Capacity Voice March 2015

25 Mar 2015

The SS7 network needs its own secured borders

SS7 is a very sturdy protocol for mobile network signalling control. The layers are well-defined with exact procedures dealing with redundancy, robustness, alternate routing and load-sharing all designed in from the start. Noticeably absent from the specifications, however, is reference to security measures, perhaps signifying the size and level of trust amongst the MNO community when the SS7 protocol was introduced and developed over 40 years ago.

04 Mar 2015

X-rated talent

Recently, while researching a different story, I asked a telecoms industry executive about the problems of building high performing networks at scale. Where, I asked, did the cloud providers and SaaS developers recruit their techies?

03 Mar 2015

Let it rain! The three things you need to take your digital service strategy to the street

I’ve lived in Colorado, US for most of my adult life where it’s a common thing to hear “if you don’t like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change.”