Uncommon Wisdom:

October, 2009


October 30, 2009  2:57 PM

NSN professional services a plus for carrier procurement zone strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, LTE, NSN, procurement zone, professional services, Qwest, Sprint, Verizon

The head of NSN’s North America operation said the company would be an LTE leader in North America, and said it rather emphatically, to be sure. The comments came at NSN's analyst event this week, which was a parade of optimism on NSN’s prospects in the market, not only in North America...

October 29, 2009  12:31 PM

Juniper’s radical service-layer software and semiconductor architecture speaks to carriers and enterprises



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud architecture, Juniper, Junos operating system, next-generation architecture, platform as a service, semiconductors, service-loayer architecture

We can't apologize for the characterization here; Juniper announced a radical combination of an extensive service-layer software system and a new semiconductor architecture, taking the most profound step the...


October 28, 2009  11:36 PM

Juniper/Dell OEM deal validates rising IT power in the data center



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, data center, Dell, Juniper, Storage, Virtualization

Juniper has announced an OEM deal with Dell that will have the latter re-skinning the MX, EX, and SRX products and offering them as a part of the Dell PowerConnect brand. The deal is a...


October 27, 2009  3:59 PM

Verizon quarterly financials tell classic telco story



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capex, FiOS, LTE, revenue, Verizon, wireless

Verizon delivered a classic US-telco story in the third quareter: Wireless was doing very well, telco TV was doing better, enterprise services were under price pressure, and wireline losses continued.

For Verizon, the net was better than Street expectations. Most encouraging were


October 26, 2009  8:15 PM

Verizon’s smartphone direction still chasing AT&T?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, AT&T, FCC, net neutrality, smartphones, Verizon, wireless networks

Verizon is apparently planning a total smartphone blitz for the holidays, including the already-discussed Droid from Motorola, but also according to rumor, a new HTC...


October 23, 2009  1:56 PM

FCC includes pivotal issue in Net Neutrality NPRM



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, regulation, wireless

The FCC isn’t “considering” net neutrality rules as a formal order; they’re “proposing” specific actions. That’s the meaning of what happened yesterday at the public meeting. The FCC approved...


October 22, 2009  1:56 PM

Internet’s classic model no longer the reality



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, contend delivery networks, Internet, public policy

An interesting piece on the evolution of the Internet shows pretty convincingly that the classic model is being replaced by a new one where content portals and content delivery networks (CDNs) peer with access...


October 21, 2009  10:17 PM

Cisco’s ISR G2 and Borderless Networking: Service layer implications?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, control plane, equipment vendors, Linux, service layer architecture, Virtualization

Cisco has announced a new generation of its popular ISR platform (G2, fittingly), and also announced an initiative/architecture called Borderless Networking. The ISR upgrades...


October 20, 2009  1:21 PM

Cisco and Oracle look to change data center landscape



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration, data center, HP, IBM, Oracle, Virtualization

Oracle and Cisco may change the landscape in the data center if the companies continue to pursue their current tracks, according to most pundits, and we...


October 19, 2009  7:18 PM

Mobile web has “senior” appeal



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, mobile data, mobile web tools, wireless

Mobile web use is actually growing fastest among seniors, according to a recent report. While much of this is due to the very low adoption rate there (3% of mobile web users are over 65), part is also...


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