Telecom Mashups: Enabling Web 2.0 for Telecom Services
The emerging Web 2.0 marketplace presents an important opportunity for Telecom operators to sell their own capabilities and content as services. Operators have a wealth of content associated with their network as well as core network enablers, e.g. call control, presence and messaging, which could serve as potential new revenue streams in a Web 2.0 world. Moreover, with the looming threat from Internet companies, there is an increasing need for operators to make both core and value-added functions reusable and mashable. In this paper, authors highlight the design principles of a Telecom Mashup architecture and describe a prototype application built using this architecture.