Ericsson has released a study that provides insights from a number of leading telecom service providers on how they are engaging and positioning themselves in the IoT market. Most of the service providers interviewed are relying on standards and open APIs to enable third-party development.
OnSIP is a business VoIP service that uses SIP to provide end users the ability to make unconventional phone calls in a very conventional way: picking up a desk phone and dialing a number. Crank open the hood, and you’ll find that SIP technologies operate a lot like Google [Services] while behaving more like a Verizon [Telco]. The OnSIP & Highrise Click-To-Call mashup, for example, is a new Chrome extension that highlights how phone service as a software opens the gates to smarter business solutions.
BroadSoft's recent announcement of their new RESTful API and the supporting mashup contest is another sign that larger telephone operators will soon support "Web as a Platform" application development.