Uncommon Wisdom:

October, 2008


October 24, 2008  2:22 PM

Metered Internet use causing a stir



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, ISP, network monetization

October 24 2008 regarding metered Internet trends.
Metered Internet usage is stirring comment in the UK and the U.S. trials of the idea, put on hold by the hurricane season, are now expected to get underway shortly at TW Cable.

The notion of reducing capacity growth and slowing...

October 23, 2008  1:38 PM

ECI takes Carrier Ethernet OSS high road



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, OSS, wireless backhaul

October 23 2008 regarding carrier Ethernet and management trends.
ECI is reportedly moving into Carrier Ethernet more strongly and taking the OSS high road that we predicted would be needed in our recent TCO study on Ethernet versus MPLS.

The company has special focus on...


October 22, 2008  1:38 PM

Tellabs to de-emphasize access business



Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Broadband, Tellabs

Tellabs reported a large restructuring loss and plans to de-emphasize its access business to focus on more profitable sectors. Access is a problematic space for equipment vendors because the carriers are putting enormous pricing pressure on access technology since they are not able to profit...


October 17, 2008  3:24 PM

Google financials point to recession-proof market?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, IP advertising

Google again beat Street estimates with its revenue up 31% and profit up 26%. The performance of Google in the last quarter isn’t a complete vindication of the company’s business model in bad times—things have gotten worse since then—but they are a strong indicator that Google and perhaps...


October 17, 2008  12:53 PM

CIMI Corp. tech economic survival guide



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CIMI Corp., network monetization

CIMI Corp. is accepting orders for its new report, Surviving a Tech Market Nuclear Winter, a guide to the current economic crisis, its causes, its future, and how to optimize your business to make the most of it.

We have posted a special page that summarizes our view on the...


October 16, 2008  2:19 PM

Verizon reveals SMS monitization plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
network monetization, SMS, Verizon

Verizon has shown some of the teeth behind the monetization frenzy among operators, revealing a plan to reassess the charges levied on bulk SMS generators such as the companies who send phone alerts and market messages.

The decision is linked to a general view that SMS will become...


October 15, 2008  2:20 PM

Metro and access drive ’09 deployment focus



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FTTH, GPON, Metro Area Networks

It is becoming increasingly clear that 2009 will see the most action in the metro and access space. Worldwide, operators are looking very hard at FMC and femtocells, and we believe that there will be some deployments even in the US by 2H09. There are also a number of competitive initiatives from...


October 14, 2008  1:45 PM

Who’s growing the managed services trend?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, IP services, managed services

There are indications that some smaller providers are going to make an entry into the enterprise managed services and applications market, including Reliance and Tata. The goal is to make a wide-ranging network with ample capacity into a financial asset by relying less on its commoditizing bits...


October 14, 2008  12:24 AM

Spectrum auction has free wireless Internet conditions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, IP advertising, mobile data, Wireless broadband

The FCC has cleared the way for auction of spectrum that would be conditional on providing free wireless Internet service. The move has been controversial because most in the FCC believe that there is no way to make such a service work.

Other attempts at free or low-cost wireless...


October 10, 2008  2:41 PM

Verizon links FiOS TV and Internet video



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Video

Verizon has announced that FiOS customers with a set-top box (STB) will be able to watch Internet video on their TVs using a menu selection, with no change of equipment or additional hardware.

The move could have an enormous impact on the credibility of Internet video, and the fact that...


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