Uncommon Wisdom:

October, 2009


October 16, 2009  10:48 AM

NSN’s very bad quarter: Good technology, bad messaging



Posted by: Tom Nolle
equipment vendors, financial results, Huawei, Nokia-Siemens Networks, wireless infrastructure

Nokia Siemens Networks' (NSN) quarterly results were just plain bad, with the company admitting a much larger market share loss than they’d forecast—so much so it swamped a market...

October 14, 2009  11:26 AM

Cisco’s Starent acquisition could be LTE procurement zone play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, LTE, M&A, procurement zones, service layer architecture

Cisco wrote another big check, this time to acquire Starent, a major player in the mobile/LTE space. And with the move, it may have leapfrogged a number of competitors. Starent and Cisco were somewhat competing previously, and Wall Street reports that it expected Juniper to announce a partnership...


October 13, 2009  11:18 AM

Policy clues surface as FCC hits its stride



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, open handsets, voice

The FCC is hitting its stride in regulatory policy terms, primarily relating to the issues of next-gen voice. In one matter, the FCC has already asked Google for specific details on Google Voice, in response to AT&T filing a complaint that the service was really a regulated voice service and...


October 2, 2009  4:40 PM

AT&T’s mobile developer program gets acquisition boost



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple iPhone, application development, AT&T, Google Android

AT&T is preparing to get into application development for mobile phones, and in a way that might make it easier to brand its own applications and store. AT&T has announced the acquisition of...

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October 1, 2009  1:24 PM

Google Wave preview needs clear explanation of platform’s versatility



Posted by: Tom Nolle
collaboration, Google, Wave

Google launched its wider Wave initiative, and it seems clear from early reaction that a lot of people are still trying to get a handle on just what Wave is. The classic question is, “Why can’t I do the...


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