Mobile VAS using Sangoma and Open Source Telephony

Thursday, May 3, 2012
TIME: 1:00 pm UK, 5:30 pm India, 9:00 pm Asia/Hong Kong 8:00 am EDT

Mobile VAS is one of the hottest market segments in telephony today. In India, the market is expected to reach $11 Billion USD by 2015. The world market is projected to reach $360 Billion USD in that same time period. However, the hardware and licenses necessary to create Mobile VAS Application has often proved to be a substantial barrier to entry for all except the most well-funded application developer. However, the creative combination of robust hardware from Sangoma and open source telephony environments like Asterisk or FreeSWITCH, provides a rich and reasonably priced platform from which developers can create high-power applications for this lucrative market.

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • How to use Sangoma gear to interface with the SS7 network
  • Using Asterisk to create high-powered applications that can be deployed using the Sangoma SS7 solution
  • Examples of some of the hottest Mobile VAS applications available, including CRBT.


Frederic Dickey
Director of Product Management, Sangoma Technologies

Frederic Dickey is General Manager for UK operations and in charge of Product Management at Sangoma. Prior to Sangoma, he was at Paraxip – acquired by Sangoma in July 2008 – to lead Marketing and Business Development efforts. Prior to joining Paraxip, Frederic was General Manager at Kallastra Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Octasic Semiconductors. In his role at Kallastra, Frederic gained significant experience in worldwide Sales and Marketing (including Europe and Asia) while managing operations.

Prior to Kallastra, Frederic spent 4 years at NMS Communications as a Product Management Director with responsibility for product lines generating significant revenues annually. Before NMS Communications, Frederic held several Sales Engineering and Project Management roles at both Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks. Frederic brings, with its 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry, a comprehensive technical and business background to Sangoma Technologies.

Frederic holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (Honours) from McGill University in Montreal.


Erik K Linask
Group Editorial Director

Erik oversees the daily operation of TMCnet, which delivers news, information, videos, white papers, podcasts, and more to three million visitors each month. He is also a contributor to TMCnet as well as TMC’s IP Communications publications. Prior to joining the TMC team, several years ago, he was Managing Editor at Global Custodian, a global securities services publication, where he also managed the magazine’s survey research. Erik began his professional career at management consulting firm Leadership Research Institute.