Greetings from Washington D.C., where we just wrapped up an exhilarating few days at the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2023. As a pivotal event in the telecom industry, ITW once again served as a platform for dialogue, networking, and the sharing of innovative ideas. For the CPaaS Acceleration Alliance, it was a unique opportunity to connect with major telecom players interested in the potential of Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS).

This year, one of the most compelling elements of the event was the attention CPaaS received. For the uninitiated, CPaaS is a cloud-based platform that allows developers to add real-time communication features to their own applications without needing to build backend infrastructure and interfaces. It’s a rapidly growing segment of the communications industry, forecasted to grow from USD 16B in 2022 to USD 100B by 2030 (source: State of CPaaS 2023).

CPaaS & Telco APIs

During the event, CPaaS was the subject of a captivating panel discussion led by some of the world’s largest carriers. It was an honor for me and the CPaaSAA to be acknowledged in front of such an esteemed audience. The panelists discussed the journey of carriers becoming meaningful CPaaS players. There was a consensus that while some have made significant progress, there is still much work to be done.

As one of the key representatives of CPaaSAA, I had the opportunity to engage in numerous meetings with telecom companies. These organizations showed a keen interest in CPaaS and the support that the CPaaSAA could provide in their CPaaS endeavors. From preliminary discussions to exploring membership opportunities, the dialogues were very promising. Telco APIs, which enable telecom companies to leverage their existing infrastructure and services to create innovative solutions, were a focal point in these conversations.

The Bigger Picture

Despite the busy schedule, the broader themes of the event were not lost on me. The conference covered a range of topics – from data centers and fiber to security, identity, trust, diversity, and women in tech. These topics represent the diverse and inclusive future that we envision for the telecom and CPaaS industries.

The CPaaSAA participation in ITW 2023 was crucial. As the industry grows and evolves, it’s important for us to stay connected with the major players shaping the future of telecom. Our presence allowed us to not only share our insights and expertise but also to learn from others. The meetings and interactions we had reinforced the value of our alliance and confirmed that CPaaSAA is indeed the place to be for those who are interested in leveraging CPaaS.

The Journey Ahead

Looking forward, we expect the CPaaS industry to continue its impressive growth. The interest and enthusiasm we saw at ITW 2023 confirm that more and more telecom companies see the value in CPaaS. As CPaaS Acceleration Alliance, we are excited to be part of this journey and look forward to supporting these companies as they explore the potential of CPaaS.

On a final note, we are excited about the CPaaS-focused conference that the CPaaSAA will be hosting this September in Amsterdam. We hope to see you there for further discussions about the future of CPaaS.

To stay updated on the latest trends and developments in the CPaaS industry, consider becoming a member of the CPaaSAA. We offer expert panels, marketing relationships, global meetups, and more. We are a growing alliance, and there has never been a better time to join us. Here’s to the future of CPaaS and its role in transforming communications!

Managing Partner at CPaaS Acceleration Alliance | + posts

Kevin provides over 25 years of experience in launching companies and doing business development globally, with 20 years focussed in technology development. The last eight years has been spent leading the digital transformations for global carriers through the development of CPaaS Enablement. Over the years Kevin’s leadership has forged successful strategic relationships with leading companies around the world striking new innovative business models and partnerships.

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