Uncommon Wisdom:

June, 2009


June 29, 2009  1:47 PM

Google Voice “UC” offers telecom-providers major angst

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Google is now starting to admit new users to Google Voice, and the new offering is certainly a step that will give telcos worldwide some major angst. Google Voice is a free service that provides a...

June 26, 2009  1:57 PM

Nortel passes; competitors should heed warning

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Now that it’s pretty clear that Nortel is gone, the inevitable “what went wrongs” are multiplying. We’ve heard they didn’t innovate, now we hear that they weren’t supposed to. In truth,...


June 25, 2009  6:00 PM

Juniper/NYSE join forces on data center design

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Juniper and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced a joint project to create a new ultra-low-latency data center design that the exchange will deploy in both its NYC metro and London metro data...


June 24, 2009  2:10 PM

Femtocell deployment to test 4G pricing and ROI

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Vodafone is planning to release the first European femtocell offering in about a week, using Alcatel-Lucent products. AT&T is also planning to expand its currently limited set of trials immediately, and to have a national...


June 23, 2009  1:15 PM

DOCSIS 3.0 spurs cable/telecom broadband “speed wars”

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

There are some signs that the DOCSIS 3.0 broadband speed wars are already having an impact on the market. Both Verizon and AT&T have been

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June 22, 2009  1:10 PM

Private cloud management tools: Progress but insight needed

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Private cloud management tools are coming into the vogue, a sure sign that there is indeed considerable interest in cloud computing (as our surveys have reported). The only concern we see for this market is a

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June 19, 2009  3:28 PM

EU tackles social networking privacy regulations

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

European regulators have often been more aggressive and pro-consumer than those in the U.S., and now they’re looking at the privacy implications of open social network platforms like...


June 18, 2009  3:07 PM

Alcatel-Lucent/HP alliance important sign in converged networking and IT

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Alcatel-Lucent and HP have formed a global alliance to deliver converged network and IT strategies to service providers and enterprises, perhaps the most direct validation yet presented of the service layer...

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June 17, 2009  11:29 PM

New BlackBerry targets consumers as open handset policy brews

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

RIM’s new BlackBerry Tour may be a critical product for the company because it’s aimed at a consumer market that’s a shift from RIM's usual enterprise targeting. The Tour is an upgrade,...


June 16, 2009  11:33 PM

Senate FCC hearings tied to open handset & broadband policy

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Obama’s pick to chair the FCC starts his confirmation hearing today, and there’ll certainly be a lot of inane questions and evasive answers. The primary focus is likely to be the national broadband policy that’s on the FCC’s plate and is even to be featured as a topic in the next open...


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