This morning I was on a panel with Martin Duval Director Business Development – France Telecom and Jean-Marc Frangos SVP Technology and Innovation British Telecom Group at the California tech showcase in La Baule in France.
Both BT and France Telecom are doing some great work .. And they are each best of breed Operators in their respective segments(France Telecom for convergence and BT for network abstraction/21 CN)
Martin pointed me to three Mobile Web 2.0 applications which Orange Labs / Fance Telecom are working on ..
Pikeo Photos and geo tagging(pinning to maps)
Soundtribes user generated content and music
Bubbletop Organising information on the web
And Jean-Marc discussed BT 21 CN. 21CN is fascinating in itself .. But lot more seems to have changed every time I look at it. Have a look at the 21CN SDK
Both Orange and 21CN are text book cases of how to do convergence and network abstraction respectively. So, they are great showcases for the philosophy of Mobile Web 2.0 and it was great to meet Martin and Jean-Marc today