Uncommon Wisdom:

March, 2010

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March 18, 2010  6:58 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes envelope with Open API Service expansion



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, APIs, bundled APIs, Open API Service, open APIs, OTT, over-the-top, social applications, telecom service providers, third-party platforms

Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its Open API Service with a group of new "bundled APIs" that combine third-party and service provider elements to create functional building blocks with a more...

March 18, 2010  6:46 PM

FCC’s free broadband speed test may tip disclosure requirement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband plan, broadband test, disclosure, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, jitter, latency

The FCC has posted a free broadband test page on its broadband plan site, hoping (we think) to both alert consumers to broadband speed scams and to get some direct information on just where fast Internet is -- and isn’t...


March 11, 2010  1:49 PM

FCC leak on assigning spectrum for free wireless — get serious



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FCC, wireless spectrum

Yet another leaked element of the FCC’s national broadband plan is even more sure to draw ire because it’s been proposed before. The FCC said that it would recommend assigning


March 10, 2010  1:04 PM

Cisco’s big new router doesn’t address networking’s future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, MPLS VPNs, Routers

Cisco’s much-hyped announcement today turned out to be the announcement of a bigger router, something that disappointed most of the financial analysts who cover the company and


March 9, 2010  2:04 PM

FCC could shift Universal Service Fund to include broadband



Posted by: Tom Nolle

Additional details on the contents of the FCC’s national broadband plan continue to leak out, no doubt on purpose. Latest on the list is that the FCC will propose shifting the


March 5, 2010  2:37 PM

Sony mobile gaming-centric consumer electronics to compete with Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, gaming-systems, mobile devices, service delivery platforms, wireless

According to The Wall Street Journal, Sony is preparing for a major launch of mobile-connected consumer electronics that will compete more directly with Apple,...


March 4, 2010  2:38 PM

FCC proposing additional national broadband subsidies, targeting FTTH



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FCC, fiber to the home, FTTH

The FCC is preparing to propose up to $25 billion in additional federal spending to subsidize national broadband access as a part of its forthcoming national broadband plan, according to a number of sources. Technology like fiber to...


March 2, 2010  1:31 PM

Juniper Stratus data center fabric could solve Ethernet issues



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

Some large-scale data center operators like Facebook are still unhappy with the state of Ethernet switching, in terms of performance, power consumption and reliability. The complaints, we note, are from a very small group of companies (primarily network providers of some sort) that have extreme...


March 1, 2010  2:05 PM

Lower Apple iPhone prices could pressure AT&T upgrades



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Apple, backhaul, iPhone, smartphones

Apple may be planning to lower its iPhone pricing to reduce the risk of losing the low end (where the growth likely is) of the smartphone market to competitors. The move...


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