technology like JBCP can save lot of their money which they can spend to create further value for their end customers.
23rd Oct 2007 - Delhi
RedHat organised the Telco event which was attended by at least 100 people from different verticals like Operators, ISV's, OEM's, NEP's and RedHat partners. The flow of the event was on how JBCP can help each of these verticals and how creating an EcoSystem across JBCP can be the win-win situation for all of us. After the event I did a demo on Converged Application where I used Seam DVD example which fires an event to JAIN SLEE (Mobicents) and the service logic within Mobicents (SBB) makes a call to user asking to confirm the order placed online. The user is asked to press 1 to accept and 2 to decline. The communication between JEE and JAIN SLEE happens in asynchronous fashion. SBB uses the TTS RA, Media RA and Persistence RA to complete the business cycle.
24th Oct 2007 - Colombo, Srilanka
Srilankan community has adopted open source long back and are already aware of its benefits. Tom and I meet few of the top telco operators including Dialog and STL. Its mind boggling to see how the country is advancing in terms of telco technology and even India's no 1 operator Airtel will be starting the service soon in Srilanka. Just like we expected they were very much interested to understand the SDP offering of RedHat and how they can leverage the open source with JBCP. The Telco event organized by Manoj (Country Manager, Srilanka) was simply amazing and was attended by 115+ guys.
26th and 27th Oct 2007 - IndicThreads, Pune
I attended the IndicThreads conference with very high note on 26th Oct, but was disappointed to see most of people from service industry only. Presented on JAIN SLEE technology on 27th Oct 2007 which was attended by few guys. The presentation material will be uploaded by IndicThreads soon on http://conference.indicthreads.com/
In fact as we speak the first release of JBCP is already uploaded on JBoss repository for you to download and try http://repository.jboss.com/jboss/jbcp/