I have watched with great interest and curiosity the race to first million on twitter that Ashton Kutcher won couple of days back ( interestingly over CNN !) and the subsequent coverage of both the platform and the celebrity by all in the media from Larry King to Oprah… Why is this first million so important… what happened…whats the message.. it triggered some intriguing thought… Its really about giving Power to People… ability to communicate, express and connect … a clear view that people are listening is truly the phenomenal way to increase the positive energy in the ecosystem..
It was incredible – the way Ashton realized and then galvanized people to help him reach million followers mark – by challenging CNN… – more importantly also is the way people supported by signing upto him. It certainly may have given the free publicity to all involved in this process – most of all to twitter. However the broad trend and key message that’s emerging for all of us to witness and participate is the powerful emergence of a new communication platform to reach out to the world and also bring them closer. Imagine a world, that’s connected so seamlessly – what a power it would provide to people….and what level of accountability it would drive for govt and organizations to serve …
Technology, Telecom Infrastructure, Broadband, Content, Rich user interfaces, giving it free and yet able to make it a commercial success…. are all key and essential ingredients to bring the communication platform to people. Ultimate goal is to connect all the Billions of people in the world and provide the real power to them – power to communicate, reach out, express and ensuring that decision makers act to solve issues and problems… This movement of social networking from twitters and facebook etc. will move from simple communication and sharing forum to mainstream and will eventually take shape of creating a new way of accountability – the real Power to People…..
I read with interest your latest blog post.
I could not resist the temptation to comment on the fact that what you have discussed forms the very essence of all VSG solutions we have been pursuing in this space.
Whether it is a next-gen set-top box for IPTV that also supports webTV, or a femto-enabled home gateway for home mobile broadband service, or enabling rich media streaming on a PC or a mobile hand-set, the whole business of the telecom infrastructure is to connect the multitude of content sources (user-generated, professional grade, conversational grade) with the multitude of content consumers in an any-to-any communication. The challenge is how do we make this a commercial success.
Telecom infrastructure is leveraging convergence, consolidation, cost-reduced options and content monetization to justify business case; our propositions (some in development) cater to these aspirations and afford us tremendous opportunities, if done right.
Whthether it is carrier-grade ethernet backhauling mobile broadband traffic, or multi-radio capable base stations allowing seamless roaming between radio technologies, or DPI-enabled platforms at the edge enabling content analysis and recommendation (and ofcourse, QoS) , or co-operative filtering techniques (based on location, context, preference and behaviors) that seek to provide targeted advertising and lifestyle application personalization, or media platforms with media server/storage competency & media distribution — the name of the game is “doing more with less”, shoring up the bottomline (lower CAPEX and OPEX) while delivering more value and monetizing content propositions.
While the network converges, the user community proliferates demanding from the ONE network any-to-any communication, being a producer as well as consumer of content on its own terms, in an ultimate show of empowerment, deriving business and personal value while being billed affordably — thus completing the circle of commercial viability for user and the provider.