January 20, 2010  6:39 PM

Soaring Skype may force 4G voice choices among network operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, IMS, network operators, Skype, voice migration, VoIP, wireless voice

Skype is now reportedly the largest carrier of international voice traffic, something that has to be making waves among carrier...

January 18, 2010  12:48 PM

Verizon/Google file joint FCC net neutrality comment

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Google, net neutrality, Regulations, Verizon

Verizon and (yes) Google have issued a joint comment to the FCC on net neutrality. The document, which is nine pages long, was submitted as a joint comment to outline the companies’ points of agreement (which are largely...

January 15, 2010  9:59 PM

Network management trends requires business model change

Posted by: Tom Nolle
network management, OSS/BSS

Amdocs has just published a survey of network operator management views on the future, and one very interesting point is the degree to which it matches our own results....

January 14, 2010  1:35 PM

NSN/Ericsson won TeliaSonera LTE deal, displacing Huawei

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Ericsson, Huawei, LTE, NSN, packet infrastructure

NSN has apparently scored a big win at TeliaSonera, displacing Huawei from the list of vendors the Scandinavian provider approved for its national LTE rollout. Ericsson is the other national player, and Huawei is now limited to...

January 13, 2010  5:14 PM

Spectrum-use questions surround new magicJack femtocell home system

Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, femtocell, femtocells, magicJack, VoIP, wireless spectrum

VoIP provider magicJack, whose commercials have oversaturated the screens of so many users, unveiled a femtocell home system that would let customers make wireless...

January 13, 2010  4:40 PM

Google’s Nexus One support problems spotlight opportunity for telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, HTC, Nexus One, OSS/BSS, OTT, Red Hat, smartphone, smartphones, support, T-Mobile

Some early reports are saying that there are issues with supporting Google’s Nexus One smartphone, resulting in some users being shuttled between Google (who offers only...

January 11, 2010  5:24 PM

Comcast/FCC P2P dispute goes to court with net neutrality implications

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, P2P, regulation

Comcast’s dispute with the FCC on P2P management and net neutrality has...

January 8, 2010  2:39 PM

Cisco social media platform could provide broader-based platform

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, service platform, social media

Cisco may be taking its social media platform, EOS, to service providers, and in fact we have already heard one that’s been pitched on the concept. Not only that, there is rumored to be some interest within Cisco and among operators in

January 7, 2010  5:22 PM

Mobile smartphones lead to increased wireless backhaul investment

Posted by: Tom Nolle
capex, capital expense, mobile backhaul, wireless

Mobile operators in the U.S., and in some other wireless-centric geographies, are pushing to deploy faster wireless services and to reduce wireless congestion through increases in cell density and...

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