Uncommon Wisdom:

April, 2010


April 30, 2010  2:34 PM

HP to buy Palm: Move could create powerhouse player

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

A dark horse (sort of) emerged in the saga of Palm; HP announced it will buy the troubled handset player. This is an interesting development, one that suggests that HP has truly grand...

April 30, 2010  1:22 PM

Google’s “un-neutrality” crops up in FCC net neutrality comments

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The debates on net neutrality have been interesting in that Google, once a rabid net neutrality advocate, has been relatively well-behaved. The reason may be that in FCC filings and other papers,...


April 27, 2010  5:31 PM

CableLabs looks to exploit coax plant for broadband edge

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

CableLabs, the “Bell Labs” of the cable industry, is looking at a project to further advance the exploiting of CATV cable for broadband delivery. This could be the...


April 26, 2010  1:50 PM

Reclassifying broadband could bring industry heat down on FCC

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

FCC Commissioner Copps, who may be the chosen front-man for the concept of reclassifying broadband as a telecommunications service, seems to be admitting the idea...


April 23, 2010  12:18 PM

CenturyTel and Qwest together: Could they be a contender?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

In an ironic déjà vu thing, CenturyTel is acquiring Qwest for a stock swap. We think this is ironic because Qwest was created when an overvalued IXC wannabe (Qwest) took...


April 22, 2010  12:18 PM

AT&T earnings: Even the iPhone can’t carry the day

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

AT&T reported earnings 21% lower than a year ago, and the result appears to be linked with the dynamics of its mobile business. While AT&T activated almost a million iPhones going to new customers, it showed only about half that number in net subscriber growth. That means the provider...


April 21, 2010  12:28 PM

Comcast isn’t alone in P2P-throttling court cases

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Another ISP may be heading for conflict on P2P throttling. RCN had a civil case against it with a settlement pending prior to the DC Court of Appeals

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April 20, 2010  1:07 PM

O2s Giffgaff next-gen strategies step outside the box

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The UK continues to be a focus point for next-gen carrier strategies. Now O2 is trying to gain market share and overcome competitive pressure with some decidedly not-telco strategies that include an mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) framework and even VoIP-based international calling.

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April 19, 2010  12:25 PM

BT/Orange broadband infrastructure deal — future indicator?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

A deal between Orange and BT may be the start of a wireline trend that, at least in Europe, could redefine broadband ISP services. Orange is outsourcing its own infrastructure to BT in return for...


April 15, 2010  1:37 PM

Broadcast-to-mobile network plans gain momentum

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

There is continued momentum behind the idea of creating a national broadcast-to-mobile network with spectrum contributed by a number of the big networks. This would let

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