Uncommon Wisdom:

May, 2010


May 28, 2010  2:47 PM

Deutsche Telekom to launch LTE trial, add Wi-Fi hotspots



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Deutsche Telekom, DT, femtocells, hotspots, Long-Term Evolution, LTE, traffic management, Wi-Fi

Deutsche Telekom (DT) is planning its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) trial this year, even as it also expands its Wi-Fi

May 28, 2010  2:04 PM

Congress to rewrite the Telecom Act? Not so fast, my friend



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, legislation, regulation, Telecom Act, Telecommunications Act of 1996

If you listened to the media, you'd think Congress was about to rewrite the Telecom Act. To be sure, the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is one of the...


May 25, 2010  12:04 PM

IBM’s Sterling Commerce buy says enterprise cloud initiative



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, e-commerce, IBM, mergers & acquisitions

In a move that could signal a major change in the cloud computing dynamic, IBM announced it was buying Sterling Commerce in a $1.4 billion all-cash acquisition. Sterling is a B2B service...


May 24, 2010  4:14 PM

FCC wireless competition report: Churn rising, voice use falling



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, churn, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, iPhone, net neutrality, Verizon, wireless competition, wireless voice, wireline

The FCC released its required annual report on mobile wireless competition, and the report seems to show an industry where the rich are getting richer, which leads many FCC-watchers (including us) to...


May 21, 2010  3:54 PM

Cisco enters optical transport market with acquisition…or does it?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, optical transport

Cisco is buying a packet optical transponder vendor (CoreOptics, Inc.) in what most believe is a preparatory strike into the


May 20, 2010  1:22 PM

New UC standards effort may result from Cisco’s efforts



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco Telepresence, standards, unified communications

Just what we need -- another standards effort! This one, the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF) may be a reaction to Cisco’s attempts to bring some interoperability...


May 17, 2010  4:27 PM

Grand unified market theory: How ubiquitous broadband affects everything



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Adobe, Apple, HP, mobile devices, Palm, rich media, service provider networks, smartphone OS, smartphones, social applications, social computing, tablets, telecom service providers, Wireless broadband

We're confronting several classic "forest and trees" problems in the marketplace today. We have sweeping changes in handsets, apparent power shifts in the software that will be used on tablets, revolutions in


May 14, 2010  4:19 PM

Cox launching mobile services — heading for the quadruple play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable operators, mobile service, quadruple play

Cox will be the first cable company to offer true mobile services, launching in three markets over the summer and expanding over the next 18 months to cover about three-quarters of its total footprint,...


May 10, 2010  5:55 PM

Verizon CEO eyes fiber-fueled future sans ‘voice-only’ service



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, FTTH, Ivan Seidenberg, mobile services, telecom networks, telecom service providers, Verizon, Verizon FiOS, wireless, wireline

Verizon CEO Ivan G. Seidenberg is no shrinking violet, as we all know. His recent comments on the company's plans suggest that Verizon is essentially dividing...


May 7, 2010  7:19 PM

Individual FCC comments on broadband may tell whole story



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband access, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, telecom service providers

The FCC today released a number of comments from individual commissioners on the regulation of broadband access. None of these statements represents a firm policy, which the FCC can develop only through a very specific public process, but together, they reflect the goals of the public process the...


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