Uncommon Wisdom:

September, 2007


September 27, 2007  9:51 PM

Verizon seeks multi-service edge device



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Ethernet, multi-service edge device

September 27 2007: Verizon will likely announce the winner of its RFP for a multi-service edge device by late November, and the announcement could come as much as a month earlier. The company, like many access providers, has been looking for a device that could be used to...

September 27, 2007  9:46 PM

Cisco ISR features target branch locations



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Routers

September 27 2007: Cisco is expanding the feature inventory of its popular ISR line to include things like acceleration, VoIP, and security. The move is targeting the branch offices of multi-site businesses, and is intended to reduce the success of one-off vendors in these spaces,...


September 26, 2007  9:42 PM

Cable companies driving WiMAX and WiFI



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Wi-Fi, WiMAX

September 26 2007: The cable companies, in a number of geographies, are deploying both WiMAX and WiFi services with some indication of success, in contrast to the apparent difficulties being experienced by municipal WiFi networks. The success here, we believe, is likely due to...


September 26, 2007  9:37 PM

Have mobile operators missed the ad opportunity?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Mobile

September 26 2007: Might the mobile operators be getting scooped on their own service because they've failed to capitalize on the ad model? It's an interesting question, and one that may be very relevant for a number of reasons. First, Fox and MySpace have both recently launched...


September 26, 2007  9:31 PM

Verizon adds SLAs for non-Verizon network



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, SLAs

September 26 2007: Verizon is adding end-to-end SLA availability on its business IP services, the first time a major US operator has crossed boundaries to offer an SLA on a network partly delivered by someone else. The move is a validation of work by standards groups like the...


September 25, 2007  9:24 PM

Juniper earns Carrier Ethernet credibility



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet

September 25 2007: Juniper has released two new members of its Ethernet family, giving Juniper the full range of product capacities it needs to be a credible player in the carrier Ethernet market. In the announcement, Juniper made no specific mention of the two emerging...


September 24, 2007  9:17 PM

Verizon FiOS moving to all-IPTV platform?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Optical Networking

September 24 2007: Light Reading reports that Verizon will be moving FiOS to an all-IPTV platform within three years, quoting company sources, but we strongly doubt that statement. We have heard nothing to suggest that Verizon is eager to follow in AT&T's footsteps, and we...


September 21, 2007  7:48 PM

Nokia WiFi handset lacks UMTS and 3G capabilities



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi, Wireless broadband

September 21 2007: Nokia has become the latest in a crowd that is releasing WiFi handsets that lack UMTS or high-speed 3G capability. As we have noted, the multimodal handsets are both a potential positive in that they may be promoting FMC options and offering some symbiosis...


September 21, 2007  7:43 PM

Alcatel-Lucent invests in IPTV



Posted by: Tom Nolle

September 21 2007: Alcatel-Lucent is acquiring a small IPTV company that focuses in interactivity and advertising links with IPTV. The deal, in our view, reflects a number of important points. First, it shows that Alcatel-Lucent will be pushing its IPTV strategy to cover the...


September 21, 2007  7:42 PM

Cedar Point chooses voice over WiMAX



Posted by: Tom Nolle
WiMAX

September 21 2007: Cedar Point, a VoIP player in the cable market, has announced it's deploying a voice-over-WiMAX network in Equador. Voice may be an ideal application for WiMAX and even for municipal WiFi because its bandwidth is low enough to insure that service quality won't...


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