Uncommon Wisdom:

September, 2007


September 20, 2007  7:35 PM

AT&T chooses WiFi over fermtocell



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wi-Fi

September 20 2007: AT&T will be releasing a WiFi Blackberry, making two handsets the carrier now offers with WiFi/cellular dual functionality. This raises the ante in the WiFi versus femtocell war, putting AT&T clearly in the WiFi camp. The WiFi capability means that the...

September 20, 2007  7:30 PM

Comcast admits video loss to telcos



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Video Adapter

September 20 2007: Comcast management admits that both Verizon and AT&T are taking video customers from them, but questions whether the spend (for Verizon in particular) on video will earn a good return for shareholders. This thread of comment is a departure from the dismissive...


September 19, 2007  7:26 PM

Intel chips to advance portable WiMAX



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wireless broadband

September 19 2007: Intel intends to put its stamp on mobility with a new set of chips designed for low-power mobile and portable devices. These chips will make it possible to build devices in the hot 4x6 screen size range that would function, from the perspective of content...


September 18, 2007  7:14 PM

Sea change ahead for policy networking



Posted by: Tom Nolle

September 18 2007: Poilcy networking specialist Tazz is cutting staff and losing ground in the market, blaiming the steps on slow carrier buying. Since carrier capex is up in wireline, it's clear this is not the cause. The truth is that Tazz has long ignored the reality of policy...


September 18, 2007  2:59 PM

Sprint to invest $5B in WiMAX



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Wireless broadband

September 18 2007: Sprint expects to invest $5B in WiMAX, and support 125 cities by 2010. It is clear to most pundits at this point that Sprint is looking at WiMAX as its path to leadership in the wireless space rather than traditional cellular mobile. The move may spawn greater...


September 17, 2007  7:12 PM

Sprint deploys first commercial fertocell



Posted by: Tom Nolle

September 17 2007: Sprint today announced AIRAVE, the first commercial femtocell to be deployed according to the company. The unit, made by Samsung, routes calls over the broadband connection in the home, but unlike the iPhone or T-Mobile's solution, Sprint's uses the standard...


September 17, 2007  7:01 PM

Wireless broadband needs portable media device



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Mobile

September 17 2007: ARM Holdings, best known for its patent suits, has been looking for a device that fits the profile of portable media device better than mobile phones or similar tools. Just what this kind of product will look like is still anyone's guess, but we think this is...


September 17, 2007  7:00 PM

Wireless broadband disillusionment



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Mobile

September 17 2007: A pair of broadband journalists have correctly identified the current state of wireless broadband as the "disillusionment" period that always follows unrealistic euphoria in our tech markets. The problem, we think, is that there has been too much tendency to...


September 17, 2007  5:06 PM

Paetec/McLeod union drives business VoIP



Posted by: Tom Nolle
VoIP

September 17 2007: Paetec Holding Corp has bought McLeodUSA, a move that might create some turmoil in the business voice market. The new organization would be the largest non-RBOC provider of business voice, and some believe that it would then drive VoIP for business at a faster...


September 15, 2007  4:07 PM

Verizon Wireless takes FCC to court



Posted by: Tom Nolle

September 15 2007: Verizon Wireless is taking the FCC's open spectrum access requirements for the upcoming auction to court. The major wireless players have never liked the notion of open equipment and application support for wireless, and Verizon has decided to test its case....


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