Ecommerce Giant Rakuten to Break up Japan’s 3 Part Oligopoly

telecommunications companies on the moveThe government is involved in the biggest Japan telecommunications shake-up ever. Until Rakuten proposed its plan to become an MNO in 2018, NTT Docomo (with over 40 million users), KDDI (48 million users) and SoftBank (with 39 million users), the Big 3 held what is sometimes called an organized oligopoly. How has and will Rakuten help to break up this “syndicate?”

Rakuten’s Rakuten Moble Network already has invested over 18 million USD to a pot that could total as much as 5.6 million to fully launch.

Other utilities’ companies that have the potential to assist Rakuten Mobile Network to achieve a complete Japan nation coverage include:

Chugoku Electric Power Company (CEPCO)
Chubu Electric Power (Chuden)
Hokuriku Electric Power Company (Hokuden)
Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO)
Kyushu Electric Power (Kyuden)
Okinawa Electric Power Company (Okiden)
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
Tohoku Electric Power (Tohokuden)
Shikoku Electric Power Company (Yonden)

According to Lumen Learning, “firms in an oligopoly may collude to set a price or output level for a market in order to maximize industry profits. … Collusive arrangements are generally illegal. Moreover, it is difficult for firms to coordinate actions, and there is a threat that firms may defect and undermine the others in the arrangement.”

And … according to Statista … “During the most recently reported period [late 2017], the number of members who had logged in at least once after registration amounted to approximately 95.2 million.’

That’s a good start to pull from as potential cellular subscribers. The Japan ministry of internal affairs and communications has approved of Rakutan’s plan.

Of course, DIDx is ready to assist Rakuten Mobile Network in making available local DID numbers of 130 nations for its customers. Such a move will be one more key resource to cutting costs, raising sales, competing better with the Big 3 and retaining customers.

Read recent news about KDDI, Softbank and NTT Docomo.

Get Clued In to FreeSWITCH via Fred, Man of Many Talents at Cluecon 2018 and on Youtube

Who does not admire Fred? He’s got that mesmerizing voice, and “voice” is much of what FreeSWITCH and the world of open source communications tech developers care about. DIDx invites you to subscribe to the FreeSWITCH with Fred YouTube playlist and learn from some exciting vidfred muteesa freeswitch cluecon picture by suzanne boweneo online workshops. Fred Muteesa and Joshua Young will be offer a free half hour in-person FreeSWITCH workshop during ClueCon July 23-26, 2018.

The workshops available on the FreeSWITCH with Fred YouTube channel workshops will include FS topics such as installing FS on a mikrotik router, Lua ESL (Electronic Structure Library), getting started with Verto (what’s behind FreeSWITCH’s Verto Communicator for WebRTC) and more. Josh and Fred will be around after the workshops during Cluecon to answer any questions you have about FreeSWITCH. No need to sign up in advance for FreeSWITCH with Fred. Just drop in.

Please direct your questions about FreeSWITCH workshops before, during or after Cluecon ClueCon, at the registration desk or by messaging sharon at freeswitch.com

Register today for Cluecon 2018.  Want to stay at the Cluecon venue of Swissotel? The deadline to get the Clueon fred muteesa james body freeswitch clueconhotel reservation discount is 6/30/18. Subject to availability, room rates are $245/night for a single or double, $275/night for a triple, and $305/night for a quad. Reservations can be booked online HERE and any pricing questions or concerns can be resolved by calling the Hotel at +1-312-565-0565 or 1-866-840-8096.

 

 

 

DIDx Offers 19 Countries’ SMS-supported DID Numbers

More information soon:

SMS supported DID numbers. DIDx now offers DID numbers that are SMS supported. Please contact sales at didx.net for purchasing SMS numbers of over 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and United States.

DIDx Simplifies Buyer Agreement Process

Our DIDx buyers asked for a simpler agreement process, and we responded, “Yes!”
B. Login to your DIDx account, and click on Profile button on the left menu bar.
C. Fill, sign, and initial each page, and then click on Upload document section in the PROFILE section of your DIDX account to upload to our team.
We appreciate you.

Net4Things & Telefonica Offer Telcos Connected Car Biz Opp

Didx and Deutschland telecom at itw 2018 red shoesDIDX participated in International Telecoms Week 2018 in Chicago, IL. So impressed with Net4Things and Telefonica offering telcos a great new way to increase customer retention and bring in new revnue while getting on board the new trend of connected cars in an IoT and M2M world.

Net4Things communications and marketing expert Maria Gonzalez explains how this works in the video. We can’t wait to share this with our 35,000 communications company members that use our http://www.didx.net. Visit http://www.net4things.com now to get started.

IBM Explains in ET Article: Why Top India Telcos are Ready to Use Blockchain

Why would leading Indian telecom providers seriously consider launching blockchain technology-based platforms this year? Competition is fierce in the telco world where termination is a loss and communications providers like WhatsApp and WeChat chip away at traditional streams of revenue. Current traditional telecom service providers need new sources of revenue and want to decrease work costs and customer churn. New services such as blockchain technology-based platforms, enhancements via chatbots and AI, and local and international DID number service are real ways to do exactly all the above.

IBM has even conducted several proofs of concepts or PoCs to show how blockchain-based platforms can work beautifully with the top tier India telcos. “We would be surprised if it’s not [in commercial deployment] in 2018,” Jitan Chandanani, Blockchain leader at IBM, told Economic Times.

“The success of bitcoins and cryptocurrencies accelerated the curiosity around the Blockchain technology. As a result, a lot of people are trying to replicate that success story. The conversation that we are having as a company across telcos, governments, and industry, cryptocurrency barely even comes up,” Chandanani said.

Blockchain technology can help create a media platform that will directly connect content creators and cut off intermediaries which reduces expenses. We make a guess that those intermediaries are… for example… Google and Facebook. It can also make changes in supply chain management by eliminating the need for intermediaries again. This concept can be applied across any sector of telecom business. Transparency and speeding up of porting are two other benefits of using blockchain tech.

Read more at https://telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/top-indian-telcos-to-deploy-blockchain-technology-in-2018-to-lift-revenues-ibm/64153492.

Two Reasons to Reactivate Your DIDX Account

Reason 1:
Let the DIDx wholesale DID marketplace help you kickstart your business with $25 worth of credit to activate your DIDx account.

Reason 2:
When you buy a minimum of 100 DIDs of USA, UK, and Canada, enjoy another 25% discount. (Conditions apply.)

With DIDx, you can become a telco or voIp operator in your country today. That’s exciting! 

Contact sales at didx.net and get started right away! 

When to switch from core PHP to Laravel? By DIDX CTO Panhwar

Framework usually is packaged stuff, so they are created for the user to easily use to accomplish solutions quickly. But to use them, it is recommended that the user have first core PHP knowledge and pre-requisite. This way his shift will be very easy and he will be able to follow good practices than if he has started without prior good knowledge. Why waste time with the lack of core concept understandng?
What do you need?
Learn core PHP, loops, conditions, statements, arrays and other basic concepts. Then learn Object Oriented programming, many people learn it, but basically, you have to create a real project with a few classes amd inheritance too. Now, before jumping to Laravel, learn general basics like routing, ORM, template engining, and similar concepts. I love Symfony framework’s tutorials on how to create your own framework. It is very good to read and learn.
Moving to Laravel
Now, create a small project using the necessary background knowledge by gathering some libraries and if all goes well, move to Laravel. I assure you that now your shift will be very easy and smooth. I recommend to study a few tutorials and then go to Documentation of Laravel. Please note documentation is a very important part, so at least whatever version of Laravel you choose, read a-z of its documentation.
Good luck.

Tollfree Numbers Make Purchases Easy and Free So Own Them Now

What’s so great about toll-free numbers? Aerin Lauder, American billionaire businesswoman and granddaughter of Estee Lauder, said not too long ago, “I don’t use a stylist. I know what I like, so I do it myself. I rip things out from fashion magazines. It’s easy to order when the phone number is right on the page.”
Mobile, VoIP and contact center and other communications service providers: DIDX offers you the opp to buy tollfree phone numbers now with just ONE TIME setup and ZERO per month charges to resell to your clients or to keep for yourself. Remember, toll-free numbers make it easy and free for your current and potential customers to order at the moment of desire. Sometimes the cellular or even PSTN networks are more available and reliable than the “Net.” Besides, impulse purchases truly answer wishes and dreams.
DIDX is excited to have landed this great toll-free deal for our buyer members. You can buy from a select set of toll-free numbers and then port them to your own network. Ownership is immediately given to you after purchase! Watch the video to understand more. Be sure to log in to your DIDX account today and take advantage.

 

Short Case Study: How Nonprofits Like Dove Gospel Go International with DIDX DID Numbers

A Pensacola, Florida headquartered VP of DIDX Suzanne Bowen, Karachi-based DIDX senior customer service exec Ali Muhammad and Australian James Hughes of Dove Gospel Global met up online via webRTC to discuss in short form how the nonprofit organization and DIDX work together to meet the needs of DGG and its community that is now as global as its name.

Dove Gospel Global global network director and pastor James Hughes says, “My heart is for a church without politics, and where Jesus moves in power and authority through his Holy Spirit.”

One major goal of Dove Gospel Global is to connect with religious leaders anywhere and of any religion. They searched for ways to make these leaders have an easy, efficient way to contact Dove Gospel Global, and for DGG to stay in touch. There are many communications issues such as poor cellular, landline and/or Internet networks in different areas of the world whether 3rd world, rural, emerging and also cost and security.

Because of the organization’s tireless search and testing of several solutions, they found happiness with a FreeSWITCH-based platform and DIDX for incoming calls. Now, the group has headquarters in Kampala, Uganda; Bhattiprolu, India; Lahore, Pakistan; Kent, United Kingdom; and with the main headquarters in Sydney, Australia. Anyone can call Dove Gospel Global via a local phone number of over 50 countries, and we have learned that those phone lines stay very busy. Call logs tell it all. Those 50 countries include USA, UK, Uganda, Turkey, Thailand, Sweden, Spain, South Korea, South Africa, Slovac Republic, Singapore, Russia, Rumania, Portugal, Poland, Pakistan, Nigeria, New Zealand, Netherlands, Mexico, Malaysia, Liberia, Latvia, Kenya, Japan, Italy, Israel, Ireland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Germany, France, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Brazil, Belgium, Austria and Australia.

The number and scope of communications, new community members and collaborators and growth of their nonprofit movement in every way has grown and experienced more success, but that’s not to say, they have not had some tough times such as communications solution trials that never really worked, DIDs purchased from other virtual phone number service providers where price fluctuated, mostly upward, and service stopped for weeks at a time. The group’s growth was not matched by a flexible, scalable communications set-up. But once they developed in-house with paid guidance from a FreeSWITCH developer their own platform and integrated DIDX.net DID number service, they are now able to grow without the “growing pains.”

Watch Ali and James talk about Dove Gospel Global’s technological path to success.