Uncommon Wisdom:

July, 2009


July 16, 2009  12:10 PM

SaaS impact felt on software market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud-based services, Google, managed services, software as a service (SaaS)

Showing that oversimplification isn’t unique to network reporting, there’s recent discussion that SaaS will have a major impact on the software market by making it harder to justify incremental functionality in “resident”...

July 14, 2009  1:04 PM

Carrier “procurement zone” strategies may lead to vendor partnerships



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, procurement

AT&T is refining its list of “domains” for procurement, and its new number (reported by UBS and others to be around eight) is more in line with the average range we got from our survey of carriers last month. The new system isn’t...


July 13, 2009  1:43 PM

Online advertising tied to privacy concerns



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Online advertising, privacy, regulation

Some of the issues in the debate over whether targeted ads are so much more valuable that they might increase net ad spending are coming to a head around the


July 10, 2009  2:06 PM

Outsourcing operations trend appeals to carriers, too



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, network operations center (NOC), outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is outsourcing its network operationst o Ericsson, the latest player in a series who have taken this sort of step. Alcatel-Lucent has been the beneficiary of most of...


July 9, 2009  1:14 PM

Operators look to more effective traffic analysis and management



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, DPI, femtocells, IMS, traffic management

O2 has been deploying DPI for traffic analysis (and possibly management) in its upgraded 7 Mbps upgrade to 3G, and some of the information the company has gained could have a significant impact on 3G/4G planning...


July 8, 2009  6:20 PM

New Google OS: Solidifying the cloud/SaaS partnership



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, Google, Microsoft, netbooks, SaaS

Google is said to be announcing a new PC/netbook operating system today, a move that would make Google’s competition with Microsoft a very real thing and not just media hype. Rumors about the new OS are that it will be based on


July 7, 2009  12:03 PM

Carrier handset antitrust review threatens LTE capex



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, handsets, iPhone, LTE, telecom capex, wireless

The Department of Justice (DoJ)is apparently opening an inquiry into competitive practices in the telecom industry, a move that’s been tried before but failed because of turf objections from the FCC and its congressional...


July 6, 2009  12:03 PM

Ericsson’s GPON competition with Alcatel-Lucent



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, GPON, RF over glass

Ericsson, which has hardly a household word in wireline infrastructure, may be gaining traction in GPON deployment in China, and we’re hearing that the company is also looking stronger in Europe. GPON deployment on a larger scale is an interesting shift because it permits delivery of broadcast...


July 1, 2009  6:44 PM

Cisco talks cloud offerings, focuses on Microsoft, Google



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud-based services, Google, hybrid cloud, unified communications, Virtualization

Cisco is talking a lot at its annual user conference, Cisco Live, but it’s not always being definitive. Cisco is said to be considering an expansion to its WebEx collaboration suite to include


July 1, 2009  6:15 PM

Comcast launches multi-modal WiMax service in Oregon



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, cable, femtocell, smartphones, WiMAX

Comcast has launched a WiMax multi-modal service in Portland, Ore., that lets customers use either Clearwire WiMAX or Comcast cable for Internet access at one fixed charge. An additional plan...


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