Uncommon Wisdom:

June, 2009


June 29, 2009  1:47 PM

Google Voice “UC” offers telecom-providers major angst



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, Google, UC, unified communications

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, IP convergence, Nortel

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud networking, data center, Juniper

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, femtocells, ROI, Vodafone

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”



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, AT&T, Broadband, DOCSIS 3.0, Verizon FiOS

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


June 22, 2009  1:10 PM

Private cloud management tools: Progress but insight needed



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud management, network operations, private cloud, SLAs

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


June 19, 2009  3:28 PM

EU tackles social networking privacy regulations



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, legislation, privacy, regulation, Social networking

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, HP, network convergence, service layer management

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, Mobile, open handset policy, smartphones, wireless

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



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, FCC, mobile service, open handset poicy, ROI

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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