Uncommon Wisdom:

May, 2009


May 29, 2009  2:10 PM

Google’s Wave redefines UC market; challenges Twitter?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Social networking, UC, unified communications

Google may not be saying it, but they’ve just showed their hand in (and maybe redefined) the UC market. Google Wave, announced at the Google development conference, blends...

May 28, 2009  1:06 PM

Carriers increase managed home electronics services, surveillance



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, in-home networking, managed services, on-premises surveillance, Telcordia, triple-play, Verizon

AT&T is touting the value of home networking standard G.hn in supporting


May 27, 2009  10:16 PM

Voice over LTE models challenge vendors/operators



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, IMS, LTE, smartphones, VoIP, VoLGA

The impending LTE rollout is creating questions about how voice will be handled, and the answer may have a big impact on the fortunes of vendors. There are


May 26, 2009  10:16 PM

Tech IPOs show need for monetized online services



Posted by: Tom Nolle
ARPU, Internet advertising, network monetization

The IPO success of OpenTable last week may be an indicator that the Internet advertising bubble is bursting. There have been a host of ad-related IPOs this decade following up on the ever-popular “you don’t have to pay for…” theme that was briefly tried for Internet services in the late...


May 22, 2009  1:20 PM

Alcatel-Lucent’s mobile ad move



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Google Latitude, mobile advertising

Alcatel-Lucent is supplying technology for a new mobile advertising mechanism based on location and opt-in messaging. The idea is to locate users within a specified distance of a retail location and then send them text...


May 21, 2009  1:02 PM

4G LTE adoption may depend on smartphone model



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, femtocells, LTE, Motorola, smartphones

The LTE transformation appears to be gaining momentum, even though it still looks like no significant investment will be made until 2010. We believe that a major factor in this is the decision by service providers to adopt a smartphone-pull model...


May 20, 2009  1:21 PM

Microsoft and HP join UC hosted service trend



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration software, HP, Microsoft, unified communications

Microsoft and HP announced a major partnership in unified communications (UC) building on HP’s...


May 19, 2009  2:31 PM

AT&T storage service based on the cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cloud computing, EMC, Storage

AT&T and EMC are partnering to offer cloud storage service based on the EMC Atmos product set. The offering is called


May 19, 2009  1:27 AM

Cisco expands UCS to carrier market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, service delivery platform

Cisco, to no one’s surprise, has expanded its Unified Computing System (UCS) positioning to the service provider market, taking advantage of the interest of operators in cloud...


May 6, 2009  4:32 PM

Telco-versus-cable: An upload/download competition?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cox Cable, DOCSIS 3.0, FiOS, high-speed cable, P2P, Verizon

Cox is moving its DOCSIS 3.0 50 Mbps service into two areas where FiOS is available, creating another face-off between fast cable and


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